Water and Sanitation Engineer
September 2011 — Present
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
•Collaborated with rural Peruvian communities and leaders to develop and complete site-specific technical environmental interventions that include 2 biodigestors and a solar-powered hydroponic system.
•Managed these projects in their entirety from conception to completion.
•Initiated and led community meetings and educational sessions.
•Developed and implemented detailed construction budgets.
•Received and managed 100% of grant financing requested.
•Negotiated with and motivated communities to contribute 40% of project costs.
•Organized transportation of all construction materials.
•Directed and supervised the construction, installation, operations and maintenance of each project.
•Closed out projects and grants.
•Developed large scale constructed wetlands project to treat the sewage of 250 community members.
•Applied for and received $5000 to teach Environmental Engineering to female students and complete constructed wetlands as the capstone project.
•Organized and headed 3 Peace Corps training events in Otuzco, resulting in the training of 35 Peace Corps volunteers and 32 Peruvian Counterparts, as well as the construction of 2 improved cook stoves, installation of 1 biodigestor, and disinfection of 1 water system.
•Water and Sanitation Field-Based Training
•ECPA Climate Change and Renewable Energy Workshop
•ECPA Biodigestor Installation Training
WRITTEN AND GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS
•Wrote 4 effective grant proposals on behalf of rural Peruvian institutions, earning a total of $8,500 in external contributions and $3,726 in community contributions.
•Designed and co-edited the Peruvian chapter of ECPA's (Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas) newsletter. Authored articles pertaining to site appropriate renewable technologies.