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Résumé

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EDUCATION

Michigan State University College of Law East Lansing, MI
Juris Doctor: May 2012
GPA: 3.45
 International Law Review:  Associate
Chinese Legal Society
               Vice President 2010-2011
               President 2011-2012
Dean’s List:  Every Semester
Immigration Law Clinic: Full Year
International Law Society
 Jurisprudence Award:  Topics in Comparative Constitutional Law  
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Zhejiang University Law School Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
Summer Program 2010
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Creighton University Omaha, NE
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science International Relations 2005
Honors Program
Creighton University Crew
Creighton University Billiards Club:  Vice President
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Central Academy Des Moines, IA
AP Scholar
Theodore Roosevelt High School Des Moines, IA
Varsity Golf
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EXPERIENCE

MWE China Law Offices
Foreign Counsel
August 2012 – Current
Conducted legal process analysis to identify, recommend, and implement efficiencies in legal document creation
Designed, created, and maintained a database for recording process data for analysis to identify and recommend process improvements
Designed, created, and administered accountability for a firm-wide style manual that set and evaluated writing standards for all English language documents
Designed and administered firm-wide trainings on a variety of topics including writing, new technology, and giving presentations
Edited and revised hundreds of client deliverables for clarity, tone, and organization
Designed, launched, and administered a firm-wide standardization program for creating systematic processes for high volume, low variation legal documents
Designed, created, and gave pitches to a variety of clients, including one of the top five technology companies in China
 
MWE China Law Offices
Summer Intern
Summer 2011
Completed research, drafted, and edited documents, letters, and memos for clients
Created a memo on the implications of a public to private restructuring for a senior partner
Researched and presented legal issues of Chinese taxes and bribery to senior partners
Completed research, drafted, and edited article about client issues for partners
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Michigan State University College of Law Immigration Clinic
Clinician
August 2010 – May 2011
Successfully defended clients before a judge in five different deportation hearings
Conducted client intake and counseling interviews
Obtained visas for clients who had been victims of violence and human trafficking
Led regional meetings with lawyers and social workers to discuss developing issues
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Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Document Management Des Moines, IA
Operations Analyst, Project Manager, Business Process Analyst, Leadership Committee
March 2008 – August 2009
Organized and tracked on-boarding projects from inception to completion
Created, implemented, and maintained computer systems for tracking efficiency and accuracy
Created and implemented program for indentifying and promoting team members as leaders
Analyzed and improved business processes for efficiency and accuracy
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Total Learning Center Hangzhou, Zhejiang, People’s Republic of China
English as a Second Language Teacher
December 2005 – January 2008
Taught ESL to classes as small as one-on-one and as large as several hundred
Taught students as young as three and as old as seventy-three
Created tailored teaching curriculums, games, activities, homework, and projects
Wrote, taught, directed, and staged holiday play
Advertised and recruited at local schools and other children’s areas
Creighton University Omaha, NE
Grants Office Assistant, Security Worker
August 2001 – December 2005
Performed basic secretarial duties
Organized and put together grant requests
Ensured building safety and security of dorm residents
UCEC TEFL Middle School Shengzhou, Zhejiang, People’s Republic of China
English as a Second Language Teacher
Summer 2004
Taught English to Middle School students
Hy-Vee Grocers Des Moines, IA
Cashier, Driver, Produce Worker
October 1999 – August 2004
Part-time employee of the year
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LANGUAGES

Mandarin (P.R.C.)
Intermediate Speaking, Elementary Reading and Writing
English (U.S.A)
Native Speaker, Midwest (Neutral)  Accent