2823 Camp Allegheny Road, Ellwood City pa 16117

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Kate Leary

2823 Camp Allegheny Road, Ellwood City PA 16117

kate_g_leary@yahoo.com · (845) 341 –3726


Current Enrollment: pursuing a Masters of Environmental Studies at the University of Montana

Previous Education:

Allegheny College, Meadville, PA May 2014

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies

Minor: Writing

GPA: 3.952/4.0

Senior Thesis: Examined the controversy surrounding natural gas development in the Allegheny National Forest from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Academic Honors: 3 time Doane Scholar (an award given to the top 10 students in each class), achieved high honor roll all years of undergraduate career
Work Experience

Teaching Assistant, University of Montana, Introduction to Composition

-adapt existing lesson plans and develop original assignments

-lead class sessions including group workshops and structured lessons
Intern, Jennings Environmental Education Center

-Created educational and promotional materials

-Assisted with designing and implementing lesson plans, including leading a self-designed lesson

-Worked on outreach and coordination with community partners for special events

Course Work

-Experienced in conducting both semi-structured interviews and formal surveys

-Taught lessons on sustainability and local food systems to sixth graders, including the maintenance of an in-class aquaponics system

-Analyzed media coverage of climate issues as part of an upper level political science course

-participated in an international geography project with students at Pakistan’s Forman Christian College

Writing and Publication

-Essay on wilderness published on Wilderness 2.0 site administered by Carleton College and the Sierra Club

-Articles published in college newspaper The Campus, college magazine Overkill, and the Meadville Tribune

-Selected as one of two recipients of the Chautauqua Writer’s Festival Scholarship for 2013

Leadership Experience

-Working as part of a small student group, created an on-campus “free-store”. This process included a formal presentation to the department for approval, organizational, promotional and maintenance activities for the space.

Extra-curricular Involvement

-Member of the Allegheny College Wind Symphony and Saxophone Ensemble for 4 years

-Participated in clean-up of streams in the French Creek watershed

-Participated in maintenance and harvest activities on a local organic farm

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