••••• N. ••••• Objective To assume an effective leadership role within an editorial/writing field or Horticulture/Landscaping.
Education Sept. ••••• –May ••••• Delaware Valley College (DVC) Doylestown, PA Awarded Bachelors of Science May ••••• Ornamental Horticulture & Environmental Design
Experience January •••••Present Poet/Spokenword Artist Philadelphia, PA
• More than ••••• years of experience writing poetry. • Over 1 year experience performing my poetry as a spokenword artist • Promoter of the arts, help organize and bring artists to poetry shows
September •••••Present Pine Run Community Doylestown, PA Groundskeeper/Landscaper * Maintain the grounds of the Pine Run Community performing the tasks of: pruning, weeding, watering, leaf clean-up and removal, snow removal. * Operate various manual and gas-powered tools to perform these tasks such as chainsaws, leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, etc.
May •••••present ••••• N. ••••• Landscaping Services Philadelphia, PA Residential Landscape Maintenance • Utilize and encourage environmentally-friendly landscaping practices; i.e. utilization of manual and electric powered tools, sustainable composting, etc. • Provide consultations addressing general landscape design/maintenance, and plant specifications.
July-Aug. ••••• Khepera Charter School Philadelphia, PA Cultural Arts Teacher: Landscaping • Designed horticulture based curriculum introducing elementary school students to basic knowledge of gardening practices. • Trained students using the Philadelphia Freedom School Literacy Curriculum. • Developed practical landscaping demonstrations; increasing knowledge of cultivation practices and techniques through hands on experiences.
Sept. •••••May ••••• Sodexho, Inc. Doylestown, PA Student Manager • Promoted to Student Manager; kept accurate, detailed records of day to day financial income. • Maintained proper health and safety regulations in relation to food management. • Trained incoming and existing student employees on various work stations; including register and associated hot/cold food stations.
May •••••August ••••• DVC Grounds Department Doylestown, PA Grounds Crew Worker • Performed the following landscaping duties; installation of herbaceous and woody plant material, mulching, weeding, trimming of small trees and shrubs, and watering. • Utilized various small gas-powered tools; leaf blowers, line trimmers and hedge trimmers.
June •••••August ••••• Pennsylvania Hospital Philadelphia, PA Gardener Intern • Performed common landscaping management practices in the areas of cultivation and grounds maintenance.
June •••••August ••••• Longwood Gardens Kennett Square, PA High School Summer Intern • Provided assistance in the following work production stations; Horticulture Production (Greenhouse), Indoor Conservatory and Outdoor Display. • Trained with the Professional Gardener Association in developing gardening techniques.
June •••••August ••••• Philadelphia Freedom Schools Philadelphia, PA Junior Servant Leader (JSL) • Assisted college interns with creating lesson plans for reading, writing and arts and crafts for middle school level students. • Received training in promoting education and leadership for students from urban backgrounds. Awards/Honors
Clubs and Organizations
Volunteer • ••••• Delaware Valley College Dean’s Award Recipient for promoting democracy and inclusion at DVC • DVC Board of Trustees Board of Trustees Scholarship • ••••• Founder’s Day Award Nominee for displaying outstanding leadership • ••••• Inner Club Council-Club of the Year Recipient (Students for Diversity) • ••••• Traveling Grant to the National Black Student Leadership Conference
• Students for Diversity (President, Vice-President, Secretary) • Committee on Race, Culture and Diversity • Student Conduct Board • Founder of the Student Government Board Minority Representative • Alpha Phi Omega National Service Greek Letter Organization • Students for Diversity Step Team Captain
• Synterra Ltd., Landscape Architect Assistant • The Links Incorporated, Bucks County Chapter “Keepin’ It Real- Teens Talk” • Sigma Alpha Sorority Community Outreach- “Shoes and Clothes Drive” • Students for Diversity Fundraiser Committee • Delaware Valley Legacy Leadership Conference- “Time/Financial Management” Workshop Hostess • Glenside Elementary School Streamside Buffer Planting Project (NAM Planning & Design, LLC/Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc.) Skills / Training • Effective Leadership, Communication, Community Outreach, Public Speaking, Diversity (Minority Relations), Professional Outreach, Event Planning, Secretarial , Research Methods, PWD Backyard Buffer Program Software • Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, World Wide Web Salary Not Applicable