A permanent position in community forestry, rural or urban.
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Candidate, Masters of Environmental Management (MEM), 2013 Relevant Coursework: Tropical Forest Ecology, Silviculture, Management Plans for Protected Areas, GIS Membership: Treasurer, International Society of Tropical Foresters; President, Loggerythms Acapella LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 2003 Honors: Dean's List, Integral Honors Degree, Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society, Msgr. Daniel E. Lawler Community Service Award
May - June 2012Fundacion Natura BoliviaSanta Cruz, Bolivia
Set up permanent forest plots to measure forest characteristics and determine floristic patterns in the Bolivian Chaco (dry forest)
Tested allometric equations to determine the most reliable estimations of biomass and carbon
January 2009-July 2011MillionTreesNYC, NYC Department of Parks & RecreationNew York, NY
Managed four semi-annual planting events involving 8,000 volunteers planting 80,000 trees citywide
Expanded MillionTrees volunteer and stewardship databases to over 13,000 volunteers
Wrote curriculum and initiated “Train-the-Trainer” workshops to empower volunteers to educate new tree stewards through their local networks
Promoted tree education and outreach initiatives and taught tree care workshops to individuals, organizations, and corporations
Honors: Best Administrative Team -- Best of Parks 2010; Appointed Co-chair of Stewardship Subcommittee
January 2007-September 2008Peace Corps BoliviaCamargo, Bolivia
Natural Resources Specialist
Provided environmental education activities on topics of water cycle, water conservation, basic botany, reforestation, trash management and hygiene focused both on Bolivia and wider world
Started and maintained tree nurseries in schools, using local non-invasive species, for reforestation
Helped community plan and plant small vegetable gardens; planned fruit tree planting and irrigation projects to supplement school lunch program; encouraged community fundraising efforts
July 2005-December 2007Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, ESAWashington, DC
Commissioned authors to write reviews or original research papers on ecological topics; oversaw peer review process
Copyedited original scientific reviews including text, tables and figures for correct grammar; proofread page proofs and input changes into layout
Directed written multi-author debates including all stages of research, commissioning and editing
January-April 2005National Fish and Wildlife FoundationWashington, DC
Prepared grant agreements and amendments for conservation projects
Reviewed financial and programmatic reports
August 2003-June 2004Frost Valley YMCAClaryville, NY
Prepared and delivered natural sciences and team building programs to both school groups and families
Cross-referenced programs offered with Scout badge requirements to increase weekend attendance; wrote and designed marketing brochures
Wetlands symposium energizes restoration. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(2):65.
PCs recruited to model climate change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(4): 175
Zooplankton census uses new techniques. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(5): 233
UK Lords dismiss arsenic poisoning case. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(6): 287
Smoke knows no borders. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4(9): 455
Skills And Interests
Advanced Spanish, Basic Quechua and Haitian Kreyol
TreesNY Citizen Pruner certification (2010)
Girl Scouts Gold Award (1999) and Juliet Lowe Seminar in Switzerland (2002)
A management position at an innovative organization focused on renewable energy development or finance.
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Candidate for Master of Environmental Management (MEM), 2013
Co-Founded Environmental and Social Entrepreneurship Club
State University of New York, Fredonia, NY Bachelor of Science, 2006
Vice President, Delta Mu Delta Honor Society
Member, Accounting Society, Financial Management Association National Honor Society
Wrote in-depth competitive analysis (160 pages using Porter’s Model) of the automobile manufacturing industry, published in Dr. Charles S.V. Telly’s, Strategos: The Drive to Competitive Advantage, Eagle Publishing, 2006
Energy Systems Analysis
Modeling Geographic Objects (GIS)
Energy Markets Strategy
Entrepreneurial Business Plans
Advanced Industrial Ecology Seminiar: Energy Industry
Corporate Environmental Management and Strategy
Management Plans for Protected Areas
Creativity and Innovation
2006-2011ValoreBooksSan Diego, CA
Chief Financial Officer
Joined Valorebooks.com as a start-up and played an imperative role in guiding the young ecommerce company from the red to the black in a competitive online retail industry (Company sold August, 2012)
Oversaw all financial operations
Managed payment processing and fraud mitigation for over $50M of online transactions with a charge-back rate below .3%
Reconstructed, organized and automated the accounting system for the fledgling company
Worked with CEO to manage traffic acquisition strategy and advertising spend– driving over 10 million unique visitors, 70 million page views and 1 million transactions
Identified the opportunity and worked on team to re-brand brick and mortar stores and expand from 2 to 7 locations
Developed business plan, raised inventory credit line, created employee compensation agreements and handled all legal and accounting functions
Worked closely with the legal team and CEO to handle strategy, document preparation and settlement negotiations in regard to an $8M Intellectual Property lawsuit from a cohort of the nation’s largest textbook publishers
Managed abrupt relocation from New York to California in response to ‘The Amazon Tax’
Designed specifications of numerous computer programs, including inventory analysis, textbook pricing, and fraud mitigation
Handled all Human Resource functions, including setting up and administering employee benefits, payroll processing, and organizing company events
Led successful recruitment initiative, by identifying, recruiting, and negotiating compensation for team members with experience at Newegg.com, Zappos.com, Backcountry.com, Roadrunnersports.com and Amazon.com
May - August 2012Solar MosaicOakland, CA
Completed a 10-week summer internship with the innovative start-up as a member of the Movement Team
Helped develop key performance indicators and metrics related to web traffic
Assisted in developing online customer acquistion strategy, including SEO, Social Media, and Paid Search
Skills And Interests
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Expert in Microsoft Excel, particularly with financial modeling, pivot tables and VBA functions
Experienced with ArcGIS V10.1
Actively involved in bicycling and backpacking in and arround the Sierra Nevada mountain range
Seeking a position in public land management or private land conservation, in the intermountain West, where I can apply my ecology education and analytic skills.
Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, Connecticut Master of Forest Science Candidate, Expected December 2012, GPA 3.8 Wyss Conservation Scholar 2011
Thesis: “Climate Change Induced Shifts in Forests and Fire Regimes in Yellowstone National Park”
Selected Courses: Landscape Ecology, Silviculture, Stand Dynamics, Soil Science, Sampling Design and Practice, Multivariate Statistics, Spatial Statistics, Forest Modeling, Raster GIS, Ecosystem Dynamics, Forest Finance, and Natural Resource Policy.
Pomona College, Claremont, California B.A. in Environmental Analysis, May 2008, GPA 3.7
Thesis: “Recreation in Our National Forests: An Investigation of Policy and Change”
Selected Courses: Experimental Ecology; GIS: Environmental Applications; Natural Resource Management; Crisis Management: The US Forest Service; Environment,
Economics, and Policy; Agroecology; Statistics
U.S. Forest Service, Fire Sciences Lab, Rocky Mountain Research Lab, Biological Technician, Missoula, Montana, May 2011– Present
Conducted front and backcountry fieldwork, sampling the forest canopy, regeneration, fuels and vegetation for projects studying fire history, forest succession, fire effects, and climate.
Analyzed field and model data for publications making extensive use of GIS and R.
Calibrated and parameterized a forest ecosystem model (FireBGCv2) to study climate, fire and forest interactions in Yellowstone National Park.
Pacific Forest Trust, Research Assistant, Berkley Program on Strategies for the Future of Conservation, San Francisco, California, September 2010 – May 2011
Wrote a review of Safe Harbor Agreements (SHA) under the Endangered Species Act to understand the scope and language of existing agreements.
Collaborated with two senior PFT staff to develop a new template SHA to promote long-term Spotted Owl conservation in working forests.
Bureau of Land Management, Chicago Botanical Garden Biology Intern Cody, Wyoming, April 2010 – August 2010
Participated in annual sage grouse and golden eagle population surveys.
Conducted transects for sagebrush steppe vegetation and sage grouse habitat monitoring making use of GPS, topographic maps, and plant identification.
Interpreted aerial photos to delineate vegetation and habitat boundaries to aid in identifying sage grouse habitat areas.
Collected and entered GIS data for wildlife, rare plants, fence lines, and sagebrush cover.
US Department of State, Fulbright Scholar Northeast Forestry University & Southwest Forestry University, China July 2008 – August 2009
Independently researched Chinese reforestation programs across diverse ecosystems to assess environmental and socio-economic impacts of reforestation subsidies.
Conducted Chinese and English language literature review of reforestation policy history, implementation, and evaluation to gain contextual understanding.
Interviewed professors, NGOs, and forestry bureau staff and participated in field visits.
Audited Chinese graduate level courses.
University of Cape Town, Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, Research Assistant, Cape Town, South Africa January 2007 – July 2007
Conducted experimental research on the effects of diet on the isotopic geochemistry of rock hyrax middens to validate the use of stable isotopes in midden research.
