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Environmental Advocate

Location:
White Plains, NY
Posted:
April 09, 2016

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CHRISTINE SANTIAGO

** **** ******, ***. * • White Plains, NY 10603 • 914-***-**** • acuaji@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science August 2013 Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

•Coursework in Biology, Ecology, Mammalogy, and National Parks

High School Diploma June 2004

White Plains Senior High School, White Plains, NY

•GPA 3.6

•Honors and AP coursework in Science and Foreign Language

RELATED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

•Field Skills: Experience identifying over 100+ different species of weeds, shrubs, trees, fish, and wildlife native to the New York City Inwood region. Knowledgeable in restoration management, invasive plant removal.

•Outdoor Skills: Competence in using topographic maps, compass, GPS units, both electronic and manual garden tools such as leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, power drills, handsaws, chainsaws, etc. Experienced in working outdoors in all weather climates. Enthusiastic outdoorswoman.

•Technical Skills: Competent user of the following software programs: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

RELEVANT FIELD EXPERIENCE

Civic Corps/AmeriCorps Paid Volunteer, NYC Service, New York, NY September 2015-July 2016

Resident Engagement Associate at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), NYC

•Served as a liason between NYCHA and those involved in the Resident Green Committee RGC program which aims to engage NYCHA residents and their surrounding community to green and beautify NYCHA developments, encourage healthy living, and reduce waste

•Provided friendly support to existing RGCs through grant writing, educating, motivating, assisting and recruiting residents to engage in formal and informal activities designed to create a greener environment for residents of NYCHA, as well as initiated the establishment of 1 new RGC.

•Maintained and updated the Resident Green Committee Facebook Page

AmeriCorps Paid Volunteer, New York Restoration Project, New York, NY October 2013-October 2014

Environmental Restoration Worker at Swindler Cove Park, NYC

•Provided a friendly resource to the local (Inwood) community through volunteer events, composting projects, as well as the open Children’s Garden (a no cost edible urban garden)

•Worked alongside volunteer groups removing invasive weeds, cultivating soil, and planting native and/or ornamental vegetation and trees (many times under the Million Trees NYC Initiative)

•Maintained Swindler Cove Park, along with its newly established nature trail, surrounding grounds, as well as other parks located throughout New York City through thorough daily cleanup tasks

Pet Sitter/Dog Walker, The Pawfessionals Dog Walkers & Pet Sitters, New York, NY December 2010-2012

In-Home Animal Caretaker

•Provided outstanding in-home animal care

•Trusted to enter and exit clientele’s personal homes without supervision

Customer Service Representative, Best Friends Pet Care, White Plains, NY Summers 2006-2008 Front Desk CSR

•Provided friendly front desk customer service

•Manned complex client information computer system

•Handled dogs, cats, and small animals for boarding

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

Daycare Worker, Small Steps Upwards Daycare, Bronx, NY Various Months, 2010-2015

•Supervised numerous children aged 2-15

•Handled administrative tasks such as filing, attendance taking, typing memos, etc.

Waitress, Outback Steakhouse, Yonkers, NY July 2010–September 2010

•Provided friendly, high-quality customer service

ADDITIONAL SKILLS

Able to Work Equally Well Independently or As A Team Member, Fast Learner, Excellent Phone Manner, Typing 75 wpm, Filing, Proofreading, Microsoft Office Suite, Detail-Oriented, Multitasker



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