2020 Curriculum Vitae

Iván Brave

Bucharest, Romania

(+1) xxx-yyy-zzzz

info /at/ ivanbrave /dot/ com

Aspiring PhD candidate, with half a decade of experience in Language Education, two self-published novels available world-wide, and a desire to grow and contribute


M.F.A. from The New School (New York, NY)                                                               May 2018

in Creative Writing, with a Fiction Concentration, GPA: 3.97/4.0


Teaching Certificate from World Learning SIT (Houston, TX)                                 February 2015

to Teach English to Speakers of Other languages, TESOL


B.A. from The University of Texas (Austin, TX)                                                               May 2013

in Philosophy, with a Business Minor, GPA: 3.7/4.0 (Magna Cum Laude)


English Teacher, New York Language Center (New York, NY)                Aug 2016 – May 2019

  • Taught adult immigrants, residents, and visa-students both in the classroom and as a tutor
  • Became one of the most valued teachers, presenting workshops to fellow instructors


Teaching Assistant, The New School (New York, NY)                                 Jan 2018 – May 2018

  • For a 100+ student seminar with an Associate Professor of Religion
  • As well as to lead a 1.5 hour discussion section weekly


Substitute Teacher, LCI Language Center (Houston, TX)                            Feb 2015 – May 2015



Research Assistant, Parsons School of Design (New York, NY)                  Aug 2016 – Dec 2016

  • Reviewed the quality of two Design & Management professors’ now-published thesis
  • Facilitated bi-weekly meetings with other assistants to reach our writing goals



Language Assessments Architect, Eucom (Bucharest, Romania)                      Aug 2019 – Current

  • Responsible for raising the new assessment system to Council of Europe’s standards
  • Craft new testing documents, in collaboration with professional item writers that I hire
  • Manage a team of 50 assessors of 27 languages, assessing over 1,500 candidates / month


Volunteer, Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY)                                                         2016 – 18

Volunteer, New York Poetry Festival (New York, NY)                                                           2018

Bookseller, Barnes & Noble (Houston, TX)                                                                               2016

Festival Intern for Latin Music, South By Southwest (Austin, TX)                                 2011 – 14

Volunteer, Austin Pets Alive! (Austin, TX)                                                                               2014

Show Production Assistant, KUTX Austin – 98.9 FM (Austin, TX)                                        2013

Executive Producer, Texas Student Television (Austin, TX)                                            2012 – 13

Production Manager, KVRX Austin – 91.7 FM (Austin, TX)                                         2012 – 13

Loading Dock Receptionist, Texas Performing Arts (Austin, TX)                                    2011 – 13

Marketing Intern, Emmis Austin Radio (Austin, TX)                                                               2012

Artist Manager, The Abstract (Austin, TX)                                                                       2011 – 12

Volunteer, Fun Fun Fun Music Festival (Austin, TX)                                                       2011 – 12

Student DJ, KVRX 91.7 FM (Austin, TX)                                                                        2011 – 12

Social Media Intern, Grounded in Music (Austin, TX)                                                             2011



The Vera List Center for Arts and PoliticsCampus-wide writing award, Second Place         2017

Artlines2 Ekphrastic Poetry Competition – Nation-wide poetry award, Finalist                        2015

University of Texas – from the Dean, a Recognition of Exemplary Academics                        2013

Texas Student Media – Producer of the Year Award                                                                 2013

South Central Regional NBS – 1st Place in ‘Studio or Live Performance’ TV Episode             2012

University of Texas – Leadership Series Certificate, Exemplary Status                                     2010



Attendee, 7th Annual by Association of Business Service Leaders (Bucharest, Romania)         2019

Attendee, 54th Conference Day by ALTE (Ljubljana, Slovenia)                                                2019

Attendee, People Empowering Business Forum (Bucharest, Romania)                                     2019

Attendee, Pop-up Poetry by Cave Canem during Caribbean Carnival (Brooklyn, NY)            2018

Attendee, Brooklyn Book Festival (Brooklyn, NY)                                                        2016, 17, 18

Student Organizer, National Book Award (New York, NY)                                               2017, 18

Student Organizer, PEN World Voices (New York, NY)                                                    2017, 18

Attendee, Literary Writers Conference, by Slice Magazine (Brooklyn, NY)                        2016, 17

Attendee, Feria del Libro (Buenos Aires, Argentina)                                                                 2016



