I graduated May 2012 from Smith College, MA, with a Bachelor's degree in Biology (focusing on ecology) and Medieval Studies (focusing on languages and literature). I have a wide range of interests, from writing and editing, animal health and nutrition, and ecology, to learning new languages, history, and sustainable agriculture. I have had jobs in almost every field: I've been a cashier at Target, a chicken manager on an organic chicken farm, a tour guide for zip-lining in Western Mass. and horse riding in New Zealand, a veterinary assistant, a stable-hand, a research assistant and copy-editor, and a builder of hiking trails in Vermont. I've organized, planned and prepared for, advertised, and led outdoor adventure trips from rock climbing to hiking to canoeing. I was (until moving to CO for school) part of a partnership to work an old farm in Western Mass. that is owned by the East Quabbin Land Trust: we started work on a micro-dairy and a pork operation, and began plans to sell eggs, chicken and vegetables. I attended a holistic management class for beginning women farmers, and am returning to school in the fall of 2013 for a degree in Animal Health at CSU. I will be continuing on to a vet tech program with an interest in zoo animals and wildlife.
As you can see, I have extremely diverse interests and experiences. For now, I am simply looking for an exciting temporary position (until I finish school) to widen or deepen by existing experience. My eventual goal is to be a zoo or wildlife vet tech while also fulfilling my life-long dreams of travelling around the world, learning new languages, and increasing my writing skills in both fiction and non-fiction. Maybe ambitious, but better to reach too far than not far enough!