Below are descriptions of select projects I have completed thus far at Slippery Rock University. Links are also available in order to view the project. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding my work.
Slippery Rock University Healthy Planet, Healthy People Summer Camp and Community Project Incubator
From August 2016 to May 2017 I worked under the direction of Professor Christine Glenn and Director of Sustainability Paul Scanlon to create, design, and implement a summer camp for high school students and their teachers to encourage sustainable living practices, increase the level of environmental education across school districts, and introduce service-learning projects into local communities. Responsibilities included designing digital marketing pieces, drafting press releases, recruiting participants, collaborating with University departments, organizing the flow of information from the design team to teachers, and overall editing of content.
- Link to press release
- Link to parent informational brochure
- Link to camp website
- Link to Pittsburgh Magazine press release coverage
- Link to Slippery Rock University news article
E-Binder Sustainability Project – Sustainable Planning for Tourism
This project was completed in the Fall 2015 semester. The objective for the project was to build a reservoir of information about green resources that pertain to my chosen career field of equine-related outdoor ministries. Each of the five sections contains a main summary of the topic, and then four resources that fall within the category.
Personal Leadership Presentation – Slippery Rock University’s Compass Leadership Program
This project was completed in the Fall 2015 semester. In order to gain equivalent credit for a semester-long Honors course, the Honors Program, I had to attend a series of leadership summits that discussed a variety of topics such as conflict resolution, communication styles, personality types, group dynamics, etc. The program culminated in a 30-minute presentation on my leadership skills before coming to SRU, my growth as a leader while at The Rock, and my future leadership goals. Upon completion of this project, I received the certificate featured in the second link below.
Sustainability Recommendations for the Grove City Premium Outlets – Sustainable Planning for Tourism
This project was completed in the Fall 2015 semester. As the main project for the course, my peers and I completed a report detailing a number of recommendations on how to make the Simon property group-operated Premium Outlets in Grove City, PA more sustainable. My group was specifically responsible for the Precedent Study section of the report, in which we completed research on other Simon properties that practice sustainability. Personally, I worked with the course instructor to devise a layout for the report and completed final editing and proofreading tasks. The report was then presented to the General Manager, Operations Director, and Public Relations Director of the Outlets via a PowerPoint presentation. Links to both the report and presentation are found below.
Leadership Practicum Experience Portfolio
This project was completed in the Fall 2015 semester. As the course project for the Independent Studies Leadership Practicum class, I documented my leadership experiences as Treasurer for the SRU Western Equestrian Team and evaluated the leadership of those around me. The full project is available in the link below.