Melissa Ruby

Experienced Naturalist Instructor
  • Algonquin, IL
  • September 25, 2019

A dependable Sustainability Studies graduate with a passion for environmental education. Plenty of experience working in teaching settings and individual projects. A strong work ethic has led to positive relationships with previous employers and clients alike. Able to learn new concepts quickly and help others.

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Sustainability Studies @ Roosevelt University
Aug 2016 — May 2018
Bachelor of Arts
Associate of Arts @ Elgin Community College
Aug 2014 — May 2016


Naturalist Instructor @ Peck Farm Park
Sep 2018 — Current
Designs and implements unique educational programs on environmental topics for children and school groups.
Orchestrates, participates in, and administers recreation activities for children of all ages.
Facilitates training for all new staff and volunteers on the ins and outs of daily duties.
Provides administrative assistance to supervisors.
Schedules rentals, birthday parties, and field trips for clients within the RecTrac System.
Superintends cleaning and care for all animals on the premises.
Education and Outreach Intern @ Plant Chicago
Jan 2018 — May 2018
Authored newsletters issued throughout the Back of the Yards community to promote volunteer opportunities and educational events.
Developed positive relationships with schools and other organizations within the community.
Executed water testing, circular economy, and aquaponics workshops for local school groups.
Performed waste audits to analyze the monthly farmer’s market’s waste to better future disposal habits.
Trained new volunteers and interns on the basics of aquaponics maintenance.
Botany Intern @ Field Museum of Natural History
Aug 2017 — Dec 2017
Filed and collected museum specimens.
Facilitated the Worldwide Engagement for WeDigBio Digitizing Biocollection.
Photographed, categorized, and uploaded specimens to a worldwide database.
Organized and maintained the internal Herbarium vaults.

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