Authored literature review for rock hyrax, stable isotopes, and paleo-environmental reconstruction in southern Africa.
Pomona College, Orientation Adventure Coordinator, Claremont, California May 2005 – May 2008
Planned experiential orientation trips to promote student bonding and the development of new friendships for approximately 500 students annually including itineraries and logistics.
Designed and instructed annual five day leader training course for 100 student trip leaders to teach leadership skills, first-aid, Leave-No-Trace, cooking, and group facilitation.
Interviewed and selected student trip leaders.
Kodaikanal International School, Outdoor Education Coordinator Kodaikanal, India July 2003 – July 2004
Organized and led weekly trips of 30-60 students in a rural area of the Western Ghats Mountains to promote class cohesion and understanding of the local environment through games, nature hikes and camp activities.
Clark, J.A. and Covey, K.R. "Tree species richness and the logging of natural forests: A meta-analysis." Forest Ecology and Management 276 (2012): 146-153.
Loehman R.A., Clark J.A., Keane R.E. “Modeling Effects of Climate Change and Fire Management on Western White Pine (Pinus monticola) in the Northern Rocky Mountains, USA.” Forests 2 (2011): 832-860.
Clark, J.A. “Geoengineering: Can the CO2 problem be solved without decreasing CO2 releases?” In Global Climate Change and Natural Resources. Ed. Morhardt, J.E., Roberts Environmental Center. Claremont, CA (2003): 15-32.
Skills and Interests
Languages: Mandarin Chinese (advanced written and oral) Computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Publisher, InDesign, Photoshop, ArcGIS 10, Pagemaker, Dreamweaver, SPSS, STATA, R. Certifications: Wilderness First Responder, 2011; Firefighter Type 2, 2012. Interests: Backpacking, XC skiing, landscape photography, ultimate Frisbee, international cooking and home brewing.
Career with an NGO, consultant, or government agency to improve management of public lands.
Passionate about improving public land management. 6 years of work experience in environmental stewardship and program management. Flexible team-player. Skilled writer. Wide variety of leadership experience with diverse teams. Strong quantitative and analytical skills. Creative and collaborative. Proven track record of high performance under pressure.
Yale University, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Master of Environmental Management (MEM), 2013 Tuition Fellowship: Wyss Scholar for Land Conservation in the Intermountain West
University of California, Berkeley Bachelor of the Arts (BA), Integrative Biology, 2005
May 2012 - PresentNational Park Service - Denver Service Center Planning DivisionLakewood, CO
Wrote sections of environmental compliance documents, created graphics to include in public documents.
Researched visitor use management strategies to share with parks that have crowding, traffic and resource damage problems.
Researched potential for new national trail designation, including GIS analysis.
Researched key natural resource issues to guide campground development.
Contributed to project planning, scoping, and stakeholder meetings and workshops.
August 2011 - May 2012Yale University - School of Forestry and Environmental StudiesNew Haven, CT
Berkley Program Conservation Research Assistant
Researched trails management options for a 1,200 acre property to be acquired by a Land Trust.
Wrote a 37-page report that described the findings and recommended five key strategies.
April '10 - April '12Stanford University - School of Law, School of Education, Biology DepartmentPalo Alto, CA
Conference Director & Research Assistant
Co-organized a conference on “Commercial Outfitting and the Wilderness Act: Legal, Scientific, and Policy Challenges and Opportunities” to help agencies and stakeholders move beyond entrenched positions on a highly contentious issue.
Wrote sections of grant proposals, organized planning meetings, and wrote summary documents.
Communicated with 60 conference participants and provided guidance to speakers and facilitators.
Co-chaired the closing session at the conference.
Presented outcomes at the Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting.
Natural Capital Project - The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, Stanford University
Jan '09 - June '11Operations Manager & Research Assistant
Served as the Chair of the program’s Leadership Team and brought consistency, transparency, and reliability to the decision-making process.
Managed preparation and submission of several complex, multi-million dollar grant proposals and coordinated with international collaborators and sub-grantees.
Tracked expenses and revenue—annual budget over $2 million per year—and prepared financial reports for senior managers and funders.
Managed communications—wrote content and created layouts for public website, printed materials, internal newsletters, reports to partners and funders.
Coordinated recruiting, hiring, contracts for services, and other personnel tasks to help the team grow from three staff to 25 in just four years.
March '07 - Dec '08Natural Capital Project - The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund, Stanford University
Supported all aspects of start-up project administration and implementation including helping develop work plans for project components, coordinating internal and external communications (web and print).
Rapidly learned required accounting, budgeting, and finance systems and tailored them to suit program requirements.
May 2006 - November 2006US Forest Service - Sierra Nevada Framework ProjectSonora, CA
Amphibian Monitoring Crew Leader (GS-0404-06)
Collected detailed wildlife data (demography, disease) and habitat data for Mountain Yellow-legged Frog and Yosemite Toads in high elevation lakes, meadows, and streams, following specialized protocols to assess species health. Required backpacking with 50+ pounds of gear and extensive off-trail navigation.
October 2006 - April 2006East Bay Municipal Utility District - Natural Resources DepartmentOrinda, CA
Fisheries & Wildlife Intern
Monitored California Red-legged Frog populations, spawning Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Trout, reptiles, birds, mammals and other amphibians and fish on local watersheds in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and the Mokelumne River in the Sierra Nevada foothills using established protocols, GPS, radio-telemetry, wildlife cameras, and electro-fishing to assess species health.
Wrote and edited sections of a Habitat Conservation Plans and grant proposals.
May 2005 - September 2005Yellowstone National Park - SCAGrand Canyon District, WY
Conservation Intern (Backcountry)
Patrolled, cleared, and repaired backcountry hiking trails, campsites, and horse corral using hand tools and power tools to enable safe, low-impact public access.
Provided high quality customer service while issuing backcountry camping permits and hiking, backpacking, food storage information and advice.
Contributed to high priority natural resource management projects: wildlife management (bear, bison, moose, and wolf) and invasive plant species eradication.
Yale University - School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Conducted natural resource inventory (vegetation, soil, and hydrology) for a 125 acre property held in trust for use and enjoyment by the Yale School of Music, the Yale School of Art, a summer chamber music festival, and the local community.
Conducted social assessment/stakeholder analysis.
Analyzed data, created graphics and maps, and wrote narrative descriptions to convey results to the trustees of the estate.
Developed locally appropriate and feasible land management recommendations to reduce costs, reduce risk, and enhance social and environmental values.
August 2012 - PresentWestern Resources Student Interest Group Co-leaderNew Haven, CT
Organized events with guest speakers and students to increase knowledge of environmental and social issues in the Western US.
August 2011 - December 2012Environmental Law ClinicNew Haven, CT
Researched the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change treaty negotiation processes and history and wrote summaries to help train novice negotiators from Small Island Pacific States (Nauru, Vanuatu).
Participated in the 17th Conference of the Parties in Durban, South Africa, supporting the Alliance of Small Island States in the treaty negotiations.
August 2012 - October 2012Center of the American West - Bureau of Land Management Student CongressBoulder, CO
Selected as student representative to chair meetings, including voting using parliamentary procedure.
Organized 22 undergraduate and graduate students into working groups to draft a joint statement of recommendations for the Bureau of Land Management for the next 50 years. Recommendations have been published and distributed widely.
Society of American Foresters: Student Member (August 2011 - Present)
American Planning Association: Student Member (August 2011 - Present)
George Wright Society : Student Member (January 2011 - Present)
Yale - Graduate School
Management Plans for Protected Areas
Land Use Planning
Leadership in Natural Resource Management
Social Science Qualitative Research Methods
Applied Forest Ecology/Silviculture
Tribal Resource Management
Foundations of Natural Resource Policy and Management
UC Berkeley - Undergraduate
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Environmental Data Analysis/Advanced Statistics
Natural Resource Economics
Plant Ecological Physiology
Vertebrate Natural History
Trainings, Skills, Certifications, & Interests
ESRI ArcGIS and GPS
Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
Website maintenance (Dreamweaver, Drupal, and others)
Microsoft Office (Advanced Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Access, SQL)
ASHI Wilderness First Aid Certification (January 2006)
ATV Safety Institute Rider Course License
Swift Water Search and Rescue (July 2005)
Wildland Firefighter Redcard (June 2005)
S-130 Firefighter Training (June 2005)
S-190 Intro. to Wildland Fire Behavior (June 2005)
AHA Heartsaver First Aid with CPR and AED (June 2005)
NAUI Open Water SCUBA Certification (September 2003)
Seeking a position to help increase resilience to climate change and to develop smart strategies to curb greenhouse gas emissions
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Candidate for Master of Environmental Management (MEM), 2013
ESERP Business School & Universidad Camilo José Cela (Spain), Institut des Ressources Humaines de Paris (France) Master in Corporate Social Responsibility, 2010
Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) & Institut National Agronomique Paris - Grignon (France) Agricultural Engineer, 2003
Honors And Awards
La Caixa Foundation fellowship program grantee for pursuing Master program in the USA, (2011-2013)
Pre-selected for United Nation´s FAO Junior Professional Programme (Natural Resources Management and Environment Department), 2011
"With honors" Engineering thesis, Polytechnic University of Valencia, 2003.
