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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

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.

Skills
  • Staff Management
  • Team Building
  • Written and oral communication
  • Adaptability
  • Conflict resolution
  • Customer Service
Education
Master of Science: Environmental Studies, Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Expected in 12/2016
The University of Montana - Missoula, MT
GPA:
  • GPA: 4.0, Credits Earned: 44 Semester hours

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.

Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology And Gender & Women's Studies , Expected in 05/2013
University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI ,
GPA:
  • GPA: 3.07
  • Vice President of Lambda Alpha Society
  • Treasurer of Anthropology Club

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.

Work History
Produce Manager, 10/2017 to Current
Reasor's LlcSapulpa, OK,
  • Hrs/week 40-60
  • Salary: $55,000/yr
  • Manage staff of 15-20 employees in department duties; successfully trained 3 managers-in-training who were all promoted to department managers at other store locations
  • Expertly supervise and assist in departmental morning setup which includes properly rotating and merchandising produce displays
  • Train team members and new hires on department procedures through hands on training, ensuring staff watch required materials, and creating checklists tailored to department needs.
  • Responsible for buying products from local agriculture producers, included Lancaster Farm Fresh Co-op and Crooked Fence Farm, by creating orders on a day-to-day basis by considering current backstock inventory, projected daily sales, distributor availability, and customer expectations
  • Efficiently and safely break down freight and ensure that the cold chain remains intact, product is rotated properly, and that all items are received
  • Performed daily paperwork such as receiving and committing invoices, inputting credits, and communicating irregularities or mistakes
  • Increased profits by reducing waste, controlling shrinkage and increasing team efficiency with optimized workflows, showing an increase of overall sales by 15% and reducing department waste from an average of 3.5% to of 1.5% each quarter
  • Keep department equipment in working order and advised general manager of equipment repair or replacement needs.
  • Established performance-oriented environment by closely supporting all team members.
  • Enhanced communication between patrons and team members to cultivate upbeat, team-oriented culture.
  • Assess supplier quality to maintain tight cost controls and maximize business operational performance.
Office Manager, 05/2013 to 09/2017
University Health SystemSan Antonio, TX,
  • Hrs/week Salary: $45,000/yr
  • Developed and maintained business website, social media presence, and blog.
  • Ensured proper book keeping and kept up with accounts due/payable.
  • Assisted with automotive repairs and daily shop chores such as cleaning and disposing of hazardous waste in accordance to local laws.
  • Managed budgets, appointment scheduling, employee and event itineraries and accounts to improve productivity initiatives.
  • Maintained computer and physical filing systems.
  • Optimized organizational systems for payment collections, AP/AR, deposits and recordkeeping.
  • Compared vendor prices and negotiated for optimal savings.
  • Coordinated special projects and managed schedules.
Farm Apprentice, 10/2013 to 05/2014
Dig InnNew York, NY,
  • Hrs/week Salary: $22,000/yr
  • Acquired knowledge and skills necessary to complete farm tasks and duties independently on a day-to-day basis.
  • Learned practical knowledge of growing organically and integrated pest management.
  • Ensured proper field seeding of crops, kept seeding records, and maintained seeding tractors and equipment.
  • Gained experience applying soil conservation methods, such as, planting cover crops, field rotation, and best soil practices.
  • Acted as head cashier during farmer market hours which included ensuring produce quality, supervising breaks, shift duties, end of market clean-up, and handling of cash.
  • Safely operated farm equipment such as tractors, refrigerated trucks, produce unpacking and packing machinery, and hand-seeders.
  • Developed tolerance to work in extremes of weather ranging from 103 degree Fahrenheit days to drenching thundershowers, high winds, and freezing temperatures.
  • Irrigated farm soil and performed repairs and routine maintenance on pipes and pumps.
  • Harvested and inspected organic vegetable and produce crops.

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School Attended

  • The University of Montana
  • University of Rhode Island

Job Titles Held:

  • Produce Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Farm Apprentice

Degrees

  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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