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Slade for Eastside

Community and Organizing

Slade for the Eastside

St. Paul, MN

December 2014 - Present

Position expected through November 2015. Assisting the candidate and campaign manager with contacting voters, putting together mailings, staff gatherings, research, and other duties as assigned.

As a part of my training, I attended Camp Wellstone on January 16-18. A great opportunity to gain knowledge on the best policies for working in a progressive electoral campaign. Learned a bunch and met some cool folks.

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Food and Farming

Hollygrove Market & Farm

New Orleans, LA

December 2013 - April 2014

Returned for one to two shifts a week. Inspected and accepted deliveries when the manager was busy. Helped prep and stock produce. Greeted customers and was available for questions or comments. Kept sales floor clean and made sure displays and coolers were appropriately filled. Refirbed the chicken coop.

November 2011 - May 2012

Tuesdays and Saturdays: Drove Hollygrove van to pick up additional produce and baked goods for the market. Accepted invoices and delivered checks to farmers. Helped the volunteers prep and stock produce, dairy, and dry goods. Counted cash and maintained my register. Answered questions and found product for customers.
All days of the week: Assisted Hollygrove community growers with garden maintenance which included planting, harvesting, weeding, and building garden features including trellises and pot stands.

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Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy

Community Action Council, Dakota County

Inver Grove Heights, MN

December 1999 - April 2002

Trained, certified, advocate for victims of sexual assault. On-call duty to arrive when police were called to the scene, also to accompany the survivor on visits to the doctor and attend court hearings if asked for. I also assisted in violence prevention events at local schools.

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Construction Volunteer

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Minneapolis, MN

July 2004

Placed insulation in the attic. Cut lumber for, and placed, knee-walls. Ate pizza. Staged materials for the next group coming in. Helped with site clean-up.