CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, TN; Bachelor of Arts degree awarded May 2015

  • Major: Environmental Studies: Arts & Humanities, Minor: Art (with photography concentration)

  • Awarded departmental distinction in the environmental studies

  • Phi Beta Kappa, inducted 2015

  • GPA: 3.84

  • Honors & Awards: summa cum laude, Dean’s List, 2011-2015; Order of Gownsmen (academic honor society), inducted 2012; Vice-Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship 

  • Belize Field Study

Yunnan University, Kunming, Yunnan, China, fall semester 2013

  • Completed courses in international relations, environmental studies, and intermediate Chinese


EXPERIENCE

Naturalist Instructor, YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, Ely, MN, September 2018-May 2019

  • Planned lessons and led student groups in outdoor environmental education classes

Post Graduate Associate, Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT, January 2017-May 2018

  • Developed and implemented photographic and visual literacy curriculum for children and families in New Haven, CT and Grundy County, TN to develop skills in literacy, self expression, and narrative building. Worked with clinicians and community organizations to reach populations including women refugees, autistic girls, and transgender children and adolescents. 

Consultant, Spunk Foundation Photography Training Grant, Sewanee, TN, August 2017-May 2018 

  • Trained five teachers in Grundy County, TN in how to use photography and visual literacy with their students. Reached out to schools and recruited teachers to participate in a weeklong workshop that I taught. Following the workshop continued to offer support and direction for teachers and planned an exhibition of work by students from all five schools. 

Robinson Child and Family Resilience Post Baccalaureate Fellow, Sewanee, TN, July 2015-June 2016 

  • Worked with Discover Together based in Tracy City, TN, a collaborative organization between University of the South, Yale University, and Scholastic Inc. Assisted in teaching and other duties with Family Co-Op, a program for children 0-5 and caregivers with focus on literacy. Wrote and implemented curriculum for weekly after school program for 2-8 grade students. Helped start and run afterschool photography/storytelling program for 4th grade students.  

Advanced Trail Staff, YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, Ely, MN, Summers 2014-2018

  • Led middle and high school-aged girls on back-country canoe and backpacking expeditions in remote areas in the US and Canada including two solo-led backpacking trips of 21 and 30 days respectively.

  • Supervised the health and safety of group, navigation, meal and route planning, and taught canoeing/hiking and wilderness travel skills including Leave No Trace principle

  • Certified Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness Water Safety

Director, Well-Directed Curiosity, Sewanee, TN, Fall-Spring 2014-2015

  • Supervised and managed a mentoring program that partners university students with groups of elementary students for weekly outdoor activities

  • Selected and trained volunteers, registered elementary students, and met with parents. Co-led group of 4th grade girls which met weekly 


EXHIBITIONS 

Solo Exhibitions
Bongo Java
; Nashville, TN July-September 2016
Fido’s;
Nashville, TN; May-July 2016
Sterling’s Coffee House, Sewanee, TN; March-May 2016
Halcyon Bike, Nashville, TN;  March and April 2016
Hot and Cold, Nashville, TN; January 2016

Group Exhibitions
Senior Environmental Arts and Humanities Majors, Carlos Gallery, University of the South
, Sewanee, TN;
April 2015 

RELEVANT COURSEWORK

Photography
Documentary Study and the Environment
Intermediate Photography (Silver Gelatin)
Documentary Photography
Advanced Photography (Platinum/Palladium)
Independent Study in Platinum/Palladium Printing

Environmental Studies
Introduction to Field Biology
Rainforests and Coral Reefs, Belize Field Study
Introduction to Environmental Studies
Entomology
Physical Geology
Environmental Education
Mekong Region Sustainability
Forest and Watershed Restoration
Religion and Animals
Ecological Anthropology
Evolutionary Biology
Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies
Walking the Land
Comprehensive Examination, Environmental Arts and Humanities