Franco - Resume
The College of William and Mary, (Williamsburg, VA)
• Bachelor’s of Science, Geology and Music - 2019
• GPA 3.35
National University of Ireland, Galway (Ireland, Galway)
• Study Abroad, Summer 2018.
Reynolds Community College, (Richmond, VA)
• Associates of Science - 2017
American Geophysical Union – 2019 September-December
Talent Pool Intern, 37.5 hrs/week
• Team member organizing the Bridge and Mentoring Programs to increase underrepresented minorities in geoscience grad school with 50+ nationwide schools expressing interest. Expected increases of 13% URM’s awarded with geoscience graduate degrees.
• Multitasking management of international grants, mentoring, and fall convention email inboxes.
• Social media creation of blogs, informational videos and tweets.
Geologic Research - 2017-2019
Thesis: Finding Evidence of Retention Ponds in Sediment Archives, 5 hrs/week
• Worked with and advised by the Geology Department Chair.
• Collected field data of sediment cores in a valley sediment deposit. Interpreted their lithology, magnetic susceptibility, organic composition into a senior research thesis to determine if retention ponds water discharge affects stream morphology in the natural environment.
SWEM Library Special Collections - 2018-2019
Student Assistant 25 hrs/week
• Shelving books and artifacts, enrolled patrons in database, managed patron requests.
• Trained in Library of Congress cataloging system.
Dragonfly Farms - 2012-2017
Farm Hand, 8-20 hrs/week
• Planned, organized and maintained greenhouse plants for sales. Maintained horse stalls, victory garden, fence lines, and provided childcare services. Operated farm equipment on a regular basis.
General Landscaper - 2012-2017
Self-operated/owned Business, 8-20 hrs/week
• Mowed, weeded, painted, cleaned up clients’ yards. Clients customize the price to foster regular, long-term trust.
Database experience, Microsoft office suite, Skype, outlook, Certified in LOC library system, Autocad software, Some GIS skills, Matlab software, elementary Spanish
National Honor Society for Earth Sciences (Sigma Gamma Epsilon [SGE]) - 2018-2019
• Volunteer by tutoring every Sunday to help college freshmen learn study skills for science coursework.
Virginia Natural Museum – 2018, Volunteer, Carmel Church Dig Site, 18hrs total.
• Participated a team to dig out a Miocene whale jawbone. Shoveled, cleaned fine picks, and performed heavy lifting.
geology, microsoft office suite, skype, outlook, research, hydrology