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Sara Kaufman

Aspiring Toy Maker & Play Advocate 50 South School Street Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 591-7151 sara.s.kaufman@gmail.com

_____________________________________________________________________________________ SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS: • • • • • •

Theatrical set design/construction Casting/mold making Fine wood working/furniture design Drafting Proficiency with clay and studio pottery production Spanish Fluency

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Community organizing and leadership Follow and develop leads Communication Interdisciplinary dexterity and problem solving Mac and PC Familiarity and aptitude

EXPERIENCE Seacoast Repertory Theater, Portsmouth, NH 2010 Designed sets for the youth productions and dedicated myself to developing technical and artistic skills of set design and construction. Was praised by artistic director for my independent work on the youth sets. Clean Air – Cool Planet, Portsmouth, NH 2009 Local Energy Committee (LEC) Program Worked closely with program director and LEC representatives, conducted outreach, served as a primary contact, helped develop and realize the first Annual LEC Conference. Compiled and published bi-weekly electronic LEC Newsletter, maintained LEC Wiki page nhenergy.org and multiple Google databases. Adaptation Program Researched and authored a gap analysis on actions taken and plans made in the US to adapt to existing and/or predicted impacts of global climate change. Kit Cornell Pottery, Exeter, NH 2004-2005 Apprenticed with master potter Kit Cornell where I helped maintain her studio and materials, studied the craft, taught youth and adult classes, and developed my own work. EDUCATION Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 2005-‘06; 2007-‘08 BA degree program, double major in studio art and neuroscience temporarily withdrawn University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH Spring 2007; Fall 2009 Fine Woodworking Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Spring 2006 The Rise of Modern Science Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Fall 2005; Summer 2011 Youth Arts for Social Change Pre-Texts Workshop, collaboration between Cultural Agents of Harvard and Boston Public School System Escuela de Artes Plasticas, San Juan, PR Winter 2004 Independent study in pottery: Trick Mugs

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