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Ashley M.

Hewson
hewson1@illinois.edu 630-842-0224 CURRENT ADDRESS 75 East Armory Apt 412 Champaign, IL 61820 Objective Education PERMANENT ADDRESS 793 Euclid Avenue Elmhurst, IL 60126

To obtain a position in the field of water quality testing where I can utilize my experience along with my biology background to help protect public health and the ecosystem. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology December 2013 Minor in French GPA: 3.59/4.00 INSTITUT CATHOLIQUE DE PARIS French language study abroad program Paris, France Spring 2012

Experience

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Champaign, IL Learning in Community Fall 2013 LINC is a service-learning course that focuses on advancing community-based projects established by the nonprofit organization that partners with students. Allerton Park Sustainability Project The mission of the Allerton Park Sustainability Project is to help the park become more selfsufficient and sustainable, and to increase public awareness and education. The goal of the project for this semester is to create a water use report for a potential learning lab that will be developed at the park. Mali Water Project The mission of the Mali Water Project is to bring clean and accessible water to the village of Konilo-Coura in Mali, West Africa. The goals of the project for this semester include gathering relevant information for bio-sand filter implementation, developing educational materials on clean water and sanitation practices and drafting a formal proposal for potential stakeholders. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Champaign, IL Plant Protection and Quarantine Technician Summer 2013 Participated in the Illinois Gypsy Moth Detection Trapping Program by setting up and collecting over 750 gypsy moth traps within 9 counties in the Champaign area. Assisted in teaching a high school group about careers in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Processed wheat samples for karnal bunt inspection. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Champaign, IL Lab Assistant Spring 2013 Assist in the identification and collection of macro-invertebrates for an aquatic ecology lab. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Champaign, IL Field Ecology Spring 2013 Received training through coursework and completed investigative projects relevant to the flora, fauna and ecology of the Southeastern United States region visited during a 10-day camping trip.

Leadership

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS LEADERSHIP CENTER Champaign, IL Leadership Certificate Participant Fall 2010 to Present Create Personal Development Plan, attend leadership workshops, and take leadership-oriented classes at the University. SIGMA KAPPA SORORITY Champaign, IL Assistant to Vice President of New Membership Fall 2011 Attended weekly meetings to help teach new members about the history of the sorority. Technology Chair House Internet, computer and printer administrator. Update and enrich Website and Facebook page. Fall 2010 - Spring 2011

Service

ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK - UIUC Champaign, IL Alternative Spring Break's mission is to educate students about social, political, and environmental issues through direct service, group reflections, student leadership, diversity, and engagement beyond the local community. Attend weekly meetings with group to assist in planning of volunteer trips. Victory Living Fort Lauderdale, FL Trip Facilitator Winter Break 2012 Volunteered with the Adult Day Program, which helps adults with intellectual disabilities gain independence and interact within the community. Land Between the Lakes Golden Pond, KY Trip Participant Fall Break 2012 Planted bulbs, cleaned up shoreline and helped with general upkeep of facility. The Rise/Middle Way House Bloomington, IN Participant and Trip Treasurer Fall Break 2011 Handled finances for trip, and volunteered with the after-school program. Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Kendalia, TX Participant and Trip Treasurer Spring Break 2011 Handled finances for trip, and helped with food prep, cleaning and general upkeep of facility.

Work

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS RESIDENTIAL LIFE Champaign, IL Desk Clerk August 2010 to Present Provide customer service to residents, guests, staff, and other members of the campus community. Process resident activity key distribution, database management, and related notifications. Provide appropriate referrals to resources and information through communication methods. MEDSPEED Elmhurst, IL Intern December 2011, Summer 2012 Contacted medical offices to verify and update information. DENTALPLANS.COM Park Ridge, IL Intern Summer 2011 Contacted dental offices to verify and update information. ELMHURST PARK DISTRICT Elmhurst, IL Lifeguard and Swim Lesson Instructor Summer 2007, 2008 Taught swimming skills to children, enforced pool rules and cared for patrons.

Skills References

Languages: Computer:

French Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Available Upon Request