SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE
10+ years of translation and interpretation in government and private sector
Expert translator in the areas of legal and immigration in the United States
12+ years of professional experience in technical areas of aerospace and defense industry
Dual higher education degrees with professional work experience in two different countries
Trilingual and able to communicate verbally and in writing in three different languages (Kurdish, Arabic, English) including in different Kurdish and Arabic dialects
Superb customer service skills with the ability to communicate effectively with empathy, patience, and courtesy.
Strong project management, organizational, and coalition-building skills, including demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
Owner – Standard Language, LLC, Endwell, NY, 01/2018 - Present
Operated an at-home-based linguistic business as an independent contractor
Provide linguistic services for clients such as interpretation, translation, and transcription in Kurdish, Arabic, and English and vice versa
Conduct on-site interpretation services for government agencies and private entities
Subcontractor work with United Language Group, LLC for over-the-phone interpretation of a variety of areas, including hospitals, immigration, social services, and legal (courts)
Provided literary translation of hundreds of documents by incorporating the appropriate cultural nuances and other subtle elements from English to Arabic or Kurdish and vice versa.
Immigration court interpretation with SOSi to supports a variety of federal civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies with expertise on socio-cultural and politico-legal aspects
Develop and execute strategies and policies necessary to achieve set goals
Interpret and analyze complex concepts challenges to stakeholders
Collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve objectives
Provided pro-bono translation and interpretation to those with limited resources
Managing internal resources and clients
Freelance Interpreter and Translator, Endwell, NY, 01/2011 – 12/2017
Translate media reports and scientific research papers for a variety of US-based institutions (i.e. PBS, Binghamton University, independent media studios, etc.)
Provide translation services to community members and non-profit and not-for-profit organizations in need, on pro-bono basis.
Translation and transcription of video and audio clips for media and moviemakers
Researching industry-specific terminology to ensure translated texts conveys original meaning and tone.
Electrical Test Assembler
Endicott Interconnect Technologies (EIT), Endicott, NY, 2010 – 2012
I3 Electronics, Endicott, NY, 2016 – 2017
Lockheed Martin, Owego, NY 2017 – 2018
BAE Systems, Endicott, NY, 2018 – Present
●New product and process development and manufacturing of complex assemblies
●Perform a variety of detailed tasks ranging from repetitive to non-repetitive production of electronic/mechanical assemblies and subassemblies
●Disassemble, modify, rework, and test experimental or prototype assemblies and subassemblies according to specifications and under simulated conditions
●May conduct quality inspections in accordance with specifications
●Communicate with engineers, manufacturing crew, rework team, parts department and other stakeholders with expertise, effectiveness, and good customer service
Akrê Technical Institute, Akrê, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 09/2006 – 05/2008
Taught legal courses such as Introduction to the Studying of Law and Execution Law
Taught elective courses, such as Kurdish language and Kurdology
Participating in professional conferences to enhance academic performance
Kurdistan Bar Association, Akrê, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 08/2005 – 05/2008
Maintain records and information for all local branch members (Akrê Branch)
Provide legal assistance to clients and represent them in local courts
Assist clients with paperwork and required documents for governmental offices
Provide pro-bono legal assistance to families of fallen Peshmerga and low incomes
Help incoming new members and provide them with basics of legal representation
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Master of Arts in Law (LL.M), May 2015
- Concentration: Commercial Law and International Business Transactions (i.e. Consumer Law and Energy Law and Policy).
Salahaddin University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
College of Law and Political Sciences
Bachelor of Arts in Law, June 2005
-Concentration: Iraqi legal systems including penal, civil, commercial, and family systems.
COMPUTER & SOFTWARE SKILLS:
All of Microsoft Window Operating Systems, all of Microsoft Office versions for both Windows and Mac, variety of legal software platforms including as Lexisnexis and Westlaw, ability to learn, transition and adapt to new software platform of the organization’s choice.
REFERENCES: Available upon request
- Articles published in Kurdish