Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Well-qualified Biologist knowledgeable about zoology, marine and freshwater ecology. Successful developing and conducting field and laboratory tests to investigate diverse topics. Over 13 years of field and classroom experience.

Dynamic and motivated professional with a proven record of generating and building relationships, managing projects from concept to completion and coaching employees, interns and students to success as a biology research assistant, highschool teacher and farm manager.

Employee-focused and performance-oriented with good training and mentoring abilities. Successful record of expanding network connections through reaching out to organizations, local businesses and the community.

Work History
03/2021 to 08/2021 Farm Manager First Busey Corporation | Granite City, IL,
  • Led team of 5 skilled and unskilled farm personnel.
  • Wrote and Established curricula for gardening classes as well as gardening, urban farming, sustainability and biodiversity workshops for all ages
  • Adjusted production strategies to account for changing factors such as market and weather conditions.
  • Explained and demonstrated working techniques, practices and safety measures for permanent agricultural workers and intern.
  • Purchased supplies such as seed, fertilizer, soil blends.
  • Implemented lean farming methods to improve efficiency and profitability.
  • Planned schedule for crop rotation, plantings and harvest.
09/2018 to 02/2021 Farm Manager at Life Farms Tower Health | Womelsdorf, PA,
  • Increased Life Farms' revenue by over 500% over last 2 years
  • Established and optimized very profitable micro greens business branch.
  • Created farm website with integrated online store which generated over $200,00 in revenue 2020.
  • Developed successful internet marketing strategy. Supervised and delegated tasks regarding writing of weekly newsletter and social media posts
  • Established newsletter following of around 1800 followers in two years. Increased Facebook following base by 400%, Instagram followers by over 2000%
  • Created new pricing models for CSA program and increased revenue by 100% compared to previous year
  • Acting customer service manager for all online shoppers, 10 wholesale clients and ~130 CSA members
  • Acting event manager for Farm-to-table dinners, Open-farm days
  • Managing Life Farms transition to become certified organic farm
  • Awarded three USDA grants worth over $27,000.00
  • Wrote and Established curriculum for gardening classes for all ages
  • Established and led sustainability workshops for businesses
  • Created educational videos for Life Farms' website and youtube channel
  • Introduced new profitable crops and improved growing techniques for many crops which led to higher profits
01/2015 to Current Business Owner Sonnengarten Farm | City, STATE,
  • Founded and established thriving urban farm business.
  • Successfully raised over $3,000 through platform
  • Managed day-to-day business operations, including accounting, finance, HR, marketing and public relations
  • Created marketing strategy & branding and launched various print marketing, social media campaigns and video documentaries.
  • Created and launched own business website
  • Cultivated large, diverse customer base of regular buyers, restaurants, grocery stores and farmers markets
  • Created curriculum for farm workshops, gardening classes and field trips
  • Mentored and trained employees and volunteers on procedures regarding marketing, farm education programs, farm development, field work
  • Public speaker at Dunedin library 2018, 2019 "Urban Gardening & Biodiversity"
01/2005 to 01/2015 Teacher HELMHOLTZ-GYMNASIUM HEIDELBERG | City, STATE,
  • Head of the Biology Department
  • Biology Curator
  • Designed and revised lesson plans and course content to facilitate and moderate classroom discussions and student centered learning
  • Met with administrators and department team members to work on curriculum planning and assessment methods
  • Led workshops in conservation biology and physical education for teachers
  • Reviewed curriculum and devised alternate approaches to presenting lessons to increase student understanding
  • Supported student teachers by mentoring on classroom management, lesson planning and activity organization
  • Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects for Biology
  • Research proficiency
  • Estimation of wildlife populations
  • Writing reports
  • Environmental assessment
  • Laboratory experiments & Sample Testing
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Overseeing & Mentoring employees
  • Teacher & Public speaker
  • Client Service & Consulting
  • Multilingual (English, German, French)

Expected in Master of Science | Biology Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany, GPA:
  • Graduated cum laude
Expected in Master of Science | Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany, GPA:
  • Graduated cum laude
Expected in Teacher Training | Education Gymnasium Eppingen, Heilbronn, Germany, GPA:

Two year course of Study & School Internship Allowing Graduates Become State Certified Teachers.

A Gymnasium is a state-maintained secondary school that prepares students for higher academic education comparable to a College preparatory school.

Expected in 2005 2nd Teacher’s State Exam For Secondary School | Education Teacher Seminar Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany, GPA:
  • Graduated cum laude
Additional Information
  • Fluent in MS Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Awards , 1st Place Heidelberg Environment Prize 2011

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  • Gymnasium Eppingen
  • Teacher Seminar Heilbronn

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