Resume

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy - May 2014

  • Thesis: Growing Roots: Gardening as a means to mitigate urban poverty and its symptoms

Work Experience

San Antonio, TX (Sept 2020-Present)

Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist: Managing Conservation Education Program and developing adult education programming. Development, conservation of library, managing part-time staff, coordination of volunteers through GivePulse system.

Major Projects:

Plants/Place: The Ethnobotany and Preservation of Our Native Plants

A virtual exhibition exploring five Texas native plants, ways they have been preserved, and their importance to the peoples of this area. In conjunction with Steve Tobin: Rooted (April 16 – October 30, 2022), the Botanical Garden aims to explore the ‘roots’ of this region’s relationship with its plants. This virtual exhibition is supplemented with programming and in-garden interpretation.

Educational Access - Increasing educational accessibility to the Botanical Garden without dependence on staff or additional costs

  • Self-Guided Tours
  • In-Garden Video Interpretation
  • Ephemeral Signage

College Park, MD (Aug 2018-Sept 2020)

Editor & Content Manager: Contract supporting general museum operations, website management, and development of “David C. Driskell Papers” online archival exhibition celebrating the legacy of Prof. Driskell.

Graduate Assistant: Office administration, staff management, editing, website management, student engagement, and development (grant writing/reporting, donor correspondence, and guest experience at events). Supported completion of 7 exhibitions and future exhibitions.

Baltimore, MD (March 2016-Aug 2018)

New Roots Specialist: Managed branch of a refugee health program. Ran urban gardens, managed farmers’ market partnerships, programming (mental health, nutrition), and grant development. Managed part-time staff and extensive, highly rated, internship program.

San Rafael, CA (June 2015 – March 2016)

Business Development Manager: Office operations, media production, assisting CEO; my focus was museum collaboration and development.

Scanning Technician: Editing 3D data in GeoMagic Studio for 3D printing, reverse engineering, digital use, etc.

Lagunitas, CA (Dec 2014 – April 2015)

Tea Associate: Assisted Chinese tea import and distribution company with education, purchasing, marketing, packaging, and tea tasting/analysis.

Rensselaerville, NY (June- Aug 2014)

Residential Coordinator and Field Teaching Assistant: Supervised High School Ecological Research camp.

Research Assistant: Surveyed deer exclosures for the Environmental Monitoring and Management Alliance.

Bronx, NY - Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden (Mar-Nov 2013)

Gardening Workshop Instructor: Maintenance, education, and program development of an urban educational vegetable garden.

Dig, Plant, Grow Instructor: Developed programs and guided families through garden activities.

Bronx, NY - Wild Medicine Exhibition (May-Sept 2013)

Public Education Interpretive Station Intern: Planner and interpreter for conservatory ethnobotanical exhibit.

Organizations/ Affiliations

American Public Gardens Association

American Anthropological Association