Spanish: Mother tongue;
English, French, Catalan: Fluent;
Italian, Portuguese, German: Proficient
Internships and Other Experience
•Internship U.N. Small Grants Programme in the Dominican Republic- Rural electrification through micro-scale hydropower plants. Feasibility assessment for carbon certification under the Gold Standard in the Voluntary Carbon Market, May-August 2012 •Internship at U.N. Small Grant Program- Community based agro-biodiversity conservation project. NYC, Spring term 2012 •Internship at the Maldives Mission to the United Nations in NYC, Fall term 2011 •Research Assistant for Professor Olav Sorenson, Yale School of Management for the development of a case study on Social Investing. Spring term 2012 •World Bank’s Urban Research Knowledge Symposium. Presentation of research “Middle-sized cities: strategies for sustainable urban planning”. Barcelona, Spain, October 2012 •Rio+20. Yale University delegation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2012 •UNFCCC COP-17. Maldives delegation, Durban, South Africa, November 2011
11/2010-03/2012United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Policy Assistance Support Service Rome, Italy
FAO EX-ACT trainer in Montevideo (Ministry of Agriculture) and Santiago de Chile (FAO Latin American office), November 2011
Mainstreaming FAO´s EX-ACT Carbon Balance tool (EX-Ante Carbon Balance Tool) in Latin America. EX-ACT provides ex-ante estimations of the impact of agriculture and forestry development projects on GHG emissions.
Spanish translation of FAO´s "Environmental Impact Assessment guidelines" and "Guidance note on integrating Food and Nutrition Security into Country Analysis and UNDAF"
02/2011-04/2011FLO-Cert- Certification of Social- Economic DevelopmentBonn, Germany
Carbon footprint assessment and climate action plan at Fairtrade certified banana co-ops in Ecuador, Peru and Costa Rica. Data analysis using FAO´s EX-ACT tool.
FLO-Cert- Certification of Social- Economic Development
06/2008-12/2010Business Development Manager Bonn, Germany
Project Manager of Fairtrade Carbon program
Key account manager for projects for retailers Marks and Spencer and COOP
Assessment of Product Carbon Footprint
Assessment and implementation of Adaptation and Mitigation measures
Formulation of Project Proposals and Budgets. Execution of field work activities: pre-assessments, social audits, research studies.
Certification of operators according to the FLO Fairtrade Standards
On-site audits against FLO Fairtrade Standards, ILO/ETI Code of Conduct Social Audits (Mali, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco, Spain, Turkey, Romania, Mauritius, India, Germany, Italy,France, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritius, India, Switzerland, Ghana, Senegal)
Trainer and evaluator of FLO-Cert inspectors
Represented FLO-Cert at international workshops with stakeholders and with private clients (TESCO suppliers compliance requirements workshop in India, TOPSHOP’s presentation of auditing tools for JoIn Code).
Benchmarking of Social Codes of Conduct (BSCI, JoIn, Decathlon, WRAP with ETI)
Coordination of over 30 auditors. Scouting and recruiting new auditors for FLO-Cert
12/2003-06/2004CIVA (Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action)London, UK
Development of a European network of youth organizations to promote active citizenship.
IRAM (Research institute for developmental methodologies)Montpellier, France
Research project “Linking small farmers to markets”, commanded by the World Bank. Analysis of the World Bank’s intervention in developing countries, through micro-credit programmes.
05-11/2003CIRAD (International centre for research in agriculture of the tropical regions)Montpellier, France
Research on family farming smallholder systems and Fair Trade cocoa
07-11/2002Marianist MissionTrujillo, Peru
Formulation of a water management and irrigation project for the development of an Andean community following the Logical Framework Approach
Harvard University Extension School, USA: "Planning for Carbon Neutrality", "Environmental Management I &II"
London School of Economics- Peking University, China: Management, Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership
Project Management with Project Management Institute methodology (01-05/2010)
Sustainability Assurance Practitioner course: CSR, Stakeholder engagement, Reporting and the AA1000 Assurance Standard, TwoTomorrows (02/2010)
Leadership Behaviour, People´s Management, Management Institute Dr. Kitzmann (09/2009)
To conduct policy in international development by innovating in the articulation of international/national governance
Summary Of Qualifications
Environmental profesional with 7 years of experience including national government, project management, and knowledge sharing strategies. Proficient in English and Spanish.
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Master of Environmental Management Candidate, Graduation date: May 2013
Relevant coursework: International conferences and organizations, International environmental policy and governance, Green energy policy, Sustainability in Latin America, Social Sciences in Development
YCEI Yale Climate & Energy Institute Student Ambassador for COP18 Doha, Qatar
ELTI Environmental Leadership Training Initiative: Translator
ITESO Jesuit University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Certificate in habilities for managerial and supervisor positions, 2009 B.Sc. Environmental Engineering, 2006
May 2012 - July 2012Permanent Mission of Mexico to the United NationsNew York City, NY
Supported negotiations for Rio+20 on climate change, biodiversity, forests and sustainable agriculture
Supported the Mexican Mission on agenda execution for the 2012 substantive session of ECOSOC.
October 2011 - April 2012United Nations Institute for Training and ResearchNew York City, NY
Conceptualize materials and contents for thematic workshops for the climate change negotiation training program for incoming diplomats to the country missions to the United Nations
Support in facilitating climate change negotiation workshops
National Forestry Commission Mexico (CONAFOR) HQ Guadalajara, Mexico
January 2009 - June 2011Manager of development and technology transfer Guadalajara, Mexico
Managed a portfolio of 274 research projects nationwide including follow-up and planning.
Supervised a team of 16 people directly.
Supervised the development of education materials distributed to communities settled in forested areas.
July 2007 - December 2008Consultant
Project management, agenda setting and planification for the execution of the national plan for Education, Culture, Research and Technology Transfer in the Forest Sector
August 2005 - June 2007 INGESA, SA de CVGuadalajara, Mexico
Supervised EIA and Certification "Industria limpia" from the Mexican Federal Government standards
Honors, Awards and Scholarships
Sabin International Environmental Fellow 2012, recognition as a future environmental leader CONACYT scholarship for young high level government leaders, full scholarship for the MEM at Yale
Experienced energy professional with strong management, quantitative, and analytic skills seeking a position to design and implement innovative energy efficiency programs.
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Candidate for Master of Environmental Management (MEM), May 2013
Concentration: Energy and the Environment
Relevant Coursework: Energy Systems, Energy Industries, Energy Technology Innovation, Corporate Environmental Management, Financial Tools, Private Investment & the Environment, Statistics, Economics
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations, GPA: 3.83/4.0, 2006. (Summa Cum Laude)
Recognition: Phi Beta Kappa, Rachel Carson Award for Excellence in Environmental Policy
Jan. 2012 - PresentYale School of Forestry & Environmental StudiesNew Haven, CT
Conducted energy efficiency research for clients at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Spring 2012) and United Technologies Corporation (Fall 2012).
May - Aug. 2012Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI)Kent, WA
Energy Efficiency Analyst (Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow)
Conducted energy and financial analysis of retrocommissioning and lighting and HVAC system upgrades in corporate offices and distribution centers, resulting in potential annual utility savings of $85,000.
Researched technological and financial feasibility of net zero energy buildings by compiling design best practices and creating a whole-building energy and investment model.
Sept. 2011 - May 2012Yale School of Forestry & Environmental StudiesNew Haven, CT
Sustainability Coordinator, Energy Management
Identified and implemented energy efficiency projects (e.g. changing temperature set-points and lighting schedules, increasing occupant awareness) in Kroon Hall, a LEED-Platinum building, reducing energy use by 26%, and across the school’s other five buildings, resulting in portfolio energy savings of 16%.
Oct. 2007 - Sept. 2011ICF InternationalFairfax, VA
Associate, Energy Efficiency
Served as an ENERGY STAR account manager for 50 companies, including national retailers, data center operators, and professional sports teams, by assisting in the development of energy management strategies.
Led the support of the data center and entertainment (stadiums, museums, and convention centers) industries through the development and execution of plans for recruiting, engagement, and recognition.
Coordinated nationwide data collection of operating and energy data from over 120 data centers to use in creating the first energy performance rating system for data centers.
