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Curriculum Vitæ

Work Experience

2019-present – Philadelphia, PA

Cool Sensors: an educational Internet of Things (IoT) sensors platform used in schools to collect/analyze localized environmental data

  • design logo, business card, website & email campaign
  • shoot & edit photos, write & edit copy
  • host & maintain website

2019 – Philadelphia, PA

Orchard Art Collective: a creative flex space for studio work, classes & workshops, an art gallery, film screenings & events for the local community

  • design logo, website, email campaign & flyer
  • host & maintain website

2018-present – Philadelphia, PA

Mihwa Cool: my personal website with design samples, collage & photomontage art, numerology & poems

  • design custom numerology reports with personal photos printed & bound
  • study & implement online marketing techniques to attract a niche audience
  • create collages & photomontages, shoot & edit photos, write & edit copy
  • host & maintain website

2016 – Plymouth, VT

Farm & Wilderness: a summer camp for kids & teens rooted in social justice, environmental sustainability, homegrown fun & wilderness adventure

  • design digital maps of the camps
  • drive kids to remote locations in NY, MA, VT, NH & ME in a 12-15 passenger van usually towing 6 canoes
  • maintain vans & canoe trailers

2016 – Philadelphia, PA

Nationalities Service Center: NSC’s Philadelphia Partnership for Resilience (PPR) program collaborates with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Pennsylvania (HIAS PA) providing various services to survivors of torture

  • design a brochure to expand PPR’s presence & knowledge
  • escort immigrants & refugees to various appointments

2014-present – Geneva, Switzerland

Constellate Global: a partnership broker, consultancy & think tank that creates, implements & advises multi-stakeholder partnerships & collaborations between corporations, governments & civil society to meet their sustainability goals

  • design logo, business card & website
  • host & maintain website

2014 – Rhinebeck, NY

Omega Institute for Holistic Studies: a non-profit educational retreat center that feeds hundreds to thousands of hungry, eclectic, global mouths

  • prep & cook local, mostly organic, sustainable, nutrient-dense, artisanal & whole-food meals
  • clean & maintain kitchen

2013-2014 – Thimphu, Bhutan

Happy Green Cooperative: a community of Bhutanese small-holding farmers & dedicated people improving the conditions of rural life & providing opportunities for youth

  • design first phase of graphics & website
  • edit photos & copy

2013-2014 – Thimphu, Bhutan

The Royal Academy: a growing Bhutanese residential institution initiated by His Majesty, The King, to educate students from socially & economically vulnerable backgrounds in grades VII – XII

  • design graphics & website for His Majesty’s new school in Paro, Bhutan
  • edit images & copy, plus graphs & charts from Excel
  • create an Executive Summary & Academy Brochure to promote the school’s vision

2012-present – Mansfield, CT

Regarding India: a series of video interviews with contemporary artists living & working in India

  • design logo & website
  • add new artists with profiles & videos
  • host & maintain website

2012 – Plymouth, NH

Plymouth State University: campus used for Mindflight, a summer enrichment program for middle school

  • design graphics & website for Mindflight 2012
  • shoot & edit photos & videos, edit copy
  • assist kids in the Ecological Expeditions group (biology fieldwork & computer lab)

2010-2012 – Storrs, CT

University of Connecticut: on campus dining at Union Street Market

  • set up food stations
  • prep food, serve customers, wash dishes
  • train newly-hired kitchen assistants

2009-2014 – various locations

Mystic Codes: freelance graphic & web design work with web developer

  • hold client meetings & give surveys to discern their needs
  • design identity & do prepress for business cards, brochures, etc.
  • create, edit, maintain & host client websites
  • photo/video/copy edits

2009 – Bumthang, Bhutan

Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation & Environment: a government-based research & training institute focused on sustainable forestry, conservation biology, water resources, socio-economics & policy sciences

  • design graphics & web (photo preparation, brochures, business cards, etc.)
  • assist in a workshop teaching basic computer skills

2008-2009 – Jeju Island, South Korea

I Kids’Park English School: after school private English tutoring for children

  • teach Kindergarten through Middle School students
  • prepare lesson plans, syllabi & report cards
  • lead group activities (games, songs, skits, etc.)

