SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY Spring 2009
B.S. Degree: Environmental Studies - focus in Biological Applications
-Chemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biological Techniques, Genetics, Ecology, Mycology, Mycorrhizal Ecology, Forest Health, Botany, Marine Ecology
Nama Japanese Current Job
Wait Staff – I greet people, take orders, keep everything clean, and keep the customers happy.
Back to the Roots Current Job
Brand Ambassador – I table at events and stores in the East Bay area promoting and selling pre-prepared mushroom growing kits.
San Francisco Zoo January 2012 – March 2012
Grill Cook – I grilled, served alcohol, handled the money, answered any questions, and helped clean in the kitchen at the end of the day.
Maysoon Zayid, Comedian May 2003 – Ongoing
Personal Assistant – I am a part-time assistant for Maysoon. She is very busy and also has cerebral palsy and usually needs an assistant to do remote work. I have typed many documents for her, sent emails, made business calls and among other duties. I am always on call for he and she contacts me whenever she needs assistance.
Urban Adamah June 2010 – August 2010
Fellow – I worked on a Jewish Agricultural Education farm in Berkeley, CA learning environmental and food justice education and then teaching it to children. We were taught skills in areas such as permaculture, food justice, social justice, urban farming/gardening, chicken and goat care, fermentation, cheese making, bread making, child education, leadership, coaching, non-violent communication (NVC) and living in communal spaces.
Environment California October 2010 – October 2010
Canvasser – I canvassed the greater Southern California area and asked people if they wished to become members of Environment California to support local grassroots environmental work.
PepsiCo August 2009 – January 2010
Lab Technician/ Contractor – I worked on the Pepsi Brand Maintenance project. Work entailed maintaining ingredient supplies and rotation, product and ingredient ordering, recording data on eRooms and submitting samples, weighing, heating and homogenizing ingredients, and use of refractometers and TA analyzers. I also worked on a side project for Japan Pepsi, working with several different colors and flavors.
Hourglass December 2007, 2008
Hostess – Greeted and helped seat people, coat check responsibility and other tasks anyone needed assistance with.
Marlow December 2005, 2006
Wait Staff – Helped wait tables during the holiday season.
Multiple Sclerosis Walk - Organized fundraising activities
Relay for Life - Organized fundraising activities
Habitat for Humanity - Spring break trips
Habitat for Humanity
Kayam Farm - Ecology Intern (farm internship)
Urban Adamah - Summer Fellowship (farm internship)
Communication and organizational skills, Microsoft Office, computer databases, a wide range of general laboratory skills including sterile technique, PCR, ELISA, DNA extraction and processing, blotting, streak/ smear plate culturing, bacterial staining, and fermentation for wine & beer production. I also am very comfortable with public education (environmental/ agricultural, social/ food justice, permaculutre, general science) for all ages.