JENNIFER CARRIE OSHA

35 Nash Rd, 2nd Floor (203) 624 6865
New Haven, Ct. 06511
jenosha@hotmail.com

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 EDUCATION

  • 1/99-present Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven, Ct.

    v Conducting graduate research on Polylepis reticulata in Urvina, Ecuador
    v Design and research web pages for Yale FES and Fundación Ñucanchi Yuracuna

    9/94-5/97 University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

    v Received a B.A. in 3 years in the Distinguished Majors Program in English
    v Published Recollecting the Snow as my Honors Thesis
    v Echols Scholar and recipient of Intermediate Honors

  • WORK EXPERIENCE 

  • 6/99-8/99 Research Leader, Fundación Ñucanchi Yuracuna, Urvina, Ecuador

    v Organizing and leading research team on Polylepis species in the Sacha Huayco forest.
    v Supervising additional individual projects on community involvement in reforestation programs, and issues
    of water pollution in tropical montane forests.

     8/98-12/98 Graduate Teaching Intern, New Jersey School of Conservation, Branchville, NJ.

     v Taught classes in Social Studies, Natural Sciences, and Outdoor Pursuits to 5th-8th graders.

    4/97- present Co-Founder and Director,Fundación Ñucanchi Yuracuna, Riobamba, Ecuador

    v Created the project of Conservation, Education, and Hope in the Andes of Ecuador
    v Currently organizing the preservation of a rare high-altitude cloud forest
    v Writing grants and involving undergraduate interns in the fundraising process
    v Re-educating five native communities in taditional methods of sustainability
    v Conducting the majority of work in Spanish

    9/97-8/98 Volunteer English Teacher, WorldTeach at the Harvard Institute for International Development. Riobamba, Ecuador.

    v Developed innovative, hands-on curriculum for teaching English as a second language
    v Attended intensive WorldTeach classes in TESL, Ecuadorian culture, and Spanish
    v Taught workshops for Ecuadorian English teachers with a focus on replcing memorization and repetition with creative learning

    1/96-5/97 Co-Founder and Programmer, iConstruct, Inc., Charlottesville, Va. 
    v Developed layout and graphic design for corporate Internet sites

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    RESEARCH

  • Currently working on the Establishment and Regerative Growth of Polylepis in the Sacha Huayco Forest of Ecuador. Working with the Yale Tropical Resources Institute, Escuela Superior Politecnica de Chimborazo, and Fundación Ñucanchi Yuracuna.
  • GRANTS RECEIVED

  • Current Establishment and Regenerative Growth of Polylepis in the Sacha Huayco Forest of Ecuador

    v Tropical Resources Institute, April 1999
    v Recent Graduate Fund at Yale FES, May 1999
    v Alta Montaña, December 1998

  • ADDITIONAL SKILLS 

  • v Five poems and three short stories published in literary anthologies. Have also written for USRowing and for WorldTeach in Ecuador
    v Advanced written and oral Spanish skills
    v Experienced Pianist and Rock Climber 
    v Detailed knowledge of web page development and design
  • Pages Designed: