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Port Elizaberth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
June 14, 2018

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Curriculum Vitae for Rachel Bucksey

Personal details (ID attached)

First names: Rachel Margaret

Surname: Bucksey

Citizenship: South African

Identification number: 950**********

Gender: Female

Age: 23

Marital status: Single

Home language: English

Additional languages: Afrikaans

Drivers licence: Yes

Cell number: 079*******

Email Address: or

Postal address: 41 Cassia Drive, Sunridge Park, Port Elizabeth. 6045 Education

2017: Cum Laude BSc Honours Geology Degree from Nelson Mandela University (NMU) 2017: Awarded a full-time bursary by the NRF

2016: Cum Laude BSc Geoscience (Geology and Geography) Degree from NMU 2016: Awarded a fulltime bursary from the Council for Geoscience 2013: I matriculated from Alexander Road High School with a National Senior Certificate where I obtained a combined average of 83%

My full university academic record, final matric results as well as my school testimonial can be seen in the appendix


• Geographical Information Systems (GIS); QGIS, ArcGIS

• Computer literate: Microsoft office (2010), Windows 10.

• Practical skills in optical mineralogy and basic mapping skills.

• Good communication: verbal, public speaking, email.

• Able to work individually (self-motivated) as well as in a team. Leadership Involvements

• 2017-2018: Children ministry (Oxygen Life Church)

• 2015: Promotion and Fundraising Representative for GEOS, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

• 2013: Student Leader at Alexander Road High School.

• 2013: Vice-Captain of the first team waterpolo team

• 2013: Chairperson for the Green-roots committee

• 2013: Flute section leader for the wind band

• 2012: YAP (Young animal people) committee member Interests

I live an active lifestyle and loved playing team sports as well as hiking and water skiing. Throughout school (2003-2013) I played the flute in various school bands. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, volunteering at SAMREC and being with family. I love travelling and have had the privilege of visiting the Seychelles. I am passionate about the environment and its conservation.

Previous Employment

2018: Employed at Aurecon as a field assessor for a five month contact (engineering geology). Over the past 5 years I have been a child carer (babysitting) for many families and have been an occasional teacher’s assistant at Theodore Herzl Pre-Primary. 2016: A student assistant for a third-year module (Society and the Environment) and a first- year education module (Geomorphology) for Geography. 2015: A field assistant for a Zoology Masters Project on fish within the Eastern Cape (volunteer work).

2014 and 2015: A field assistant for a Zoology Masters Project on the Cape Sugar bird

(volunteer work).

Contactable Referees:

Nombuso Khanyile (senior engineering geologist)

(worked under as field assessor- 2018) 072-***-**** Leizel Williams-Bruinders (Ms)

(worked under as student assistant- 2016) 083-***-****

(Senior Lecturer-2015)

Dr Wilma Britz (Ms):

(Senior Lecturer- 2016) 082-***-****

Steven Grewar (Mr):

(Church Leader) 078-***-****

Gideon Brunsdon (Mr)

(Senior Lecturer- 2017) 083-***-****

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