Graduate Employees Union | Fall 2014 - Present
Sociology Department Steward | Serves on the GEU Stewards Council, which holds monthly meetings. Serves on the Event Planning Committee, which holds weekly meetings. Designs flyers, t-shirts, and other promotional materials for GEU events. Advocates on behalf of the teaching assistants in the Department of Sociology via meeting attendance, GEU trainings, and union participation.
Natural Leaders Legacy Camp, Islandwood, Bainbridge Island, WA | August 2013
Participant | The Natural Leaders Network empowers a worldwide youth movement to reconnect children with nature. Fifty-two camp participants were chosen out of approximately 200 applicants to train in community organizing, public communication, and developing mission and action items on how to curb Nature Deficit Disorder. Millennial leaders involved in a multitude of environmental organizations were able to connect and build relationships with resources available from the Natural Leaders and Children and Nature Network, while also using state-of-the-art technology and strategies to support their projects.
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN | June 2013
Volunteer | Team member for Collectors’ Corner Neighborhood Trading Places in Woodbury. Foster learning, research, discovery, and observation about the natural world to school-aged children. Encourage communication and self-esteem while focusing on traders’ natural interest and curiosity. Present excellent interpretive techniques as part of duties in accordance with the Science Museum of Minnesota’s mission and guiding principles.
Seventh Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, Madison, WI | April 2013
Attendee | Attended Conservation Everywhere: Sustaining Natural and Cultural Diversity to explore connections between biological diversity and human cultures and examine preservation across a range of environmental contexts: from forests and oceans to cities and farms.
MOSES Conference 2013, La Crosse, WI | February 2013
Attendee | Attended Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service conference to take courses in restoration agriculture, dialoging organic messages, team-building to support farm business, managing farm finances, and accessing credit for start-up farms. Drafted work schedule for capturing and organizing data for organic certification for Midsummer (Leehr) farm.
Leopold Education Project, Baraboo, WI | November 2012
Attendee | Received instruction on how to apply innovative, interdisciplinary, critical thinking, conservation and environmental education curriculum based on the classic writings of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold. Learned how to provide students with opportunities to increase their appreciation for the land and expand ecological awareness.
Mason County Literacy Program Adult Tutoring, Shelton, WA | Feb 2012 - Present
Volunteer | Engage in small group tutoring in Mason County that provides alternative learning environment for students. Help adults enhance their basic skills in reading, writing and math to prepare for their GED exams. Provide childcare to students with children who attend ESOL evening courses.
Understanding WA State’s Stream Habitat Restoration Guidelines, Lacey, WA | April 2012
Attendee | Gained working knowledge of stream-based processes and effective approaches to stream habitat restoration. Topics included stream processes, geomorphology, restoration strategies and techniques, and selected case studies.
Capital Land Trust Planting on Twin Rivers Ranch, Shelton, WA | Feb 2012
Volunteer | Learned proper planting methods and how to recognize native plant species such as cascara and cedar. Removed invasive species to effectively restore wetland and marine shoreline habitat for salmon and diverse bird species.
First Aid/CPR Certification, Olympia, WA | Dec 2011
Attendee | Learned to recognize and treat sudden illnesses and perform First Aid for minor injuries. Learned to recognize and care for choking, breathing, and cardiac emergencies for child and adult victims. Became familiar with using the EMS system/911.
Washington Service Corps SERVES Institute, Yakima, WA | Nov 2011
Participant | Attended and participated in five workshops related to volunteer engagement and personal development: Diversity 101; Finding a Volunteer’s Intrinsic Motivation; Effective Communication Through Emotional Intelligence; Grad School Funding; Personal and Family Disaster Preparedness; Red Cross Shelter Operations.
Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail, Shelton, WA | Oct 2011
Docent | Learned about the life cycle, anatomical features and spawning behaviors of Chum salmon at Kennedy Creek. Incorporated teaching activities to engage grade and pre-school students during hour-long tours on the trail while observing the salmon and draw conclusions on their impacts to the surrounding ecology.
Water Quality Monitoring, Shelton, WA
Teaching Assistant | Learned basic concepts of water quality testing, lab setup and site procedures. Relayed significance of testing and underlying scientific connections between results of tests and how behaviors of humans, plants and other organisms impact water during field day with elementary school students.
Minnesota Round Table Series, St. Paul, MN | Jan 2011 - Aug 2011
Graphic Designer / Event Coordinator | Designed general flyer and registration form for monthly sessions at the University Club Saint Paul, bringing business and community leaders together to discuss state-wide and national issues. Provided tech and logistical support during each session.
Minnesota Initiative on Food and Health Ethics Consortium, St. Paul, MN | Jan 2011
Graphic Designer / Event Coordinator | Designed logo and promotional materials, including invitations and business cards. Organized registration and itinerary for Together at the Table: Revaluing Food and Health for Our Future conference. Attended to logistics during round table sessions. Took and formatted minutes.
Caux Round Table 2010 Global Dialogue, Beijing, China | Oct 2010
Graphic Designer / Participant | Produced design scheme and logo for conference manual, banners, and other promotional materials incorporating title theme A Value-Based Economy for China and the World at the Bailuyuan Education Training Center. Designed registration and sponsorship forms. Attended to logistics during conference.
Society of Women Engineers 2009 Region H Conference, Indianapolis, IN | Feb 2009
Participant | Attended three-day conference and career fair at IUPUI focused on achievements of women in the engineering field and personal and professional development. Workshops included: Women and Organizational Savvy: How to Increase Your Influence and Make an Impact; Backpack to Brief Case; Environmental Issues and Reclamation; Project Management; Diversity in a Global Environment; Effective Communications.
Columbian Park Zoo EPICS Team, West Lafayette, IN | 2007
Energy Systems Analysis Consortium (ESAC) Representative | Managed physical resources to support projects for Columbian Park Zoo, an Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS) team. Soldered hardware and finalized testing for deployment of animal bingo board game as an educational tool. Conceptualized lynx chaser project by conducting field research and drafting initial designs. Presented on deliverables to EPICS coordinators.