Supported 40 energy management software providers that integrated EPA's online benchmarking system into their service offerings through implementation strategy, technical support, and marketing guidance.
Presented at two industry conferences, coordinated participation in conferences, and led several webinars.
Jan. - Oct. 2007Eastern Research GroupNashua, NH
Environmental Data Analyst
Developed site-specific implementation plans for 20 US EPA laboratories to advise facility managers on optimal method for transmitting smart meter data to EPA's National Advanced Metering System.
Provided client support for and administered databases for several EPA voluntary climate programs.
Leadership And Activities
Teaching Fellow, Advanced Industrial Ecology Seminar: The Energy Industry (Spring 2013)
Co-Leader, Energy Club, Yale School of Forestry
Team Lead, Yale University Team, Department of Energy Better Buildings Case Competition
To work internationally or domestically crafting innovative, integrated conservation and development strategies
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Candidate for Master’s of Environmental Management, expected May 2013
Relevant Coursework: Environmental Economics, Energy Systems Analysis, Integrated Water Management, Collaboration & Conflict Resolution Skills, Sustainable Development in Haiti
Yale University, New Haven, CT Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies with Honors in the Major, May 2011
Thesis: “(Image)ning the Southwest: changing perceptions of the desert environment in 70 years of survey photographs, tourist propaganda, and high art” Winner of Howard R. Lamar Prize
Trainer and Educator, Community Health Educators; Staff writer, Yale Daily News
March 2010 - presentUrban Resources InitiativeNew Haven, CT
Field Operations Manager, Supervisor, Research Assistant
Train, plan and coordinate 3 work crews and 6 supervisors of urban youth forestry project
Lead supervisors and students in tree planting, GIS, and urban ecology
Work with neighborhood homeowners, URI staff, and school administrators to determine plantings, create environmental curriculum and evaluate program success
August 2011 - April 2012The Royal Society for Protection of NatureThimphu, Bhutan
Research and Communications Associate
Conducted research and 24 interviews with major national environmental stakeholders for publication documenting organization's history and achievements
Authored chapter of Phobjikha Conservation Area Management Plan
Crafted membership strategic plan to increase visibility, raise funds and stimulate local engagement
June 2011Yale Geology DepartmentPeru
Field Assistant & Translator
Installed seismometers throughout rural Peru on a 3-week expedition of a 2 year, multi-university project
Acted as translator in mixed American-Peruvian team
May - July 2009Yale Center for Environmental Law and PolicyNew Haven, CT
Analyzed legislation, politics and scholarship surrounding the 2009 American Clean Energy and Security Act
Drafted articles for Center Director Daniel Esty on strategies of international governance
Presentations And Publications
"Engage. Educate. Inspire. 25 Years of Environmental Conservation at the Royal Society for Protection of Nature" published in Thimphu, Bhutan, October 2012
“Forests, Dams, and Dashos: Emerging Environmental Governance in the Land of Gross National Happiness" presentation, Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies Conference, Western Michigan University, September 2012
Honors And Awards
Yale Himalaya Initiative Travel Grant; Masters Student Travel Grant (2012)
Edward Armbrecht Fund; Environmental Studies Department Award (2011)
Environmental Studies Research Award; Mellon Grant; Richter Fellowship (2010)
Yale Daily News Summer Journalism Grant (China) (2008)
Skills And Interests
Computer: MS Office Suite, Photoshop, ArcGIS, social media
To obtain a position in an environmental consulting organization where I can utilize my quantitative and analytical skills in the areas of environmental economics, statistics, and GIS.
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Candidate for Master of Environmental Management (MEM), 2013
Concentration: Environmental Economics and Policy Analysis
Coursework: Economics of the Environment, Economics of Pollution Management, Economic Valuation of the Environment, Advanced Microeconomics, Econometrics, Business and the Environment Consulting Clinic, Statistics in the Environmental Sciences, Regression Modeling, Modeling Geographic Objects (Vector GIS), Modeling Geographic Space (Raster GIS), Python Coding for GIS, Physical Science, Land Use Planning, Financial Concepts
Williams College, Williamstown, MA Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Policy and Art History, Cum Laude, 2011
Eco-Representative at the Zilkha Center of Environmental Initiatives
Caretaker of the Hopkins Memorial Forest
Coursework: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Natural Resource Economics, GIS and Remote Sensing, Multivariable Calculus, Ecology, Communities and Ecosystems, Field Botany, Geology, Oceanography, Climate Science, Public Policy, Climate Change Policy, Environmental Law, Environmental Planning
Fall 2012 - PresentYale School ForestsNew Haven, CT
Manage GIS data for 10,800 acres of forestland in 7 discrete forests located in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont managed by the Yale School Forests Program
Create and update stand boundary maps and GIS data by utilizing GPS and recent forest inventory data
Analyze spatial forestry data and create forest management maps used for locating and planning timber sales and establishing research plots
Fall 2012 - PresentCurtis PackagingSandy Hook, CT
Collaborate as part of a student team to conduct a Lean Energy Analysis focusing on improving efficiency of the plant’s printing press process by breaking down and targeting the machine’s most energy-intensive components
Meet with Curtis Packaging’s press manufacturer, Koenig & Bauer Group, to verify printing press components, specifications of energy use, and conditions for optimal performance
Conduct an energy audit of the printing press using an ammeter and data logging software to establish a baseline for the Lean Study
Make recommendations for improving energy efficiency and present results to press operators and management
Summer 2012The Nature ConservancyBoston, MA
GIS and Conservation Science Intern
Worked with the Eastern Conservation Science division to build, manage, and analyze spatial datasets using principles of community ecology and landscape resilience to help policy makers and land trusts make informed land conservation and management decisions
Conducted spatial analyses on habitats and landscapes (30 meter pixel level) and analyzed the intersection of these datasets with those of protected lands, rare species, and rare communities, as a way to prioritize and guide conservation action
Developed a Microsoft Access template to link original datasets to GIS analyses and create a report displaying statistics and results for each prioritized area
Summer 2010Project for Public SpacesNew York, New York
Transportation Planning Intern
Helped organize and facilitate workshops in communities along the I-287 corridor impacted by the NYDOT Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement project with the goal of empowering them to leverage the state’s transit investment and explore transit oriented development opportunities to revitalize their communities
Conducted a usage pattern analysis, utilizing PPS’s activity mapping techniques, of Teardrop Park in Battery Park City and presented recommendations for short- and long-term design and programming changes to improve public space usage
Produced and edited videos to spread awareness of PPS-sponsored events: East New York Farms and Williamsburg Walks
Developed questionnaire for state DOTs to report their current status regarding Context Sensitive Solutions policies and projects and updated the State Profiles on the PPS-run CSS website with the results
Winter 2009The Island School and Cape Eleuthera InstituteCape Eleuthera, Bahamas
Sustainable Tourism and Economic Development Researcher
Researched methods to integrate sustainability with economic growth through ecotourism with the Island School and the Cape Eleuthera Institute
Met with the Ministry of Tourism and proposed an alternative form of tourism and development that would economically benefit the local community while preserving the unique island ecosystem
Fall 2009Hoosic River Revival CoalitionNorth Adams, MA
Student Environmental Planning Analyst
Partnered with the Hoosic River Watershed Association to research and propose solutions to remediate the ecological degradation and recreational and economic loss resulting from Army Corps of Engineers flood control systems
Interviewed various City Planners, River Ecologists, Landscape Architects, and Community Developers
Developed and presented to the community a proposal of alternatives for revitalizing the Hoosic River as an integral part of the community - "Revitalizing North Adams and its Concrete River"
Summer 2009Williamstown COOL (CO2 Lowering) CommitteeWilliamstown, MA
Collected data and calculated town-wide emission levels within the residential, municipal, institutional, and commercial sectors as part of ICLEI’s City for Climate Protection campaign
Quantified the major emission reduction measures taken so far and outlined a plan to achieve the town’s 10% eCO2 reduction goal
Aided the town in its decision to undertake the challenge of becoming a Green Community under the Green Communities Act
Land Use Coalition at Yale and Students for Urban Design Sustainability (LUCY-StUDS), 2011 - present
American Planning Association, 2011 - present
Skills And Interests
Computer Skills: ArcGIS, Python, R, Stata, Microsoft Access, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Sony Vegas
Personal Interests: photography, running, backpacking, traveling (traveled cross-country 8 times visiting 49 states, 10 Canadian Provinces and over 60 National Parks)
Williams College Cross-Country - Team Captain; NESCAC All-Academic Team
Seeking full-time position utilizing skills and education in energy efficiency, corporate environment management, EH&S or supply chain management.
