About Alexandra Korolkov
University of California, Santa Cruz
Graduate in June 2020
Major: Bachelor of Environmental Studies - Conservation Science and Policy
UCSC Arboretum, Santa Cruz - Gardener
October 2018 - September 2019
Cultivated Mediterranean climate plants originating from California, New Zealand, South Africa, and Australia.
Assisted in greenhouses for processes such as seed sowing, plant propagation, and transplanting cultivar.
Gained experience in proper irrigation of flora and managing the landscape for aesthetic purposes.
Worked with the Arboretum during their biannual plant sales in collaboration with the California Native Plant Society.
Younger Lagoon Natural Reserve, Santa Cruz - Internship
July 2018 - December 2018
Planted native species such as Elymus, Diplacus, Agrostis, Stipa, Rosa, Carex, Juncus, Lupinus and more
Collected, cleaned, and stored seeds of native plants, such as Eschscholzia, Danthonia, Festuca, and Bromus
Worked in greenhouses to transplant saplings into containers that would later be planted.
Chick-fil-A, Atlanta - Floor Staff
January 2016 - August 2016
Further developed interpersonal skills due to Chick-fil-A’s notorious customer service policy
Managed sales using the Point-of-Sale system
Fluent in Russian
Knowledge in restoration ecology from projects with UCSC through the Campus Reserve system
Familiarized in monitoring and data collection in different ecosystems through UCSC coursework and internships
Cultivated over 70 plants ranging from Nepenthes to Maranta to Euphorbia as a hobby
Interests: painting,listening to music, collecting bugs, studying reptiles and amphibians, and exploring California