To improve the efficiency of energy-use patterns, reducing carbon footprints of companies and/or cities.
Yale University, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies New Haven, Connecticut
Candidate for Master of Environmental Science (MESc), Expected 2009
• Concentration: Energy Systems and Climate Change
• Relevant Coursework: Energy Systems Analysis, Greening Business Operations
University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI
International Relations (Environmental Management concentration), 2002
• Concentration: Environmental Management
• 2000-2001 Field research in Costa Rica. Interviewed and interpreted primary sources. Research synthesized
in paper evaluating sustainable development in Costa Rica’s forest management system. 2000-2001
• 1997-1998 Pharmacology laboratory assistant. Supported lab researchers by conducting monthly radiation
surveys, producing growth medium and sterilizing laboratory supplies. 1997-1998
Council International Educational Exchange Monteverde, Costa Rica
Ecology Student, 2002
• Extensive training in tropical conservation issues & taxonomic identification of Neotropical flora and fauna.
• Independent study culminated in publication of regionally distributed, curriculum-based children’s textbook
on Costa Rican mammals.
Rainforest Alliance New York, NY
Special Events Associate, 2004-2007
• Recruited, trained and facilitated 15-20 volunteers annually.
• Initiated corporate cause-marketing relationships.
• Worked on team to plan events, conferences and seminars.
• Wrote donation request and acknowledgement letters; . Pitched organization’s mission and worked to
successfully secure gifts.
Development Associate, 2003-2004
• Facilitated department-wide communication by compiling and editing weekly, monthly and quarterly
program and financial updates for staff and board members along with annual report donor list.
• Requested, scheduled, and prepared for meetings for Development Director.
• Researched and wrote company and donor profiles.
Biodiversity Project Madison, WI
Environmental Education Intern, 2002
• Researched and compiled literature list on biodiversity preservation for nationally distributed curriculum kit.
Americorps*NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) Denver, CO
Corps Member and Media Representative, 1998-1999
• As part of 14 member team worked on diverse projects.
• Collaborated with local parks department to restore native river ecosystem in Brighton, CO.
• Under guidance of city planner, worked on riverbank flood mitigation project in Milwaukee, WI.
• Coordinated disaster relief crisis response for families in the aftermath of a tornado in Oklahoma City, OK.
• Conversational in Spanish and Farsi
• Computer Skills: Raiser’s Edge; Kintera; Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Photoshop