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Experience

 

1992-2004        Freelance                      Japan & Massachusetts

Journalist, Writer, Photographer & Human Rights Investigator

·    Researched & investigated international human rights & acute conflict.

·    Investigated international incidents: environment, security & human rights.

·    Published in magazines and newspapers in the U.K., USA and Japan.

·    Contributor, Encyclopedia of Religion & Nature, to be published in 2005.

·    Expert witness at special US Congressional hearing on Africa (2001).

·    2003 Project Censored Awards (3) winner for Central Africa reportage.

·    Over 30 Africa lectures at educational institutions & public forums, on human rights, neocolonialism & political economy of the mass media.

·    Attended International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda (ICTR).

·    Opening Address: 2001 6th Annual Int'l Africa Students Association Conference at Yale University.

·    Keynote Address: 2001 AADERT 7th Annual Africa Conference.

·    Collaborating in web design & conceptualization (www.allthingspass.com).

·    Contract investigator for Friends of the Earth, USA, investigated the sudden and suspicious deaths of three Latin American activists in Costa Rica (1998).

·     Editor, staff writer, photographer: Japan International Journal, Tokyo.



 

2004             Survivor's Rights International                 VA

Genocide Investigator, Research Analyst

·    Completed research mission to south Sudan to investigate crimes against humanity, acts of genocide, and human rights violations against the Anuak people of southwestern Ethiopia. 

·    Published findings in major report: see "Today is the Day of Killing Anuaks" at www.genocidewatch.org and www.survivorsrightsinternational.org.

2002-2004       Healthy Tomorrow  (non-profit)                Somerville, MA

Secretary, Board of Advisors

·    Project development (Project Stop Excision) to stop FGM in Mali.

·    Researching, proposal development and fundraising.

·    Collaborating in web design and conceptualization (www.stopexcision.net).

·    Recruiting advisory board, volunteers.

 

2003            Peacemaker Circle International                 Montague, MA

Editor & Writer

·    Managed/assisted with all aspects of bi-monthly newsletter, including cost analyses, editorial development, layout and production.

·    Edited all PCI materials for public release.

·    Wrote and issued press releases, news bulletins, brochures and stories.

·    Developed concepts to support and guide the organization.

·    Worked with international Peacemaker Community to support all aspects of organizational emergence and development.

·    Developed & wrote proposals and fundraising documents.

·    Experience with Mac & MS systems; information technologies.

 

Fall 2003         Cambridge Center for Adult Education         Cambridge, MA

Instructor: World Consciousness, World Politics.

2003-2004       N. Hilltown Domestic Violence Task Force          MA

Founding Member

·    Develop and implement strategies and campaigns to address epidemic of rural domestic violence; educate and raise awareness about domestic violence.

 

2001-2003        Wildcat Garden For Peace (CSA)         Williamsburg, MA

Founder & Organic Farmer, Community Supported Agriculture

1999, 2002       Northeastern Family Institute             Brattleboro, VT

Foster Parent Respite Provider

·    Supervisor and respite provider for emotionally disturbed adolescents.

1998-2001        Student Hostelling Program       Conway, MA

Administrator, Program Support, Bicycle Trip Leader

·    Program & staff development; marketing.

·    Led extended (three to four week) bicycle tours for teenagers.

 

1999              Vermont Department of Corrections        Brattleboro, VT

English Teacher -- RESTART Juvenile Criminal Offender Program

1998              Alaska State Parks                           Homer, AK

Park Ranger Station Manager.

1997              Greenfield Public Schools                     Greenfield, MA

Substitute Teacher (English, math, science, history)

1995              Earthlands                     Petersham, MA

Team Leader, Facilitator, Caretaker

·    Directed summer work program for at-risk teenagers.

·    Facilitated, led and participated in workshops and retreats.

1994              UN High Commission for Refugees         Hong Kong

Dental Assistant Volunteer, Vietnamese Internment Facility, Tai A Chau

1992-1993        Honda Kaihatsu Kogyo Company         Tokyo, Japan

English Teacher, Tech Writer, Proofreader (corporate & private ESL)

1989              GE Aerospace Electronics Laboratory        Syracuse, NY

Manager, Communications Business Development (D.O.D. clearance)

·    Developed bid & capture strategies for high-technology contracts with US Govt., NASA, other aerospace and defense sector clients.

·    Developed teaming and sub-contracting partnerships with industry.

·    Managed $500,000 annual proposal development budget.

·    Directed proposal teams and proposal efforts comprised of marketing department, research scientists, technicians and administrators.

·    Oversaw R&D projects and schedules in communications businesses.

·    Earned management awards for exemplary program management on a joint Hughes Aircraft / GE Aerospace / U.S. Government program.

·    Earned highest GE Employee performance ratings.

1985-1988        GE Aerospace Electronics Laboratory                          Syracuse, NY

Research & Development Engineer (D.O.D. clearance)

·    Managed aerospace & defense research and development projects.

·    Designed and tested electronics components and subsystems.

·    Published in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers journals.

·    Presented scientific and technical papers at industry conferences.

·    Earned highest GE Employee performance ratings.

1984              Teradyne Corporation                   Boston, MA

Systems Test Engineer

1976-1985        Wiggins Tavern, Whale Inn (& many others)       MA

Gourmet Chef, Head Chef, Sous Chef, Assistant Chef, Broiler Cook., Prep Cook

·    Responsible for all aspects of kitchen management and operations.

·    Trained in French cuisine under a graduate of Le Cordon Blue, Paris, France.

 

 

Education

 

1988              GE Management Training Institute        Crotonville, NY

Completed Special Program for upper management-track employees.

 

1987-1988        Syracuse University                                       Syracuse, NY

MBA Program -- 15 registered credits completed.

 

1981-1986         University of Massachusetts             Amherst, MA

Master of Sciences, Electrical Engineering (microwave & antennas specialty)

Bachelor of Sciences, Electrical Engineering.

·    GE Aerospace Microwave Master's Program (1985-86).

·    B.S., cum laude (3.91 G.P.A.)

ACTIVITIES

 

1996-1997         Society of Environmental Journalists

 

1988-1989        IEEE Chapter Chairman MTT/AP       Syracuse, NY

Microwave Theory & Techniques and Antennas & Propagation Societies.

INTERESTS

 

Swimming, X-country skiing, biking, running, meditation, contra-dancing  & yoga. Traveled & worked in 34 countries. Crossed India, Africa, and Madagascar by mountain bike. 150 ocean dives. Ascents of Kilimandjaro, Imja Tse (Nepal) and Rainier; winter ascents of Mts. Fuji and Washington. Investigated war in central Africa by way of mountain bike through Zoimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, Uganda.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

See web site for general list of publications.

 

 




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