Résumé

Qualifications Summary

 

Educational

University of Oregon School of Law                                                                          Eugene, OR Juris Doctor, May 2010

  • Recipient, Post-Graduate Fellowship Award, March 2010
  • Sole recipient, Choice for Peggy Browning Fund, October 2009
  • Recipient, Award of Excellence (Law) Scholarship, August 2007–August 2009
  • Co-Director, University of Oregon National Lawyers Guild Chapter, May 2008–May 2009
  • Research Assistant, Professor Ibrahim Gassama, January 2009–May 2010
  • Presented paper: Mandatory Sentencing Minimums Effects on Woman at Portia Project Conference, October 2008

Kenyon College                                                                                                            Gambier, OH  Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, May 2003

 

Professional              

Freelance Consulting                                                               California, Oregon

Just me, Sept 2014 – Present

Solving problems and creating strategies for nonprofits, social enterprises, agriculturists and nontraditional businesses.

Green Collar Consulting, LLC                                                                      Northern California

Co-Founder, Co-Owner, December 2016 – Present

Advising commercial medical cannabis cultivators and extractors on how to intertwine environmental best-practices for economic best results

 

International Disaster Volunteers                                      Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

Management and Systems Consultant, March 2014-August 2014

Advise Executive Director and in-country management team on best practices, facilitate and train on internal communications, perform systems analysis and ensure all legal requirements are met.

Philippines Communitere                                                    Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines

Operations Director, March 2014 – August 2014

Ensure smooth transition of operations from disaster response to development; liaise with UN Clusters and develop working partnerships; recruit volunteers and local staff; oversee all office management.

Johnson Law Group International                                                                     Burlington, VT

Associate Attorney, August 2012 – March 2014

Advised USAID funded international development organizations on legal and business questions and fulfilled governance and rule of law contracts with same. Represent clients in business and civil law.

Haiti Communitere (formerly GrassRoots United)                            Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Legal and Business Director, April 2011 – 2014

Advise disaster response organization’s Executive Director and core management team regarding monitoring and evaluation, human resources, corporate sustainability, real estate acquisitions, expansion strategies and related legal issues.

Core Management Team Member, October 2010–April 2011

Created org chart; developed monitoring and evaluation procedures; supervised Public Relations/Fundraising Team. Wrote grants, RFPs, press releases, fundraising copy, program proposals, program reports, and all literature sent to prospective volunteers.

Legal Coordinator, October 2010 – April 2011

Negotiated and drafted Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with multiple partner international organizations. Provided risk assessments for volunteer activities in Port-au-Prince.

Law Offices of Michael Tedesco                                                                               Portland, OR

Law Clerk, December 2009–May 2010

Researched advisory briefs for union-side labor attorneys for negotiation, arbitration and grievance proceedings with a focus on health insurance compensation.

Professor Ibrahim Gassama                                                                               Eugene, OR

Research Assistant, January 2009-May 2010

Researched the founding of the UDHR, human trafficking and modern slavery, the GATT Banana Wars, and future trends in human rights.

The Civil Liberties Defense Center                                                                         Eugene, OR

Wayne Morse Legal Intern, May 2008–January 2009

Crafted legal documents in support of §1983 excessive force litigation suits.  Monitored the 2008 FISA Amendments and investigated the impact of TASERs. Volunteered as a legal observer trainer.

Blodgett, Watts, Volk and Sawyer, PC                                                              Burlington, VT

Legal Intern, June 2006–January 2007; Summer 2009

Conducted legal research regarding state and federal family and criminal defense law.

Jane’s World, Inc.                                                                                 San Francisco, CA

Sales (brick/mortar and web) Management and Fashion Buyer, November 2004–June 2006

Part of upper management team during rebranding campaign of women’s athletic gear retailer.

 

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