Natural Resource Professional
(301) 693 1247
I have an academic background in Natural Resources, and aim for a long term career at the nexus of environmental, racial, and social justice.
I am currently employed by a non-proft called MobilizeGreen and completing a 12-month assignment at the national headquarters of the United States Forest Service Offices of Tribal Relations and Conservation Education.
My portfolio of work includes managing 3 websites, 1 of them is incomplete and in need of final development. I am taking courses in front-end web design to manage the websites in my portfolio with confidence. I am also building the skills to successfully design a website from the US Web Design standards framework. These web development courses are part of my professional development plan in the Resource Assistant position.
The Resource Assistant Program is designed to be a career ladder position with the intention of transferring successful program participants into permanent positions with the Forest Service. I hope to pursue long term employment with the US Forest Service, but am open to new positions with conservation organizations in the Washington metro region.
Manage interagency or partner groups as well as a variety of projects by identifying objectives, deadlines, and deliverables, as well as provide resources to ensure success.
Develop and maintain 3 websites for the Forest Service Offices of Tribal Relations and Conservation Education.
Provide staff support by recording meetings notes, facilitating work sessions, and responding to the evolving needs of staff members.
Oversee high school students carrying out conservation objectives on remote trails on the Monongahela National Forest.
Deliver educational modules related to conservation, social justice, and emotional intelligence to a group of 24 high school students
Ensure student safety by following organizational protocol regarding proper tool use, radio communication, and personal care.
Oversee customer service operations, educate customers regarding photovoltaic array configuration and basic concepts of electricity.
Coordinate the configuration and sales of residential and commercial solar equipment including management of a nationwide network of solar installers.
Develop marketing materials and plan events such as trade shows and emergency preparedness fairs.
Front End Web Development Certificate in Progress
Bachelor of Science, Natural Resources
Emphasis in Global Change Ecology & Management
Represent a network of over 250 scholars in guiding the vision in an inagural alumni group of minority conservation scholars.
Facilitate cohesion of the alumni group by composing a digest compiling a variety of stories and interests put forth by scholars across the nation.
Found entrepreneurship and leadership among students. Organize a survey of students across campus and restaurants across Tucson regarding knowledge and attitudes towards sustainable seafood. Lead a team of students in developing a business model for a trade-in water bottle service.
Apply sustainability when helping a committee organize residence hall events. Network with representatives across residence halls to address campus wide sustainability issues. Advocate conservation in weekly meetings.
Participate in a week-long intensive leadership development workshop. Skill building included experiences in social justice, emotional development, and audience communcation.
Learn ecological sampling field skills and develop environmental literacy.
Engage in professional development, as well as enhance knowledge of place based ecological sampling methods.
Attend a week long minorities in conservation training at the National Conservation Training Center. Build skills in leadership, emotional intelligence, conservation persuasion, and career skill building.
Upon starting the HTML5 and CSS3 course, I hoped to learn how to create a breadcrumb, code a navigation menu, and how to style webpages. Throughout the course I gained a basic understanding of both web development languages, and learned how to modify different elements of a webpages from a template. In the course I developed the structure and style of a mock website for the San Joaquin Valley Town Hall.
In this course I learned the value of structuring information in a way that is accessible and allows the user to access specific metadata elements of data based on need. Because XML is customizable based on the client need, it can be structured in any way that is logical for the user experience. I hope to use XML to structure large data sets and extract specific metadata elements based on the needs of my clients.
Responsive web design taught me the frameworks used to design websites that respond to the many different screen sizes used in today's world. I learned how to use the W3C and Bootstrap frameworks to allow for the formatting of navigation menus, images, and page structure in response to variations in browser window size. Throughout the course I customized templates in both the W3C and Bootstrap frameworks to create personalized websites that I intend to use throughout the rest of my career.
The capstone course allowed me the time needed to complete all the websites I worked on throughout the certification program. In the capstone course I completed necessary edits to the website developed in HTML5 & CSS3, an application developed in XML, JSON & AJAX, as well as complete the final edits to my W3C and Bootstrap websites.