Lena Nechet - CV

Oceanside, San Diego County, California, +1 (323) 686 - 1771

Introduction

Hi, I am a fine art painter, videographer, and a language trainer with academic background in economics. European in California, I am a multilingual person who has lived in several cultures and values connections deeply. My main strength is in critical thinking, optimization, and in international and interpersonal communication.

Experience in US

Artist

LenaNechet.com, 1999 – Present (18 years)

Fine art - original paintings and art lessons.

German Language Instructor

LTalks, 2014 – Present (2 years), Orange County, California

Business and travel German language intensive in-person lessons for adults, beginner and intermediate levels. Multilingual interpreter.

German Language Trainer

Language Trainers, March 2016 – December 2017 (1 year 10 months)

Business German courses for employees of an international corporations and private business owners and travelers based in Orange County, California.

Founder

LTalks, 2014 – 2017 (3 years)

I use my academic training in economics and film-making as well as substantial experience in web development to fulfill my clients' vision and to reach specific audience, following thoroughly discussed and carefully designed plan.

Translator

Certified Translation Services US, LLC, 2013 – May 2015 (2 years), San Diego, California

IT and legal translations, German - English.

Customer Service Representative

Provide Commerce, November 2014 – April 2015 (6 months), La Jolla, California

Problems solving for customers across different brands, international orders.

Videographer

Independent, 2013 – February 2015 (2 years), San Diego, California

Short film, videography, photography, logotype, web presence.

Web Developer

Independent, 2007 – 2014 (7 years), Washington D.C. Metro Area

Website creation for small businesses and individuals based on OO PHP framework with extensions, HTML and style sheets (CSS), Linux Apache server, backup, maintenance, web presence, social networks integration.


Education

Orange Coast College

Cinematography and Film/Video Production, 2015

Studied history of cinema and filmmaking.

San Diego City College

Business, Media Production, English, 2014 - 2015

Business Law, Filmmaking, English Composition - GPA 4.00 (Grade Point Average in 3 semesters, 9 courses).

Dean's List 2014-2015 of Academic Excellence

IRS VITA Training

IRS Tax Advanced Certificate in Tax Return Preparation, San Diego, 2015

71 hours tax preparation training and experience, with advanced exam score 97.50 %.

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Unfinished Master of Science, Programming for Business, Essen, Germany, 2004-2005

Certified in Web Ergonomics, studied informatics, applied mathematics, and programming.

Institut für Internationale Kommunikation University of Düsseldorf

Academic German, January 2004 - April 2004

VHS (Volkshochschule, NRW)

Accounting, German, Spanish, Germany, 2003-2004

Studied advanced accounting for business, prepared for German diploma exam, tried to revive forgotten Spanish.

Berlitz Deutschland

German Language, Germany, 2002-2003

Goethe Institut Düsseldorf

Intermediate German Studies, full-time program (112 hours), Germany, 2002

Intensive full-time intermediate German language training program.

Zaporizhzhya State University (ZNU / ZNU)

Diploma in Economics, State Exam in Economics and Accounting, 1991-1997

Studied economics in 40 courses in a 5-year degree program from the state university. Thesis on assessing financial fitness of businesses.

Chess Championship finalist.

Collegium 98

High School equivalent, Class of Advanced Mathematics, Silver Medal (Excellent), Ukraine, 1989-1991

Final years of 10-year standard secondary education, 6-weekdays with additional hours for calculus.

Received State award for excellence along with two other students, out of ~120 graduates (silver medals).

Music School 1

Class Piano, Final Concert (Excellent), Ukraine, 1984-1990

Piano, counterpoint, musical theory, classical choir concerts (polyphony).


Courses

Zaporizhzhya State University (ZNU / ZNU)

  1. Fundamentals of Economic Theory (116 hours)
  2. Higher Mathematics (222 hours)
  3. Informatics of Economics and Fundamentals of Programming (108 hours)
  4. Technology Systems (90 hours)
  5. Theory of Probability (60 hours)
  6. Mathematical Programming (60 hours)
  7. General Theory of Statistics (60 hours)
  8. Theory of Accounting (54 hours)
  9. Accounting (240 hours)
  10. Business Economics (108 hours)
  11. Finance Operations and Loans (72 hours)
  12. Investment Activities (80 hours)
  13. Accounting in Commercial Enterprises (108 hours)
  14. Accounting in State Financed Enterprises (60 hours)
  15. Analysis of Business Activities (180 hours)
  16. Taxation (60 hours)
  17. International System of Accounting (60 hours)
  18. Methods of Mathematical Economics (60 hours)
  19. Automated Systems of Economics Information Processing (114 hours)
  20. Financial Recordkeeping of Enterprises (66 hours)
  21. Economic Law (30 hours)
  22. History Of Economic Studies (30 hours)
  23. Planning and Modeling (72 hours)
  24. Computer Science Workshop (60 hours)
  25. Production Equipment and Manpower (60 hours)
  26. Environmental Economics (30 hours)
  27. Cost of Production Calculation (48 hours)
  28. International Economic Relations (30 hours)
  29. Accounting Automation (60 hours)
  30. Accounting Control and Auditing (120 hours)
  31. Fundamentals of Marketing (60 hours)
  32. Management (60 hours)
  33. Fundamentals of Constitutional Law (20 hours)
  34. Political History (120 hours)
  35. Political Science (68 hours)
  36. Philosophy (116 hours)
  37. Logic (40 hours)
  38. Ethics and Aesthetics (28 hours)
  39. Socioeconomic Statistics (60 hours)
  40. Current Issues of Religion (36 hours)

