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Amanda Haehl

Freelance Travel Writer & Writer

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Location:Otago, New Zealand
Website: http://aghaehl.wordpress.com/
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/amandahaehl
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I am a travel writer currently exploring New Zealand and looking for freelance writing jobs to share my experiences abroad. I specialize in food, wine, music and other cultural aspects of each country I visit and am able to tailor my writing to travel on a budget, solo female travel or general backpacking. I have traveled through much of Europe, Australia and New Zealand, some of South East Asia and have an upcoming trip to India later this year. I am also an aspiring photographer and have numerous photographs displaying the culture and cuisine of locations I have explored. In addition, I am a registered Dietitian and competent to write health and nutrition related content in a creative manner. I am also fluent in Spanish. Please feel free to contact me about any relevant freelance position at amanda.haehl@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

AMANDA HAEHL, RD

EDUCATION: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN: Bachelor of Science in Dietetics, Minor in Spanish

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Vinpro Winery: Cromwell, New Zealand (2011)
CELLAR HAND
-Participated in all steps of processing 650 tons of fruit from destemmer and press operation to punch downs and barrel transfers.
-Completed daily ferment rounds including juice and fruit chemical analysis and subsequent yeast and nutrient additions.

Monk Brewery and Restaurant: Fremantle, Australia (2010)
SERVER
-Encouraged guests to explore the unique beer range, suggesting styles to fit individual preferences and meal choices.
-Achieved top sales award for the month of December.

Fringe Cafe: Melbourne, Australia (2010)
SERVER
-Provided excellent service to diverse clientele at a busy beachside café, preparing coffee, basic cocktails and serving food.

Naturaliste Vintners: Margaret River, Australia (2010)
WINEMAKING INTERN
-Monitored fruit weigh in while operating winery equipment including destemmer, crusher, press and pumps
-Promoted winery cleanliness and sanitation of all tanks, processing equipment and storage containers

Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Lounge: Shelbyville, IN (2009)
SERVER’S ASSISTANT
-Managed banquet logistics for parties of up to 500 guests while coordinating food and beverage service

United Package Liquors: Greenwood, IN (2009)
SALES ASSOCIATE
-Specialized in wine and craft beer sales, assisting customers in diversifying selections and expanding their palate

Coordinated Program in Dietetics: Purdue University (2008-2009)
COMMUNITY NUTRITION, FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT, CLINICAL INTERN
-Designed marketing kits including bulletin board, brochures and resources for athletic clients desiring muscle gain
-Managed large-scale foodservice production and coordinated holiday meal event for 1,500 students

Enology Laboratory – Food Science Department: Purdue University (2006-2008)
RESEARCH ASSISTANT & TEACHING ASSISTANT
-Participated in fall crush, barreling and bottling as well as sensory and chemical wine analysis
-Edited and published wine sensory analysis manual for continued use for Wine Appreciation students each semester

Indy International Wine Competition – Indiana Wine Grape Council: Purdue University (2008)
CUSTOMER SERVICE & DATA ENTRY SPECIALIST
-Organized over 3,200 wine entries, ensuring appropriate varietal categorization and flight assignment
-Corresponded with international commercial and amateur participants to resolve entry questions and concerns

Westwood Catering-Hospitality & Tourism Management: Purdue University (2005-2008)
ASSISTANT TO THE PURDUE PRESIDENT’S PERSONAL CATERING CHEF
-Created intricate appetizers and gourmet entrées, applying skills acquired through personalized culinary training

National Association of College Foodservice – Cal Dining: UC Berkeley, CA (2007)
FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT INTERN
-Supervised 24-hour waste audit, initiating green and organic innovations, trans-fat elimination and healthy menu alternatives

INTERNATIONAL TRAINING
-Wine Processing and Production: Naturalist Vintners, Margaret River, West Australia
-Spanish Language & Culture Semester Study Abroad: Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
-Community Nutrition Practicum: Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
-Culture & Cuisine of Switzerland Excursion: Purdue Hospitality & Tourism, Switzerland

PUBLICATIONS
-Wine Aroma Descriptor Manual: Purdue Wine Appreciation
-Sevilla Sundays: Purdue Study Abroad Essay Winner
-The Culture & Cuisine of Switzerland: Boiler Plate Magazine
-8am: CIEE Spanish Culture Essay Winner
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