January 2013 - July 2013
As logistician for the Long Island arm of the organization's Hurricane Sandy response project, I managed the inventory, appropriation, and maintenance of tools, materials, vehicles, and equipment used by over 150 staff and volunteers in the gutting
and mold treatment of over 100 hurricane-damaged homes.
I also supported the project field coordinator as needed by scheduling work based on an ever-fluctuating balance of
beneficiary need, and volunteer, personnel, and asset availability. I also managed beneficiary relations and recorded volunteer and worksite data in various systems as necessary.
I assisted the Project Director in the organization and execution of special assignments and ancillary projects, and sometimes led teams of volunteers through various stages of the clean-up and mold treatment of the storm damaged homes.
June 2011 - January 2012
When hired as Project Coordinator, I managed all aspects of the organization’s manual rubble removal, demolition, and heavy machinery programs in the wake of the 2010 earthquake. I also provided general project support in the form of volunteer supervision, logistics, and
As a part of my work, I overhauled relevant beneficiary and worksite databases, prepared and oversaw a comprehensive beneficiary follow-up
survey, and produced an exhaustive, data-rich final analysis of the debris programs’ impact and shortcomings. I also created a best-practices manual for future debris-oriented projects.
March 2010 - April 2011
As a new volunteer, I worked on a number of the programs the organization oversaw, including school construction, manual demolition, temporary housing fabrication, and
local volunteer mentorships.
After demonstrating my competence and reliability, I was asked to manage the operational logistics and maintenance of two Bobcat skid steers. To that end, I worked with other team leaders and project coordinators to identify and prioritize the needs of the various programs that required the machines’ assistance.
I also trained Haitian and international volunteers in the safe operation and care of the machines, and personally led teams in tasks such as removal of rubble and demolition of damaged buildings.