Resume

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Dana Alexander Gray

PROFILE Iranian Political Analyst – Specializing in Iranian politics and Middle Eastern regional security.  Skilled in writing analytic briefs and in-depth research.
EXPERIENCE Represented Iran in General Assembly 1st Committee, National Model United Nations, Washington, DC 2009
Sacramento City College

Persian Language Teacher’s Assistant

  • Instructed Students in reading, writing, and speaking Persian
  • Planned coursework for advanced students
2007 – 2010
Baheshehir Unitversity, Istanbul, Turkey

Cultural Liaison

  • Improved students’ English language skills in casual settings.
  • Initiated exchanges of American culture with Turkish students.
2005 – 2006
EDUCATION CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude

  • Major in International Relations
  • Minor in Middle East and Islamic Studies
2009
HONORS AND RECOGNITION Nominated finalist for CSUS College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies Dean’s Award by the Government Department 2010
Distinguished Delegation Award, National Model United Nations, Washington, DC 2009
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, CSUS Chapter 2009
Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society, CSUS Chapter 2009
Travel Blog about my life in Istanbul featured in “48 Hours: Istanbul,” National Geographic Traveler 2006
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Member of Middle East Institute, Washington, DC
LANGUAGE Persian (Farsi) 4 years college level study, daily use with my wife

Arabic 3 semesters college level study

French 6 years primary and secondary school instruction, 1 year college level study

COMPUTER MS Office, SPSS Statistical Software, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop; (Microsoft Windows or Mac OS)
Iran Silhouette