Saskatchewan Living Green Expo Coordinator
Saskatchewan Environmental Society
September 2018 – Present
As the Living Green Expo Coordinator, I am responsible for a variety of event planning tasks, such as working with the event facility, approaching and securing business exhibitors, creating registration packages, supporting social media promotion, and managing website content. The position requires me to be outgoing, organized, and maintain a calm demeanour under pressure. This has been the most challenging position I have ever tackled, but also the most rewarding!
Freelance Graphic Designer
May 2016 – Present
As a freelance designer for 3C Publications, I offer my skills in Adobe Creative Suite to help with a variety of projects. I have worked on everything from marketing / branding material to professional community newsletters. This position has taught me how to effectively work with clients, as well as how to use the various applications that are a part of Adobe Creative Suite. I have a particular aptitude for Adobe inDesign and Photoshop.
Community Engagement Intern
University of Saskatchewan Office of Sustainability
May 2017 – August 2018
In this position, I worked with various groups across campus to coordinate events, initiatives, and other activities. The skills required in this position were writing and editing, graphic and web design, marketing, social media engagement, and event planning (among others). In this job I learned a lot about working as part of a large organization and working in a collaborative office setting.
Customer Service Representative
May 2016 – January 2017
This position mainly involved interacting with customers, taking orders, and working with food. I was required to work quickly, pay attention to details, work effectively in a team, and maintain an organized and clean working environment.
2016 – January 2017
In this position, I taught students of all ages basic and complex Taekwondo techniques. As well as ensuring student enjoyment, the job also required a focus on safety, cooperation, learning, and respect. Working in this environment required respect, integrity, discipline, and teamwork.
Skills & Qualifications
- Proficiency with the following software:
- Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom)
- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- iWork (Pages, Numbers, Keynote)
- Mac Computers
- Graphic Design / Layout
- Planning / Event Planning
- Administrative / Organizational
- Editing / Copyediting
- Extremely organized and detail-oriented
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Critical thinker and creative problem solver
- Effective time-management and project planning
- Proven leadership in a small and large group setting
- Dedicated and inspiring team member
- enrolled full time in post-secondary
- valid class 5 driver's license
- first aid and CPR/AED
Like many other young environmentalists, I know that I want to make a difference. Although it took a few years to figure out exactly what I wanted, I now understand that I am on the path towards a career that I am passionate about.
I am planning to pursue a degree in public policy with a focus on sustainability policy issues. I hope to use my education by working in the public sector or supporting a non-profit organization that aims to protect the environment and foster sustainable development and urban design. I am also tempted by academia, and it is my hope that someday I am able to take what I have learned and teach the next generation.