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QUINN LEWIS

(+251)940354226 (ETHIOPIA) / (+1)805-541-4333(USA)
4455 SPANISH OAKS DRIVE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401
QLEWIS75@HOTMAIL.COM

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
A Project Manager with two years of international experience, focusing on grassroots development
projects, and specializing in the cultivation, implementation, and organization of local assets in order
to achieve sustainable development results.

!!EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, December 2009

• GPA: Cumulative 3.31; Major Courses 3.65

• Major: Social Sciences; Concentration: Cross Cultural Studies & International Development

• Senior Project: The Driving Forces and Resultant Effects of Global Food Crises

• Study Abroad: Thailand - April - June 2007; Focus on International Business

!!PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Community Development Volunteer

February 2014 - April 2016

Peace Corps Ethiopia

Fitche, Ethiopia

Worked
for
27
months
as
a
community
development
volunteer
at
the
grassroots
level.


• Immersed in local culture, building long lasting and trusting relationships with various
community members, organizations, and government offices.

• Designed, managed, monitored, reported on, and evaluated various small projects at the
grassroots level. Including multiple household garden and compost projects for 150 rural
women, and a two-month nutrition training for 27 mothers.

• Co-directed and acted as Monitoring, Reporting, & Evaluation Officer for USAID funded
summer camp. The camp, which took place over 5 days, was attended by 47 Ethiopian
students, 13 Peace Corps Volunteers, and 7 Ethiopian counterparts.

• Oversaw small projects for group of 29 HIV/AIDS positive farmers, facilitating business
planning and purchasing of livestock. Conducted monthly meetings with group, outlined
long term planning and implementation, and acted as grant officer for USAID small
grant. Completed closing reports submitted to USAID.

• Facilitated three after-school clubs for 45 students. Met weekly with students, leading
lessons on leadership, life skills, gender roles, and environmental education.

• Chaired Peace Corps Ethiopia’s (PCE) Volunteer Advisory Council (VAC), a council
designed to provide policy analysis and recommendations to all members of PCE.
Developed long-term plan for VAC, wrote by-laws, and directed 7 other Peace Corps
Volunteers (PCVs) in various projects, including all PCE skills inventory, and
transportation and security surveys. Directly influenced changes in leave policy for all
Ethiopia PCVs. Led quarterly staff meetings with VAC and PCE staff, providing insights
on policy changes and volunteer efficacy.

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QUINN LEWIS

(+251)940354226 (ETHIOPIA) / (+1)805-541-4333(USA)
4455 SPANISH OAKS DRIVE, SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA 93401
QLEWIS75@HOTMAIL.COM

Co-Founder and Head of Marketing

July 2010 - August 2011

BBFWP

San Luis Obispo, CA

• Co-founded company that has sold products in five continents, raised over $5,000 for
various charities, and has provided over 19,000 meals via donations.

• Increased sales though collaboration with local organizations, including local businesses,
student groups, and media outlets. Resulted in four printed news stories, three news
broadcasts, multiple monthly meetings with student organizations, and two charity events
with over 200 attendees.

• Developed social media marketing strategy. Composed weekly newsletter received by
over 500 individuals, updated Facebook page with over 1,000 members, and added new
content to website daily.

!Manager and Personnel Trainer

November 2006 - May 2013

Woodstock’s Pizza

San Luis Obispo, CA

• Motivated, instructed, and directed up to 18 employees per night in a high volume
restaurant, resulting in reduced labor and inventory costs.

• Trained new employees in all aspects of restaurant’s operations.

• Received training in advanced operational techniques, including scheduling, marketing,
and bookkeeping.

!VOLUNTEER WORK

CAPSLO, San Luis Obispo, CA, January 2013-March 2013. 7 hours per week.

• Participated in Project Teen Health, an after school program aimed at preventing childhood
obesity. Worked firsthand with over 25 students offering nutrition and exercise counseling.

Central Pacific Ski Club, San Luis Obispo, CA, 2008-2011. 10 hours per week.

• Coordinated and planned numerous events for local non-profit, including orientation each year
for over 200 members. Developed social media presence, and composed weekly newsletters
received by over 1,500 members weekly.

Esperanza International, Tijuana, Mexico,
2005-2007. 30 hours per week.

• Participated in community building and house construction for one week each summer.

!ADDITIONAL SKILLS

• Management: Accounting, Bookkeeping, Scheduling.

• Project Development: Project Design & Management, Timeline Development, Budget Analysis
& Creation, Monitoring-Reporting & Evaluation, Grant Writing, USAID Grant Writing,
Community Needs Assessments, Seasonal Calendars, Community Mapping, SWOT Analysis,
Priority Ranking Matrix.

• Software: ArcGIS, QGIS, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), Adobe Photoshop,
Adobe Lightroom, Microsoft Office Suite.

• Permaculture Design Certified.