2006 – Monterey, CA

Lone Oak Ranch: an agricultural cooperative in Reedley, California

  • assemble & disassemble organic farm stand at the Old Monterey Farmers Market
  • promote & sell fresh fruit & nuts outdoors attracting more than 10,000 locals
  • cut & provide samples for taste-testing to passersby
  • weigh fruit and handle cash transactions

2002-2008 – Monterey, CA & Norcross, GA

InFLOW Productions: online interdisciplinary artist gallery

  • create a free gallery platform for artists from all over the world
  • select & manage various artists showcasing their work
  • freelance website & graphic design

2002 – Monterey, CA

Light & Motion: the leader in portable lighting innovation since 1989

  • assemble bike lights in a manufacturing facility

1998-2001 – San Francisco, CA

Bed, Bath & Beyond: an American chain of domestic merchandise retail stores

  • load & unload boxes from freight elevator
  • price & stock retail goods for home interiors
  • organize stockroom & do seasonal inventory
  • provide customer service on sales floor

1997-1998 – North Wales, PA

Strawbridge’s: a department store in the northeastern United States

  • helped customers as a sales associate in the Women’s department
  • organized the selling floor with appropriate signs
  • cleared dressing rooms & tagged clothing
  • worked cash register & phone

1997-1998 – Doylestown, PA

Personnel Services, Inc.: offers quality staffing agency services to place the right people with the right jobs

  • serve as a receptionist at the front desk of a marketing firm
  • manage phone system as a switchboard operator
  • file documents, do data entry & other clerical duties

1997 – State College, PA

Courier Express Services: provides fast, dependable delivery of important documents, packages & parcels

  • drive company vans to deliver boxes & mail to PSU campus offices
  • use walkie-talkies to communicate with other drivers & employees
  • receive telephone messages & log delivery entries into PC at the office

1994-1996 – State College, PA

Charmaine’s French Bakery Café: a local eatery serving hot & cold drinks, pastries, soups & sandwiches

  • bake early a.m. pastries, prepare the store & open the doors
  • serve customers, handle cash register, phone & deliveries
  • train & delegate responsibilities to other workers
  • close down the store at night

1994 – Dublin, Ireland

The Café at the Avalon House: serving food & drink for hostel guests & locals

  • work morning & night shifts at The Coffee Bar
  • cook & serve breakfast & lunch
  • cater private dinners

Volunteer Experience

2014-present – Philadelphia, PA

Weavers Way Co-op: a member-owned cooperative grocery store with 2 locations in NW Philly

  • work 12 hours every fall stocking shelves
  • organize seasonal discount price sheets
  • weigh, pack & label food items
  • clean floor room

2015-2016 – Philadelphia, PA

Awbury Arboretum: a nonprofit estate and grounds for an urban community to connect with nature & history

  • research bat survival to create a slideshow presentation
  • tend the gardens (weeding, mulching, planting, pruning)
  • help build a pollinator habitat with structures
  • clean & maintain tools

2014-2016 – Philadelphia, PA

West Mount Airy Neighbors: a non-profit organization run by neighbors who volunteer their time & energy to sustain their racially integrated community

  • plant local trees
  • weed & mulch public spaces

2013 – Thimphu, Bhutan

Royal Body Guard Pre-School: a school for children of the RBG who come from troubled homes with single mothers & absent fathers posted in remote locations

  • aide teachers with daily classes
  • create an exquisite corpse coloring flip book with photos of every student, teachers & some animals including names in both Dzongkha & English

2012 – Regstrup, Denmark

Makvärket: a cultural & environmental collective with a growing, self-organized, voluntary community of people working for the increasing need for the transformation of society

  • cook community meals, organize kitchen
  • renovate outdoor tented sleeping quarters
  • build yurt covers with upcycled materials
  • clean & decorate the main building

2006 – Monterey, CA

Global Majority: an international organization committed to the promotion of non-violent conflict management through education, training, networking & advocacy

  • participate as a Steering Committee Member
  • attend meetings & help organize events
  • create & send email blasts to appropriate audiences

1994-1995 – University Park, PA

Student Counselors: a nonprofit organization at the Pennsylvania State University where students help other students with their multifaceted needs

  • build leadership skills through activities & seminars
  • counsel students with various problems, on-call overnight or day time
  • organize & present student workshops on issues like domestic violence
  • work at campus Information Desk advising people via phone & in person

1993-1994 – State College, PA

Habitat for Humanity: a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home

  • construct homes for low-income families
  • brainstorm with other team members on fund raising ideas
  • promote public awareness about homelessness via group meetings & speakers

Education & Training

2017-present – online – Marie Forleo’s B-School: learn smart, effective online marketing strategies for businesses in the yearly held 8-week, interactive video-based training program

  • taught by Marie Forleo, an entrepreneur with world-class online training programs, an author of a book in 16 languages & a philanthropist with an audience in 195 countries

2017-present – online – Caroline Myss: continue the Sacred Contracts Online: Self Development course with a book reading, video lectures & archetypal chart exercises

  • led by Caroline Myss, a writer & international speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality & mysticism, health, energy medicine & the science of medical intuition

2017 – Claymont, DE – Dhamma Delaware: attend a ten-day silent Vipassana course with 100 hours of total meditation

  • as taught by Satya Narayan Goenka, the foremost lay teacher of this ancient Indian technique

2016 – online – Institute for the Psychology of Eating: learn powerful tools & techniques in the 8-week Transform Your Relationship With Food Program

