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Mackenzie Grambor

Science Outreach Educator



Masters in Professional Studies in Education

Cornell University

Topics included: Adult Outreach and Education,  Curriculum Design, Educational Assessments, Special Education, Student Teaching practicum.


Bachelors of Science in Plant Biology; Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Education

Cornell University

Topics included: Curriculum Design, Teaching and Instruction, Ecological Restoration, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Permaculture and Sustainable Systems.

Work experience

Aug 2014Present

Director of Curriculum Development and Special Projects

Steps to Literacy

N.Y.C. Special Projects Assistant: successfully researched content, created libraries and managed logistics for over 2000 classrooms to receive the libraries on behalf of the following programs: Arnhold New Dance Teacher Support Program, American Voices Theater Program, and the Amp Up New York Music Initiative. 

Custom Library Collections: collaborated with customers in creating custom book collections for classrooms. Researched curricula, in-depth studies of common school subjects, and publisher data to create rounded, informative, and engaging book collections for schools. Involves using inventory management software, Microsoft Office, vendor relations and data management, and exception customer service skills. 

B2B: manages relationships with other businesses in relation to creating custom book bundles that meet the needs of different customer bases. 

Jan 2013Jul 2014

Preschool Teacher

Kindercare Learning Center

Plans and implements activities that promote social, physical, and intellectual growth of children. Responsible for the care, hygiene, learning, and developmental activities, specialized programs, and redirection of children. Communicates directly with parents, maintains classroom records, and led classroom through NAEYC certification. 

May 2012Dec 2013

Retail Manager

The Piggery Butcher Shop

Lead 8 employees in day-to-day operations of a local meats butcher counter including following HAACP and USDA guidelines. Knowledgeable in all cuts of meats, local farming practices, customer service, POS systems, deli-type restaurant management, and sanitary standards. Was quick to learn payroll management, website maintenance and vendor relationships.

Aug 2010Aug 2012

Curriculum Developer


Created lesson plans for teacher training workshops in hydroponics​ and greenhouse management. Developed state standards surrounding systems thinking and hydroponics as part of an enclosed environment.

Jan 2012May 2012

Student Teacher

Southern Cayuga Central School

Taught​ ​ grades 6-12 in biology, agricultural science, greenhouse management, laboratories, and welding/workshop. Created curricula and tutored towards the N.Y. S. Biology Exam. After-school homework tutor, aide for at-risk youth, creation of curricula for greenhouse and plant science.

Dec 2010Jan 2012

Local Foods & Agriculture Intern

Cornell Cooperative Extension & AmeriCORPS

Manager of the Youth Farmers' Market(Tompkins County):​ ​ managed and educated low-income, high-risk high school students in a work placement at the Trumansburg Farmers' Market. Mentored students in healthy eating, marketing, customer service, business practices and general accounting. 

Provided informational programming, marketing, research, and assessments for our SNAP EBT program. 

Healthy Food For All Program: Enlisted the support of volunteers and collaborated with businesses and community groups to subsidize vegetables from local farms to local families in need. 

Aug 2007Dec 2010

Lab Assistant

Invasive Species Insect Laboratory

Lab Assistant:​ developed research on the fungal eradication of the Long Horned Beetle and​ the Gypsy Moth. Performed insect dissection with diagnosis of death, identified fungal pathogens in laboratory samples, and reared gypsy moth caterpillars for research. Gathered and analyzed data for studies and reports and made recommendations based on findings.