Business Card of Lena Nechet

Lena Nechet - CV

Oceanside, San Diego County, California

Introduction

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

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience in US

Fine Art Painter

LenaNechet.com, 1999 – Present (18 years)

Visual artist - original paintings and art lessons.

German Language Instructor

2015 – 2018, 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.

Business Founder

LTalks, 2014 – 2017 (3 years)

I used 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, 2014 – 2015, La Jolla, California

Problems solving for customers across different brands (ProFlowers, RedEnvelope, Personal Creations, Gifts.com), and solving issues with international orders.

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

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

Web Developer
Independent, 2007 – 2014, Washington D.C. Metro Area, La Jolla, CA

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.

Formal Education

In Europe:

ZGU, Zaporizhzhya State University

Diploma (5-year university degree), 151 semester units, GPA 3.44, 1991-1997, Qualification of Economist, concentration in Accounting and Auditing, state exam
  • IERF Evaluation in USA: Bachelors of Science in Economics;
  • WES Equivalency in U.S.: - Bachelor's and master's degree;
  • the Ministry of Science and Research of Nordrhein Westfalen State, NRW, Concent - Diplom-Betriebswirtin.

Finished 47 courses in a 5-year degree program from the national university.

Chess Championship finalist.

Collegium 98

High School equivalent, Class of Advanced Mathematics, 1989-1991, Ukraine

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

Received State award for excellence - a silver medal, along with two other students, out of ~120 graduates.

Music School 1

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

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

Coursework in the United States

MiraCosta College

  1. Mixed Media Figure Studies, ART 206 (A, 3 units, 102 hours), with Alla Musgrave / Bartoshchuk)
  2. Life Figure Drawing, ART 203 (A, 3 units, 102 hours), with Clayton Llewellyn)

Orange Coast College

  1. Great Directors of Cinema, FILM A104 (A, 3 units, 54 hours), with Stephen Valley, svalley@occ.cccd.edu

San Diego City College

Dean's List 2014-2015 of Academic Excellence, GPA 4.00 (25 units in 3 semesters, 9 courses).

  1. Small Business Accounting: Recordkeeping and Payroll, ACCT 128 (A, 3 units, 48 hours);
  2. Business Law and the Legal Environment, BUSE 140 (A, 3 units, 48 hours) with Shoshana Dennis, attorney;
  3. Electronic Field Production , RTVF 110(A, 3 units, 48 hours + lab) with Bob Sly;
  4. Documentary Film Production, RTVF 112 (A, 3 units, 48 hours + lab) with Cy Kuckenbaker, ckuckenb@sdccd.edu;
  5. Lighting for TV and Film, RTVF 128 (A, 3 units, 80 hours) with Duane Gardella, dgardell@sdccd.edu;
  6. Scriptwriting, RTVF 110 (A, 3 units, 48 hours);
  7. Critical Thinking and Composition, ENGL 205 (A, 3 units, 48 hours) with Jason W. Parker, jparker2@sdsu.edu;
  8. English Reading and Composition, ENGL 101 (A, 3 units, 48 hours);
  9. Accounting Internship, ACCT 270  (A, 1 unit, 71 hours).

 

Certifications in US

Advanced Tax Preparer

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

IBM

Advanced Software Security training, 2011, Washington, DC.

 

Coursework in Europe

Courses for B.S. in Economics:

