Self-motivated student organizer with 4+ years experience in web development, community work, and nonprofit fundraising. Passionate about social justice and nonprofit work, solid Spanish-language skills, and strong critical thinking. Seeking opportunities to make the world a better place by being of service to others.
White Whale Web Services
Paid Intern June – August 2017
Maintain contact with current LiveWhale Calendar prospective customers, and reconnect with past prospects, neglected leads, unfinished conversations, etc.
Maintain a calendar of scheduled product demonstrations
Conduct product demonstrations
Help to create a plan for ongoing maintenance of prospect relationships
Work with customer relationship management (CRM) tools and research/implement marketing
automation in collaboration with White Whale leadership
Leave us with a plan for ongoing maintenance of marketing activities after you leave, with staffing
recommendations and specific work flow and instructions
Project Genesis, NGO
U.S. Development Director Sep 2013 – Present.
Director of U.S.-based fundraising operations at Project Genesis, a registered nonprofit serving 80-100 children outside of Chimaltenango, Guatemala. Began as a volunteer on site in Guatemala, continued working with the project upon return to the U.S. Created a short documentary, ran several crowdfunding campaigns, and developed a website. Currently working to expand Project Genesis as a registered nonprofit in the United States. www.genesisguatemala.org
Co-Organizer and Artistic Director Jan 2015 – July 2015
Co-led a team of twenty students to create the inaugural TEDx event at Kalamazoo College in May of 2015. Responsibilities included advertising and branding leadership, speaker selection, web and graphic design, video production, and group leadership and facilitation. TEDxKalamazooCollege is an independently organized event operated under license from TED.
College of the Atlantic Communications Team
Video Producer Jan 2016 – June 2016
Video producer for the COA Communications Team. Created videos and written stories to broadcast a 'slice' of COA life to prospective students, alumni, parents, and community members. Click here to view some of my work.
Campaign Representative and Caucus Captain March 6, 2016
Spoke on behalf of Bernie Sanders at the democratic caucus on Mount Desert Island, with five towns in attendance. Counted and reported votes to the campaign.
Whitewater Raft Guide Jun 2013 – Present
Seasonal, May-September. Primary responsibility is to create a positive customer experience on the 6-hour trip down the Deerfield River's whitewater rapids while embodying the values of Zoar Outdoor.
Daily responsibilities include loading equipment, packing lunch, registering guests, entertaining and guiding customers while mitigating risk on the river, receiving extensive training and first aid certification, training guests to engage safely with the river, serving lunch, putting equipment away, cleaning up lunch and trash at the end of the day, maintaining wetsuits and other gear, driving shuttles and trailers, and having fun!
Rowe Camp and Conference Center
Camp Counselor Jun 2011 – Jul 2013
Counselor during annual session at a sleep-away summer camp for 13-15 year-olds, focusing on community and relationship building held within the context of Unitarian Universalist values. A group of 15-20 staff create and facilitate the camp curriculum, including all workshops and activities such as the reflective sharing space known as Chapel that takes place each night. Each counselor lives with a group of 8-10 campers in a cabin for the three-week session.
College of the Atlantic
Bachelor of Arts, Human Ecology - Class of 2018
Transferred to COA in my sophomore year to study food systems, nonprofit and business management, and social justice studies.
Founder, Spirituality Club. Member, Earth in Brackets (Climate Justice Group).
Critical Ethnic Studies 2014 – 2015
Studied theater arts, ethnic studies, environmental ethics, and creative writing. Attended one year at Kalamazoo College before transferring to the College of the Atlantic.
Activities: Organizer for TEDxKalamazoo College, working on the Kalamazoo College Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign, Varsity Ultimate Frisbee Team member, and Men's Spirituality Club organizer.
Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School
High School Diploma College-Preparatory Curriculum with Focus on the Performing Arts 2009 – 2013
Performing arts high school where I studied acting, music, art, and scene production. Played varsity soccer and ultimate all four years, and graduated in the top 5% of my class.
Activities: Captain of the varsity soccer team, member of the varsity ultimate team, involved in multiple theater productions and jazz ensemble.