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Posted by: Rachael Pesich
Date: 5 September 2017

Rachael Pesich
Virginia, USA
DOB: August 24,1991
Citizenship: USA


March 2017 – May 2017, International TEFL Academy, TEFL Certificate
• 150 hours of course work
• 20 hours teaching practicum student teaching, observation, and tutoring
August 2009 - December 2013, Old Dominion University, BA
• Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
• Minor in History
August 2010 - December 2010, Portantorchas, Spanish Studies, Costa Rica
• Spanish lessons and full emersion in Costa Rican culture

Employment History

January 2015-Present, CMA CGM LLC (America), Norfolk, Virginia
• 22 months as Export Documentation Support Coordinator- Researching, analyzing, and problem resolution on issues such as information that is required by destination country, amendments to bills of lading, emails to customers, and communication with CMA CGM destination agents, and port operations teams.
• Collaboration with CMA CGM’s Shared Service Center in Chennai, India, truckers, port authorities, and agents internationally to ensure smooth cargo release and delivery which requires 100% data accuracy on all cargo containers
• Reconciling errors and issues with destination agents, customs, port authorities, and customers worldwide.
• 7 months -present as Equipment Coordinator- Maintaining appropriate levels of equipment at container yards, depots, and ports along the East Coast.
• Coordinator for the Port of Norfolk, depots in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Charlotte and Greensboro.
• Problem resolution on issues such as container inventory, and mismatches on cargo container locations.
October 2014 – December 2014, Legacy Financial, Norfolk, Virginia – Internship
• Performed duties such as asset sheets, withdraws, deposits, and stock brokerage for clients. Provided support in client consultation on assets, bonds, taxes, and other financial planning services.
• Daily communication and collaboration with mutual fund companies such as Jackson National and Fidelity on client information.
January 2014- April 2014 La Cumbre Retreat Center, Costa Rica – Internship
• Organized and lead group activities, team building exercises, ropes courses, and trained to belay.
• Conversed in Spanish daily, while leading and supervising group breakout sessions for children and adults.
• Responsible for developing events for retreats
January 2011- June 2014 Norfolk Academy, Norfolk, Virginia Assistant After School Program Director
• Developed weekly schedules for program.
• Managed and trained 20 employees.
• Assisted in developing interactive subject matter for children grades 1-6.
• 500+ hours of tutoring

Competencies and Interests

January 2015 – Present, CMA CGM - Career Development Certification (5 courses), training courses on Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) rules, Certification in Hazardous Materials Training (National Cargo Bureau) Online, training on The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) rules, and other Maritime Law and Regulations.
Spanish Proficiency – High Intermediate level of reading and writing, low intermediate level of speaking. 8 years of formal education, lived in Costa Rica for 8 months for school and an Internship.

Computer Skills

LARA software, Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables, Microsoft Word, Navis N4 Terminal Operating Systems, Lynx Terminal Operating Systems

Personal Interests

J1 Café (2015 – Current)– J1 Visa Student Exchange program. Volunteer for J1 Café. An organization that helps international J1 students living in Virginia Beach, through practicing English, providing meals, lending bikes, making friendships and offering practical help. Lead and participated in English conversation groups. Lead and organized groups of volunteers each setting up and breaking down for meals for 500+ students.
English Conversation Café - Volunteer for this adult English conversation group. Facilitate English conversation topics, lead discussions with a group of around 20-30 internationals.

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