Resume

sarah.minette12@gmail.com · http://www.sarahminette.com


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sustainability

  • Coordinated, supervised, and promoted large-scale green and sustainability-centered events
  • Consulted with local organizations to implement sustainable practices at events such as the Houston Chevron Marathon
  • Collaborated with LEED-certified architects, green writers, health professionals, and sustainable business and retail professionals on events and initiatives at New Living’s green co-working environment
  • Created sustainability strategies and plans for the University of Houston
  • Collaborated on new policies, updated sustainability reports, and implemented new initiatives on the University of Houston Sustainability Task Force
  • Reorganized the GreenUH website; co-created and served as the editor for the GreenUH newsletter; created and wrote weekly posts for the University of Houston Sustainability blog; coordinated the UH Green Showcase Boards project
  • Assisted in the development of the new recycling vision for UH; led campus sustainability tours; initiated new promotion process for RecycleMania that increased participation from previous years; managed data collection for RecycleMania; collaborated with and advised university departments on sustainability initiatives
  • Researched sustainability initiatives at other universities and organizations as well as at state, local, and federal governments; used the gathered information and data for university benchmarking

Environmental Education and Outdoor Recreation

  • Taught Leave No Trace principles; led students on outdoor trips; taught courses in climbing safety, techniques, and belaying; assisted in meal, activity, and budget planning for outdoor trips; developed and evaluated outdoor adventure customer survey; assisted with team building activities
  • Training in the Texas Master Naturalist program: lectures and field experience in natural resource management, environmental education, and public speaking
  • Assisting staff with environmental education and outreach events, classes, trail work, and the discovery room as a volunteer at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Project Management

  • Leading teams on communications projects and events, including supervising student tasks and projects, managing student organizations, managing vendors, leading staff, setting timelines, creating task lists, writing accompanying procedures, creating surveys, following university policy, and evaluating results
  • Managing projects and events, including green events, student engagement events, database management, socials, corporate events, meetings, competitions, billboard and marketing campaigns, internal and external student recruitment events, career panels, poster sessions, commencement, weddings, and art receptions

EMPLOYMENT

The University of Houston, Houston, TX

  • Office of Sustainability, March 2014 to May 2016: Sustainability Manager
  • Outdoor Adventure, August 2011 to June 2012: Promotions, Trip Leader, and Rock Wall Attendant
  • Auxiliary Services Student Marketing Team, January 2011 to August 2011: GreenUH Student Communications Coordinator
  • Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, July 2010 to December 2010: Administration and Special Event Worker and August 2008 to November 2009: Child Care and Special Event Worker

UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, Houston, TX

  • September 2013 to March 2014: Communications Specialist
  • June 2012 to September 2013: Communications Assistant

Green Lily Events, Houston, TX

  • November 2009 to July 2010: Event Coordinator and Public Relations Representative

Alvin Golf & Country Club, Alvin, TX

  • February 2004 to August 2006: Office Assistant, Pro Shop Attendant, and Cook

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Environmental Arts and Humanities, Oregon State University (June 2018)

  • Funded through Forest Ecosystems and Society as a Graduate Research Assistant

Bachelor of Arts, Communications, Summa Cum Laude, University of Houston (May 2012)

  • GPA: 4.0
  • Public Relations concentration; World Cultures & Literatures minor (German language focus)
  • Dean’s List: Bauer College of Business (2008 – 2009); College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (2009 – 2012)

ACTIVITIES & ORGANIZATIONS

University of Houston (August 2008 – May 2012)

  • Vice President and Co-Founder, Rock Climbing Sport Club (September 2011 – May 2012)
  • Communications Director, UH German Club (2010 – May 2012)
  • Student Representative, Sustainability Task Force (July 2011 – May 2012)
  • Coordinating Chair, UH Green Student Leadership Council (January 2011 – May 2011)
  • Member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2008 – May 2012)
  • Member, Public Relations Student Society of America (2010 – May 2012)

 Volunteer Experience (2007 – present)

  • The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center (January 2013 – present)
  • The University of Houston Campus Community Garden (June 2011 – May 2012)
  • Cheerleading Coach at YMCA Alvin (2007)

Professional Associations

  • Communications committee, Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (2015 – 2016)
  • Summit planning committee, Texas Regional Alliance for Campus Sustainability (2014 – 2015)
  • Member, Houston Area Urban Forestry Council (2015 – present)

AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

  • Texas Master Naturalist
  • Yardwise Master Composter (2015 – present)
  • Recognized at the University of Houston Commencement as one of the fourteen 4.0 GPA graduates (May 2012)
  • Valenti School of Communication 2012 Outstanding Graduating Undergraduate
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship (2008 – 2012)
  • German Book Award (2009 – 2010 and 2010 – 2011)
  • Max Freund Award (2011)
  • CRWC Employee of the Month (October 2010 and November 2011)
  • The University of Houston Administration and Finance Student Spotlight (June 2011)
  • Barnes and Noble Textbook Scholarship (2011 – 2012)
  • CWA Climbing Wall Instructor (2011 – 2013)
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification (2011 – 2013)