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Master of Environmental Management (MEM), 2013
Concentration: Energy and the Environment
Relevant Coursework: Corporate Finance, Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental Writing
Delhi Technological University (formerly Delhi College of Engineering), Delhi, India Bachelor of Engineering (BE – Environmental), 2008
Specialization in Renewable Energy
Relevant Coursework: Thermodynamics; Water & Waste Water Treatment Technologies
Fall 2012Curtis PackagingSandy Hook, CT
Conducted energy audit of the manufacturing facility using ammeter and data logger and identified opportunities for energy efficiency improvements
Summer 2012Natural Resources Defense CouncilSan Francisco, CA
Developed strategy motivating local government, real estate developers, and financial institutions on accelerating energy efficiency
Wrote blogs and prepared fact sheets on US-India cooperation on climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency
Summer 2012Access:EnergyKisumu, Kenya (Africa)
Tropical Research Institute Summer Fellow
Computed carbon foot print and energy payback period of 700W roof top wind
Fall 2011Stonyfield Farm Inc.Londonderry, NH
Conducted material flow analysis to identify potential for reducing energy and resource consumption at yogurt manufacturing plant
Spring 2011 (part time)Yale University New Haven, CT
Research Assistant: Center for Industrial Ecology
Conducted life cycle assessment of metals consumption for the US and globe for the project the criticality of Metals
Interviewed experts from the United States Geological Survey and industry leaders regarding metal supply chain
June 2008 - July 2011The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)New Delhi, India
Managed three projects leading teams of 7 to15 professionals across multiple cities in South Asia
Launched the work on Life Cycle Assessment
Represented TERI in two important government committees
Corporate Sustainability Reporting
Evaluated corporate entries for “TERI Corporate Awards for Environmental Excellence”. My work included reviewing corporate sustainability metrics and quantifying and comparing success in achieving corporate sustainability
Conducted mass flow analysis of spent Tetrapak cartons and devised packaging waste reduction strategy across 11 cities in South Asia for Tetrapak Inc.
Carbon Foot Printing, Resource and Energy Efficiency
Computed and analyzed carbon footprint of the Indian currency notes for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Proposed methodology to the Ministry of Civil Aviation to analyze carbon footprint of Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi
Measured resource and energy use in Moradabad brassware industry cluster and identified opportunities for efficiency improvements
Contributed in the master plan study for collection, recycling & safe disposal of end-of- life mercury bearing lamps and associated electronics
Contributed in important government policy documents including Report to the People on Environment and Forests 2009-2010, State of Environment Report for Delhi 2010
India's Role in Phasing Down Hydrofluorocarbons - Moving From Laggard to Leader?, August 2012, Co-authored with Anjali Jaiswal (Director, India Initiative NRDC), http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ajaiswal/indias_role_in_phasing_down_hy.html
India's Blackout: A Wake-Up Call to Energize Clean Energy Solutions, August 2012, Co-authored with Anjali Jaiswal (Director, India Initiative NRDC), http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/ajaiswal/indias_blackout_a_wake-up_call.html
Research papers and articles
Meena Sehgal, Ankur Garg, Suresh R, Priya Dagar. (2011). Heavy metal contamination in the Delhi segment of Yamuna basin. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 184 (2), 1181-1196
Ankur Garg, 2010, Negotiations on GHG emissions from international marine and aviation bunkers: issues and concerns. Resource, Energy and Development, 6(2), 81-91
Ankur Garg, 2008, GHG emissions from international aviation bunkers: issues and concerns, TERI viewpoint paper 2, presented at a special event during the 14th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Poznan, Poland, 1-12 December 2008
Honors And Awards
Teaching Fellowship Yale University Environmental Chemical Analysis, Fall 2012
Dean's scholarship Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies 2011, 2012.
Cameron Speth Fellowship Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies 2012
Tropical Resources Institute Summer Research Fellowship 2012
Skills And Interests
Excellent command on Microsoft Office software suite, programming languages C and C++, statistical packages Matlab and R, GIS and remote sensing software ArcGIS and ENVI and Life Cycle Assessment software Simapro
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Expertise in conducting energy audit using ammeter and data loggers, supply chain management, life cycle assessment, material flow analysis, carbon foot printing, corporate sustainability reporting, environmental policy analysis
Languages known– English (fluent), Hindi (native), Urdu (basic), Punjabi (basic)
Interests - exploring spiritual literature, playing cricket, white water rafting, hiking and travelling
Seeking employment with a natural resource management agency, environmental consulting firm, or educational institution, drawing on biological assessment, GIS and statistical analysis, and/or ecological education
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Master of Environmental Science (MESc), honors student - Expected May 2013
Concentration: Geographic information systems (GIS), wildlife ecology
Grant funded master's research: Modeling Cougar Habitat in the Northeast: Towards an Assessment of Population Growth and Sustainability
Currently focused on developing spatially-explicit raster-based GIS models that assess habitat suitability for cougars in the Northeastern U.S. Also examining the spatial distribution of eyewitness accounts of cougars.
Relevant coursework: Modeling Geographic Objects (Dana Tomlin); Modeling Geographic Space (Dana Tomlin); Introduction to Python Independent Study (Dana Tomlin); Natural Science Research Methods (Oswald Schmitz); Regression Analysis for Environmental and Ecological Data (Tim Gregoire); Sampling Methodology and Practice (Tim Gregoire); Fundamentals of Teaching in the Sciences (Graduate Teaching Center)
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA Bachelor of Arts, 2009
Thesis: Architectural Mobility: An Experimental Study of Archaic Period Shelter Construction and Transportation in the Northeastern United States
Aug 2011-May 2012Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT
Editorial Assistant - Journal of Sustainable Forestry
Managed contributing authors and referees for academic journal
Performed copy editing, official journal correspondence, and office maintenance
Aug 2010-Feb 2011; May-July 2011Biodrawversity, LLCAmherst, MA
Biological Field Technician
Conducted biological assessments, data processing/analysis, and report writing for consulting group
Worked independently and in groups to perform field surveys of invasive plants, odonates, freshwater mussels and fish
Provided significant contributions to Westfield River watershed and Greylock Glen invasive plant surveys (MA TNC/TTR and DCR); CWCS/SWAP publications (ME); BioMap2 Housatonic River watershed town reports (MA NHESP)
Jan-Dec 2008Independent ResearchNew England
Evaluated archaeological theories on pre-Contact period mobility in the Northeast through full scale replication of period-correct implements and living structures
Developed and executed all aspects of research; published experimental findings
Feb-March 2005Mark ElbrochNew England
Wildlife Biology Research Assistant
Evaluated the potential to sex cougars, bobcats, house cats, and gray foxes from print morphology alone
Conducted independent research and analysis using track plate data capture, digital and statistical methods
Aug-Dec 2012Yale UniversityNew Haven, CT
Teaching Fellow II
Helped manage and teach graduate course Natural History and Taxonomy of Trees
Developed and delivered lessons in classroom and field, with regular independent section
Sept-Dec 2009Hampshire CollegeAmherst, MA
Provided instruction for undergraduate course Bicycle Design and Fabrication
Delivered one-on-one and small group training in all aspects of design and metal-based fabrication
Summers 2000-2009Woodland Ways Youth ProgramsGhent, NY
Assistant Director, Head Instructor
Directed and implemented programs in environmental education, wilderness survival, and rite-of-passage experiences
Developed curriculum, coordinated programming, and supervised summer program staff and students. Ages 7-18; day programs through three-week intensives
Facilitated field-based service-oriented class trip for 7th and 8th grades of Waldorf School of Lexington, MA (Oct 2009)
Jan-June 2009University of MassachusettsAmherst, MA
Provided instruction for graduate/undergraduate course Advanced Flintknapping
Delivered hands-on training and resources for lithic implement manufacture and analysis
Facilitated classroom workshops, led field walks, and provided resources, guidance, and grading on assignments
Jan-June 2007High Mowing SchoolWilton, NH
Interim Program Director and Instructor
Served as interim director and educator for the Naturalist Program; instructed in bowyery and circus arts
Acted as full-time teacher in private secondary school; four independent courses plus activities
Designed, managed, and delivered multi-tiered, place-based ecological education, drawing on field ecology, experimental archaeology, and earth-skills. Students 14-18
Sept 2004-2006Self-EmployedNew England
Bard College, NY -- Co-led Earth Day wild edible plant workshops. Provided plant walks for students and public; plus classroom workshop for visiting grade school. April 2006
Merriconeag Waldorf School, ME -- Co-managed week-long field ecology, earth skills, and nature observation program for 5th grade. Oct 2005
Wolfeboro Homeschool Collaborative -- Developed and delivered four-part place-based ecological education series for homeschooled group. Autumn 2004
Training in Geospatial Data Manipulation and Analysis
ESRI Virtual Campus Training -- Online
3D Analysis of Surfaces and Features Using ArcGIS 10
Basics of Raster Data for ArcGIS 10
3D Visualization Techniques Using ArcGIS 10
Creating 3D Data Using ArcGIS 10
Building Models for GIS Analysis using ArcGIS 10
Using Raster Data for Site Selection
