Guest Lecturer: Psychology 315: Psychology of Adolescence UWSP
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Conserve School Graduate Fellowship Awarded free tuition, room, board, and stipend for master's program.
University of Michigan Women's Varsity Rowing Team
University of Michigan Most Improved Novice Award
University of Michigan and Big Ten Conference Scholar Athlete
Behavioral Instructor09/2015 to CurrentSD Associates, IncWindsor, VT
Responsible for implementing Individualized Behavior Support Plans and IEP's with special needs client.
Work to reduce challenging behaviors and increase positive, pro-social behaviors by teaching social, communication, motor, play, cognitive and self care skills.
Collect behavioral data and work closely with Behavioral Analyst to analyze data and adjust plans accordingly.
Horticultural Assistant01/2014 to 04/2015The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic GardenBaltimore, MD
Created programs and exhibits that educated visitors on botanical principals and conservation efforts.
Proposed and researched logistics of new exhibits and show designs.
Coordinated, designed, and guided the construction of show and permanent exhibits.
Supervised six employees and dozens of volunteers.
Evaluated employee performance and coordinated with supervisor.
Analyzed and evaluated plant and educational program information to make improvements for plant health, visitation increases, and program effectiveness.
Managed botanical and technical operations of multi-million dollar conservatory and botanical gardens.
Acted as horticultural expert for public programing and the overall care of the collection.
Managed organization's social media, specifically Facebook and Instagram.
Documented horticultural tasks in daily log.
Planned, coordinated, and facilitated educational tours.
Operated complex technological and mechanical equipment.
Collaborated with a small team on budget management.
Vital team member in the organization, creation, and implementation of special events.
Worked with a small team to ensure the health and quality of the collection and was influential in the building of a strong educational and interpretive program.
Urban Ecology Education Coordinator09/2013 to 04/2014Baltimore Ecosystem StudyBaltimore, MD
Performed stream water chemical and biological testing.
Gathered and analyzed quantitative data on water quality.
Performed terrestrial ecological testing.
Provided classroom support and taught BES curriculum in middle and high school classrooms in the city and county.
Coded and analyzed qualitative data on student learning and program effectiveness.
Evaluated data and collaborated on program improvements.
Managed a budget and ordered, delivered, and inventoried supplies.
Co-created and led professional development workshops for teachers.
Interviewed and hired teacher fellows.
Collaborated with ecologists and researchers on effective urban ecology education.
Graduate Fellow/Field Instructor07/2011 to 06/2013UW Stevens Point/Conserve SchoolLand O'Lakes, WI
Residential Life: Supervised over thirty female students in the dormatory. Assessed and analyzed progress of residential program and collaborated with colleagues to establish improvements to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the program. Supervised six to ten teenage students on weeklong backpacking and canoeing trips. Organized, coordinated, and implemented cultural and recreational weekend and afterschool activities. Provided upper-management with program reviews and assessments.
Admissions Assistant: Represented school at conferences. Conducted tours of campus. Communicated via phone, email, and in-person with inquiring parents and students. Input student data into complex computer program and organized hard copies. Assisted in interviewing potential candidates for admission. Developed process to increase school diversity based on research and through networking with local organizations and stakeholders.
Field Instructor: Developed curriculum for high school outdoor skills course aligned with state and national academic standards. Taught 4-8 classes per week to sixty students. Created and conducted evaluations of course. Assessed student progress through biweekly assignments and analyzed progress. Differentiated curriculum based on individualized student need.
Treehaven Assistant: Taught diverse audiences recreational and environmental-based programs. Facilitated and developed teambuilding activities. Developed curriculum for residential school program. Organized and coordinated Workshops. Managed office. Created interpretive displays. Updated operational manual and created new material for garden and residential food service implementation based on prior research and a national qualitative study of residential environmental education programs. Wrote over one hundred page sustainable foods best practices document combining research analysis, qualitative research, and fieldwork. Over TRIPLED garden production in one season.
Community Service Coordinator: Organized and coordinated service opportunities. Networked with the community. Coordinated successful blood drive. Managed and organized records and student documents.
Seasonal Naturalist01/2011 to 06/2011Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority/Pali IntituteCalabasas, CA
Developed curriculum for 4th and 5th grade outdoor/environmental education programs.
Facilitated and created sequential team building plans based on a group's needs, goals, and abilities.
Evaluated team improvement and facilitated improvement strategies.
Created an evaluation system and documents for 4th grade Compton Scholarship program.
Outdoor Educator08/2009 to 05/2010The Outdoor SchoolMarble Falls, TX
Taught groups of 4th-9th graders courses in teambuilding, ropes, kayaking, canoeing, archery, fishing, and outdoor.
Taught STEM based outdoor classes.
