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Justine Kendall

Justine Kendall

Project Manager

National Geographic Society

Washington, DC

Geographer, Planner, Community Activator

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Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used in a way that served others... - marianne williamson
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Organization Skills Strategic Planning Social Media Marketing Public Speaking Project Management
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I'm passionate about people understanding their own context. How do you fit into the world both globally and locally, and what can you do to be a better citizen and community member?

National Geographic Society

Project Manager

Manages projects from inception to completion. Conceptualizes project content, determines timeline, workflow, schedule, calendar, and tasks across project team and partners to ensure development of deliverables.

Manages event logistics and coordination. Manages and write contracts, reports, presentations, proposals and other business documents. Tracks, analyzes and reports on project budget and metrics. Facilitates communication between stakeholders.

Makes strategic recommendations about projects to pursue and helps identify partners to approach. Serves as liaison to project partners (internal and external). Manages plans for project publicity, dissemination and training as appropriate.

Establishes marketing and promotion plans for program(s) including creation of promotional materials, social media plan, and in-person marketing opportunities. Participates in intra-divisional efforts around messaging, marketing and promotion, ensuring the consistency of voice and messaging across programs and projects.

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Think Local First DC

Intern/ Project Manager

Responsible for:

- Recruitment and management of up to 35 volunteers for any given event
- Online event management using Eventbrite, MailChimp, Facebook, Doodle, and SurveyMonkey
- Creation of promotional assets including press releases, Facebook posts, tweets, listserve and newsletter copy
- Event planning and logistical support
- General project management:
Introduced project and task management software, organized backlog of files, contacts, etc.
Created streamlined systems for volunteer, file, contact, etc management to increase efficiency and ability to replicate successful events and programs.
- Sponsorship and partnership asks
- Facilitation of larger program committee and board meetings

Career

Think Local First DC

Volunteer

Assist with planning and preparation for TLF's annual Eat Local First Week.

-Manage Volunteers for the week.
-Assist in logistics and event planning
-Coordinate partners and sponsor asks and follow-ups
-Research related partners, organizations, etc.
-Create promotional assets

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National Geographic Education

Geography Awareness Week Program Coordinator

Direct the work of various project teams to plan and execute the creation of the annual outreach program known as Geography Awareness Week, taking into account the goals of the Society and the department; the needs of our targeted audiences, the resources available through both the Society and outside organizations; and the quality standards of the Society

Manage development, production, and distribution of program-related website and materials, such as printed educational and marketing materials for events and mailings.

Handle communications and relationships with national network of program participants, including organizing and administering in-person and online training events and actively supporting their work and obtaining regular reports from the field.

Create and implement evaluation strategies for Geography Awareness Week. Synthesize feedback to inform creation of next year’s program.

Support the Sr. Manager of External Partnerships in meeting and following up with representatives of potential partnership organizations to share information about collaborations

Career

National Geographic Society

Marketing and Communications Contractor

Developed a variety of educational activities for ages 5-18.
Led geography education activity training sessions for 30+ teachers
Developed online materials including guides, surveys, and other resources
Created a collaborative website for a national alliance of educators
Facilitated communication for national alliance of educators
Designed, prepared, and facilitated educational and awareness events for staff members and general public
Collaborated with external departments and companies

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National Geographic Society

Intern

Hired as Ocean Initiative Intern

- Created educational materials for print and online
- Partially managed development of NG Mapmaker Kit activities
- Took Initiative for finding new and more challenging work
- Took-on role as supporting project management and event planner for first time, large-scale exhibit at 100th anniversary of Boyscout Jamboree seen by ~200,000 boyscouts and their adult supervisors.
- Created visual assets and collateral using Powerpoint

Career

Penn State University Geography Department

Research Assistant

Archived historical food purchasing patterns from antique ledgers to determine changing patterns in food systems over time.
Logged, reviewed, and graphically interpreted over 3,000 entries using Excel.

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Environmental Credit Corp

Intern

Research
Used ARCGis to create a cloropleth map of large dairy farms and processing facilities in Ohio to be used to inform possible locations for methane recapture.
Researched, geo-located and analyzed data from TIGER/Line, USDA, US Census, and state agencies

Career

University of Maryland College Park

MCP, Urban Planning

Penn State University

Bachelor of Arts, Geography; Environmental Inquiry