Talented Manager with expert team leadership, planning and organizational skills built during successful career. Diligent trainer and mentor with exceptional management abilities and results-driven approach seeking to maintain a full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills.
Relevant Coursework Completed:
SOCI 443 The Sociology of Poverty
- Explored and discussed lived experiences, preferences, barriers, and incentives for communities who have historically been underrepresented and/or under resourced by government programs
- Researched barriers that people living in poverty face in order to experience local nature, wilderness, and/or recreation areas
ENST 480 Food, Agriculture, Environment
- Discussed the consequences of consumer choices and food politics on the environment and current farming practices.
- Created a curriculum and taught class on the benefits of traditional ecological knowledge in improving local food economies and climate change impacts.
ENST 550 Politics of Food
- Delved into the intracties of politics ruling local and federal government policies that impact local food and community agriculture.
- Developed an in depth understanding of the NRCS and Farm Bill programs, incentives, and policies.
ENST 555 Research Methods for Social Change
- Learned and implemented research methods relevant to the social sciences, such as data collection, in-depth interviews, and case studies
- Answered topical questions in regards to the management of outdoor and agricultural spaces in relation to social justice and change for communities that have historically been left out due to socio-economic status
ENST 594 Ethical Issues of Ecological Restoration
- Considered the ethical, cultural, and economic impacts of environmental restoration.
- Toured and volunteered with local ranchers who were employing conservation and restoration techniques on their farmland to improve environmental degradation along the Silverbow Creek and the Clark Fork River Superfund site.
ENSC 594 Graduate Seminar, Agroecology
- Researched, discussed, and debated a variety of agroecology subjects, including composting, biological pest control, soil amending, and GMOs.
- Gathered and assembled preliminary data for resource concerns to develop farm conservation plans.
ENST 590 Supervised Internship, PEAS Farm
- Taught urban agriculture farm program/course design to give students hands on experience in farming techniques, such as organic soil conservation techniques, harvesting, community supported agriculture.
- Carried out soil conservation practices, such as cover-cropping, soil amendments, and crop rotation in accordance to farm plans and season.
ENST 597 Independent Research
- Planned and developed all necessary research needed to explore a problem that is difficult to define and for which there is scarce prior research: how garden spaces impact experiences of homelessness.
- Developed and successfully carried out an independent research study that integrated multiple fields of study into exploring the importance of urban agricultural spaces to people experiencing homelessness.
- Conducted the entirety of the scientific research for a Master's Portfolio which included: identifying research topics, defining the study objective, organizing and conducting research through a case study, reviewing existing literature, and performing one-on-one interviews.
- After interpreting the results which culminated in a research paper, presented the findings in the form of a portfolio report, public presentation of findings, and publication of work.
Relevant Coursework Completed:
NRS 100 Natural Resource Conservation
- Gained insight into the technical and hands-on approaches to conservation work.
NRS 212 Introduction to Soil Science
- Received fundamental knowledge of soil science.
- Worked with classmates to solve soil issues which involved discovering the problem of a particular area, coming up with ways to solve the issue, and presenting our results to class.
SOC 498 Independent Study
- Spent 2 weeks abroad in Oaxaca Mexico exploring, researching, and developing an understanding of the relationships between gender, culture, and the environment.
- Talked with local communities about the importance of using traditional knowledge in farming practices to work with the land.
- Explored questions relating to people's place within the environment and how food can be the connection between nature and culture for those experiencing extreme poverty or homelessness.
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