Created Cool Things in Nature curriculum based on environmental inquiry and scientific principles.
Marine Mammal Observer12/2009 to 01/2010RPS GeoCetSugar Land, TX
Monitored for marine mammal activity during offshore, seismic research to ensure compliance with marine mammal safety regulations.
Identified marine mammals sighted and documented appropriately.
Corresponded with on-shore.supervisor and completed appropriate data.
Worked effectively with MMO teammate and ship crew.
Garden and Landscape Maintenance Intern.09/2006 to 10/2007Matthaei Botanical Gardens, University of MichiganAnn Arbor, MI
Integral team member in the preservation and maintenance of botanical collection.
Responsible for maintenance of greenhouse, conservatory and grounds.
Utilized complex propagation methods and.botanical methods to maintain the integrity and quality of the conservatory.
Educated the public on botanical and environmental aspects at the gardens.
Trained and supervised new employees and volunteers.
Sales Associate09/2015 to CurrentOrvis Flagship StoreManchester, VT
Implement sales goals and implement optimal customer service.
Inventory product and work closely with a small team to ensure corporate longevity.
7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher09/2013 to 11/2013Crossroads SchoolBaltimore, MD
Created middle school science curriculum based on national and state standards and taught it to students.
Created comprehensive assessments and tailored lessons based on student needs.
Empowered at-risk, underprivileged students from inner-city Baltimore.
Managed over 100 7th and 8th grade students and created differentiated lesson plans based on assessed student need.
Intern08/2010 to 12/2010Spring Rain Farm and Orchard Farm Education, Innovation, and Leadership Development FIELDChimacum, WA
Performed farm tasks related to vegetable crops, fruit production, sheep, chickens, and bees.
Created and implemented youth curriculum for annual farm tour.
Completed coursework and graduated from the FIELD Program through the Washington State-Jefferson County Extension with a certificate in organic farming best practices.
Farm Manager06/2010 to 08/2010Lavender Hill FarmVashon, WA
Weeded, pruned, removed old lavender, landscaped, watered, propagated, mulched.
Ran small farm stand and store.
Oversaw financial aspects of business.
Promoted from Head Intern to Farm Manager supervising three interns.
Building Supervisor09/2006 to 10/2007Univ. of Michigan Ross Academic CenterAnn Arbor, MI
Supervised guests of facility and implemented regulations.
Managed operations of multi-million dollar athletic academic center.
Responsible for customer service and guest experience.
Pest Scout/ Research Assistant05/2005 to 08/2005Agri-Business Consultants, IncMontcalm, MI
Performed field research of potato fields and made prescribed evaluations of crop and pest status.
Documented evaluations on reports and relayed information to higher management.
Gained knowledge of research in a profit based, commercial enterprise.
Developed professional customer service skills working with agricultural clients on large- scale pest management issues.
Groundskeeper09/2004 to 12/2004The University of MichiganAnn Arbor, MI
Responsible for landscaping and upkeep of grounds, including operation of light and medium duty landscaping machinery, and manual execution of detailed planting plans.
Americorps Packwood Youth Coordinator09/2008 to 08/2009Cispus AmericorpsRandle, WA
Planned, coordinated, and implemented youth program in rural town.
Developed administrative procedure for running an evaluating an affective program.
Developed office and program management process and implemented efficient improvements.
Coordinated and recruited volunteers.
Created curriculum for and taught environmental education to at-risk high school students.
Evaluated student progress and made curriculum improvements based on analysis.
Established Packwood's first youth garden.
Created Packwood Kids Funflower Sunflower fundraising initiative to generate revenue.
Successfully operated a Red Cross disaster relief shelter.
Co-wrote a successful grant to continue environmental education program.
Student Conservation Association (SCA) Botany Intern05/2007 to 08/2007Theodore Roosevelt National ParkWatford City, ND
Executed exotic plant management plan.
Utilized GPS enabled systems to enter plant population information into GIS database.
Studied GIS data and quantitative research of area to develop effective plant management strategies.
Special Project: Co-Creator - Cool Things in Nature Web-based nature show to educate and increase environmental awareness.
Designed website www.coolthingsinnature.com.
Filmed, hosted, edited, and marketed over 80 videos.
Wrote and composed theme song.
Responsible for fundraising, program development, business development, and networking.
Videos have reached over 13,000 people.
Master of Science: Natural Resources Environmental EducationMay, 2013University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointStevens, WI
Bachelor of Science: Environmental ScienceJune, 2008University of MichiganAnn Arbor, MI
Certified Interpretive Guide (National Association of Interpretation)
Wilderness First Aid (Wilderness Medical Associates International - WFA)
Level 1: Introduction to Canoeing - Tandem (American Canoe Association Instructor)
Wilderness Water Safety (Recognized by the American Camp association)