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Assistant Market-Garden Manager and Farm Educator October 2011 – November 2012 Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA Managed production on 2-acres of diversified vegetable and fruit crops, cut flowers, and small-scale grains and beans on a 25-acre educational farm. Mentored 38 adult apprentices and 7 undergraduate interns in a 6-month residential immersion program in sustainable agriculture with dual emphasis on production and education. Apprentice in Ecological Horticulture April 2011 – October 2011 Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA Received practical and theoretical training in organic, diversified vegetable, fruit, and flower production on both the garden and field scales. Skills acquired include soil management, composting, greenhouse management, irrigation, harvest and post-harvest handling, direct marketing, living in community, and CSA practices. Deputy Director March 2010 – April 2011 Urban Kitchen SF, San Francisco, CA Organized multiple workshops each month on various urban homesteading topics. Managed all aspects of nonprofit administration including strategic planning, publicity, bookkeeping, website management, and fundraising. Research Consultant October 2009 – April 2011 The Greenhouse Project at Urban Resource Systems, San Francisco, CA Conducted extensive research on more than 40 sustainable agriculture projects to determine best practices for production methods, crop choice, and educational programming. Research used in creating farmʼs business plan. Intern September 2009 – January 2011 Center for Food Safety, San Francisco, CA Researched federal and state policies on topics ranging from organic agriculture to nanotechnology. Contributed to and edited the recently published National Organic Action Plan.

Employment Volunteer

Environmental Educator September 2008 – July 2009 SF Recreation and Park Department - Americorps, San Francisco, CA Facilitated daily habitat restoration and environmental education field trips for under-served students in city parks. Founding Member and Garden Coordinator May 2005 – July 2008 Cultivating Community, Ann Arbor, MI Managed three demonstration gardens, led volunteer work days, and implemented educational programming. Empowered students to engage in small-scale organic gardening and participate in their local food system. Founding Member and Communications Director February 2010 – April 2011 SF Urban Agriculture Alliance, San Francisco, CA Built an active coalition of urban agriculture organizations. Worked with Mayorʼs office to change San Francisco zoning codes to allow for sale of produce from urban farms. Garden Designer November 2009 – March 2010 Growing Home Community Garden, San Francisco, CA Designed and implemented multiple iterations of an urban garden on marginalized land for housed and homeless members. Taught composting workshops to the public and organized volunteers during garden work days. Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, Santa Cruz, CA April 2011 - November 2012 Certificate in Ecological Horticulture (2011); Advanced Certificate in Ecological Horticulture (2012) Garden for the Environment, San Francisco, CA Gardening and Composting Educator Training Program September 2009 – December 2009


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies; Bachelor of Arts in Economics; GPA 3.9

April 2008

Institute for Central American Development Studies, San José, Costa Rica January 2007 – May 2007 Study abroad with focus on sustainable agriculture, tropical ecology, and Spanish; GPA 4.0