Bachelor of Arts: English and World LiteratureMay 2017Pitzer CollegeClaremont, California
Highly-motivated community service professional skilled at networking, media outreach and relationship development. Flexible and versatile team player who maintains a sense of humor under pressure.
Developed Sustainability Based Curriculum used in ACT program to teach at the local middle school
Introduced garden based activities into Jumpstart curriculum
Helped increase families' harvests in community garden
Volunteer Gardener, Huerta del Valle: Jardin Communtario, 2015-2016
Team Leader09/2016 to 05/2017Jumpstart Claremont, California
Led 5 peers to provide developmentally appropriate educational activities, with a focus on language and literacy, to young children.
Coached team members by modeling developmentally appropriate practices and guiding reflection and discussion related to adult practice and children's development.
Facilitated team planning meetings and led twice weekly in-classroom activities to promote children's language, literacy, and social-emotional development.
Coordinated team administration, including facilitating well organized team meetings, managing notes and records, and communicating regularly with classroom teachers and the team's site manager/supervisor.
Corps Member09/2013 to 05/2016
Participate in an AmeriCorps member in an award-winning network of volunteers who provide individualized attention and positive adult-child relationships to prepare children entering preschool.
Implement early childhood curriculum and promote literacy skills through ongoing relationships with three partner children.
Collaborate with a team of five Corps members to plan bi-weekly in-classroom activities for a class of sixteen preschool students.
Received intensive training and professional development in early childhood theory and practices, language and literacy development, leadership skills, and effective communication skills with families.
Seasonal Program Assistant05/2014 to 08/2016California Academy of SciencesSan Francisco, California
Trained appropriate interns on supervision of other interns on the public floor.
Supported in the recruitment process by conducting site visits and interviewed program applicants.
Assisted in planning, preparing, and implementing intern events and trips.
Conducted meetings with across multiple departments within the Academy
Careers in Science Intern06/2011 to 08/2013California Academy of ScienceSan Francisco, CA
Mentored new interns
Worked in a project group analyzing different specimens from the Academy's living roof
Served as a youth advocate for the California Academy of Science to the community
Gave Natural Science based presentations to an assortment of different audiences
Strong leadership skills
Garden Management Skills
Strong communication skills with families of different backgrounds