Caty Fortin


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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
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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

Education

2017-2021

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

Goodwin-Niering Center for the Environment Certificate in Environmental Sustainability

  • Updated 10 months ago

To contact this candidate email catyfortin@gmail.com

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