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Aug 2011Present

Bachelors of Science

Michigan State University
Aug 2009May 2011


Grand Valley State University

Work experience

Sep 2012Present

Promotion & Education Intern

Michigan Farm Bureau
  • Promoting agriculture to teachers across the state by writing articles, creating newsletters, and attending meetings.
  • Gathering permissions for photos used for an alphabet book being published in collaboration with Michigan Farm Bureau.
Nov 2013Feb 2014

Leasing Consultant

DTN Management
  • Sold apartment units in a commission-based environment
  • Greeted prospects, providing information and showing various apartments available for rent
  • Asked appropriate questions to determine prospect needs
  • Provided efficient service to current residents
  • Marketing and social networking
Sep 2013

Deli/Bakery Associate

Busch's Fresh Food Market

-Interact professionally with guests to ensure a pleasant visit

-Assist guests with requests for deli and bakery food items

-Daily production of salads and sandwiches for the ready-to-go sales wall

Jan 2013May 2013

Animal Behavior Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Michigan State University

-Assisted with grade of papers, exams and various other assignments

-Created final protocol along with professor and students for final lab report

-Organized and set-up weekly labs at various teaching farms on campus

May 2012Aug 2012

Field Scouting Intern

Britton Elevator, Inc.
  • Monitored corn, soybean, and wheat fields daily for disease, insect, and weed infestations.
  • Diagnosed problems within the fields to determine if the fields needed to be sprayed.
  • Wrote up spray orders for the custom applicators on a daily basis.
  • Sent weekly reports and newsletters to farmers detailing issues within their fields.
  • Assisted with office work one day per week.
Jul 2011Apr 2012

Recreation Programming Assistant

Department of Natural Resources
  • Marketed a seminar program "Hunting 101" with 20 people in attendance at Rifle River Recreation Area, including flyer production and scheduling of speakers.
  • Organized Beach Olympics at Young State Park: gathering donations, creating flyers, creating beach games, and set-up of event.
  • Participated and assisted in organization of Kayaking 101 at Leelanau State Park.
  • Created multiple marketing flyers for different recreation events: Meteors & S'mores and Biking 101 flyers


National Agri-Marketing Association

  • Historian
  • Director of Publications
  • Promotions Committee
  • Promotions Committee Chair

Animal Science Undergraduate Research Student Association

  • Social Chair
  • Research Committee
  • ASURF Committee

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Mentor

Career Gallery Ambassador

Volunteer for National MS Society

NAMA Promotional Projects



  • 3rd Place Outstanding Student Chapter 2013 - wrote Annual Report
  • 5th Place Student Marketing Competition 2013 - created PowerPoint


Community Outreach
Raised $170 for a BikeMs in Brighton, MI Walked for WalkMS in Traverse City, MI
Customer Service
Answered phones and handled customers while working in the Music Department at Grand Valley State University Sales associate at Borders Books and Music: helping customers find books, checking out customers at cash registers, and making cafe beverages Communicated with farmers and other customers while working for Britton Elevator, Inc
Public Speaking
Presentations for classes and clubs
Event Planning
Planned recreation events for the Department of Natural Resources: Kayaking 101, Hunting 101, and Beach Olympics Assisted in organization of audition days for the Music Department at Grand Valley State University
Field research with dairy cattle: fed them supplements with Omega-3's and Omega-6's to see how it would effect their immune system Pig project to begin in October: feeding chip scraps to piglets and monitoring growth and other factors Class project with broiler chickens: raised them for 10 weeks on varying diets to see which diet would yield fastest growth
Microsoft Office
Powerpoint Word Excel