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Hello all--

[big apologies for cross-postings]

No, it's not election-related.

I'm looking for a way to combine my interest in food and agriculture
issues with my research and writing skills.  I'd be in seventh heaven if
I could spend all day doing online and print searches, synthesizing and
reporting the data for someone *and* see communities benefit as a
result.  Instead of the journalism or academic route, I'd like work
directly with organizations who can use the info.  I've had brief
experience with grantwriting, which I enjoy, but still my favorite part
is digging out the supporting details.  Gathering material into a
library or database would be very satisfying too.

Does anyone have any tips, leads, advice for me?  (Other than, "Finish
that thesis, already!")

Many thanks,
212 South Derek Drive
Fullerton, California 92831-4411

OBJECTIVE:  Research Associate / Information Specialist


Full-time or contract work in background research of agriculture, communications or international trade issues.  Mainly online and print searches, reporting.


Internet and online database searches (Lexis-Nexis, various academic sources)
Public records searches
Evaluation and summary of research
Qualitative and quantitative research
Writing and editing in a range of styles  (narrative, persuasive, scientific) 
Preparing materials for presentation or distribution
Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Internet Explorer, Outlook
Netscape Navigator, Communicator
Data Works Report Wizard
Maintaining databases, files, documentation
Independent or team member
Handle multiple projects
Broad knowledge base


MA Communications/Journalism, anticipated June 2001, Cal State Fullerton
Grant Proposal Research & Writing class, 1999, UC Irvine
BS Agronomy, 1996, Cal Poly Pomona
AA Library Services, 1987, Fullerton College


Export Customer Service Supervisor, Fluidmaster, Inc.
Information searches on customers, countries, customs; maintain database and files; monthly summary report on export activities; process improvement team leader and presenter; document export procedures

Communications Intern, U.S. Feed Grains Council
Copywriting, graphics, feature article 

Communications Intern, Western Growers Association
Copywriting, feature article

Library Assistant II, The Louis B. Mayer Library, The American Film Institute 
Acquisitions, circulation and serials; reference desk and phones

Scholarship applicant reviewer/interviewer, World Floor Covering Association
Evaluate applications for completeness and merit; develop interview questions; interview and evaluate applicants

Clerical Assistant, Cal Poly Pomona, College of Agriculture, Dean's Office
Maintain databases, prepare mailings

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