Stefan Schwartz

Freelance Nature Photographer & Creative Writer

Location:East Rochester, New York, United States
2 Skills
Stefan Kennedy Schwartz
809 Allens Creek Road, Rochester, NY,

· Bachelor of Environmental Studies
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
GPA: 3.61

Internship History:
· Hudson River Clearwater Sloop
February 2009-May 2009
Environmental education intern at environmental organization in the Hudson Valley.
Organizing publications, coordinating educational sails on the Hudson River, writing
short environmental blurbs for “Clearwater Moments” on NPR.
· Poughkeepsie Farm Project
March 2009-Present
Planting vegetable fields for fall harvest. Transplanting seedlings in the greenhouses.
· Tigre Eco-Village
July 2009
Tigre, Argentina
On-site maintenance, cleared several small plots of land. Laid foundation for new eco-building.

Employment History:
· Farm Apprenticeship
Jun 2010- October 2010
Terrapin Farm
Whitefish, Montana
I learned the ins and outs of organic produce farming, including all responsibilities related to the labor required, as well as what role organics play in the political and environmental movements within the U.S.
· Campus Patrol
Jan 2008-May 2010
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
My duties include patrolling a designated path, performing student *******, and
checking the lock-up status of buildings throughout campus.
· Restaurant Services
May 2005-August 2007
Great Northern Pizza Kitchen
Pittsford, NY
I prepped as well as delivered our products. I was responsible for washing all dishes and organizing the ingredients refrigerator.
· Landscaping
May 2004-August 2006
Rochester, NY
My duties included mulching, edging, hedging, and simple patio construction. Because I was self-employed, I was responsible for advertising my services as well as self-scheduling my work.
Organization History
· Vassar Greens
September 2006-May 2008
Working with Vassar administration to increase sustainability within the college community. Organizing environmental awareness campaigns.
· Vice Jazz
February 2007- September 2009
Contacting and booking jazz acts to perform every Tuesday night during the college semester.
· Students for Environmental Organization
July 2008-November 2008
University of Otago, New Zealand
Organizing environmental awareness campaigns, tree planting on a small island off the coast of Dunedin.

· Men’s Rugby at Vassar College. (Head captain for 2009-10 season)
· Blues/Classical guitar. Have taken lessons for the past five years.
· Fly-Fishing.

Travel Experience:
· June 2007-Jan 2008: Studying and traveling in New Zealand
· June 2009-August 2009: Backpacking and volunteering in Argentina
· October 2010- December 2010: Trekking and traveling in Nepal, India, and Hong Kong.