  • with Marc David, a Nutritional Psychology expert

2016 – Mount Tremper, NY – Zen Mountain Monastery: become a Mountains & Rivers Order Provisional Student during a one-month residential retreat with a one-week sesshin of silence & meditation

  • led by Geoffrey Shugen Arnold, Roshi, head of the MRO, abbot & resident teacher of ZMM & abbot of the Zen Center of NYC

2016 – Plymouth, VT – SOLO Schools: receive the Wilderness First Aid & Adult/Child CPR Certifications at Farm & Wilderness

  • taught by SOLO, the oldest & most innovative wilderness medical schools in the US

2016 – Philadelphia, PA – Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: get hands-on training on the biology, identification, planting & proper care of trees with the Tree Tenders Basic & Advanced Training courses

  • from PHS Tree Tenders, one of the oldest & most established volunteer tree planting & stewardship programs in the nation

2007 – Washington, DC – LADO International Institute: receive 135 course hours, including supervised teaching practice with real English language learners from the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate Program

  • an institute that offers high quality English Programs & intensive teacher trainings

2004 – San Francisco, CA – Living Light Culinary Institute: learn how to prepare healthy gourmet food from the FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods Chef Training Series

  • in a private home with two chefs trained by Cherie Soria, founder of the institute, to offer the most professional raw vegan culinary education in the world

2002-2003 – Monterey, CA – PADI Scuba: receive certifications in Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Emergency First Response & Rescue Diver courses

  • from Aquarius Dive Shop & Breakwater Scuba

2000-2001 – San Francisco, CA – San Francisco State University: learn basic HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator & Flash programming

  • at the College of Extended Learning Multimedia Studies Program

1993-1997 – State College, PA – Pennsylvania State University: earn an undergraduate Sociology degree with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

  • at the main campus in central Pennsylvania
  • Teaching Assistant for Race & Ethnic Relations, an advanced Sociology class, leading discussion group about controversial topics

Workshops & Classes

2019 – online – Caroline Myss: complete the 4-Part/8-hour Reflections Parallel course on Boundaries & the Intuitive Heart

  • with Robert Ohotto, a writer, radio show host, spiritual teacher, thought leader, intuitive consultant & founder of HoloKompass™

2019 – online – Robert Ohotto’s Holokompass Astrology: learn about the Mercury Retrograde in Pisces with a bonus class, Healing via Vibrational Interventions of the Mystic Archetype

  • with Robert Ohotto, a writer, radio show host, spiritual teacher, thought leader, intuitive consultant & founder of HoloKompass™

2018 – online – Wild Gratitude: learn about the several different child survivor archetypes with their light & shadow aspects in this Embracing the Child class

  • with Stacey Couch, CSP, CAC, a Spiritual Director specializing in Shamanic Practice & Archetypal Consulting

2016 – online – Robert Ohotto’s Holographic Intuition: complete the Mastering the Power of Clarity Web Series

  • with Robert Ohotto, a writer, radio show host, spiritual teacher, thought leader, intuitive consultant & founder of HoloKompass™

2016 – Philadelphia, PA – Awbury Arboretum: attend the Wild Food & Edible Plants Workshop

  • led by Melissa Miles, an environmental biologist/conservation planner, a permaculture designer/teacher as well as a sustainability & regenerative design consultant

2016 – Philadelphia, PA – Awbury Arboretum: attend the Spring Pruning Workshop

  • led by Karen Flick, the Landscape Manager for Awbury Arboretum, a nonprofit estate and grounds for an urban community to connect with nature & history

2015-2016 – online – Robert Ohotto’s Soul Contract Astrology: complete the Saturn in Sagittarius Audio Series

  • with Robert Ohotto, a writer, radio show host, spiritual teacher, thought leader, intuitive consultant & founder of HoloKompass™

2015-2016 – Philadelphia, PA – Oriental Fitness Institute: attend classes for the Yang Style Training on 8 Forms

  • with Jingshan Tang, Founder of the institute who’s been practicing Tai Chi Quan & Qigong since 1978

2015-2016 – Philadelphia, PA – Mount Airy Tai Chi: attend outdoor & indoor classes on the shortened form of the original 108 long form developed by Cheng Man Ching

  • with Zak Zaklad, PhD. Instructor, practitioner of Tai Chi for 17 years with direct lineage to Professor Cheng Man Ching & affiliated with Patience Tai Chi Association

2015-2016 – Philadelphia, PA – Healing Arts Studio: attend the Radiant Lotus Women’s Qigong program developed by Daisy Lee & attend the Dragon Spirit Taoist Yoga classes (fusion of Tao Yin chi kung & hatha yoga)

  • with Gabrielle de Burke, Founder & Lead Teacher of Dragon Spirit Arts, a Movement & Healing Arts studio in Lansdowne, PA