Resumé

STRENGTHS

Very strong interpersonal communication skills combined with much customer service and management experience.  Proficient in many computer software programs including, but not limited to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, etc.  Very fast typer (over 85 wpm at last testing).  Very organized and capable of maintaining accurate records, files, and schedules.

EDUCATION

B.S. in Natural Resource Sciences (Plant Science Concentration), May, 2007

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Cum Laude Graduate, Overall GPA: 3.9

Areas of Study:    Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Physics, Plant Pathology, Plant Physiology, Entomology, Woody and Herbaceous Ornamentals, Soil Sciences

EXPERIENCE

Gardener/Horticulturalist May 2007 – Present

United States Botanic Garden, Washington, DC

  • Performing as lead gardener for historic Bartholdi Park
  • On-site managing and mentoring a crew of full-time employees and volunteers to accomplish garden maintenance and development
  • Mentoring volunteers and interns in their horticultural education
  • Participating in the planning committee of the future Sustainable Sites Initiative pilot site in Bartholdi Park
  • Teaching and leading public tours and workshops
  • Designing many public displays and exhibits throughout the year
  • Enriching the experience of thousands of American and international visitors
  • Purchasing of materials and tools and coordinating deliveries for Gardens and Grounds division
  • Creating new online format for internal forms that reduces paper use and increases efficiency
  • Keeping meticulously organized plant and procurement records
  • 10 awards received for special contributions and outstanding performance

Instructor September 2010 - Present

The Graduate School, Washington, DC

  • Instructing graduate courses on the subject of horticulture, plant material, and landscape and natural resource planning and design
  • Creating and developing curriculum for landscape plants courses

Customer Service/Sales Representative  September 2010 – December 2010

Garden District, Washington, DC

  • Assisting customers with purchases, returns, and other transactions
  • Consulting with customers with plant and gardening inquiries
  • Arranging merchandise and creating aesthetic seasonal displays

Lab Assistant  May 2005 – August 2006

Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture

College of Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

  • Literature and field research on woody ornamentals for the Mid-Atlantic region
  • Compiling and input of data for over 150 characteristics of over 200 woody ornamental species
  • Developing of new computerized landscape keys to aid in selection of suitable landscape plants and the identification of woody ornamentals.

REFERENCES

Available upon request.