I am looking for a new job as my current contract ends in January.
I have two bachelor's degrees, one in Biology from the University of Richmond and one in Environmental Policy from Rollins College.
I have five years management experience as an environmental/political community organizer having worked with League of Conservation Voters (as Campaign Coordinator), USDA NRCS Marianas Resource Conservation & Development Council (as Public Involvement Coordinator), Mariana Islands Nature Alliance (as Executive Director) and Pew Environment Group (as Saipan Coordinator). I have been an advocate for coastal communities opposed to offshore drilling, water quality, coral reefs and marine protected areas. I also belong to Micronesians in Island Conservation, a network of indigenous conservationists working throughout Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Guam and Northern Mariana Islands.
Additionally, I worked in the tourism industry in Orlando, Florida for about 11 years starting at the age of 17. 9 of those 11 years were spent working at Walt Disney World.
I have volunteer experience with many organizations, most notably the award winning Beautify CNMI, serving as their volunteer coordinator since their inception two and one half years ago. Our major activities are cleanups and tree plantings and in 2006 I helped organize an island-wide cleanup where over 3000 Saipan residents volunteered with us on a single day. I am also a member of the Saipan Rotary Club.
I have exceptional Internet and computer skills and contribute written pieces to a number of blogs. I am also a regular contributor to the Saipan Tribune, our local newspaper.
I would prefer to stay on Saipan, but am willing to work in other locales if I cannot find employment here. I have work experience in the United States, Northern Mariana Islands and Japan, study abroad experience in England and Costa Rica, and travel experience in over 15 countries and territories.
If you have any leads, I would appreciate them. My email is angelovillagomez at gmail dot com. Resumes and references are available upon request.