*Eucom Corporate Solutions, one-day: “Evolving the Assessment System”                              2019

*New York Language Center, one-day: “Teach Writing with the Five Senses”                        2019

*New York Language Center, one-day: “Effective Icebreakers to Build Community”             2018

The New School, Master Class with Susan Shapiro: “The First-Person Essay”                       2018

The New School, Master Class with Camille Rankine: “What Words Can’t Say”                    2017

The New School, Master Class with Brody and Lambert: “The Lifecycle of a Book”              2017

New York Language Center, one-day: “Going Beyond the Classroom”                                  2017

The New School, Master Class with Andrea Pinkney: “Writing Cross-Culturally”                  2017

The New School, Master Class with Frederic Tuten: “Radical Approaches to Fiction”           2016

The New School, Master Class with Brett Rawson: “Launch Pad, writing off the page”         2016

The New School, Master Class with LB Thompson: “Hybrid Project, text and image”           2016

The New School, Master Class with Daphne Merkin: “On Life Writing”                                 2016

Skidmore College’s Summer Writers Institute, two-weeks: “Advanced Fiction”                     2015

Houston Writers Guild, one-day workshop: Writing Through Darkness                               2014

Texas Writers League, one-day workshop: Writing With a Sense of Place                            2013

(*=workshops I led)



Reader, Café Con Libros, New Voices Reading Series (Brooklyn, NY)                                  2019

Reader, Berl’s Poetry Shop, open mic (Brooklyn, NY)                                                             2018

Reader, KGB Red Room, reading series (New York, NY)                                               2016 – 18

Reader, New School Creative Writing Program, monthly readings (New York, NY)      2016 – 18

Reader, The Heights Neighborhood Library, open mic (Houston, TX)                                     2014

Reader, Le Rouge Boutique, young writers night (Austin, TX)                                                2013




They Lived They Were at Brighton Beach, Kindle Direct Publishing (print, ebook)               2020

The Summer Abroad: el viaje de egresados, Kindle Direct Publishing (print, ebook)               2018



“How to Apologize to Your Father in Spanish,” The Acentos Review (online)                        2018

“A Short Autobiography,” NYLC Blog (online)                                                                       2018



“July to August,” American Scholar (featured online)                                                               2018

“Brave Bukowski,” Calypso Editions Poetry Anthology, Houston Poet Laureate (print)         2017

“Adorned Inscription,” Artlines Poetry Anthology, Museum of Fine Arts Houston (print)       2015



Interviewee, “Five Questions with Iván Brave,” The New School Writing Blog (online)         2019

Interviewer, “Where Language Meets Learning . . .,” NYLC Blog (online)                              2018

Interviewee, “Interview with Iván Brave,” The Cosy Dragon (online)                                      2018

Interviewer, “A Student Shares Her Thoughts . . .,” NYLC Blog (online)                                2017

Interviewer “A Conversation . . .,” NYLC Blog (online)                                                           2017

Interviewee, “Local Live . . .” The Daily Texan (print, online)                                                  2012


Publicity & Reviews

Review of novel, “Bravissimo Iván Brave,” by Prof. Courdaleau on (online)    2019

Contributor, “Sounds from the World Showcases,” SXSW (online)                                         2014

Contributor, “Cafe Tacvba Showcase on Auditorium Shores,” SXSW (online)                        2013

Contributor, “Latin Music Press Release,” SXSW (online)                                                         2012



Writer/Producer/Voice, “SoundSpace at the Blanton Museum of Art,” KUTX (online)          2013

Writer/Producer/Voice, “Ditch the Fest 2013,” KUTX (online)                                                    2013

Executive Producer/Writer, all aired episodes of Local Live, KVRX (FM)                       2012 – 13



Writer/Producer, “Thre3style DJ Competition in Austin,” for RedBull (online)                       2013


Music and Lyrics

Co-Writer/Producer, “Black Beauty p1, 2 (Cacophony Edit),” a song for The Abstract           2012


Personal Blog

Please visit for short stories, poems, and curiosities                           2015 – Current



Computer Skills: MS Office, FileMaker, ProTools, Ableton, Audition, Photoshop, PC & MAC

Languages: L1 Bilingual in Spanish & English; L2 French; L3 Russian & Romanian

International Travels: Extensively through North/Central/South America, Western/Central/Eastern Europe, Japan and Southeast Asia

Tests: GMAT (2013), GRE (2015), New SAT (2016)