Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON • Doctoral Program in Modern European History • Master of Arts, 2016
Master’s thesis title: “The Polish Mission to Liberia, 1934-1938: Constructing Poland’s Colonial Identity”
Article based on the thesis published in The Historical Journal (March 2017) under the same title (doi:10.1017/S0018246X16000534)
2016-2017: Member of the Graduate Council • Teaching Assistant for History 120: Europe and the Modern World and History 419: History of Soviet Russia • Writing Coach at the History Lab
March 2016: Ph.D. dissertation prospectus approved
Summer 2016-present: Research assistant for Prof. Giuliana Chamedes on the topic of interwar Vatican-Polish relations
2015-present: Graduate Representative of the Central Slavic Conference (St. Louis, Missouri)
2015-2016: Lapinski Graduate Assistanship in Polish Studies (UW-Madison)
Barbara Godlewski Memorial Award from the Polanki Polish Women’s Cultural Club of Wisconsin
Summer 2015: Mellon Foundation Area and International Studies Fellowship (UW-Madison)
Studied German at the Goethe Institute in Frankfurt, acquired the B2-level certificate (Common European Framework)
2014-2015: University Fellowship (UW-Madison)

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, 2014 • Bachelor of Arts in French and European Studies
Phi Beta Kappa • Summa cum laude • Founders’ Day Award • Robert A. Fowkes Research Scholar
Cumulative GPA: 4.0 • President of the Polish Cultural Club • Member of the NCAA Div. III Wrestling Team
Undergraduate thesis title: “The Polish Empire: Geopolitical Concerns and Colonial Discourse, 1930-39”
Findings published in the journal Inquiry and presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference in April 2014
Mar 2012: Lecture “Ideologies Behind James Cameron’s Titanic” (Colloquium “Titanic and the First Age of Globalization”)

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY IN FRANCE • Paris • French-Language Program • Fall 2012
Sept 2012: Received the Commuter Study Abroad Scholarship and the Jack and Susan Rudin Scholarship
Sept-Dec 2012: Completed a bilingual humanities project “Paris Sensoriel” with students from IUT Paris Descartes

OTHER LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS
Oct 2015, Oct 2016: Speaker at the Central Slavic Conference (St. Louis, Missouri)
Jan 2015: Speaker at the Conference “Patriotyzm Dzisiaj” (Consulate General of Poland in New York)
Oct 2013: Speaker at the Conference “Polonijny Nowy Jork” (Józef Piłsudski Institute of America)
Sept 2013 and Jul 2014: Historical fiction stories “The Relics” and “A Glimmering Point” (Amazon.com)
Jun 2012: Lecture “Changing Trends in Hollywood’s Depiction of Polish People” (Józef Piłsudski Institute of America)
Sept 2010: Research Paper “Stereotypes Within the Polish-American Community” (National Society of High School Scholars)

WORK EXPERIENCE

JÓZEF PIŁSUDSKI INSTITUTE OF AMERICA
New York, NY  Feb 2012 – Aug 2014
Wikipedian-In-Residence
Wrote and managed Wikipedia articles in English, French, and Polish. Digitized, described, and analyzed historical documents. Handled time-sensitive materials. Made updates in online databases. Cooperated with local and foreign historians.

LEGAL INTERPRETING SERVICES                                                                      Brooklyn, NY   Dec 2013 – Aug 2014
Freelance Polish and French Interpreter
Interpreted for clients of various enterprises in the New York City Metropolitan Area, including medical offices, private businesses, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

GOTHAM CITY WRESTLING
New York, NY  Dec 2013 – Aug 2014
Website Developer
Wrote stories and articles concerning the collegiate wrestling in New York State. Upgraded the graphical layout of the website. Developed partnerships with other wrestling sites. Makes textual and aesthetic amendments.

JEROME S. COLES SPORTS AND RECREATION CENTER
New York, NY  Sep 2010 – Dec 2013
New York University Wrestling Assistant
Provided technological and managerial maintenance of the wrestling area. Oversaw intramural and intercollegiate communication. Represented the program at meetings with athletic recruits, coaches, and supporters. Traveled frequently and updated competition results. Utilized various computer and networking skills.

FOUNDATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EDUCATION SYSTEM
Warsaw Jul 2011 – Aug 2011
Intern
Translated reports of Comenius Partnership projects between Polish and English and summarized them. Monitored Polish media for references about the Foundation. Wrote and edited promotional materials about the education system in Poland. Participated in meetings with filmmakers and producers. Analyzed calls for tender.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Polish – Native; French – Fluent; German – Upper Intermediate Level (CEFR B2); Russian – communicative; Latin – basic reading skills.

a Polish-American portfolio