Melissa J. Hedding
Objective: To engage my linguistic skills by providing prompt translation and transcription service.
Guatemala Trip Leader (Cornerstone Christian Academy, Bloomington, IL; 1/09)
*Translated between Spanish students and local people.
*Planned activities with local Spanish-speakers.
*Facilitated learning and service for students.
*Assisted in care of local orphans.
Spanish and Math Teacher (Cornerstone Christian Academy, Bloomington, IL; 8/07 – 2/09)
*Prepared and presented engaging lessons.
*Taught Spanish 2 through Spanish 4 to Jr. High and High School.
*Spoke only Spanish in Spanish classes.
Bilingual Customer Service Representative (MedSource LLC., Bloomington IL, 9/06 – 7/07)
*Spoke with customers in both Spanish and English.
*Translated for others in the company as needed.
*Recorded interactions with customers and clients.
School Librarian (International School, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; 8/05 – 6/06)
*Organized and computerized the school’s materials collection.
*Taught Library class to 1st through 8th graders.
*Facilitated check-outs and returns
*Supervised one assistant utilizing bilingual skills.
*Translated between Spanish and English speaking employees.
Hope College, Holland MI BA: Spanish, Mathematics
Minor: Computer Science GPA: 3.96 / 4.0
Graduation: May, 2005
Abroad Experience: Dominican Republic Semester Spring 2004
Honors: Deans’ List (all semesters), Presidential Scholarship,
Pi Mu Epsilon (Math honorary), Phi Beta Kappa,
ACM Undergraduate Research Competition (2nd Place)
Foreign Language Spanish and English Fluency
Programming Languages Java, C++, HTML, Perl
Computer Skills Windows OS, Unix OS, MS Office
Spanish GED teacher Taught high school math to Spanish-speakers.
Bible Study Leader Planned and facilitated discussions and volunteer