Resume of Laura C. Moore
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- Founding Partner at Pancha Enterprises LLC, a Sensibly Green consulting firm.
- Vice President of Community and Environmental Relations at Sun Services, a green construction services company in Prince George’s County, 2011.
- Senior policy aide on environment, development and zoning issues for Prince George’s County Council Member, 2008–2010.
- MIT Class of 1991.
- Conversational in French and Spanish.
- U.S. Naval officer 1991–1994, stationed in the Philippines and Panama. Secret Clearance.
- Masters in Entomology from University of Maryland, 2010. Biology teaching experience and entomology field and lab experience.
- President, Graduate Student Body, University of Maryland, 2006–2008. Spearheaded lobbying efforts on state–level collective bargaining legislation for graduate employees, lecturers, and adjunct professors. Lobbied state legislature and University administration on graduate student housing, stipends, and working conditions. Initiated representation of graduate students on College Park Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
- Experience in endangered species programs, wildlife monitoring, and agricultural research.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology: BS Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 1991
- Department of Defense Information School: Public Affairs Officer Course, 1993
- University of Maryland: Masters in Entomology, 2010
Affiliations and leadership:
- Vice President, Board of Directors, Greenbelt Homes, Inc. (GHI), a 250-acre housing cooperative with 1600 homes and $9.3 million annual budget
- Board of Directors, Greater Beltsville Business Association (GBBA)
- Sensibly green environmental solutions for your building and redevelopment projects.
- Greening communities through collaboration.
Vice President of Community and Environmental Relations
- Responsible for all aspects of community relations, including media and communications, maintaining relationships with local organizations and serving as main point of contact for community concerns and questions.
- Developed and oversaw governmental relations strategy, served as principle liaison to elected officials and state and county agencies, and as Sun’s principle advocate in the public arena.
- Handled permitting and licensing issues with state and county agencies, and actively monitored compliance with existing regulations, standards and industry best practices.
- Revamped and designed web site and online presence, including social media.
Director of Special Projects
- Senior policy aide on development, zoning and environmental issues for Council Member during his time as Council Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Chair of Transportation, Health, and Environment Committee.
- Reviewed all aspects of proposed developments, including storm water management (SWM) plans, landscape requirements, parking and transportation requirements, and Adequate Public Facilities (APF)
- Achieved consensus on development projects by working with developers, stakeholders, community members, planning staff, incorporating smart growth principles and addressing community concerns.
- Helped initiate, draft and edit key zoning and environmental legislation, including storm water regulations, zoning use changes, agricultural preservation, density provisions in sector and master plans, municipal zoning, and zoning code revisions and clarifications.
President of Graduate Student Body
- Represented 10,000 graduate students to campus, local, and state officials. Managed two employees and six vice–presidents.
- Spearheaded lobbying efforts on state–level collective bargaining enabling legislation for graduate employees, lecturers, and adjuncts.
- Achieved graduate student representation on Board of Trustees of College Park Foundation, and served as first graduate student Trustee.
- One of 3 students on East Campus Community Review Steering Committee, 2007.
- Served on Search Committee for Vice President of Administrative Affairs, 2007.
- Created Maryland Teachers and Researchers, an American Federation of Teachers union for graduate employees, lecturers and adjuncts. Recruited organizers and members, made recruiting presentations at meetings.
- Media coverage in Washington Post, New York Times, and local and student papers.
Masters in Entomology December 2010
- Researched effects of wildflowers on insect control in soybeans.
- Presented research at regional and national conferences.
- Graduate Teaching Assistant for Principles of Biology I and II. Taught two three-hour lab sections per semester, each section including twenty students. Teaching responsibilities include lecturing, running experiments, and grading all assignments.
Web and Database Developer
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD
- Development and design of online Managers’ Monitoring Manual which provides guidance to land managers designing wildlife monitoring programs. Development and design of relational databases, and making data web–interactive.
- Developed workable database for Grassland bird breeding use of managed grasslands on National Wildlife Refuges within Region 5 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Field and Lab Assistant
Native Bee Lab, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD
- Managed various bee field projects, including site selection, sample collection and processing, insect identification, and data entry.
- Managed volunteers and interns.
Whooping Crane Intern
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Laurel, MD, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge WI, and Crystal River, FL
- Care of Sandhill Crane and Whooping Crane breeding flocks, including costume-rearing, acclimation walks, daily checks, feeding, pen maintenance, and monitoring.
- Monitored aircraft–led Sandhill crane chicks at post–migration site in Florida. Trained and managed volunteers.
- Participated in one–by–one release of chicks into wild flocks, including scouting potential release sites, acquiring clearance from landowner, crane release, daily tracking, radio telemetry, and recaptures.
- Worked closely with project partners including International Crane Foundation and Operation Migration.
Network Administrator, IT Professional
- Network Administrator and head of Technical Support for Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications, a 75-person educational non-profit, 1997–1999.
- PC Support Technician for Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., a 500-person Civil engineering firm, 1996–1997. Wrote support documentation and user guides for in–house applications and intranet.
- Quality Assurance, PC Technician, Technical Writer, and Human Factors Designer for PureSpeech, Cambridge, MA, 1995–1996. Managed temporary QA staff. Wrote all technical support documentation for SpeechMail, first shipping product.
U.S. Naval Officer
- Secret Clearance, Honorable Discharge. Regular duty as Command Duty Officer, responsible for all base activities including flight operations, security, VIP arrivals and departures.
- Investigative Officer for property theft and security violations. Member of various disciplinary Administrative Boards.
- Public Affairs Officer, US Naval Station Panama Canal, 1992–1994. Managed two Navy and one civilian personnel. Deployed to Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Colombia.
- Administrative Officer for Air Operations Department, US Naval Air Station Cubi Point, Philippines, 1991–1992. Supervised four enlisted and three foreign national personnel.