Dalia Nahol

Freelance Spanish Translator & Researcher

Location:Fairfield, California, United States
2 Skills
Native Fluency in Spanish; 6 years of French
Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Word
Stata, R, ArcGIS

Princeton University, Princeton, NJ May 2011
B.A. in Sociology and Certificate in Environmental Studies

Relevant Coursework: Sociological Research Methods and Statistics; Advanced Social Statistics (graduate-level); Quantitative Approach to Social Networks; Claims and Evidence in Sociology; Social Entrepreneurship Lab; Environmental History; Land-Use Policy; Environmental Law and Moot Court; Environmental Engineering

Senior Thesis: “The Rural-Urban Divide: Do Rural Residents Care Less About the Environment?”
A/B survey testing and regression analysis to investigate the inverse correlation between level of urbanization and participation in environmental advocacy groups.

Founding Board Member, Business Development, em[POWER] Energy Group, Inc. Fall 2009-Present
• Created business plan for renewable energy in waste-picking communities; won several business competitions with Social Entrepreneurship Lab team, taught by Prof. Gordon Bloom of Harvard Business
• Launched NJ-based nonprofit in Summer 2010; Pilot site: Kachra Kundi in Karachi, Pakistan
• Developed a plan for measuring em[POWER]’s impact using nearby sites as control groups
• Capacity building: created structure and protocol for internal communications and human resources; launched successful intern program; coordinated committees from multiple locations across the globe

Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, Princeton University, Prof. Martin Ruef Fall 2010-Fall 2011
• Accessed and coded data from primary source archives e.g. Freedmen’s Bureau of Refugees Labor Contracts
• Merged, cleaned, analyzed, and mapped collected data using Excel, Stata, and ArcGIS
• Searched for rare historical documents in several locations; Travelled to research National Archives & Records

Intern, Office of Sustainability, Princeton University Summer 2011; Summer 2009-Spring 2010
• Research Aide: collected and cleaned metrics data for Annual Sustainability Report; researched feasibility of several composting technologies for on campus implementation
• Green Tours Developer: developed the first campus tours of the various sustainability efforts on campus
• U-Bikes Coordinator: managed purchasing, inventory, donations, and created infrastructure for first bicycle rental program at Princeton University; initiated campus and community outreach for new bike cooperative

Intern, Caribbean Environmental Health Institute (CEHI), Castries, St. Lucia Summer 2010
• Researched environmental policy recommendations in 16 Caribbean states
• Created conference materials for UN Environmental Program (UNEP), critical in the Dominican Republic’s acceptance of the Land-Based Sources of Marine Pollution Protocol
Co-Chair & Stream Monitoring Coordinator, AmeriCorps Intern, NJ Community Water Watch 2006-2008
• Created events and outreach efforts; recruited and trained new members; collected biological and chemical data for streams on campus
• Significantly increased campus and community stewardship of NJ streams and water quality

Trenton Week of Service, Princeton Student Volunteers Council (SVC) Spring 2008
Coordinated and led a service trip to Trenton focused on hunger and homelessness. Worked with food banks, pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, and rehabilitation programs in Trenton
Clean Ocean Action 21st Annual Fall Beach Sweep, Asbury Park Fall 2007
Organized trip to collect, classify, and dispose of trash along the New Jersey shore
Hunger and Homelessness Week, Acted in “Captives of Ashland” Fall 2007
Lead actress in a musical to benefit Habitat for Humanity
Hurricane Katrina Relief and Research Trips, Ocean Springs MS, New Orleans, LA Spring 2007; 2008
Volunteered in Camp Victor and Camp Restore
Collected data for research on home restoring patterns, Dartmouth Sociology Prof. Quintus Jet

1st Place TigerLaunch Business Competition in Social Entrepreneurship (2010)
1st Place Class of „76 Green Business Plan Competition (2010)
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) Scholar, 2005 to Present
Valedictorian, Hermiston High School, 2006
Skills (2) Rating
Spanish Translation