Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 2003-2007
Majors: Anthropology, Art Studio (concentration in Architecture)
Honors: Dana Grant Recipient, Graduated with Honors in Art Studio
Mt. Abraham Union High School, Bristol, VT, 1997-2003
Honors: Selected for Girl’s State, National Honors Society (Secretary), Student of the Year for Academic Excellence
Waste Not Products Coordinator, ReCycle North, Burlington, VT, 2007-2009
A program aimed at training at risk youth in job skills, as well as diverting waste from the landfill.
Developed and maintained a woodshop for the creation of recycled products. Taught woodworking to YouthBuild students.
General Worker, Last Resort Farm, Monkton, VT, August-November 2007
Harvesting, weeding, moving cows, and other farm related tasks.
Carpenter’s Assistant, Monkton, VT, Summer 2007, 2009
Barn construction project for a beginning wood drying business.
Circulation Desk Worker, Olin Library, Middletown, CT, Fall 2003 – Spring 2007
Checked out books to library patrons, shelving, and office jobs.
Live Wolves! All Local Food Co-op, Cook and Food Purchaser, Middletown, CT, Fall 2005 – Spring 2007
Local meal Co-op started in 2005 by a group of 30 students.
Purchaser and preparer of local and generally organic food for co-op.
Intern at Vermont Design Institute, Burlington, VT, Summer 2006
Collaborated with VDI, doing research and creating content and artwork for an online resource: “Design Considerations for a Rural Village.” One of twenty Wesleyan Students chosen to receive the Dana grant which supports a career-based summer internship.
General Worker, Honey Gardens Apiaries, Hinesburg, VT, Summer 2004 – 2006, Summer 2007 – October
Jobs included extracting honey, collecting bee hives, bottling honey, building frames, packaging, and other tasks. Also ran the Burlington farmers’ market stand.
Camp Counselor, Mary Johnson Children’s Center, Vergennes, VT, Summer 2004 and 2005
Supervised, planned and organized activities for a group of about 20 school aged children at a program designed to give kids a chance to have fun over the summer but who may not be able to afford a traditional camp experience.
Substitute Teacher, Addison North East Supervisory Union, VT, 2004 – Present
Took on the responsibilities of various teaching and staff positions upon their absence in Addison County schools.
Waitstaff, Mr. Up’s Restaurant, Middlebury, VT, Summer 2003
Attended to patrons’ needs, maintained the salad bar.
Crew Member, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps, Montpelier, Fairlee, and Poultney, VT, Summer 2002
Completed several conservation projects with a focus on river bank stabilization and replacing invasive species with willows, dogwood, and other bank stabilizing plants. Also did trail and stone work in Montpelier.
Coordinator of Monkton Recycling, Monkton, VT, 2001 – 2003
Volunteered to run my town’s recycling center with two other residents.
This involved supervising recycling two or three times a month, organizing pick-ups, and communicating with town officials.
Job Shadow with Mitra Designs Architectural/Interior Planning, Bristol, VT, Spring semester, 2002
Completed an independent study on interior design which involved working with a mentor, a local interior designer.
Co-Director of Cedar Lake Camp, Monkton, VT, Summers of 1998 – 2000
Founded this camp with two friends.
We planned sports, crafts, and other activities for around 15 children ages 4 to 12. Camp ran for two weeks a summer.
Computer: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Form Z. Some AutoCAD, Rhinocerous, HTML
Other: Advanced practice in Spanish, woodworking and construction
Interests: Playing percussion (W. African and in “Balkan Situations”), hiking, printmaking, gardening, local food politics, soccer.