– It All Starts Here

Christopher Zielinski


Boston University College of Arts & Sciences May 2018
Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Environmental Sciences Boston, MA

Coursework: Introduction to GIS, Climate & Earth Systems, Micrometeorology, Biogeography, Paleoclimatology
Skills: Spanish, ArcGIS, Community Outreach, Nonprofit Management, MATLAB, Public Speaking

Research & Projects
“Understanding Pollution in Lake Erie through Environmental Proxies” April 2017
• Observed sedimentary, hydrologic, and biologic proxies to determine the effectiveness of the Clean Water Act
“Lake Erie Mass Balance in Relation to Climate Change” April 2017
• Calculated Lake Erie’s mass balance to determine how climate change affects coastal populations
“Erosion in the New England Great Marsh System” December 2016
• Investigated how and why the Great Marsh is eroding contrary to sedimentological conventions

Work Experience
City of Boston Parks & Recreation January 2018-Present
Design & Construction Intern Boston, MA
• Develops metrics to measure park success in terms of climate resilience, equity, and other areas of interest
• Ensures department is taking steps to accomplish the goals set forth in various City urban planning documents
• Supports Project Managers by providing interpretations of environmental models
• Expands department resources through geospatial analysis of City facilities and assets

CommonWheels Bicycle Co-Op August 2017-December 2017
Program Manager Allston, MA
• Engaged hundreds of residents in bicycle maintenance, community outreach, and advocacy events
• Planned, coordinated, and empowered riders of all ages through a 5-week course on bicycle mechanics

Boston University Community Service Center May 2016-May 2017
Program Manager Boston, MA
• Forged relationships with nonprofit organizations across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada
• Hired, managed, and developed a staff of nearly 100 Committee Chairs, Trip Coordinators, and Chaperones to be engaged, active citizens
• Organized housing, transportation, and educational opportunities for over 400 volunteers

Boston University College of Engineering Career Development Office January 2015-August 2016
Office Assistant Boston, MA
• Expanded office outreach by researching and contacting relevant, cutting-edge employers
• Supported advisors by compiling job lists, creating marketing materials, and preparing students for appointments

Leadership and Affiliations
Bike & Build December 2016-July 2017 Volunteer Rider Philadelphia, PA
• Cycled over 4,000 miles across the United States while helping raise over $180,000 for affordable housing causes

Engineers Without Borders January 2015-April 2016
Solar Pump Technical Team Member Boston, MA
• Implemented clean water solutions to Naluja, Zambia by engineering devices and educational materials

Christopher Zielinski

Posted 2018-02-03 under Cartography, Consultant, Engineering, Entry Level, Geography, Geology, Geospatial, Hydrology, Land Use, Planning, Remote Sensing, Research, Science, Student, Transportation