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Summary

I am particularly interested in how journalism, social media, and/or visual media can educate and spread awareness of environmental issues, influence behavior, and inspire action.

I am actively pursuing career opportunities related to:

  • Conservation Writing/Editing or Social Media Management,
  • Natural Resources Management,
  • Climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation, and/or 
  • Environmental Policy

I am seeking opportunities in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area as well as on the East Coast.

I am more than willing to relocate for the right position.

I possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and pride myself on my ability to engage with diverse audiences and translate complex environmental topics into material that is plain-language, relate-able, and interesting to the general public.

Additionally, I am highly organized, detail-oriented, reliable, adaptable, and self-motivated. I'm an efficient independent worker, but also enjoy and thrive in team environments.

Long-term, I hope to someday play a part in the management, conservation, and/or rehabilitation of our oceans. I believe that they play a key role in sustaining our economy, providing recreational opportunities, and contributing to our physical and mental health.

Education

Sep 2011Dec 2014

B.S. Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (Emphasis: Policy, Planning, Law, & Society)

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Professional Experience

Dec 2015Present

Marketing Assistant

The Nature Conservancy

Compile, create, write, edit, and schedule content for The Nature Conservancy Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota Facebook accounts. 

Jun 2015Dec 2015

Commission Assistant

Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council (LSOHC)

As Commission Assistant for the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council I provided administrative support by scheduling meetings, producing and maintaining digital and paper files, updating the program management database, and generating reports via the database. I also conducted applicable research, and managed correspondence with Council Members, members of the media, legislative staff, the general public, and Project Managers. I communicated daily with Project Managers to support project management by reviewing funding proposals, accomplishment plans, amendments, and final reports, gathering and producing presentation materials, and addressing general concerns/inquiries. In addition to my administrative duties, I assisted with the planning, preparation, and conduction of Council meetings. I produced draft agendas, reviewed/edited memos, coordinated presenters, created, published, and collated all materials, transcribed the meeting minutes, and conducted any necessary follow-up activities. Furthermore, I provided website administration support by developing, posting, and maintaining website content. Currently, under a short-term contract with the Commission, I am responsible for data entry of historical amendments, conducting social media research, and assisting with the planning of an upcoming workshop.

Jan 2015Jun 2015

Legislative Assistant *Session only position*

Minnesota House of Representatives, Sergeant-at-Arms Department
  • Provide clerical assistance to the Sergeant-at-Arms Department; maintain daily calendar, schedule meetings, coordinate schedules, received visitors
  • Process applications for key cards, keys, and parking requests
  • Maintain floor pass records and issue floor passes to guests of Members
  • Created and maintain lost and found record keeping system
  • Attend House sessions and occasional committee hearings
May 2014Dec 2014

Climate Change and Natural Resources Management - Student Worker

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Division, Policy and Planning Unit, Climate Adaptation Team

As a Student Worker with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, I developed and managed a private staff website and produced and distributed a monthly e-newsletter. I created, compiled, posted, and maintained all content for both projects. Additionally, I promoted and managed website membership and newsletter subscription(s). The website gained 50+ members within the first month and boasted a 42% return-user rate with sessions averaging 8 minutes. The newsletter was initially internal, but was soon forwarded to a local citizen group by their request. Both projects were extremely well-received, highly praised, and are still being implemented. Furthermore, I conducted extensive literature reviews, created over 40 bibliographies, drafted a restoration outline, and independently led a conference call with 6 Natural Resource Managers.

May 2014Dec 2014

Policy Intern

Dovetail Partners, Inc.

While an Intern at Dovetail Partners, Inc., a non-profit organization, I authored and published a report as well as developed an online document which offered a simplified version of a previous report.  Both undertakings required translation of complex scientific material into plain-language documents.

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