Deriving Rasters for Terrain Analysis Using ArcGIS 10
Introduction to Surface Modeling Using ArcGIS 10
Learning ArcGIS Desktop for ArcGIS 10
Yale University Map Department Workshops -- New Haven, CT
Advanced Skills with GIS Data and ArcGIS
Intermediate GIS Skills Using ESRI’s ArcGIS Software
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and ArcGIS for Spatial Analysis
Raster! The ‘Other’ GIS Data
Yale Center for Earth Observation Workshops -- New Haven, CT
Introduction to Remote Sensing and ENVI Software
Converting Satellite Images to Data
Internships and Specialized Training
Sept-Dec 2006Plimoth PlantationPlymouth, MA
Internship with the Department of Original Collections
Processed and cataloged prehistoric and historic artifacts, maintained databases, conducted public-opinion surveys, and performed statistical analysis for museum funders
Aug-Sept 2006Schiele Museum of Natural HistoryGastonia, NC
Internship/work-study position with the Aboriginal Studies Program
Researched and replicated prehistoric technologies, assisted with museum functions, maintained Program grounds, presented research to museum guests
Oct 2004, 2005, 2006Errett Callahan - Piltdown ProductionsLynchburg, VA
Received intensive training in flintknapping and lithic implement replication. Was mentored in experimental archaeological methods and documentation strategies
Spring 2000Mark ElbrochCentral New England
Two-week mammal ecology and field tracking intensive. Received instruction in all aspects of regional track and sign interpretation
Publications, Presentations, and Works in Progress
Glick H. (work in progress) Prowling for fact among fictions: Have cougars finally returned to the northeast. Intended outlet: Audubon Magazine
Glick, H. (work in progress) Modeling cougar habitat in the Northeast: Towards an assessment of population growth and sustainability. Intended outlet: Journal of Wildlife Management
Glick, H. (under review) Revisiting indigenous structures of the Northeast: A survey of ethnohistoric accounts from the Contact-period. Northeast Anthropology
Glick, H. (2008) Experimental archaeology and experiential education abroad. Bulletin of Primitive Technology, 35
Glick, H. (2008) Architectural mobility: An experimental study of Archaic period shelter construction and transportation in the Northeastern United States. Thesis: Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Modeling Puma concolor habitat in the Northeast: Towards an assessment of population growth and sustainability, Invited talk and poster, Northeast Arc Users Group Annual Conference, Rockland, ME (Oct 2012)
Modeling Puma concolor habitat in the Northeast: Towards an assessment of population growth and sustainability, Invited poster, The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Portland, OR (Oct 2012)
Modeling Cougar Habitat in the Northeast: Towards and Assessment of Population Growth and Sustainability, Invited talk,College of the Atlantic - Land Use Planning class, Bar Harbor, ME (May 2012)
Masters Student Travel Grant - 2012-2013
National Garden Club, Inc. Scholarship - 2012-2013
Schiff Fund for Wildlife Research - 2012
Carpenter Sperry Fund - 2012
Edna Bailey Sussman Fund - 2012
Skills and Certifications
GIS analysis, habitat suitability analysis, sampling design, regression analysis, dendrology, invasive plant ID, field tracking and trailing (ID, sexing, interpretation), biological survey methods, environmental tracking/historical interpretation, wild edible and medicinal plant ID and preparation, environmental education, grant writing
Proficient with Macintosh (10.7.1), Windows (7 enterprise) , Microsoft Office standard suite (2011), ArcGIS 10.x, internet research; Familiar with SQL, Python, ArcGIS file geodatabases, Minitab 16, R and RStudio, Adobe Photoshop, iweb, Google SketchUp, BikeCAD; Exposure to ENVI
To research and promote conservation, efficiency, and reliability in the energy sector.
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut Masters in Environmental Management, May 2013 Co-Chair of Environmental Justice at Yale
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois BA, Political Science, Minor in Environmental Policy and Culture, June 2010
London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England Study Abroad Program, September 2008-July 2009
Environmental and Energy Economics, Econometrics, Energy Economics, Energy Systems Analysis, Energy Economics and Policy Analysis, Advanced Industrial Ecology: Energy Industries and Technnologies, Economic Analysis of the Environment, Business and the Environment Consulting Clinic, Economics of Pollution Management, Multivariate Statistics for the Environmental Sciences, Statistical Research Methods, Introduction to Statistics in the Environmental Sciences, Social Science Statistics, Environmental Management and Assessment.
Seeking an opportunity (preferably outside of the U.S.) to combine my interests in games and film as creative media tools for promoting behavioral change and environmental stewardship. Preference for positions that focus on strategic planning and project-based work; opportunities for mentorship, independent research and publishing.
Lauren is open to working on projects that focus on any country or region of the world that is tackling water management issues. There is a special interest in projects that address the intersection of water and agriculture.
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Candidate for Master of Environmental Management (MEM), 2013
Concentration: water policy & environmental conflict resolution
Coursework: environmental law and policy, water resources, negotiation skills
Activities: Co-Director, Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY)
Stanford University, Stanford, CA Master of Arts in Sociology, 2007 Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, 2007
Lauren is interested in the intersection between water and agriculture, specifically tools for more efficient and equitable allocation of water resources between agricultural, domestic and industrial uses.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;Lauren completed her bachelor's and master's concurrently at Stanford University between 2003-2007.
Accreditation & Certifications
Trained Mediator (operating under the NY State Unified Court System), 2010 Co-mediating civil court cases for official certification. Trained at the Westchester Mediation Center.
Certificate in Community Preparedness & Disaster Management (CPDM), 2009-2010 Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC Graduate coursework in several fields of disaster and risk management, crisis communications.
Certificate in Sustainable Building & Design, 2008-2010 Yestermorrow Design/Build School, Warren, VT Concentration in wastewater management, building science, ecological design and permaculture.
LEED® Accredited Professional (LEED® AP BD+C), 2008
The meditation training is foundational to developing negotiation and conflict resolution skills. The two certificate programs demonstrate an effort to integrate disaster preparedness knowledge with sustainable design to achieve a more holistic, "climate-ready" buildings and infrastructure. The LEED AP indicates that Lauren is certified to steward the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED certification process for green buildings.
Northeast Food Link Symposium
A partnership between Yale Dining and the Kendall Foundation.
Working with Yale Dining to organize a regional food symposium to develop strategies to create a robust, sustainable food system in the northeast.
Leveraging Yale’s brand as the second largest buyer in CT to promote health and wellness through the food system by spearheading partnerships with food distributors, farmers and universities.
Co-Creator, Humans vs. Mosquitoes9/2011-Present
A partnership with the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre
Developed a participatory game to demonstrate the link between climate change and malaria.
Piloting the game with the Kenya Red Cross, for scaling up in East Africa.
Conducted malaria policy research, community needs assessment in Kenya in summer 2012.
NRDC Climate & Water Team - Yale Environmental Protection Clinic Project
Worked on an NRDC project on U.S. states’ climate adaptation planning for water resources.
Professor Douglas Kysar, Yale Law School
Planning an environmental policy conference to be held in the fall of 2012 for Professor Kysar of Yale Law School. Topic is the future of U.S. participation and leadership in the global climate change policy regime.
Responsibilities include research and writing on climate policy trends, conducting literature reviews, contacting high-profile climate policy experts.
Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre, Young Scholars Programme
Analyzing patterns of integration of climate change adaptation strategies into the Red Cross national societies humanitarian and disaster response policy. Evaluating the correlation between capacity building efforts and more effective climate change integration.
The internship with the Climate Centre was part of a fall 2011 class called International Organizations and Conferences. Lauren worked with with a team of students to provide research support to a Red Cross director in preparation for attending the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of the Parties (COP17) in Durban, South Africa. Working with the Red Cross provided an opportunity for Lauren to apply the disaster management background gained from her UNC certificate.
White Plains, NYRiverkeeper
Research on Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.
Co-wrote Riverkeeper’s Industrial Gas Drilling Reporter, a news digest of natural gas drilling’s impact on drinking water and the environment across the United States.
Lauren's work with Riverkeeper allowed her to expand her understanding of the intersection of water and energy issues.
U.S. Green Building Council, Emerging Professionals National Committee
Responsible for the strategic planning and task team support of the national committee that represents the young professional members of the USGBC.
Contributed to the development of a leadership training retreat specific to young professionals.
Wrote the new mission, vision and charge statements for the national committee.
This was an intensive volunteer position that required a commitment of several hours per week. The position was preceded by other USGBC positions at the local level, and was a significant part of Lauren's professional development and networking efforts post-Stanford.
