Resume

Alena Poulin

alenarene@gmail.com

Experience

Exhibit Docent, Florida Museum of Natural History                                                               Spring 2016-Present 

-Volunteer at FLMNH providing tours to school groups covering academic curriculum on a variety of topics centered around the museum exhibits such as fossils, butterflies and moths, and botany.

Contributing Writer, The Independent Florida Alligator                                                  November 2015- Present

  – Complete articles on deadline as a freelance writer for the largest student-run newspaper in the United States

Editor, Academics and Freshmen Section, Dr. Phillips High School Yearbook  August 2013-June 2014

-wrote and edited copy content, as well as creating layouts in Adobe InDesign

– managed staff of writers and photographers and assured that work was being completed on deadline and met the quality standards of the publication.

-Yearbook Given a Certificate of Excellence        

Staff, Dr. Phillips High School News Station                                                                           January 2012-August 2013

-filled a variety of positions essential to delivering the daily news to the high school, including writing the news, delivering it as the anchor, and operating the cameras.                                   

Employment

Camp Counselor, Camp Woodgreen                                                                                       June 2015- August 2015

– Facilitated physical and creative activities amongst 5 to 13 year olds, promoted camp involvement amongst campers across age levels, and worked with a team of 2-3 other counselors to provide supervision as well as engaging activities to the 7/8 year old group.

Service

Counselor, Wilmot’s Sports Camp                                                                                        June 2012, 2013, 2014

-Promoted physical activity among elementary-school students while providing a safe, fun, and inclusive environment.

Volunteer, Smokey Bear Kiddy College                                                                            August 2014-May 2015

-assisted VPK teacher in preparing 4 and 5 year olds to enter Kindergarten, teaching sight words, reading comprehension, and simple addition and subtraction.

Leadership

Member, Girl Scouts                                                                                                                       August 2002- Present

-Have served as one of four elected delegates for the Dr. Win Service Unit to the greater Citrus Council, representing over 1400 active members.

-Together with troop helped to facilitate the growth of a movement called Cookies for the Cure, which gathers donations of Girl Scout cookies then given to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando which are then served to patients currently undergoing treatment and their families. Since its start, the movement has spread from the original troop to being picked up by the greater Service Unit at Large;

-Earned Gold Award by designing, raising funding for, and installing an urban vegetable garden at the Russell Home for Atypical Children in Downtown Orlando

-Continue to provide assistance to the Dr. Win Service Unit at events in a volunteer capacity

Selected Scenes Coordinator, UF Shakespeare in the Park                                                 August 2015-Present

-Along with my two co-directors, responsible for casting, directing, and scheduling Selected Scenes, in which members of the cast prepare famous Shakespeare Scenes to perform flash-mob style in order to generate awareness for the club as well as interest in Shakespeare.

Vice President, Dr. Phillips High School National Honor Society                                     August 2013-June 2014

JV Co-Captain, Dr. Phillips High School Women’s Lacrosse Team                                   January 2012-April 2012

Involvement

Member, UF Shakespeare in the Park                                                                              September 2014-Present       

-Cast Member in Spring 2015 main stage production of The Winter’s Tale, and in the Spring 2016 mainstage production of Twelfth Night

Participant, Gatorship                                                                                                               January 2015

-Selected to attend Spring Retreat put on by UF Office of Diversity Affairs, where I developed my skills in effectively dealing with inequality, as well as in recognizing its existence and widespread effects.

Participant, Partners in the Parks Program                                                                           January 2016

-Represented the UF Honors College as a participant on the 2016 Partners in the Park Program at Cedar Breaks National Monument

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