Jeffrey Edward Frank
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Masters of Science, Community Development and Applied Economics
Certificate in Ecological Economics
Expected Graduation Date: May ‘10
University of Maine, Orono, ME
Bachelor of Arts, Majors in Economics and Political Science
Degree received May 2006
Additional schools attended: Hull University, Kingston-upon-Hull, U.K. 01/’05 - 06/’05
Clark University, Worcester, MA 09/’02 - 05/’03
Peace Corps Recruiter – Burlington, Vermont 08/’08 – Present
o Planning and executing recruitment activities on local college campuses and in community outlets.
o Designing and implementing recruitment plan for the Burlington area.
o Establishing and administering recruitment office operations.
o Conducting applicant interviews and processing applications with Boston Regional Office.
o Increased the number of PC applicants, pushing the University of Vermont’s ranking from
15th to 11th highest volunteer-producing university nationwide.
Teacher’s Assistant – Intercultural Experience: Belize 01/’09 – Present
o Assist in the organization, management and execution of a group trip for 15 undergraduate
students to the Belize, Central America.
o Design and implement Mayan Q’eqchi language curriculum for 15 undergraduate students.
Peace Corps Volunteer – Belize, Central America 06/’06 – 07/’08
o Directed the collective effort of teachers, students and community leaders in the creation of a
multi-lingual community-based radio station for the Maya villages of southern Belize.
o Received $25,000 in grant funding from UNESCO for the expansion of radio station.
o Co-managed the daily reporting, programming and overall operations of station.
o Facilitated the donation of over $10,000 in funding and equipment for the radio station.
o Wrote a 50-page instructional manual detailing policies and protocol for the station operations.
o Designed curriculum for and taught high school courses in Computers, Chemistry & Economics.
o Organized the donation of over $12,000 in school supplies including: 10 computers, 2 sets of
textbooks, a set of World Encyclopedias and other general school supplies.
o Produced over 200 episodes of a daily news radio broadcast focusing on national and local
community issues and information to over 5,000 listeners.
o Coordinated community-service learning projects for 2 study abroad groups from UVM.
o Maintained a blog about my Peace Corps work for MaineCoastNow.com.
Research Assistant – Vermont Department of Agriculture, Montpelier, VT Summers ’04 & ‘05
o Collected, processed and cataloged data for the tracking of West Nile Virus through Vermont.
o Performed procedural duties involving sorting and storage of adult and larvae mosquito samples.
The Initiative Research Group www.theinitiative.org O8/’04 – Present
o Co-founded a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focusing on the assistance of undergraduate and
graduate students researching environmental and social issues.
o Raised over $20,000 in donations for research and community-service projects at the Initiative.
o Currently developing a website for the marketing and funding of development/community-service projects being conducted by Study Abroad students, Peace Corps Volunteers and the Center for Global Education.
AWARDS & ACTIVITIES
- Accepted into the Honors College at the University of Maine
- Awarded academic scholarship from Clark University
- Awarded Maine Masonic Academic scholarship
- College of Liberal Arts and Science’s Student Councilmen, University of Maine
- Founder of the Natural Capital Investment Club, Clark University
- Student Government Representative to the Academic Affairs Board, University of Maine
- Student Government Liaison to the Faculty Senate, University of Maine
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & MEMBERSHIPS
- Attended the 2004 Biennial Conference for the International Society for Ecological Economics, Montreal, CA
- Presented research at the 2005 Conference of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics, Seattle, WA
- Attended the Sino-USA Collaboration Project - Vermont Symposium, UVM, Burlington, VT
- Member of the United States Society for Ecological Economics
- Member of the International Society for Ecological Economics
Mayan Q’eqchi -Beginner
Belizean Kriole -Intermediate
I'm passionate about
Economics of Happiness, Community Development Strategies, Behavioral Economics, Ecological Economics, Neuroeconomics, Peace Corps, Systems Thinking
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Economics of Happiness, Ecological Economics, Behavioral Economics, Community Development Strategies, Neuroeconomics, Peace Corps, Systems Thinking