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Kira Diaz (She/her)

Resumé

Currently living in

Springfield, Vermont, US

Work Preferences

HybridIn-PersonRemote

Open to roles

InternshipCo-opShort Term ContractLong Term Employee

I am an alumni from Quinnipiac University and The University of New Haven with a BS in Biology and an MS in Environmental Science. I have studied forensics, anthropology, chemistry, ecology, and genetics. I hope to find a career in the biological science. My pro-activity and hard work has granted me places on the dean's list and my research has been presented at conferences both at the university as well as at other academic conferences in New England, such as the New England Undergraduate Sociology Research Conference and the 74th Eastern New England Biological Conference (ENEBC) in Hamden. In addition to my academic work, I have worked and volunteered for several conservation-related organizations such as Animal Embassy, the Beardsley Zoo, and Jones Family Farm.

Ideal Workplace Values

Environmentally friendly work with a friendly work environment


My Badges

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I have been characterized by others as hardworking and motivated

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

ReliabilityAnalytical ThinkingHard Work and DedicationCommunication SkillsCoordination Skills

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

LetterboardScreen Reader TechnologyClosed CaptioningScreen MagnificationSend Questions in AdvanceFrequent Interview BreaksAccessible BuildingInterviewer Experienced with NeurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesExtra TimeAlternate Interview FormatWritten interview instructionsSupport PersonEmail / Calendar OrganizationTask ManagementDaily Check-InsDaily RemindersEmail Writing HelpPresentation HelpCommunication PlanConcise InstructionsWritten ChecklistsReceiving Information in AdvanceWritten InstructionsRecorded Tasks & MessagesExtra Time to Process New InformationChunking Large Amounts of ContentFlexible ScheduleExtra Time Off for AppointmentsShorter MeetingsPeriodic Rest BreaksUninterrupted Work TimeStanding DesksMeditation / Quiet RoomErgonomic SeatingNoise-cancelling HeadphonesQuiet / Individual WorkspacesSelf-stimulation tools / gadgetCounselingJob CoachingAide / AttendantSupport Group for StressTherapyEmployee Resource GroupSupport with Self-Advocacy

Environments I'm comfortable with

Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

Experience

Check out my work

Kira's LinkedIn Profile
Working since Mar 2022

Educational Interpreter - Billings Farm & Museum

I was an educational interpreter at Billings Farm & museum, providing customer service to guests as well as information on the farm's history and current practices. In addition, I helped with the farm's day-to-day functioning by working with farms staff to complete tasks such as picking cow pens, feeding cattle, and helping care for the calves.

Cash Register OperationFollow instructions
Worked for 1 years, 7 months from Jan 2020 to Aug 2021

Tutor - Okemo Mountain School

Helped student-athletes keep up with their school assignments during the ski season lasting from late November into early April. Arranged lesson plans to coordinate with the curriculum provided by off-season instructors. Graded tests and regularly updated both parents as well as instructors on the progress of each student's curriculum.

Planning of Lessons
Worked for 7 months from May 2019 to Dec 2019

Medical Scribe - ScribeAmerica

I was a medical scribe tasked with recording medical information on behalf of the physician, including the patient's medical history, current condition, as well as the results of the physical exam and differential diagnosis.

Worked for 1 years, 9 months from Aug 2016 to May 2018

Teaching Assistant - University of New Haven

Provided assistance to both students and professors during labs and field trips. This included collecting field data, providing demonstrations to students, and assisting the professor when conducting studies for the university. Set up equipment for labs, assisting with the cleanup process afterward. Graded exams for undergraduate students. Processed drone and kite images using Agisoft software.

TeachingDemonstration Skills
Worked for 3 months from May 2016 to Aug 2016

Agricultural Intern - Jones Family Farm

Worked at the farm during both the strawberry and blueberry picking seasons as well as during the transition period between berry picking and pumpkin seasons. Greeted guests at the front, and provided information on the farm. Helped guests with their berry picking and worked with the cashier to process transactions. Picked weeds and berries tended to the fields, when necessary.

HorticultureAgriculture
Worked for 2 years, 4 months from Apr 2009 to Aug 2011

Conservation Discovery Corps Member - Beardsley Zoo

Although a docent volunteer position, I was responsible for assignments and tasks that helped the Zoo accomplish its conservation goals and function as a place of learning for the community. I educated visitors on the animals, the care they receive at an AZA-accredited zoo, and the importance of conservation. Helped with zoo events and participated in field research as well as some of the behind-the-scenes work necessary to care for the animals and keep the zoo functioning properly.

Field Research

Education and Credentials

Attended for 4 years from 2014 to 2018

University of New Haven College of Arts AND Sciences

Master's degree - Environmental Science

Attended for 4 years from 2012 to 2016

Quinnipiac University College of Arts AND Sciences

Bachelor's degree - Biology