Marra Clay Resume
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Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
University: Whitman College
Major: Chemistry-Environmental Studies

Marra Clay Resume

EDUCATION
Whitman College Class of 2017: B.A. in Chemistry-Environmental Studies
Graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Order of Waiilatpu
Alexander J. Anderson Merit Scholarship, Abshire Research Scholar Award, ACS Award for Outstanding Senior Student in Analytical Chemistry, ASWC President’s Award for Excellence

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange
Jan. 2018- now
Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, 40 hr/week
SMK Seri Bemban, Melaka, Malaysia
Assist teachers with 13-17 year old English curriculum by implementing HOTS practices in the classroom and Highly Immersive Program projects within the school community
Design and implement English Language Camps for students to creatively engage them in English activities such as American cooking, mural painting, volunteering in the community, and autonomously creating environmental sustainability projects for SMK Seri Bemban
Hold weekly English Speaking Workshop for Form 1 students that focuses on team-building and creative writing to develop their English confidence from a young age

Nuhop Center for Experiential Learning
Aug. 2017- Dec. 2017
Environmental Education Instructor, 80 hr/ week
Perrysville, OH
Teach outdoor education classes such as geology, ecology, survival, nature writing, and canoeing to 6th graders to meet state required education standards
Serve as a high ropes challenge course lead instructor and head zip-line facilitator
Manage groups of up to 250 middle school students during team building initiatives

The Whitman Wire (formally the Whitman College Pioneer) Sept. 2013- May 2017
Publisher (25 hr/ week): Sept. 2015-May 2017, Photo Editor (15 hr/week): Sept. 2014-May 2015, Photographer (7 hr/week): Sept. 2013-May 2014
Supervised, trained, and critiqued the entire 80 student newspaper staff and managed the budget
Developed and maintained relationships with campus administration and Walla Walla community
Wrote and edited all breaking news articles, wrote headlines for front page
Represented the newspaper annually at the Associated Collegiate Press Conference
Recipient of 2017, 2016, and 2015 Robert R. Hosokawa Award for Journalism Excellence

Morrison & Sund PLLC
May 2017- Aug. 2017
Receptionist, 20 hr/week
Open and complete new client files using ProLaw
Provide customer service for clients in the office and on the phone

Whitman College Chemistry Laboratories Jan. 2016- May 2017
Chemistry Research Assistant (10 hr/week): June 2016- May 2017 Walla Walla, WA
Researched the spatial distribution of organic matter on sedimentary particles
Conducted research at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at PNNL
Spanish Computer Program Developer (3 hr/week): Jan. 2016-May 2017
Translated and developed a Spanish version of EnviroLab, a free, publically available chemistry program for learning basic water quality assessment.

Whitman College Science Outreach Sept. 2016- May2017
Advanced Studies Enrichment Tutor (2 hr/week) Walla Walla, WA
Held weekly tutoring sessions for local highs school students for Advanced Placement science and math
Mentored college-bound students to develop study skills and confidence

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency June 2016- Aug. 2016
Office of Environmental Cleanup: Hanford Project Office Intern, 25 hr/week Richland, WA
Reviewed and implemented the CERCLA process for 3 large Superfund sites with federal and state governments, NGOS, and responsible parties for cleanup and to and increase public involvement

The Grand Canyon Trust
June 2015- Aug. 2015
Ecology and Photography Intern, 70 hr/week Castle Valley, UT
Conducted exotic grasses fieldwork on the Colorado Plateau, created communications videos, and
maintained the Trust’s Instagram

Whitman College Office of Communications
Sept. 2014-May 2017
Student Photographer, 3 hr/week Walla Walla, WA
Photograph student life for Whitman’s social media and promotional material

Birch Trail Camp for Girls
June 2014- Aug. 2014
Fishing and Photography Instructor, Counselor, 70 hr/week Minong, WI
Created and led fishing and photography courses for campers

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Classroom Connections: Jan. 2016- May 2017, tutored underserved students in Walla Walla
The Mentor Program: Jan. 2016- May 2017, mentored an at-risk elementary school student

SPECIALIZED SKILLS
Instruments: GC-MS, IR, UV/vis, NMR, SEM, FAAS, and analysis by Microsoft Excel and SPSS
Graphics: Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, Illustrator, InDesign, iMovie, GIS
Proficient in Spanish, basic Malay

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