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Work experience

Jan 2012Jan 2015

Steve and Kate's Camp

Community Director - Oakland | September 2013 to present

Regional Director - Oakland and San Francisco | September 2012 to August 2013                                                   

District Director - Pleasanton and Fremont | January 2012 to August 2012

At Steve and Kate’s Camp campers are given tools and guidance to become self-actualized learners, people who teach themselves. My responsibilities, first as District, then Regional, and now Community Director have been with the ultimate goal of providing a phenomenal, self-directed education program for my community. These responsibilities include:

In the off-season-

  • Seeking out and partnering with independent Bay Area schools
  • Regularly meeting with prospective camp parents and children in the pre-season to start building relationships
  • Communicating with returning camp parents and children to receive feedback and suggestions
  • Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring 60+ summer staff members
  • Designing and implementing staff trainings based on best practices of facilitating self-directed learning

During camp-

  • Modeling age and learning-style appropriate engagement best practices for 4-12 year olds
  • Conducting regular check-ins with summer staff to offer and receive feedback, and support their goals
  • Connecting with camp parents during the summer to be able to preemptively address issues
  • Supporting 150+ campers in their journey of self-directed discovery by empowering their pursuit of curiosity
  • Managing the flow of 6+ activities happening simultaneously
  • Meeting and exceeding the emotional and developmental needs of children ages 4-12 on a minute to minute basis
  • Planning and overseeing the operational aspects of camp including move-in and move out weekends, daily running of camp, cleaning, maintenance, supply inventory, and IT troubleshooting
  • Cultivating healthy relationship with my colleagues and staff through open and honest communication
  • Orchestrating 10 weeks of self-directed summer camp, with humility and a smile.
Sep 2009Jan 2012


Interim Education Center Coordinator | July 2011 to January 2012

Classroom Sustainability Associate | September 2010 to June 2011

Environmental Education Programs Presenter | September 2009 to June 2010

As Interim Coordinator for the [email protected] Education Center my responsibilities included:

  • Coordinating, leading and evaluating fieldtrips about the “4Rs” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot) of waste reduction and natural resource conservation for 4th and 5th grade public school children in Alameda County
  • Scheduling and maintaining a calendar for fieldtrips, buses and staff.
  • Providing age and learning style appropriate examples of reduce, reuse, recycle and compost and hands-on exercises, walking tour descriptions and student reflections.
  • Organizing curriculum materials for teachers to extend the fieldtrip experience into the classrooms through extension activities.
  • Administering and analyzing evaluation methods and tools for teachers, students, chaperones and staff.
  • Leading the orientation and training, both initial and on-going, of Education Center Associates.

As a Classroom Sustainability Associate I:

  • Taught two, two-hour lessons per day to a classroom of 4th or 5th grade public school students across Alameda County schools for one academic year. Lesson topics included our Watershed, Foodshed, and “Wasteshed”
  • Motivated students to take action in their schools and communities to reduce landfill waste through inquiry-based service learning projects.
  • Developed new standards-based Waste Reduction and Global Climate Change curriculum
  • Implemented new curriculum in 80+ elementary classes in the 2010-2011 academic year
  • Revised curriculum through a participatory tuning protocol with senior level StopWaste employees
  • Gathered and analyzed metrics to measure the efficacy of curriculum
  • Communicated regularly with teachers, principals, custodians and other stake holders regarding the planning, implementation, efficacy and long-term sustainability of school programs

As an Environmental Education Programs Presenter I:

  • Lead waste reduction environmental education fieldtrip for to 4th and 5th grade public schools students
  • Designed and implemented student-lead waste reduction and recycling action projects
Jun 2010Aug 2010

Green Design and Kitchen Chemistry Lead Instructor

Camp Galileo Summer Quest
  • Provided a safe and engaging learning environment for youth ages 10-14.
Aug 2008Dec 2008

Development Assistant 

Foundation for Ecological Security, Udaipur, India
  • Developed an environmental educational curriculum for rural and urban communities
  • Worked to clarify the linkages between the sustainable uses of natural resources and secure livelihoods


Aug 2003May 2007

BA in International Relations

Boston University