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KARIM D. SMITH 1 Mignott Place Kingston 8, Jamaica ● 289-1335/ 924-1070●

OBJECTIVE To productively use my skills set in the areas of science and marine biology thus making valuable contributions to accomplish outlined goals. EDUCATION MEd. 2010 Educational Leadership, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA BSc. 2002 Biology: University of the West Indies (UWI; Honors), Mona, Jamaica PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2003- Present Science Teacher: Hillel Academy, St. Andrews Middle & Gibbes Middle School Calabar High School 2002-2003

Underwater Research Assistant, UWI, Kingston, Jamaica – Supervisor: Dr. Michael Haley, DBML – Monitored checks of California Banks and Edina, South-east coastline, Jamaica; Underwater photographic surveillance of marine life; Quadrant sampling of zooplankton marine community


Clerical Officer, Ministry of Education Youth and Culture, Government of Jamaica – Updated salary records for teachers; Distributed teacher payroll

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE 2002 Palisadoes and Lime Cay beach clean-up, Jamaica Environment Trust/University Sub-Aquatic Club (USAC) – Recorded data on refuse collected for further analysis 2001 Global Reef Check, Shell Petroleum, Kingston, Jamaica – Quadrant sampling; Data collection 2001-2003 Reef Check Diver – Underwater assessment, coral reef evaluation; Underwater monitoring of marine life, Port Royal, Lime Cay and Negril, Jamaica 1999-2000 Group Leader, UWI Quality Leadership Program – Ambassador to Florida State University, Beyond Borders Program; Pioneered upgrade for Water Commission Basic School Playground; Interacted with community leaders to advance community development and services, Tallahassee, FL SKILLS Microsoft Office, Web 2.0 Tools, Promethean & Smart board Certified Première and Microsoft video editing Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (AHA; Basic CPR) Certified SCUBA Diver: PADI Advanced Open Water & BSAC Sports Diver IGCSE Certified Science Teacher General License Holder HOBBIES Avid football & basketball player Salsa Dancing Competent swimmer SCUBA diving (over 50 logged dives) REFERENCES Paul M. Carroll

Matthew G. Clarke

Technological & Environmental Management (TEM) Network Ltd. 190 Mountain View Avenue Kingston 6 Jamaica W.I. Tel: (876) 920-6012; 978-7446 (pvt); Fax: (876) 927-6448

Orthopedic Traumatology Fellow University of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Hospital 202-378-8191

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