Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Ambitious student pursuing a bachelor of science degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems with a minor in Environmental Science. Eager to contribute developed knowledge in environmental advocacy through organizational leadership. Skilled in problem solving, and sustainability knowledge. Adaptable and driven with strong work ethic and ability to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings.

  • Natural leader
  • Environmental orientation
  • Farm operations knowledge
  • Ability to maintain crops
  • Greenhouse experience
  • Experience in leadership roles
  • Field research
  • Research methods
  • Food service knowledge
  • Team member motivation
  • Organizational leadership
  • Administrative assistance
  • Social media advertising
  • Promotions planning skills
  • Creative Designs
  • Event planning and logistics
Expected in 05/2021
Bachelor of Science: Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems
The University Of 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor Rio Grande Valley - Edinburg, TX
  • Minor in Environmental Science
  • Dean's List Honoree (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Founding Graduate for degree
  • UTRGV Gateway Scholarship Recipient
  • Stimulating Hispanic Involvement in the Geosciences (SHIP-GEO) Scholarship Recipient
  • UTRGV Study Abroad Foundation Scholarship Recipient
  • International Student Fee Scholarship
  • Sustainable Campus Community Initiative Scholarship Recipient
  • NSF STEM Education Scholarship Recipient
Research Experience

Undergraduate Student Researcher (2017 - 2019)

with the Agroecology & Resilient Food Systems Program

Evaluation of Potential Benefits of Mycorrhiza Fungi in Improving the Quality and Yield of Commercial Aloe Plants

Objectives of this study were to evaluate the potential benefit of mycorrhiza fungi to improve the yield and quality of aloe plants and to determine the best inoculation method as part of a standard operating procedure.

  • Visited local organic farms around the Rio Grande Valley.
  • Conducted field work on farms such as collecting soil and plant samples.
  • Analyzed data and followed procedures in lab setting.
  • Poster presented research at numerous conferences regarding soil science, agronomy, sustainable agriculture, or social and environmental concerns.
  • Conferences include USDA, NSAC, SSA, etc.
Work Experience
01/2018 to Current
Food Production and Market Coordinator The University Of Texas Rio Grande Valley City, STATE,
  • Lead a team, alongside an experienced farmer, to cultivate a wide variety of crops such as fruit trees and vegetable plants by implementing sustainable practices on a local farm.
  • Utilized proven methods for watering, fertilization, composting, and weed suppression to minimize plant losses while maintaining health, all within organic growing guidelines.
  • Conducted tours of sustainable farm and farming operations on university campus and student lead initiatives on farm off campus.
  • Constructed a farmers market to implement healthy meals, and seasonal produce to a food desert region and promote wellness and support for local farmers in the community.
  • Supervised and lead team members to provide exceptional service, including supervision and assignment delegation for a number of team members.
  • Developed and implemented promotional strategies to drive business success for farmers markets and maintain budgetary guidelines, such as creating flyers, event pages, and social media outreach and advertising.
08/2020 to 10/2020
Census Enumerator U.S. Census Bureau City, STATE,
  • Temporary employment with the U.S. Census Bureau
  • Interacted sensitively, effectively, and professionally with individuals from diverse cultural, socioeconomic and educational, sexual, gender and religious orientations and backgrounds.
  • Communicated clearly and listened attentively throughout the interview process to facilitate the exchange of information.
  • Maintained confidentiality when addressing sensitive information with tact and diplomacy.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
11/2016 to 05/2017
Agroecology Program Assistant The University Of Texas Rio Grande Valley City, STATE,
  • Facilitated troubleshooting, maintenance and updates for UTRGV Agroecology website and printed documents and processed paperwork for the program.
  • Organized personal and professional calendars for students in the Agroeocology program
  • Set up and maintained physical and electronic filing systems.
  • Planned and executed special program outreach such as tours of the certified organic garden on campus, also attended events, hosted booths to promote the Agroecology program.
Conferences and Workshops

Conferences Attended:

  • Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance, NRCS sponsored - online (2020)
  • International Society of Arboriculture, 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor Chapter - online (2020)
  • National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Members Meeting – McAllen, 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (2020)
  • Soil Science Society of America, Annual Meeting – San Diego, California (2019)
  • USDA - National Institute of Food & Agriculture Conference – Washington, D.C. (2018)
  • 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor Hispanic Farmers and Ranchers Conference – McAllen 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (2018)
  • Subtropical Agriculture & Environments Society – Weslaco, 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (2017 - 2019)

Workshops Attended:

  • Sierra Club, Wildlands Campaign Training – Seattle, Washington (2019)
  • “An Agroecological Worldview in Action” Workshop, The Land Institute – Austin, 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (2019)
  • International Workshop on Agroecology & Sustainable Agriculture – Miami, Florida (2019)
  • Annual 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor Hydro-Geo Workshop – Boerne, TX (2017 - 2018)
  • Lozano Long Food Conference – Austin, 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (2017)
  • URGE Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute - San Antonio, 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (2017)


40-Hour HAZWOPER Training, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120, (2018)

Activities and Honors
  • Student At-Large, University Food Services Advisory Committee (2019 - 2020)
  • Student Member, Tree Advisory Board for the City of Edinburg, TX (2019)
  • Participant in Sierra Club, Annual Congressional Lobby Week – Washington D.C. (2019)
  • Study Abroad Student, International Programs and Partnerships in Merida, Mexico (2019)
  • Study Abroad Student, International Programs and Partnerships in Florence, Italy (2018)
  • Member, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society (2016)

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