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Reference Letter (Children's Museum)

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter for the recommendation of Masguda Shamsutdinova. If I had an appropriate position, I would have her on staff as part of my organization without a moment’s hesitation. Masguda wide ranging experience traverses more than the average job seeker; she is the type of person who can thrive and excel in a new country with a new language, and virtually no connections.
Masguda could be viewed as a gift granted to the United States. Her intellectual capacity and skills are but a few of the facets that make her a jewel. As the Interim Education Director at the Children’s Museum, Seattle I happened to attend several of her lullaby and storytelling performances: they were phenomenal. She excels in storytelling because she emotionally interprets tales with a technical sense of oral tradition, and thus, she is able to make the experience fluid and personal to the listener. The knack which she possesses, is critical because it mirrors the educational goals as well as aspects of the mission of the museum.
Storytelling is not the only talent that Masguda could bring to an audience she is also an accomplished composer, oral historian and hold a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology. Needless to say, there is a depth of character, which is intertwined with her passion, one that we can all profit from.

If you were considering Masguda for any variety of professional services I would feel confidant in your decision. Masguda is a one-in-a-million: I am lucky to know her. Please feel free to contact me personally for any further background reference or recommendation concerning her.
T. Patrick Roush
Exhibits Director
The Children’s Museum, Seattle
305 Harrison st.
Seattle, WA
Cell: 206-276-6918