Project Manager/LEED® Consultant12/2008-9/2010
Hauppauge, NYGreen Peak Group
Project manager for a green building consulting startup, managed feasibility studies and LEED® certifications for new construction and existing buildings in the Long Island region of New York.
Spearheaded business partnerships with local utilities and professional group members.
Responsible for website management and company branding, project management software and client relations for construction projects.
Seeking full-time employment in community-based sustainability planning and interdisciplinary problem solving
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Master of Environmental Management (MEM) candidate, 2013
Specialization: Sustainable Land Management/Environmental Policy Analysis
Relevant Coursework: Land Use Law & Environmental Planning, Payments for Ecosystem Services, Project Design & Adaptive Management, Environmental Communication, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution
Adviser to the Republic of Seychelles on United Nations sustainable development issues and negotiations
Consultant to the Natural Resources Defense Council on post-Rio+20 structural accountability
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Conservation (with honors), 2010
Wesbrook Scholar designation for outstanding academic performance, leadership, community involvement
May 2012-August 2012The Orton Family FoundationDenver, CO
Developed recommendations to scale up Orton's impact from several small towns to a national training program for civic leaders, town planners and elected officials on values based community planning
Created a matrix of community engagement best practices for Orton's planning framework and trainings to help citizens better understand how trends such as demographics affect community decision-making
January-May 2012The Trust for Public LandNew Haven, CT
Delineated TPL properties to a GIS database for incorporation into a national Conservation Almanac
September 2011-May 2012Yale School ForestNew Haven, CT
Berkley Research Fellow
Coordinated risk assessment and development due diligence for a wind power demonstration project
June 2010, March-July 2011Ecofish Research Ltd.Vancouver, B.C.
Conducted science-based environmental assessment and monitoring of small-scale hydroelectric projects
Co-authored a 450-page interdisciplinary technical report on the terrestrial and wildlife baseline conditions for a proposed 116-megawatt cluster of hydroelectric facilities and a 45-mile transmission line
September-December 2010University of Victoria School of Environmental StudiesVictoria, B.C.
Ecological Change Modeling Analyst
Researched and compiled a comprehensive GIS database of climatological, ecological and land use data
Collaborated with NGOs, government, and domain experts to combine empirical data and expert opinion to model the predicted effects of climate change on species resilience in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
Student Affairs Committee Coordinator, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2012-present
Elected by the student body to serve as the communication link to the school administration and faculty
Responsible for allocating $60,000 in funds to student groups and hosting events for the student body
Founding Student Member,IRENA's International Renewable Energy Learning Partnership, 2011-present
Creating a world-class access point for educational and training opportunities in the renewable energy sector
Shared time/ duties between Ecotrust's Ecosystem Services Group (a not-for-profit environmental think-and-do tank) and Ecotrust Forests, LLC (a for-profit timber investment management organization);
Research and analysis for a timberland investment management portfolio of 13,000 FSC-certified acres in Oregon and Washington.
Analyzed payment for ecosystem services markets on Ecotrust Forest Management properties, including a feasibility analysis for habitat conservation bank.
2007 - 2010GREEN BUILDING SERVICESPortland, Oregon
Provided financial analysis to support investments in energy efficiency projects for the commercial real estate market through the installation of high-efficiency mechanical systems in existing buildings;
Analyzed energy efficiency incentives (state, federal) for use in retrofitting public and private projects involving partial Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO), Better Energy Tax Credits (BETC), and Department of Energy (DOE) financing;
Managed LEED for Existing Buildings and LEED for Portfolio-Pilot implementation for institutional owners including first LEED-for Portfolio project in United States (Bentall Kennedy);
Responsible for accounting and forecasting of the Building Management Solutions financial performance in highly volatile entrepreneurial environment.
2006 - 2007CORNELL UNIVERSITYIthaca, New York
Undergraduate Business Program Teaching Assistant
Courses: Entrepreneurship/ Personal Enterprise, Business Management, Business Management Case Analysis, Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, Life Sciences and Technology Lecture Series.
Summer 2005PINNACLE CAPITAL MANAGEMENTBoston, Massachusetts
Financial Planning Intern
Prepared performance comparison spreadsheets for mutual funds and variable annuity sub-accounts;
Performed due diligence on the performance of fee-based accounts in private wealth management division;
Measured the appropriateness of investment changes versus cost to client;
Reviewed unrealized and realized gains for maximum tax efficiency in non-qualified accounts.
Summer 2004MORGAN STANLEYBoston, Massachusetts
Financial Planning Intern
Member of Private Wealth Management Division “High Net Worth” team;
Supported estate planning and tax-sensitive investment strategies through financial analysis and due-diligence.
Certifications And Awards
Berkley Conservation Fellowship, awarded 2012
LEED-Accredited Professional (Commercial Interiors and Existing Buildings Operations + Maintenance)
Promote sustainability by optimizing the material and energy flows within industrial systems with a focus on establishing industrial symbiosis networks.
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Master of Environmental Science, expected 2013
Major Focus: Industrial Symbiosis, Industrial Ecology, Sustainable development
Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China Bachelor of Engineering, 2011
Major Focus: Environmental Engineering
Minor: Advanced Class of Engineering Education (ACEE)
Industrial Ecology, Linkages of Sustainability, Energy System Analysis, Valuing the Environment, Environmental Law and Policy, Corporate Environmental Management and Strategy, Economics of Natural Resource Management, Engineering of Water Pollution Control, Mathematical Modeling, System Science & Engineering, Multivariate Statistics
Research and Working Experience
Yale University Center for Industrial Ecology
09/2011-PresentResearch AssistantNew Haven, CT
Adopt the methodology of metal criticality developed by T.E. Graedel et al. to evaluate the criticality of super alloy metals
Review world mineral production databases and extract data from multiple sources to calculate the supply risk of super alloy metals and assess the substitute performances for 20 metals
09/2012-PresentResearch AssistantNew Haven
Research the potential of industrial symbiosis
Develop a methodology to evaluate the potential by-product synergy opportunities at regional level
Zhejiang University Department of Environmental EngineeringHangzhou, China
08/2010-06/2011Research AssistantHangzhou, China
Researched the modeling of Bio-reactors
Developed a novel mathematical model of Anammox bio-reactor
Calibrated the model with operation data, predicted the performance of the bio-reactor with the model, and calculated the parameter sensitivity
06/2012-PresentUS Business Council for Sustainable DevelopmentAustin, TX
Estalish social network for the Bohai By-Product Synergy (BPS) project in China
Identify synergy opportunities in Bohai Bay region and evaluate the performance of BPS network
Presentations And Publications
He, Rui and Lin, Chunmei. 2009. “A large knowledge base partitioning and reasoning study based on graph theory.” (Speech) 6th International Conference on Fuzzy System and Knowledge Discovery, Tianjing, P.R.C
He, Rui and Lin, Chunmei. 2010. “The Clustering Algorithm Study of Gene Expression Data.” 2011 International Conference on Environmental Biotechnology and Material Engineering, Changchun, P.R.C
He, Rui, Tang, Chongjian, Zheng, Ping. 2011. “Performance of Anammox Reactor Based on Granular Packing Patterns”. Water Research. (preparing)
Skills And Interests
Software: Microsoft Office Suite, C programming, MatLab, Origin, AutoCAD, SPSS, SimaPro, R, Analytica Language: Chinese (native), English (Proficient) Interests: piano, sketching, table tennis, basketball, cooking, photography, singing
Environmental science educator with three years teaching experience as a field educator, three years as an outdoor guide, and a decade as a wilderness trip leader. Master of environmental science with experience teaching high school and college-aged students. Areas of expertise include environmental science, ecology, geology, hydrology, climate change, and outdoor expedition skills.
Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT ~ Expected 2013 Candidate for Master of Environmental Science (MESc) with a concentration in social ecology
Thesis: A Changing Balance: Logging, Stewardship, and Participation in James Bay, Quebec.
Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry assistant, research and writing for forest health and forest atlas projects.
Contributor and editor for Sage Magazine, a multi-disciplinary environmental journal.
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH ~ June 2007 B.A. in Environmental Earth Science, magna cum laude
Senior Honors Thesis: Land Use Change in Northern Quebec: A Remote Sensing Analysis of Logging in James Bay.
Writing Assistant and Tutor for the Student Center for Research, Writing, and Information Technology.
Field Educator,Yosemite Institute, a campus of NatureBridge, Yosemite National Park (YNP), CA ~ ’08 – ‘11
Taught environmental science, geology, ecology, leadership, outdoor skills, and stewardship in YNP.
Designed science curriculum to match schools’ needs tailored to middle school, high school, and college students.
Co-designed climate change program and co-presented it periodically to students.