  1. Accounting (B, 10.5 units, 240 hours, term paper B)
  2. Higher Mathematics (A, 10 units, 222 hours)
  3. Analysis of Business Activities (B, 8 units, 180 hours, term paper B)
  4. Accounting Control and Auditing (B, 5.5 units, 120 hours)
  5. Political History (A, 5.5 units, 120 hours)
  6. Fundamentals of Economic Theory (A, 5 units, 116 hours, term paper B)
  7. Philosophy (A, 5 units, 116 hours)
  8. Automated Systems of Economics Information Processing (P, 5 units, 114 hours)
  9. Business Economics (A, 5 units, 108 hours)
  10. Informatics of Economics and Fundamentals of Programming (A, 108 hours)
  11. Accounting in Commercial Enterprises (B, 5 units, 108 hours)
  12. Technology Systems (B, 4 units, 90 hours)
  13. Investment Activities (A, 3.5 units, 80 hours)
  14. Finance Operations and Loans (A, 3 units, 72 hours)
  15. Planning and Modeling (P, 3 units, 72 hours)
  16. Political Science (B, 3 units, 68 hours)
  17. History of State Economics (P, 3 units)
  18. Financial Recordkeeping of Enterprises (P, 3 units, 66 hours)
  19. General Theory of Statistics (A, 2.5 units, 60 hours)
  20. Mathematical Programming (B, 2.5 units, 60 hours)
  21. Theory of Probability (C, 2.5 units, 60 hours)
  22. Accounting in State Financed Enterprises (B, 2.5 units, 60 hours)
  23. Taxation (C, 2.5 units, 60 hours)
  24. International System of Accounting (C, 2.5 units, 60 hours)
  25. Methods of Mathematical Economics (P, 2.5 units, 60 hours)
  26. Computer Science Workshop (P, 2.5 units, 60 hours)
  27. Production Equipment and Manpower (P, 2.5 units, 60 hours, term paper A)
  28. Accounting Automation (P, 2.5 units, 60 hours)
  29. Fundamentals of Marketing (P, 2.5 units, 60 hours)
  30. Management (A, 2.5 units, 60 hours)
  31. Socioeconomic Statistics (C, 2.5 units, 60 hours)
  32. Theory of Accounting (A, 2.5 units, 54 hours)
  33. Production Equipment and Manpower (P, 2.5 units)
  34. Cost of Production Calculation (P, 2 units, 48 hours)
  35. Logic (A, 2 units, 40 hours)
  36. Current Issues of Religion (P, 1.5 units, 36 hours)
  37. History of Ukraine (P, 2 units)
  38. Economic Law (P, 1.5 units, 30 hours)
  39. History of Economic Studies (P, 1.5 units, 30 hours)
  40. Environmental Economics (P, 1.5 units, 30 hours)
  41. International Economic Relations (P, 1.5 units, 30 hours)
  42. Ethics and Aesthetics (P, 1 unit, 28 hours)
  43. Fundamentals of Constitutional Law (P, 1 unit, 20 hours)
  44. Ukrainian and International Cultures (P, 1.5 units)
  45. Business Ukrainian Language (B, exam)
  46. Specialty (B, exam)
  47. Foreign Language / Business English (A, 6 units)

Courses in Germany:

Goethe Institut Düsseldorf

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

Berlitz Deutschland

Conversational German Level 5, three month course; exam on January 23, 2003 (B, A, B, B, B, A).

VHS (Volkshochschule)

2003-2004
  1. Accounting for Business (36 hours);
  2. Advanced Accounting for Business (36 hours);
  3. Advanced German Language - Kleines Sprachdiplom (now Goethe-Zertifikat C2, 6th level CEFR) exam preparation (78 hours);
  4. Spanish 101 (37 hours).

University of Düsseldorf

Institut für Internationale Kommunikation, IIK

Academic German, TestDAF, # 016988 (A, A, C, A in a 5-hour oral and written exam) after a course, January 2004 - April 2004, 2004;

English for International Communication, TOEIC, # 421656, Educational Testing Service (ETS), 2004.

Universität Duisburg-Essen

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

Studied informatics, applied mathematics, and programming.

Certified in W3L Web Design and Ergonomics for Professional Websites, after the course (27 hours) and exam (4:50), Bohum, Feb. 8 2005, with professor Heide Balzert, Ph.D.

 

Volunteer Experience and Causes

IRS VITA

Advanced Tax Preparer, Economic Empowerment Program
Recognized by IRS SPEC/TCE for outstanding public service

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, from January to April 2015.

Humanist Fellowship

Humanist Fellowship of San Diego
President, 2018-19, Human Rights, Ethics (2013 - 2019) 
  • President of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization in San Diego County;
  • Public relations, media, public image, management, board meetings;
  • Helping organizing events, networking, and establishing web presence;
  • Web development: HumanistFellowshipSanDiego.org

Fruitarian Network

Web developer, Admin, Fruitarians.net,
Ethics, Environment, Health (7 Years, 2009 - Present)
  • Design and maintenance of the website, administration;
  • Maintaining the web presence on the major social networks (facebook, twitter, etc.);
  • Admin of 2 large online groups of ~ 7,000 - 9,000 members;
  • Editing in writing code (PHP, HTML, CSS, SQL) for frameworks like Joomla and Dolphin;
  • Publishing relevant scientific data and educational posts.

 

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, screenwriting, 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, investing.

Web Development

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

OS and Software Proficiency

Linux, Windows 2000-10, VMWare, VirtualBox, Microsoft Office, Open Office, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, GIMP, Inkscape, Blender, XMind, Eclipce, Atom, Notepad++, virtual machines, portable and open source software and servers, etc.

Other

Mind mapping, mnemonics, style consulting, lifestyle training.

 

Languages

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

 

Interests

Poetry, classical literature, ethics, argumentation, logic, science, humanism, orcharding, dancing, endurance distance running, open water swimming.


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Lena Nechet, artist - Fine art, media productions, language.
San Diego, California , USA ,
Art@LenaNechet.com 323-686-1771

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