Caty Fortin


Climate Resilience Program Associate

Yonkers, NY

Professional Experience:
AmeriCorps VISTA – Groundwork Hudson Valley (Nov. 2021 – Nov. 2022)
·       Planned and executed a River Clean Up Event with over 180 volunteers at 7 different locations who picked up 250+ bags of trash from the Saw Mill River
·       Assisted with the development of the Climate Safe Yonkers Task Force to address the impacts of extreme heat in Yonkers, NY
·       Helped plan and facilitate task force meetings, including the creation of educational materials, event preparations, and technical assistance with a hybrid meeting format

Roth Writing Center and Academic Resource Center (Mar. 2018 – May 2021)
●      As a writing tutor, analyzed and edited academic papers with an emphasis on global revision, logic, and critical analysis
●      As a teacher’s assistant, managed the schedule of professor and advised in the creation of learning materials and class curriculum

Roosevelt Network at Connecticut College (Sept. 2017 – May 2021)
●      Managed a regional budget of $2,000 and led a 3-person team to carry out the following tasks
●      Organized legislation campaigns, including a lobbying day on the regulation of sober homes in CT
●      Orchestrated voter registration drives, panel discussions, and a yearly Policy 101 Conference

Sustainable Connecticut (May – Sept. 2020)
●      Assisted 15 towns and the regional government on incorporating sustainability, environmental justice, and better waste management practices into their communities
●      Spearheaded community-first meetings, educational webinars, and shovel-ready green projects
●      Drafted a Plan of Conservation and Development with an equitable and sustainable vision for all CT municipalities

Core Competencies:
●      Community Engagement – created new outreach materials and developed lines of communication with volunteers
●      Project Management –managed inventory, meeting schedules, and vendor coordination
●      Fund Development and Grant Writing – 1 year of experience with grant research and writing
○      Submitted two grant applications on youth employment and park redevelopment
○      Received a professional support grant in the amount of $6,000 awarded from the EPA
●      Volunteer Management – improved relationships with volunteers and stakeholders throughout Hudson River Valley, worked with 350+ volunteers, and brought in 75+ new volunteers

Technical Skills:
●      2+ years of experience with Microsoft Office, their Google counterparts, as well as Slack and Zoom
●      1 year of experience with media creation on iMovie, YouTube, Constant Contact, and Canva
●      1 year of mapping experience on Google Maps and Google Earth for promotional materials, including volunteer brochures, seasonal newsletters, and social media content



Political Science Major, American Studies Minor B.A., Magna Cum Laude at Connecticut College

Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment Certificate in Environmental Sustainability

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