Bhargavi Karumuri

Bhargavi Karumuri

Career Interests

Community-Based Environmental Management, Urban Ecosystems, Environmental Education, Program Management
Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham NC
Concentration: Ecosystem Science and Conservation
Pursuing the certificate in Community-Based Environmental Management Highlighted Coursework: Community-Based Environmental Management; Applied Statistics (with R); Urban Ecology; Landscape Ecology; Collective Action; Social Science-Surveys; Politics of an Urbanized Environment; Land Conservation in Practice
 
Bachelor of Science, May 2016
Baylor University, Waco TX
Biology Major Ecology Minor
Environmental Studies Highlighted Coursework: Conservation Ecology; Aquatic Biology; Climate Change Biology; Marine Biodiversity; Environment and Human Behavior; Evolutionary Biology; Fundamentals of Toxicology; Social World I and II

Professional Experience

Communication and Strategy Assistantship, Duke Campus Farm, Durham, NC
Conducted outreach to different organizations in the greater Duke community to promote the Duke Campus Farm which provides sustainable food for staff, students, faculty, and the community. Created interpretive walk around the Duke Campus Farm to educate visitors about the farm to educate visitors. Created posts on social media to promote the farms work as well as the work of its partners to expand the farm’s social network. September 18, 2017 — Present
 
Environmental Educator in Youth Stewardship Program, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, Volunteer Division, San Francisco, CA
Served as the Education Lead in the Youth Stewardship Program to 4 different educators. Created and edited educational activities which were used to teach students grades 2-12 environmental science. Taught 2,670 youth participants about San Francisco parks to increase their familiarity to their local parks. Implemented restoration projects in natural areas to lead projects with youth in 11 different designated natural areas in San Francisco through working closely with the Natural Resources Department. Laid groundwork for Urban Youth Farm Camp at Alemany Farm and taught 3 sessions of 15 youth ages 10-15 about urban agriculture to increase youth participation to the farm that makes 2 tons of local, organic food to people of all socioeconomic classes. Recipient of Segal Education Award 1 term of service with Student Conservation Association and Americorps.
 
Interpretive Naturalist Internship, USFS Giant Sequoia National Monument, Dunlap, CA
Taught groups of visitors of all ages about the Sequoia ecosystem in order to enhance their experience at Giant Sequoia National Monument and increase their environmental awareness. Conducted research and developed interpretive and conservation education activities for all ages in order to improve programming in future summers. Earned Certified Interpretive Guide training by the National Association of Interpretation. Recipient of Segal Education Award 0.25 terms of service with Student Conservation Association and Americorps. June 20, 2016 - September 9, 2016

Additional Information

Languages: English and Telugu

I am a passionate student of the environment with experience in environmental education, interpretation, and volunteer project management who wants to empower and facilitate environmental change on the community level.

Skills

community-based management
ecology
environmental education
volunteer management

Graduation Date

May 2019

Additional Resources

Languages

English

Preferred Location

Mid-Atlantic
West

Preferred Sector

Non-profit / NGO