ENVS RESUME
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Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
School: University of California, Santa Cruz
Field of Study: Environmental Studies

ENVS RESUME

KELLY MCWILLIAMS

 
 

16607 SE Hampshire Lane, Portland, OR 97267 • ------------ • ------------

Professional Summary
Motivated individual with experience in community outreach and education, along with facilitation of volunteers.
Extremely detail-oriented and have experience with project management in professional environments with
diverse groups of co-workers, partners, and stakeholders. Recently completed Bachelor of Arts in Environmental
Studies. Adapt readily to new challenges.
Skills
 Interest in freshwater policy & ecology
 Environmental awareness
 Experience using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
 Public outreach and education
 Familiarity of sustainable agricultural practices
 Internship facilitation

 Working knowledge of ArcGIS
 Field research methods
 Business correspondence
 Data collection, entry, & management
 Sales management
 Project management with diverse groups

Work History
Manager's Assistant, 07/2018 to 04/2019
Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems – Santa Cruz, CA
 Tractor-scale organic production.
 Student intern management and instruction.
 Working directly with students on food insecurity issues.
 Maintain inventory of farm supplies.
 Worked closely with employees to improve practices, techniques and safety choices, optimizing performance
and minimizing waste.
 Adjusted production strategies to account for changing factors such as market and weather conditions.
 Raised and hand-sowed certified organic crops such as Broccoli, Spinach, Dry Farmed Tomatoes, and
Onions.
 Learned fruit tree pruning techniques.
Research Assistant, 12/2018 to 04/2019
Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems – Santa Cruz, CA
 Database management.
 Request or acquire equipment/supplies necessary for project.
 Work with undergraduates on student research projects.
 Cleaned and maintained equipment in good working order.
 Recorded data and maintained source documentation following good documentation practices
Market Manager/Farm Assistant, 08/2015 to 11/2018
Groundswell Farm – Santa Cruz, CA
 Participated in necessary farm tasks such as bed preparation, planting, and irrigation.
 Setting up/taking down market.
 Maintain communication with farm managers about market sales/needs.
 Customer service/cash handling.
 Managing produce taken to each market.
Restoration Ecology Volunteer, 09/2016 to 07/2019
Groundswell Coastal Ecology – Santa Cruz, CA
 Local restoration plantings mainly on coastal dunes/bluffs.
 Seed collection of native plant species.

 Community engagement and outreach through tabling and events.
Bird Banding Intern, 01/2019 to 04/2019
Younger Lagoon Reserve – Santa Cruz, CA
 Set up mist nets and learned process of processing birds as they come in.
 Helped with banding up to 15 different bird species.
 Quickly scribing data and entering it into an online database.
 Database management for research studies.
Green Business Program Intern, 12/2018 to 04/2019
Ecology Action – Santa Cruz, CA
 Weekly phone call/in person visits to assigned businesses.
 Research on environmental products to provide guidance to local businesses.
 Input data into excel spreadsheet to maintain records of progress.
 Spoke with community organizations to boost outreach and highlight programs successes.
 Worked with multiple jurisdictions to ensure program success..
Student Intern, 09/2017 to 09/2018
Drought Response Outreach Program at Schools – Santa Cruz, CA
 Curriculum development for Life lab on watershed management related topics.
 Education and Public outreach on benefits on low impact development sin our community. 
 Project management of a $500,000 grant-funded student led project.
 Collaborative project involving the City of Santa Cruz, School District, and State of California.
Customer Sales Associate, 04/2015 to 04/2018
The Garden Company – Santa Cruz, CA
 Provided information on company offerings to promote products and services to customers.
 Asked appropriate open-ended questions to discover prospects' needs and requirements.
 Provided extensive support in sales.
 Organized client feedback and introduced streamlined process of replying to and rectifying complaints.
 Effectively trained new members of our team.
Student Staff, 05/2016 to 02/2017
Cabrillo Horticulture Department – Santa Cruz, CA
 Coordinated with student staff to organize various tasks per day.
 Leading and instructing volunteers and students.
 Propagation of various vegetables for the field in successive plantings.
 Disease and pest management.
 Market management Accomplishments: Assisted in starting flower production along with bouquet making on
a market-scale.
Paid Intern, 04/2015 to 07/2015
Delphi Agrarian Arts – Santa Cruz, CA
 Participated in and facilitated necessary farm tasks involving bed preparation, planting, irrigation.
 Propagation work.
 Harvesting and preservation of food using methods such as pickling and fermenting.
 Seed collection and saving methods.
 Disease and pest management
Education
B.A: Environmental Studies, Spring 2019
University of California- Santa Cruz, CA
General Education, 2016-2017
Cabrillo College
Associates: Liberal Arts, 2014

Finger Lakes Community College- Canandaigua, NY
Accomplishments
Horticultural Excellence Award, granted to Department Chair at Cabrillo College
Deans List (3.76) cum laude, at UCSC
Golden Key Honor Society, UCSC
Developed NGSS certified curriculum for Life Lab at Bay View Elementary

farming, sustainability, environmental