Dedicated, creative professional with experience in community development, fundraising, grant-writing, marketing, and planning/organizing projects. Independent and self-motivated to succeed andhelp others. Strong analytic skills who excels in prioritizing and organizing. Exceptional verbal and written communication, articulate and experienced working with diverse people. Very interpersonal, flexible, easy-going, and team oriented.
Excel in verbal and written communication
Monitoring and evaluation
Data analysis and research
Strong problem solving skills
Marketing and grant-writing
Agriculture and animal husbandry
Environmental Volunteer10/2014 to 03/2016Peace CorpsThe Gambia, West Africa
Established a Peace Corps Master Farm Demonstration
site with local farmer through a $10,000 food security grant.
Coordinated and supervised local farmers to demarcate 3 hectors of land to increase efficiency and equity.
Led workshop/training of over 50 women in proper
garden bed preparation, soil management and organic pest management.
Successfully organized, taught, and supervised community youths in erosion control work.
Started a local beekeeping cooperative with three local farmers to increase food security and incomes.
Assistant to Executive Director06/2013 to 09/2013Northwest Burn FoundationSeattle, WA
Conducted analysis, data gathering and market research
Organized and filed all documents
Assisted in fundraising, event planning, and community outreach
Worked extensively with social media, Microsoft office, and Excel
Client Advocate06/2012 to 09/2012Center for JusticeSpokane, WA
Interviewed potential clients and assisted in acceptance process
Wrote detailed intakes of interview and legal issue(s) for attorneys
Advocated on accepted clients behalf, often acting as a mediator
Filed and organized all client activity
Assisted in front office and secretary work
Team Leader/Farmer06/2007 to 09/2011Fainthope RanchSpokane, WA
Oversaw 1 hector garden
Planned, lead and supervised daily work schedule and activities
Planted, harvest, and marketed produce
Effectively operated and increased egg farm production
Bachelor of Arts: Political Science; Communications2013University of WashingtonSeattle, WA, USA3.2 GPA
2009 Provincial Rugby Champions; UW
Dean's list in 2011-13; UW Honors Society; Integrated into an Islamic/African culture at a hardship post; Achieved Advanced Low rating in the Mandinka
language based on the guidelines of the American Council for the Teaching of
Foreign Languages; started personal blog "The Morkill Perspective"