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Catherine Ward
Science Communication Assistant

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

PO Box 775
2020 Horns Point Rd
Cambridge, MD 21613
USA

Phone: (410) 221-2043
Fax: (410) 228-3843
Email: cward@umces.edu

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PO Box 775
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Cambridge MD 21613 USA

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PERSONAL DETAILS

NameCatherine Ward
Emailcward@umces.edu

EDUCATION

2010-2011

Masters of Science in Environmental Science (distinction)
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
Thesis: Livelihoods and natural resource use along the rural-urban continuum


2008

Bachelor of Science Honours in Environmental Science (distinction)
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
Project: The use and appreciation of botanical gardens as urban green spaces in South Africa
Coursework: Introduction to Statistics, Rehabilitation and Disturbance Ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment, Urban Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture, Business and Sustainability
Achievements: Academic Full Colours


2005-2007

Bachelor of Science
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa
Majors: Environmental Science (distinction) and Anthropology
Achievements: Academic Half Colours


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Volunteer

Cheetah Conservation Fund, Alexandria V.A., United States, Nov 2012
Assisted the Assistant Director of International Programs to compile and manage databases of information for grant proposals.


Food and Agriculture Research Intern

Nourishing the Planet, Washington D.C., United States, Aug - Nov 2012
Wrote blog articles on a variety of topics ranging from global and local food concerns. Wrote an article on the contribution of organic agriculture to sustainable food security for Worldwatch's Vital Signs online publication.


Graduate Assistant

Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, March - July 2012
Data capture and analysis for LUNA project and responsible for communication of these results to the German partnership.


Winter Assistant Intern

Terreco (Environmental Consultancy) cc, East London, South Africa, 2006-2007
Assisted a private environmental consultancy company to compile data for environmental impact assessments (EIAs), conducted site visits and inspections, participated in stakeholder engagement workshops, and contacted interested and affected parties (IAPs).


PUBLICATIONS/COMMUNICATIONS

Published article to communicate Masters Project results in Queenstown, South Africa entitled “Promoting Qtn food gardens” in The Rep newspaper, 2012

Published article to communicate Masters Project results in Phalaborwa, South Africa entitled “Local livelihoods depend on natural resource access in Phalaborwa” in The Voice newspaper, 2012

Ward, C.D., Parker, C.M. & Shackleton, C.M. 2010. The use and appreciation of botanical gardens as urban green spaces in South Africa, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 9:49-55.

 

WORKSHOPS

LUNA Project Workshops
Tanzania, Germany, Botswana, South Africa, 2010-2012

Attended a series of workshops hosted by the LUNA project as part of Master’s course. Themes included translating action research into livelihoods; urbanization, policy and poverty; and translating research into action.


Prestige Symposium: Rehabilitating Grasslands Conference
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 2008

Attended and participated in the annual grasslands conference hosted by the Grassland Society of Southern Africa.

 

AWARDS

2011 NRF/DAAD Master's Scholarship
2010 NRF/DAAD Master’s Scholarship

Publications


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2013
Integration and Application Network (2013) Maryland's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act Plan. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 246pp (Report)
Walton A, Gomei M and Di Carlo G (2013) Stakeholder Engagement. IAN Press, Cambridge, MD, 36pp (Report)