VHS (NRW, Germany)

  1. Accounting for Business (37 hours)
  2. Advanced Accounting for Business (37 hours)
  3. Advanced German Language ("Kleines Sprachdiplom" exam preparation, 78 hours)
  4. Spanish 101 (37 hours)

San Diego City College

  1. Small Business Accounting: Recordkeeping, Payroll (A, 48 hours)
  2. Business Law (A, 48 hours)
  3. Electronic Field Production (A, 48 hours + lab)
  4. Documentary Film Production (A, 48 hours + lab)
  5. Critical Thinking (A, 48 hours)
  6. Scriptwriting (A, 48 hours)
  7. English Composition (A, 48 hours)
  8. Lighting for Film and TV (A, 80 hours)
  9. Accounting Internship (A, 71 hours)

Orange Coast College

  1. Great Directors of Cinema (A, 48 hours)

Certifications

Advanced Tax Preparer

Internal Revenue Services, 2014-2015, IRS VITA Training (71 hours), 97.50% score.

Web Ergonomics

University Duisburg Essen, 2005

TOEIC - English for International Communication

Educational Testing Service (ETS), N. 421656, 2004

Academic German Certificate (TestDaF)

Institut für Internationale Kommunikation e. V. (IIK Düsseldorf), University of Düsseldorf, # 016988, 2004


Volunteer Experience and Causes

Advanced Tax Preparer

IRS VITA, January 2015 - April 2015 (4 months), Economic Empowerment

As an advanced certified IRS tax preparer, I drove every Saturday to poorer neighborhoods of Greater San Diego and filed their tax papers with most advantageous status and deductions, for the highest earned tax return for the community members with income under $50.000.

Fruitarian Network

Web developer, Admin, Fruitarians.net, May 2010 - Present (7 years), Ethics, Environment, Health
  • Maintaining the web presence on the major social networks (facebook, twitter, tumblr) since 2008;
  • Managing 2 large online groups (~ 7,000-9,000 members) and the community site 2010 - 2014;
  • Editing in writing code (PHP, HTML, CSS, SQL) for frameworks like Joomla and Dolphin;
  • Publishing relevant scientific data and educational posts.

Humanist Outreach

San Diego Coalition of Reason, SD Humanist Fellowship, 2013-2015 (2 years), Human Rights

Helping organizing events, networking, and establishing web presence.


Languages

  • English - full professional proficiency;
  • German - full professional proficiency;
  • Russian - native / bilingual proficiency;
  • Ukrainian - native / bilingual proficiency.

Interests

Dancing, open water swimming, long-distance running, poetry, classical literature.


Skills

Visual Arts

Fine art techniques, art training, abstract expressionism, painting, drawing, photography, environmental portraiture, event photography, videography, filmmaking, documentary film production, video editing, color correction, color grading, video promotion, logo design.

Foreign Languages: Language Training, Interpreting, Translation

German language instructing, German-English, German-Russian, and English-Russian interpreting, German IT and legal translation, Russian and English translation, Russian language consulting, intercultural communication, interlingual mediation.

Business

Digital marketing, accounting, small business bookkeeping, macroeconomics, microeconomics, customer relationship, account management, business management.

Web Development

Web design, object-oriented design, PHP, HTML, CSS style sheets, XML, FTP, Joomla! Framework™ CMS, Apache, .htaccess, search engine optimization (SEO).

Other
Mind mapping, mnemonics, style consulting, lifestyle training.
OS and Software Proficiency

Linux, Windows 2000-10, Virtual Machines, VMWare, VirtualBox, Microsoft Office, LibreOffice, Premiere Pro, GIMP, Inkscape, Blender, XMind, Eclipce, Notepad++, Atom, Evernote, portable software and servers, etc.


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