Arabic (13 years in working with Arabic)- Fluent
Farsi (10 years in working with Farsi)- Fluent
Urdu (3 years working with Urdu)- Advanced Intermediate
Hindi (2 years working with Hindi)- Intermediate
*Arabic Instructor, Duke University, Durham NC,
2005-present (& Spring 2003) Taught Introductory and Intermediate Arabic, assisted in developing quizzes and test, graded homework, tutored students, assisted with coordinating cultural activities, and maintained office hours.
*Translator/Interpreter, Freelance since 2000
2005 Interpreter (Farsi/English) for Dr. Ahmad Bahriny at the 35th Annual Convention of Muslim Student Association/Persian Speaking Group.
2005 Interpreter (Farsi/English/Farsi) for Fazel Manawi, former Deputy Justice of Afghan Supreme Court, at the ?Muslim Ethics and Culture: Translation and the Public Sphere? Conference at Duke University, Durham, NC.
2004 Research Assistant for American historian Dr. Zakari Karabell, author of ?Parting the Desert: The Creation of the Suez Canal? and ?What?s College For? The Struggle to Define American Higher Education.? The scope of my research was to identify and translate information from original Arabic sources on Jewish, Christian, and Muslims encounters from the 8th to the 18th century.
2000-2001 Director of a group of legal Translators/Editors (Arabic/Farsi/English), Qom, Iran; and worked as an Interpreter for American University students touring Iran.