I was born and raised in Prague. I received a master’s degree in translating and interpreting with majors in English and Russian from the Institute for Translating and Interpreting at Charles University. After finishing my studies, I served as an interpreter and translator at international conferences and seminars.
In the United States I spent much of my career in the consulting field using my language skills as a researcher, information professional, and librarian. Most recently, as an archivist at Stanford University, I managed and processed archival holdings of prominent Czech and Slovak exiles and other historical and political figures of the twentieth century, and assisted historians and visiting scholars with their research.
I welcome the opening of the Czech School of California as a great opportunity to preserve in our children a sense of belonging to the Czech nation and its cultural heritage. I raised my own children in the spirit of Czech traditions and their lives have been the richer for it. I am certain that together we can achieve that goal for your children.ch and Slovak exiles and other historical and political figures of the twentieth century, and assisted historians and visiting scholars with their research.
My favorite pastimes are hiking, dancing, reading, and listening to music.