Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Enthusiastic professional with superior skills in working in both team-based and independent capacities. Possessing exceptional abilities in program development and delivery in conjunction with unique skills and passion for horticulture and urban gardening fuel the desire to help others through education and community engagement. Bringing strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills to any setting.

  • Program Development and Management
  • Instructional Delivery, Direct and Online
  • Educational materials
  • Educational programs
  • Event planning
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer Management
  • Public Speaking
County Agriculture Agent, 08/2017 - Current
Data Robot Dallas, TX,
  • Cooperative Extension Program, This position involves the development, implementation, delivery and maintenance of comprehensive agriculture and natural resources-based programs and events for community stakeholders in Harris County, TX.
  • Within this capacity I've successfully:.
  • Conceived, planned and implemented all aspects of the inaugural Women in Agriculture Conference, focused on the unique role of women in the agricultural industry.
  • The event featured experts from the entire U.S.
  • And brought together over 150 women for a one-day event held at the University of Houston-Downtown.
  • Delivered direct instruction of agricultural and gardening focused educational programs at more than 50 community-based locations in Harris County, TX, reaching more than 2000 participants of every age.
  • Created and delivered a four part online instructional urban gardening series that engaged approximately 400 participants across the live sessions.
  • Established effective collaborations that supported the effective delivery of programs internally with other county agents, researchers and specialists, and externally with universities, non-profits, government agencies, civic and religious organizations.
  • Established and facilitated functioning committees dedicated to fundraising, program and event planning efforts.
  • Devised effective marketing initiatives in support of program delivery, major events and conferences and identified, recruited, and trained more than 40 local volunteers in support of those programs, committees and events.
  • Regularly evaluated program effectiveness/results in relation to objectives; and organized data and program outcomes for effective presentation to elected officials, organizations and other stakeholders.
Program Assistant, 08/2014 - 08/2017
Better Living For Texans City, STATE,
  • This position, within the Family and Community Health Unit of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program, focused on the delivery of educational programs aimed at improving the health and well-being of participants in Harris County, TX.
  • In this role I provided structured information on general nutrition, increasing physical activity, obesity awareness and prevention, food safety, and food resource management to participants of all ages.
  • In addition, I successfully:.
  • Facilitated coordination and planning efforts with multiple agencies, groups, organizations and institutions to deliver educational programs in alignment with our mission utilizing program provided material resources.
  • Participated in marketing efforts with local clubs, civic organizations, schools, and churches to identify adult and youth participants.
  • Delivered direct instruction to 350-500 adults annually via six-week long educational series.
  • Developed print, social media, and general educational materials for marketing and educational usage.
  • Attended formal and informal training opportunities to maintain technical competencies and increase knowledge and skills.
  • Adhered to extensive reporting requirements necessary to demonstrate program impact.
Founder, President, 02/2009 - 05/2013
Healthy Habits Produce Coop City, STATE,
  • Served as the Co-founder and President of a fresh organic vegetable cooperative located in west Houston.
  • During my tenure I successfully:.
  • Planned, implemented and managed the organizations establishment, including successful guidance through the 501(3) nonprofit application process.
  • Managed all activities in relation to staffing, member recruitment, volunteer recruitment and management, financial management, product research and supplier relations.
  • Grew the co-op to include more than 300 participating families, and expanded distribution to two geographic and demographically different locations.
  • Developed organizational website, and managed social media engagement, marketing and community outreach.
  • Recruited and managed a rotating pool of approximately 100+ volunteers to assist with produce distribution on designated days.
  • Conceived, planned and created the Backyard Garden Growers community gardening project.
  • Raised more than $5000 in funding via social media to kickstart the initiative.
  • Organized over 30 unique volunteers who participated in the construction of eight backyard gardens as part of the project.
Education and Training
Master of Science: Agriculture Science, Education, Expected in
Texas A&M University - Kingsville, TX
Backyard vs Community Gardens, A Comparative Analysis
Bachelor of Science: Social Work, Expected in
Metropolitan State University of Denver - Denver, CO
Horticulture Certificate Program: , Expected in
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Master Gardener Certificate Program Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program: , Expected in
Texas A&M University - College Station, Houston, TX
Activities and Honors
  • Member, Texas County Agriculture Agents Association, 2018-2019
  • Board of Advisors, Hope Farms (Harris County's largest urban farm), 2019-current
  • Harris County Master Gardener Association, 2014-present
  • South Texas Herb Society 2017-present
  • Epsilon Sigma Phi ADDITIONAL
  • Guest speaker for the Houston Urban Food Production Conference, the Harris County Master Gardeners Association, the Health Educators Network and the Houston Public Library.
  • Former featured writer on two blogs
  • Featured radio interviewee on health and wellness subjects
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