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November 22nd, 2006

Amanda Ross


University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois 2008-2010
Degree: Master of Education, Educational Policy Studies- Global Studies in Education
GPA: 3.88

Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa 2003-2006
Degree: Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Russian, Minor in English
GPA: 3.7 GPA (4.0 scale), Dean’s List

Kuban State University Krasnodar, Russia Fall 2005
Coursework: Russian phonetics, conversation, grammar, reading, and politics


SABIC Americas Houston, Texas 03/2010-present
Position: Academic Advisor

Cornell College Mount Vernon, Iowa 09/07-03/2010
Position: Program Assistant, Office of International and Off-Campus Studies

Limolink Marion, Iowa 10/07-present
Position: Quality Assurance Specialist

American Councils for International Education Moscow and Vladimir, Russia Summer 2009
Position: Resident Director

The Princeton Review Seoul, South Korea Summer 2008
Position: SAT Reading and Writing Instructor- Summer Intensive Session

Serendipity- American Home Vladimir, Russia 08/06-06/07
Position: EFL Instructor

Interests and Abilities

-Advanced Russian language proficiency
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office, CMS, Dreamweaver and Internet searches, 80 WPM
-TEFL certification (ICAL Teacher Training)
-Strong interest in communication and travel
-Excellent writing and interpersonal skills


  1. Martyn Grimes says

    I am interested in the photography that you have posted to this and wondered if you have used digital or traditional methods? I am guessing digital because of the ease of use when posting / uploading.
    Your travel blog is interesting. You have visited some very interesting places but this must have cost you quite a bit of money. I guess you must have to budget for this carefully. Will you settle down at a full time job after your masters ? and will this impact on your travelling ?

    October 12th, 2009 | #

  2. amanda.ross says

    I use a digital camera (canon powershot) for everything (easy to upload and delete awful photos!) I budget carefully, and try to find jobs that allow me to travel :) I have a full-time job now (with summers off), but after my masters will probably look for something new to further my professional development. I try to plan my jobs around my passion for travel (rather than the other way around), so hopefully I’ll keep going!

    October 14th, 2009 | #

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