Currently, I am an Americorps VISTA with the Alaska State Library: Libraries Build Communities Project. I recently graduated from Reed College in Portland, OR, with a B.A. in History. Since then, I have lived all over the United States working with Americorps, the Student Conservation Association, and the National Parks Service, learning different methods for research and education and conducting everything from outdoor classrooms to informal interpretation, for everyone from elementary students to lifelong learners.
Growing up with teachers, I learned not just how to excel at my studies, but how school and education work. Volunteering as a classroom aide and private tutor has given me experience with individual and groups of students, including special needs students, in addition to curriculum design and classroom management. I have worked at educational summer programs with gifted and ESL students, during which I tutored individual students, designed and taught a literature elective, and taught reading and discussion groups.
Americorps VISTA/ Alaska State Library: Libraries Build Communities Project, Americorps VISTA
2017 - Present
Working in this educational grant program, I develop programming delivered from the public library with the goal of alleviating poverty by increasing employability and supporting aspiring small business ownership. I also expand early literacy programming supporting the development of school readiness skills in pre-school children from low income families to improve their future educational success.
U.S Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Pacific West Region, Cultural Resource Program Intern
2016 - 2016
-Assisted coordination for the educational outreach program "Discover SF," exploring the city's cultural heritage with groups of middle school students.
-Created or edited informational content about various cultural landscape sites within the National Parks Pacific West region for publication on the National Parks website. This included using Photoshop, photo-sharing social media websites, and the NPS CMS webdesign program.
- Assisted with general office work, including editing spreadsheets and attending coordinating meetings with NPS...
Americorps; Student Conservation Association; U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Interpretive Outreach & Media Intern
2016 - 2016
-planned, promoted, and ran a community event for kids: an educational activity and movie night teaching the importance of trees
-helped orient school groups to the preserve, guide them on a hike, and provide guidance and supervision during visitor center educational activities
-assisted with the new Every Kid in a Park (EKiP) program, designed to target underserved populations in the region alongside the new interagency initiative beginning in Houston
-working with the Centennial Coordinator, I help to facilitate a massive reforestation...
U.S Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island National Monument, Interpretive Park Ranger
2015 - 2015
-Provided formal and informal education and interpretation about the monument and surrounding area. These duties include roving and stationary posts, at the information center, and outside and inside the monument. Additionally, I conducted walking tours educating visitors about the history and significance of the monument.
-Assisted visitors with general questions and concerns
-Secured entry into the monument through ticketing and security procedures with visitors and at closing.
Reed College Library, Archives Assistant
2011 - 2015
-Organized and catalog various types of current and historical correspondence and records, including newspapers, historical artifacts, letters, photographs, and archival college documents
-Prepared books to enter into circulation.
-Assisted visitors to the archives with their research and inquiries.
Great Books Summer Program, Program Assistant
2013 - 2013
-Supervised a group of students at day activities and in dorms at night.
-Created and taught lesson plans for a literature focused course.
-Lead discussion groups, assisted at other camp events, and assisted elective leaders.
Wilshire Boulevard Temple Camps, Assistant Counselor
2011 - 2011
-Led and created recreational and educational programs for the entire camp, individual cabins, and other groups of campers.
-Organize and maintained the camp site.
Dor Hadash Congregation, Classroom Aide
2005 - 2011
-tutored individual students
-led group activities
-assisted with curriculum planning and assessment
-assisted with student evaluation
-assisted with classroom management