Other Work Experience
At this tranquil sanctuary, I expanded my interest in teaching and the environment by leading daily programs to inform children and their guardians about the fragility and majesty of the world around us. I was also provided with the opportunity to maintain the nature center during summer weekends when I would receive phone calls and walk-ins seeking my representation of the Audubon's expertise. Through this seasonal placement I also had the opportunity to work with disabled children and teenagers. For participants with sensory disabilities such as deafness or blindness, managing the outdoor programs was challenging but also fascinating. At times I wasn't sure who was learning more: me, or the students.
My work-study job on campus spanned the four years of my undergraduate career. I managed the game records with confidence and precision while professionally interacting with the student population. This position of authority prompted encounters where I was able to demonstrate my leadership skills and knowledge as well as other incidents where I had to maintain order and quell arguments.
Friends, family and community members in need of assistance have sought me out to aid them in improving their writing skills. This arrangement is often mutually beneficial because while my pupil gains practice I am able to discover and expand forms of instruction that help different kinds of people.