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03/2018 – Present                                  Petee's Cafe                                               Brooklyn,NY
Horticulturist/Landscaper

  • Assemble plants, flowers and veggies for the cafe
  • Conducts large plant, flower and soil orders
  • Set up a simple composting system for food scraps 
  • Teaches staff how to care for plants and the art of watering
  • Grows greens in the backyard for kictchen staff to harvest from

03/2018 – Present                                  Petee's Pie                                               New York,NY
Server/Production Assistant

  • Assembling and baking pies
  • engaging, informing and serving customers at front counter
  • Using POS system for payment
  • Baking delicious pies and pastries
  • Using heavy duty kitchen equipment for large format recipes

07/2017 – 03/2018                                  Plant Intellgence Farm                               Mendocino,CA 
Farm Crew Member

  • Planted, harvested and trimmed cannabis plants
  • Learned about the buisness of seed crossing cannabis stains
  • Learned about the economics of cannabis industry


01/2017 – 03/2017                                  Grace Farms                                                    Hawi,HI
Farm Crew Member

  • Participated in “Harvest Fridays”; assisted head farmer in processing and preparing vegetables for weekend farmers markets
  • Transplanted starts into raised beds
  • Weeded all raised beds

11/2016 – 03/2017                                  The Winter’s Greenhouse                             Kohala,HI
Greenhouse & Orchard Manager

  • Seeded/transplanted all greenhouse plants/flowers/vegetables crops.
  • Watered greenhouse 2 times a day
  • Harvested worm casting on weekly basis
  • Created raised beds for greenhouse transplants
  • Maintained/Harvested/Weeded all orchard crops such as: coconuts, breadfruit, soursop, papayas, bananas, cocoyams, taro, cassasva and citrus fruits.

 10/2016 – 03/2017                              Amala Foundation                                               Kohala,HI
Assistant Farm Manager/Landscaping Crew Member

  • Participated and helped lead crew in landscaping/permaculture/agroforestry projects on community work days
  • Assisted visitors in living sustainably off the grid
  • Participated in preparing community meals
  • Seeded and transplanted flowers and vegetables for community gardens

08/2016 – 10/2016      Hawaiian Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIPAG)                         Kohala,HI
Farm Intern

  • 25-30 hours a week of farm work including: planting, harvesting, processing, garden & orchard maintenance, nursery management, compost & humanure systems, bee keeping/honey processing, dairy operation and farmers markets.
  • Weekly classes exploring topics such as: youth empowerment, agriculture education, community living, permaculture/indigenous farm practices, organic gardening, natural farming, plant identification and ethnobotany.
  • Studied tropical crops/agriculture practices

01/2016-08/2016                                  Healthway Farms                                        Highland, NY
Farm Apprenticeship/Greenhouse Manager

  • Planted/Transplanted herbal plants in the greenhouse
  • Prepared herb plants for farmer’s market
  • Kept inventory for the herbal greenhouse and all high tunnels updated on a weekly basis
  • Watered and weeded all crops/potted plants
  • Crafted CSA emails/kept CSA email list updated
  • Instructed new hires on how to plant/transplant/water and care for herbs plants and outdoor crops

10/2015-01/2016                                 Barnes and Noble                                 Long Island, NY
Sales Associate

  • Facilitates the four essential principles: put the book in the customer's hand, offer to order, offer the Member program, and fast cashiering.
  • Greets and welcomes every customer, kindly offering customer service, responding to any customer concerns or questions
  • Assists in any area of the store that needs support
  • Mastered the POS cash wrap system
  • Recover the selling floor during each shift, straightening bookcases and recovering books

06/2015- 01/2016                         The Whitney Museum of Art                    New York, NY
Access Programs Facilitator

  • Help set up and facilitate Verbal Description tours for the blind and American Sign Language tours for the deaf
  • Direct and guide those who need assistance

06/2015-08/2015                    The Whitney Museum of Art                                     New York, NY
School, Youth and Family Programs Summer Assistant

  • Organized studio space and supplies and inventory of supplies
  • Assisted the Youth Insights Introductions summer teen program for ELL students
  •  Assisted with materials prep for education events, tours and workshops
  • Assisted educators with inquiry based tours and art making workshops
  • Greeted and oriented groups who visited the museum
  • Assists with a range of administrative duties as assigned for the education department

02/2015-05/2015                               Rubin Museum of Art                                 New York, NY
Intern (Teen Programs)                                  

