Christiane Broussard

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  • Olympia WASHINGTON
  • christianechandler@gmail.com
  • 4254179261

Upper-level Undergraduate student seeking a work study position, focused in one or more of the following areas: native plant propagation, ecological restoration, landscape design and horticulture.

Work History
Work History
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
School Garden Educator and Coordinator - Internship
The northwest montessori school
  • Designed and established a wildlife habitat garden in schoolyard using native plants specific to the site's ecosystem and relative location.
  • Developed and taught school garden curriculum to children ages 3-7 years old.
  • Created plant identification signs and points of interest in the garden for children to learn and interact with. 
  • Worked with key members of the organization to carry out desired objectives and learning goals. 
  • Organized garden work days for parent and local volunteers to assist in initial and on-going work and preparation. 

*This internship was chosen by the National Wildlife Federation as an Eco-School's USA case study. Article can be found by following the link below.

http://blog.nwf.org/2014/11/eco-schools-usa-goes-to-college/

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Substitute Teacher
The Northwest montessori school

Worked cohesively with lead teachers and assistant teachers in absence of regularly appointed teachers. 

Sep 2011 - May 2012
Edible Schoolyard - Volunteer
baltimore montessori public charter school

Worked with faculty and staff to develop an edible schoolyard garden. 

Education
Education
Jan 2014 - May 2016
Bachelor of Science 
The Evergreen state college

Focus in Natural Resource Management and Geographic information Systems (GIS). 

Sep 2006 - May 2009
Direct Transfer Program, A.A.
Bellevue College

Focus in Environmental Studies and Community Organization.

Certifications
Certifications
Jan 2014 - May 2014
Learning ArcGIS Desktop 10.0 
ESRI

An ArcGIS web course with 8 modules, covering the following topics: Creating map symbology, referencing data to real locations, organizing geographic data, creating and editing data, introduction to GIS analytics, geoprocessing, map creation and design.

Research experience

Undergraduate Research Project - Forest Ecology 

Effects of Light and Temperature on Understory Germination in Temperate Rainforest Canopy Gaps and Closed Canopies.

  • Used data-loggers to record light and temperature in selected canopy gap and enclosed canopy plots in The Evergreen State College Forest Reserve.
  • Transported soil collections from each plot to a controlled greenhouse environment to monitor for understory germination.
  • Surveyed and recorded each plot for understory germination throughout the early spring growing period. 
  • Compared and analyzed each research method, formed a conclusion and wrote a research paper.

Research paper can be found by following the link below:

https://www.academia.edu/11153077/The_Effect_of_Climatic_Variables_on_Understory_Germination_in_Soil_collections_from_Temperate_Rainforest_Canopy_Gaps

Skills and Qualifications

  • Environmental education.
  • Surface land mapping (GIS).
  • Native plant restoration methods.
  • Pacific Northwest native plant identification.
  • Land surveying and recording.
  • Pest and disease control.
  • Firm knowledge of soil ecology and composition.
  • Ability to lift over 80lbs.
  • Landscape design (Sketchup) and maintenance.
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills.
  • Work well with teams.
  • Follow instructions carefully and effectively.
  • Passive solar greenhouse design, construction and maintenance.
  • Plant propagation.

References

  • Paul Przybylowicz 

Faculty, Evergreen State College

Former Professor and Internship Sponsor

(360) 867-6476

  • Barbara Madson 

Director, Northwest Montessori School

(206) 524-4244

  • Lari Johnson

Internship Feild Supervisor

(206) 245-9198