Updated Resume 2020
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Location: Newport Beach, CA, USA
School: Arizona State Univsersity
Field of Study: Sociology

Updated Resume 2020

Malena Berndt
------------ · 32 Marble Sands, Newport Beach CA · ------------

Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Laguna Beach, CA          June 2012 – Present
Camp Counselor
·   Teaching 24 kids about ocean preservation and ecosystems each week during the summer
Lead Marine Camp Educator
·   Assisting PMMC’s Education Coordinator with teaching and administering week long summer camp programs for 24, 8 –13 year old campers
Rescue Coordinator
·   Answering phone calls of those reporting stranded marine mammals, getting information from callers, contacting lifeguards and animal control to check on animals, organizing and sending out rescue teams

Pets Inc., West Columbia, SC January 2020 – April 2020
Sales/Adoptions Counselor
·   Assisting in adoptions of animals, answering and directing phone calls, sales of pet related products, general care of dogs and cats (cleaning, feeding, walking, etc.)

Animal Care Volunteer at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Laguna Beach, CA        2014 - Present
·   Assisting in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick and injured marine mammals along the Orange County Coast - weighing out animals’ feeds, weighing of animals, feeding of animals, cleaning of pens, assisting in basic medical procedures, rescues of animals
Volunteer at Home Free Animal Sanctuary 2015 - 2016
·   Walking and feeding dogs, working adoption events, cleaning cages
Foster Dog Parent for Pawmetto Lifeline, Columbia, SC 2018 – 2019 ·   Housing and caring for dogs, ages newborn – senior, during their foster period
Ocean Institute Intern, Dana Point, CA                             September 2013 - June 2014
·   Docent on the RV Sea Explorer marine mammal watching cruise
·   Lectured visitors on sea lions and their habitat; performed plankton trawls and silt collection to observe and teach about microorganisms under the sea
Docent at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Laguna Beach, CA                 August 2012 - April 2013
·   Educating visitors, girl scouts, and field trip groups about the seals and sea lions that the Pacific Marine Mammal Center cares for and about ocean preservation and conservation
·   Worked the gift shop - managed the cash register, took money, and administered change
Delta Society/Pet Partners Certified Therapy Dog Handler                                                           2013
· “Reading With Dogs” - library events to help struggling students with their reading and comprehension

Midlands Technical College, Columbia, SC January 2019 – May 2020
· Associates in Arts – degree earned
The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC August 2016 – December 2018
· Studied sociology
Corona del Mar High School, Newport Beach, CA    September 2013 - June 2016