  • Conducts internet research of schools and other community organizations related to teen
  • programs
  • Creates and manages outreach lists
  • Conducts outreach mass mailing
  • Helps develop educational resources for the summer teen program course
  • Assists with a range of administrative duties as assigned

09/2014-06/2015                         Waldorf School of Garden City                      Garden City, NY
Teacher’s Assistant

  • Supported head teacher in creating a warm classroom environment  where students can grow emotionally, mentally and physically
  • Communicated efficiently with students and parents
  • Maintained order of students when head teacher is absent
  • Observations were utilized for child growth and development
  • Created gardens with students and facilitated nature based art making

06/2014 -09/2014                                      Pier 1 Imports                       New Hyde Park, NY
Sales Associate

  • Greeted guests and offered them help with their shopping needs
  • Helped locate products based on guest needs
  • Memorized company’s products, marketing, promotions
  • Made sure customers were satisfied with these available at the store
  • Learned Pier 1 Imports POS System

01/2014 – 03/2014                      Little Sister’s - Creative Youth Studio        Bar Harbor, ME
Teacher Assistant/Observer

  • Worked with head teacher on ways to add cultural components to her lesson plans
  • Observed and helped facilitate “Toddler Tuesdays”
  • Helped and substituted (if needed) during “After School  Art Time”

08/2013-04/2014                    Thorndike Library (College Work Study)                Bar Harbor, ME
Circulation Desk Worker

  • Learned and mastered “Evergreen” Library software
  • Worked closely with Supervisor to keep Journals and Publications up to date/organized
  • Learned to put books on Reserve
  • Ran Book/Media overdues on daily basis
  • Gained understanding of how a library operates 

07/2013-08/2013 MS 223 – The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology  Bronx, NY
Teacher’s Assistant

  • Assisted middle school students in learning optical illusions, self- portraits and how to write artist statement 

10/2011-06/2012                                Rubin Museum of Art                                     New York, NY
Teen Guide

  • Shared knowledge of Himalayan art through daily tours to museum visitors
  • Assisted my peers, curators, various artist and professors who frequent the museum as assigned
  • Conducted and assisted as assigned in program activities

09/2010-5/2011                                  Rubin Museum of Art                             New York,NY
Student Intern

  • Worked as a team to explore the art and culture of Tibet, India, Nepal, China, and beyond
  • Team and individual art-making workshops that explored silk-screening, Himalayan painting
  • Created a “zine” magazine for teens that was distributed and is displayed at the museum
  • Gained an understanding of how a museum operates
  • Gained valuable public speaking and leadership skills



Activities:

Global Peace Initiative of Women, Participant  (05/2018- Present)

  • was asked to Particpant in the "Building a Regional Coalition Around Safe Food, Clean Water and Connection to the Land" conference/retreat

Earth Arts Center, Meditation Facilitator (05/2018- Present)

  • Facilitates grounding earth based meditations every week for the "Thursday Wellness" event

Harlem Grown, Intern (03/2018-05/2018)

  • Participated in the Farm Education Internshp
  •  Learned about farm education tours 
  • Gained skill and insight in educating all ages

Stanford University, Guest Teacher/Speaker (10/2017)

  • Guest speaker for the class "Liberation through the Land" 

Kohala Aina Music Festival, Head of  Hawaiian Institute of Pacific Agriculture (HIP AG) information booth (11/2016)

  • Created the HIP AG information booth
  •  Assisted funders/donations
  • Spoke on behalf of HIP AG

Jesup Memorial Library, “Bring Your Child to the Library” Day (04/2014)

  •  Assisted children in an art making session

Cooper Union Saturday Program, Sculpture Student (10/2011-06/2012)

  • Participated in hands on studio work.

Vanguard High School, Teacher’s Assistant (09/2011-06/2013)

  • Assisted with the preparation of lesson plan’s and test grading.

Kid’s sleepover at the Rubin Museum (2011)

  • Stayed overnight at the Rubin Museum to escort and help kids in various art making projects
  • Taught lessons about Buddha and other Hindi/Buddhist gods/goddess

Family Day at the Rubin Museum (2010)

  • Helped children make incense cones
  • Helped children create mandala and understand what a mandala is


Skills

  • Fluent in American Sign Language
  • Knowledgeable of Final Cut Pro, MS PowerPoint and the Internet, Typing 30 wpm
  • Friendly, Energetic, Reliable and Flexible





References Available Upon Request