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Professional Profile

2009 -2013
Resident Fellow, European Space Policy Institute (ESPI); Vienna, Austria, seconded by ESA
2005–2009   Development Director, Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI); Prague, Czech Republic - responsible for attracting donor support for PSSI worldwide - engaged in strategic planning and programmatic development - coordinated conferences, roundtables and seminars convened by the Institute
2006-2007   Acting Director, Prague Security Studies Institute Washington (PSSI Washington); Washington DC - responsible for corporate establishment of the Institute and fundraising for PSSI Washington and its non-profit partner organization, PSSI Prague
2004-2005   Freelance interpreter, translator and consultant at Chinaengage, a small private firm; Prague, Czech Republic - provided services for Czech government institutions, businesses and individuals, including authorized translations (i.e. court-appointed interpreter of Mandarin with a trade license since 1996);
2002-2004   Office Manager, Chinese Trade and Cultural Agency; Prague, Czech Republic - acted as principal assistant to the Director - facilitated trade-related and partnership opportunities for European firms with select Chinese companies
2002   Assistant, Information Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO); Prague, Czech Republic - researched and analyzed coverage of Taiwan in Czech and other European media - assisted the head of the Information Division in the execution of his duties



The International Space University (ISU), 2009 Space Studies Program (SS09), NASA Ames Research Center, California
2009   MA, Asian Studies, the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington DC, specializing in Asia-Pacific security relations and space policy



  Mandarin Training Center of the National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, under a Sigur Center language scholarship
MA, Chinese Philology, Palacky University, Philosophical Faculty, Department of Asian Studies, Olomouc, Czech Republic 
Shanghai University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, awarded Czech government scholarship 
BA, English and American Studies, Palacky University, Philosophical Faculty, Department of English and American Studies, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Czech, English, Mandarin Chinese

Nationality: Czech