* working experience in media and management / Los Angeles, USA
* Cambridge CELTA certified teacher / International House Vancouver, Canada
* CPE – Certificate in Proficiency in English / British Council, Paris
* IELTS Academic Certificate/ British Council
* TESOL certified teacher / TESOL Training International / Los Angeles, USA
* Masters Degree in Psychology in English, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, current
inFocus LTC, Warsaw and Paris 2008 V – present
inFocus Language Training and Consulting provides language and business communication coaching for international professionals who speak English as a foreign language. Our mission is to facilitate effectiveness of organizational performance by enhancing all aspects of internal and external communications.
We offer individual and group trainings, specialized workshops as well as Cambridge ESOL Exam preparations.
We have experience in coaching entry-level employees to managers and COOs in internationally diverse companies in Europe, MBA and Business Students as well as job seekers competing in the global marketplace.
Industries: telecommunications, media, entertainment, health care, consulting, IT
Spike Digital / MTV Networks, Los Angeles 2006 III – 2008 II
Editor / Producer
o Defined and maintained the character of the Short Films and Animation Channels by acquiring and editing all aspects of featured content.
o Collaborated with company CEO, Marketing and Sales Department and other Editorial Departments on meeting online broadcast needs.
o Delivered syndication products to third-party websites and mobile portals e.g. Verizon, Helio, RealTV, MobiTv.
o Edited Spike Original video content using Final Cut Pro, After Effects and Live Type.
o Promoted the channel in the community of animation and short films enthusiasts.
American Cinematheque, Los Angeles 2000 I – 2005 III
Special Event Coordinator / Theatre Operations Manager
o Oversaw all aspects of special event productions and venue rentals, such as studio premiers,independent showcases and major film festivals e.g. AFI Film Festival, Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and Resfest.
o Planned and executed event logistics for both theatres with Programming, Accounting and Publicity departments.
o Managed all aspects of day-to-day business operations.
o Hired, trained and supervised full employee staff.
o Directed and instructed all volunteer staff at the Egyptian Theatre.
o Collaborated with the Executive Director on developing strategies for running and maintaining historic Egyptian Theatre.
Masters Psychology in English
Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities (2009 – present)
London School of Economics program at the University of London (2009 – present)
Akademia Fotografii, Warsaw (2009)
certificate of graduation
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Global TESOL College, Los Angeles (2008)
Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Adobe CS2, After Effects, Flash
Moviola Education Center, Los Angeles (2005 and 2006)
certificates of completion
English – proficient
Polish – proficient
French – intermediate
Women’s International Soccer Paris (2011)
AZS Sports Club: Women Soccer (2009)
Music Composer (guitar)
“Monika was responsible for training me when I was first hired on at IFILM – she was quick to pass on her professional knowledge and make me feel welcomed at a larger company. I watched her move up quickly in the office – managing several specialized channels, always putting the in extra effort to find the most creative of IFILM’s community. She is ambitious, fun to work with, and makes for a terrific addition to any team.” July 27, 2009
Michael Ambs, Content Review Team, ifilm.co
worked directly with Monika at MTVN
“Monika is a team player who can always be counted upon to deliver high quality work with the utmost dedication to the job at hand. Not only is she well organized and diligent, she brings a passion for content creation to every step of the process. I wholeheartedly recommend her as an invaluable asset to any organization.” July 22, 2009
Doug Hammond, Managing Editor, Spike.com, MTV Networks
managed Monika at MTVN
“I’ve worked closely with Monika over the past several years in her capacity as Theatre Manager at the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, and I’ve always found her to be tremendously organized, thoughtful, good-humored, and able to maintain her cool even when dealing with A-list celebrities, high-powered publicity representatives and sold-out crowds of over 600 people. It’s been a great pleasure to work with Monika during the whole time – I’m very sorry to see her leave the American Cinametheque – and I’m sure she’ll be a tremendous asset to any organization she joins – !” April 6, 2005
Dennis Bartok, Head of Programming
American Cinematheque, Los Angeles
worked directly with Monima at AC
Source: Letter of Recommendation