Focused on climate change curriculum development and dissemination, including editing comprehensive curriculum, leading educator training, developing teaching materials, and guest teaching lessons.
Co-led 2-week college accredited field research backpacking trip focused on the scientific method, observational field studies, public land management, and research presentation and communication.
Assisted with trainings on geology, climate change, and winter camping; performed peer observations and evaluations; sat on hiring interview panels; rewrote backpacking manual; managed field office and support base.
Guide,Hulbert Outdoor Center, Fairlee, VT ~ July ’10; March ‘12
Co-led 10-day research trip to northern Quebec focused on sustainable forestry and indigenous issues.
Co-led 10-day cultural immersion and traditional winter camping trip to the same area for college students.
Wilderness Trip Leader, Darrow Wilderness Trip Camp, Grand Lake Stream, ME ~ Summers, ’03-‘09
Co-led extended canoeing, kayaking, and backpacking trips for students aged 11-17 in Maine, Quebec, Labrador, and New Brunswick, including four month-long canoe trips in northern Quebec and Labrador.
Trip Leader,North Country Community College, Saranac Lake, NY ~ December ‘07
Co-led 11-day winter expedition field course in the Adirondacks for Wilderness Leadership and Recreation students.
To utilize my policy analysis and management skills to help organizations create and implement energy and sustainability initiatives
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Master of Environmental Management Candidate (Energy Concentration), 2013 Relevant Coursework: Corporate Environmental Management, US Environmental Law, US Energy Policy, Energy Systems Analysis, Financing Green Technologies, and Energy Economics
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ BS in Economics and BSP in Urban Planning, summa cum laude (GPA 3.85), 2010 International Business Certificate from the W. P. Carey School of Business
London School of Economics, London, England Visiting student in the Department of Economics, 2009-2010 Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain Visiting student in the Superior School of International Commerce, Fall 2007
Summer 2012Economic Research Service – United States Department of AgricultureWashington, DC
Identified market determinants of biofuels including commodities, policies, and infrastructure
Conducted a biofuels intra-industry trade analysis between Brazil and the US for agency’s report
Analyzed the major opportunities and challenges facing the US biofuels industry for agency’s publication
Spring 2009Greater Phoenix Economic CouncilPhoenix, AZ
Research and Strategy Intern
Assessed economic incentives in the renewable energy industry to promote AZ Senate Bill 1403
Created targeted industry, country, and company profiles for business development
Conducted projects on regional employment, demographics, and growth indicators
Summer 2007Beazer Homes USA, Inc.Tempe, AZ
Land Development Intern
Managed contracts, legal entitlements, due diligence, and weekly invoices for 200+ contracts
Conducted budget revisions and project audits for 15+ projects
Researched land development ordinances for housing subdivision development
Summer 2006Beazer Homes USA, Inc. Tempe, AZ
Processed contractors’ bid submittals, invoices, and change field orders for 20+ projects
Revised design contracts to ensure compliance with community development policies
Produced a municipality-based subdivision and community design guidelines
Office of the former Governor Janet Napolitano Volunteer (2008) - planned the Arizona-Mexico Commission '08 Summer Plenary, which was attended by 400+ private and public leaders
Arizona State University Leadership Scholarship Program (2005-2009) - Fall planning committee '06, parents association scholar '05-'07, and student mentor for the Center for Global Education '08-'09
Gates Millennium Scholar funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Silver Medallion for Community Service presented by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Seeking a full time position in the field of water resources management and water policy analysis. Particularly interested in the issues of water scarcity, quality, distribution and the impacts of climate change.
Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT Candidate for Master of Environmental Management (MEM), 2013
Concentration: Water Resources Management
Selected Coursework: Environmental Economics; Environmental Security and Resources Conflict; Global Resources, International Resource Exchanges and the Environment; International Environmental Policy & Governance; Politics and Practice of Environment and Resource Policy
Yale University Student Delegate: Winter 2012 (expected). 18th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Doha, Qatar
Teaching Fellow: Fall 2012. Yale College, Department of Chemistry
Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA B.A. Liberal Arts, Environmental Studies Concentration, 2011. Magna Cum Laude
Semester Abroad: Osaka, Japan
Selected Coursework: Freshwater Systems Ecology; Purification of Urban Water; Watershed Processes
Research Assistant: Spring 2009 - Spring 2011. Environmental Studies Laboratory
Fall 2012 - presentPermanent Mission of Uzbekistan to the UNNew York City, NY
Intern and Advisor on Environmental Affairs
Evaluate the environmental impact of Tajikistan's proposed construction of Rogun Hydropower Plant on the shared watercourse with Uzbekistan
Assess the quality of English translations of technical reports published in Russian
Review official publications and clarify the position of the Uzbek government on the proposed construction of Rogun Hydropower Plant by Tajikistan
Recommend alternative policy and technical solutions to resolve water conflict between the two countries
Fall 2011 - presentYale School of Forestry and Environmental StudiesNew Haven, CT
Assist with research on storm water quality control and drowning salt marshes
Collect and analyze storm water samples
Survey salt marsh topography changes using electronic total station
Summer 2012United Nations Development ProgramTashkent, Uzbekistan
Assessed industrial waste-water management and irrigation return flow control practices in the Zarafshan River Basin, Uzbekistan
Collected and analyzed water samples from industrial and irrigation sites in the Zarafshan River Basin, Uzbekistan
Interviewed local water experts and reviewed literature to identify main obstacles preventing adequate assessment of the impact of industrial waste-water and agricultural discharges on the Zarafshan River
Developed recommendations for improving waste-water management and return flow control practices in the Zarafshan River Basin, Uzbekistan
Publications and presentations
Emmerman, D., Holmatov, B., and Wright, K. Latvian Climate Policy in the Context of International Negotiations: A Primer for COP 18. Latvian Environmental NGO "homo ecos:" (working paper). November 2012.
Holmatov, B. and Hamersley, MR. Heavy Metal Concentrations in Two Orange County, CA Wetlands Receiving Urban Runoff. Poster, 2nd Annual Newport Bay Symposium. Back Bay Science Center, October 29, 2011. Newport Beach, CA.
Hamersley, M.R., Holmatov, B., Nakajima, M., Shimizu, A., and Shoji, T. The Role of Fringing Marshes in Protecting the Water Quality of Upper Newport Bay. Poster, 1st Annual Newport Bay Symposium. Back Bay Science Center. November 20, 2010. Newport Beach, CA.
Languages And Skills
Language Skills: English: fluent, spoken and written; Japanese: intermediate, spoken and written; Russian: fluent, spoken and written; Uzbek: native speaker
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite 2007; Minitab 16; SigmaPlot 10.0
Laboratory Skills: atomic absorption spectrophotometry, CHNS analysis, gas chromatography, infrared gas analysis, chemiluminescent NOx analysis, standard analyte curves
Seeking an entry-level position in an organization dedicated to addressing the complex interactions between social and ecological systems, particularly, within the realm of marine fisheries resource management.
Candidate for Master of Environmental Science, May 2013 Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. New Haven, CT
Focus: Marine and Water Resource Management
Thesis: Dimensions of Human Security - Japan's Fisheries and the Great Northeastern Tsunami
Relevant Course Work: Coastal Ecosystems, Watershed Processes, River Restoration, Economics of the Environment, Society and Environment
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, June 2008 University of Denver. Denver, CO
Phi Beta Kappa
Magna Cum Laude
Oct. 2010 - June 2012Mattole Salmon GroupPetrolia, CA
Conducted endangered coho salmon population surveys and compiled data for recovery strategy reports.
Collaborated with local residents to construct salmon rearing facilities and worked to obtain U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Environmental Protection Agency permits.
Aug. 2009 - Nov. 2009US Forest ServicePlacerville, CA
Trained in forest fire behavior and ecology.
Worked as a cohesive firefighting unit to suppress forest fires and respond to medical emergencies.
Conducted rigorous group trainings daily and implemented community safety plans through fuel reduction projects.
Oct. 2008 - July 2009National Community Conservation CorpsSacramento, CA
Worked as part of a dynamic team of volunteers to address disaster relief and community safety in Louisiana, Nevada, and California.
Balanced the various goals of federal agencies, state organizations, and non-profit groups to complete more than 1700 hours of service work.
Work included house building, volunteer camp logistics, fuel reduction, and invasive species removal.
Type II Wildland Firefighter certification
Hoshizaki, Daniel. "Institutional Framing of the Fukushima Disaster." Virginia Review of Asian Studies (manuscript accepted 2012).
Hoshizaki, Daniel. "Where the Wave Meets the Land." Sage Magazine (manuscript accepted 2012).
Honors And Awards
Tropical Resource Institute Fellowship and Council on South East Asian Studies Research Grant for research conducted in Japan
Community Scholars Awards and Grants for research in Bosnia and Kenya