General Information
Name
Nathan Gwira / 李生龙
Sex
Male
Current City
Willingboro, New Jersey
Industry
Education
Citizen of
United States
Personal Summary
American Born. But raised all over the world. World citizen. Home is wherever I rest my head. As I travel from country to country, I always take a piece with me. Ever since I was born I remember moving around a bit, and then moving from one place became moving to a totally different country, hence, I really had to adapt to every place I found myself. Languages were my friend because I always had to learn a new one as I moved from place to place. At 18, I decided to move back to the States to be independent. I went to College, Graduated and decided to move to China, on my own. I lived in China for almost two years and now I'm back in the United States preparing for graduate school.
Education
China Program
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program (2011)
  • Teach for China (2014)
University
  • Shandong Normal University (2014)
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences (2012)
  • Jilin University (2011)
  • Burlington County College (2008)
  • Mfantsipim School (2006)
  • Burlington County College (2015)
High School
  • Willingboro High School (2007)
  • Mfantsipim School Ghana West Africa (2006)
US-China Experience
Cities lived in the US
  • New Brunswick, NJ (2008/08 - 2012/05)
  • Burlington, NJ (2006/08 - Current)
Cities lived in China
  • Jinan, Shandong (2012/08 - 2014/04)
  • Beijing (2014/01 - 2014/04)
Chinese Level
Listening: Proficient
Speaking: Proficient
Reading: Average
Writing: Average
HSK level: 4
Work Experience (8 years of work experience)
2014/01-Current
Freelance Interpreter at National Language Service Corps
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Legal Services
Description
administered by U.S. Government. A program for interpreters needed by the government whenever there is a need for legal interpreters.

2014/01-Current
Co-Founder at Iron Dragon Recruiting
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Business Services - Other
Description
Iron Dragon is designed for highly motivated and enthusiastic college graduates - with or without teaching experience; seeking to launch global careers by spending a year teaching, learning, and making a difference in public schools across China. Iron Dragon participants benefit from being immersed in one of the world's fastest developing cultural, economic, and political landscapes. Each week, participants are expected to spend a maximum of twenty hours teaching English, engaging in on-campus activities or office hours, and in collaborative or self-directed pursuits, such as language learning, exploration, or research. • Specialize in recruiting foreign language teachers of all levels from all English speaking countries. • Generate new opportunities for recent graduates in the world’s fastest growing economy through teaching and immersing themselves in the diversity of Chinese culture.

2014/01-Current
Professional Teacher at Always English Schools
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
• Worked collaboratively with 100+ students during weekends alongside Chinese staff to improve students' oral and written English by developing a vibrant learning community. • Succeeded in educating students through "English Corner" on cultural diversity and western social practices to broaden their knowledge in and outside the classroom/

2014/01-Current
Educational Ambassador at Aston Educational Group
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
• Educated 150-200+ students through smart board lectures, discussions and orchestrated lessons promoting learning English, following approved curricula • Engaged in professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher workshops in China to maintain and improve professional competence within Aston.

2014/01-Current
Student Intern at Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
China Related?
No
Industry
Government and Military
Description
Identified routine and at times more complex problems, reasoning errors, patterns, inconsistencies in Excel databases that are used in ongoing trials and offered reasonable suggestions to address them.

2014/01-Current
President of Rutgers University Chapter at Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural
China Related?
No
Industry
Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Description
•Directed with other presidents of Greeklife weekly Inter-fraternity Council meetings with over 70 organizations and over 100 members to develop ideas for fraternity and campus improvement •Liaison between National fraternity and Rutgers Chapter and attend National House meetings.

2014/01-Current
Freight Forwarder Intern at Safe Bond Company LTD
China Related?
No
Industry
Security and Surveillance
Description
• Worked side by side with Customs and Bureau of National Investigation of Ghana in performing rigorous inspection of vehicles to ensure no illegal items were smuggled into the country • Supervised and documented the flow of supply trucks, oil tankers, semi-trailer trucks, etc. into the country by monitoring the log books and filling in information about the vehicles

2014/01-2014/06
Volunteer Mentor, CEO/Founder at Think Different Mentorship Program
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Description
- Founded program to assist youth from low-income families and deprived backgrounds; engaging these young children in high-quality group discussions to address cultural sensitivity and demonstrate depth of methodological and analytical reasoning to solve complex problems within their environment.

2011/07-2012/05
Senator of College Avenue Campus (Rutgers - New Brunswick) at Rutgers University
China Related?
No
Industry
Education
Description
- Successfully negotiated university’s budget related issues on behalf of over 30,000 students while implementing effective laws to improve our institution’s monetary spending - Raised valuable solutions to complex university problems during monthly Senate meetings with University President and faculty to improve university standards

2011/08-2012/05
Resident Assistant at Rutgers University Residence Life
China Related?
No
Industry
Education
Description
• Worked cooperatively with 50 to 350+ residents to ensure an environment that displays respect for the rights and privacy of others and promote consideration of individual needs in a group living environment. • Completed full-year intensive course on leadership development and people management skills. • Resourcefully managed unanticipated incidences involving students in crisis--physical, emotional, etc. — through assessment, referral to experienced professionals and follow-up. • Encouraged student involvement in shaping community in the building. • Acknowledged conflict issues and coordinated programs that promote integration and diversity among residents Ensure school policy and regulations are abided by residents.

2007/10-2008/09
State Licensed Pharmacy Technician at CVS Caremark Corporation
China Related?
No
Industry
Biotechnology/Pharmaceuticals
Description
• Utilized customer service and communication skills to interact with 200+ customers on a daily basis • Mediated between insurance companies and customers to solve payment and confidential issues. .