Jill R. Krera





"… very meticulous and thoroughly professional in her work…the balance of knowledge and integrity she has displayed in working with me has been exemplary."

Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak Director, The Center for Persian Studies

               University of MD





"...a very professional and proactive team-player with a passion for non-native cultures and love for education."

                  Scott B. Noegel Chair, Dept. Near Eastern Languages & Civilization University of Washington


“...exceptionally energetic and enthusiastic teacher...projects a charisma that captures the imagination of students...demonstrated excellent classroom management skill...”

Steven Miles
Administrator, Microsoft



Professional Profile

Precision Rotary Equipment

·      Managing company safety program and instructing employees in matters pertaining to job site safety regulations, including the care of equipment

·        Supervision of traffic safety regulations


Internship Omaha City Prosecutor's Office and Douglas County Sherriff's Office

·        Safety and security concerns of state courts

·        Interviewing and collecting data from court security personnel


Valente Solutions, Project Manager, Geopolitical Intelligence Group at Microsoft.

·     Provided screening, research and resources for advising and rating various terms, quotes, ideas and images for product applications and release.

·       Wrote articles for the Microsoft Intranet on specific topics about possible offenses and/or sensitivities in gaming and gaming contexts to be used as a resource for Microsoft groups.

·        Edited and reviewed numerous brochures looking for potential offenses with regards to geopolitical concerns and cultural sensitivities.

·   Provided feedback to the Geopolitical Intelligence Group concerning possible cultural offenses relative to current issues. 


Co-founder, SMiles Productions language-learning software developer.      

·        Designed Arabic Made Easy, Persian Tutor, and Speak Hebrew and Egyptian Hieroglyphs Made Easy, language-learning software. 

·        Project Manager, SMiles Productions LLC, managing group of  professors, developers, artists and voice talent.

·        Authored scripts, and directed voice talent in the studio.

·        Co-editor of the textbook,  Egyptian Hieroglyphs Made Easy.

·        Arabic, Persian, Hebrew and hieroglyphs word processing.

·        Website management.

·        Developed  Olivia K's Easy Alphabet Tutor for early readers.


 Other Employment

Teacher, World Civilizations Course, Seattle Central Community College, Seattle, WA

·        Course planning, lecturing, testing and grading


Special Interests

Powerful Schools-Powerful Readers, New School Elementary, Columbia City, Seattle, WA.

·        Structured reading program for high-risk children.



B.A. Accounting, History,  University of Omaha

M.A.  Near East Studies, University of Arizona

M.S. College of Justice and Safety, EKU

Homeland Security Graduate Certificate, EKU



Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship (FLAS) at:

·        University of MI

·        Columbia University       

·        Portland State University

·        American University in Cairo, Egypt


Professional Affiliations

Arab Center of Washington

Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Project

The American Institute of Iranian Studies, The Society for Iranian Studies



 References available upon request.