About

Education
BOWDOIN COLLEGE, Class of 2009 (Brunswick, Maine)
Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies with a minor in Teaching (public secondary education), May 2009.

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA HABANA, Spring 2008 Semester Abroad (Havana, Cuba)

GEORGETOWN DAY SCHOOL, Class of 2005 (Washington, D.C.)

Experience
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Mano en Mano / Hand in Hand (Milbridge, Maine). Administration and development of a non-profit organization serving farmworkers and dedicated to building a stronger and more inclusive Downeast Maine through education, advocacy, and affordable housing. Management of a $750,000 annual budget with eight year-round employees. Progressively increasing responsibilities in educational and social service programs, grant writing, and contract management. Oversight of construction and operations of Hand in Hand Apartments, a $1.4 million housing development for farmworkers. Developed and managed the Blueberry Harvest School, an experiential summer school serving over 130 migrant elementary school students with 25 full-time seasonal staff. March 2010-Present.

BOATSWAIN’S MATE, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve (Southwest Harbor, Maine). Response Boat Coxswain at Station Southwest Harbor, Maine. Missions include search and rescue, fisheries, and law enforcement. Certified Spanish Interpreter (linguist). Direct Entry Petty Officer Training (DEPOT) Class 03-11 Honor Graduate. February 2011-Present.

FIREFIGHTERCity of Ellsworth, Maine. Protection of life and property through fire prevention, fire suppression, rescue, and HAZMAT.  2010-2013. Qualifications: Firefighter II, Red Cross Professional Rescuer Instructor, HAZMAT-Ops, EVOC/AVOC, NIMS/ICS.  Also/Seasonally: Chilmark Fire Department (2004-Present).  Previously: Topsham Fire/Rescue (2005-2009).

CAPTAIN, Bar Harbor Ferry Company (Cherryfield, Maine).  Inspected vessel with capacity for 49 passengers and regular service between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor.  U.S. Coast Guard 50-ton Master’s License with Towing Endorsement.  2010-2011.

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION & EXECUTIVE CHEF, Food Forward at Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine). Founded our pioneering Food Recovery program and provided developmental support and leadership to over thirty student volunteers.  Founded and served as Executive Chef of Taste for Change, a non-profit restaurant that continues to provide advance volunteer and leadership opportunities, community education, and financial support for our partners.  Two years after my departure, Food Forward is still in operation.  2006-2009.

ASSISTANT HARBORMASTER, Town of Chilmark, Mass. Enforcement, supervisory, and administrative responsibilities in the management and maintenance of local waterways and marinas with recreational and commercial applications. 2005-2010.

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