Crystal Vega

Crystal Vega

Rye Brook, NY, US


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I am a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Rutger's University (graduated May 19, 2014). I am very interested in all forms of landscape architecture/landscape design with a special interest in urban planning, sustainability and city greening project. I like working at all scales because I enjoy the challenge that each brings.


Sephora, White Plains, NY, US, Cash Auditor

In this position I handle the cash management activities for the store such as counting registers in to open or out for closing, making sure our store safe always has the correct amount of money, ordering any change the store may need as well as paying the bank back and storing/organizing change when it comes in. In addition to that I also check clients out at the register, assist clients with finding desired products, teaching clients about new/different products and organize/stock cashwrap supplies as needed. I can also preform limited manager tasks such as voiding transactions, opening registers and/or the safe in order to make change and carry out my other duties.

Jul 2013 - current

Rutgers CUES (Center for Urban and Environmental Sustainability), Trenton, NJ, US, Intern

In this position I survey the city of Trenton along with other interns for vacant properties and vacant lots using the ArcGIS Collector application to track the information that we collect. We make sure to take note of interesting things going on in Trenton as well as making note of area that need the most assistance.

May 2014 - Aug 2014

Rutger's Garden (Rutger's University), New Brunswick, NJ, US, Intern

At this position I tended to my zones in the garden along with a partner which were the rhododendron garden, the small trees collection and the american hollies collection. Our main responsibilities included shrub and tree pruning, turf/perennial/annual/ornamental care and also assisting with all staff shared tasks such as watering planters throughout the gardens, tending to the green houses, cleaning off all equipment used for the day and working on the large scale projects that were going on such as the completion of the rain garden zone and the display/educational gardens. There was also a class associated with this internship that focused on different aspect of botanic garden management. ***This internship was split between Rutger's Garden and Central Park.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Central Park Conservancy, New York, NY, US, Horticulture Intern

In this position I assisted a zone gardener at Central Park with his zone. Included in what we did was tending to his zone of the park more specifically trash removal every morning, irrigation set up, weeding, planting, pruning and mulching. **This internship was split between Central Park and Rutger's Garden.

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Starbucks Coffee, East Rutherford, NJ, US, Barista

At this position I checked customers out at the register, organized/stocked store supplies when needed, crafted beverages to order, greeted people as they entered the store and assisted people with their coffee/tea selections.

Apr 2011 - Jul 2013

The Body Shop, Paramus, NJ, US, Sales Associate

At this position I checked customers out at the register, helped customers determine what products were appropriate for their skin type, demonstrated how products work on customers, organized impulse towers/store fixtures, greeted customers outside the store and did impromptu demonstrations.

Jul 2012 - Sep 2012

Victoria's Secret, White Plains, NY, US, Sales Associate

At this position I helped with general folding throughout the store, greeted people as they entered the store, assisted customers with shopping needs, checked customers out at the register and organized cosmetics/body products.

Jan 2009 - Aug 2009


Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Sep 2011 - May 2014


Dean's List, Award

Dean's list is achieved when you reach outstanding academic standing.


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