Rebecca Robbins

Rebecca Robbins

New York, NY, US


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Recent graduate of an ecological planning and design master's program, with a passion for ecological revitalization, civic pride and smart development. 10+ years of office administration and customer service experience, seeking to provide support for firms dedicated to and specializing in urban design and landscape architecture.



Leslie Needham Design, Bedford, NY, US, Studio Assistant

Assist with database management and bookkeeping. Keep records recent and correspondence timely. Research horticultural options and beneficial ecologic practice. Update website and client information, prepare documents for client meetings. Weed and prune plants, tend to vermicompost, maintain clean garden grounds.

Feb 2014 - current

People's United Bank, Mamaroneck, NY, US, Customer Service Associate

Maintain an appropriate inventory of cash and supplies, aid in management and analysis of customer accounts, sustain rapport with customers and suppliers, perform routine banking transactions and routine clerical work.

Jan 2014 - current

New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY, Seasonal Attendant

Greet and provide information to garden visitors, sell tickets and memberships, assist in special event operations.

Nov 2013 - current

Spencer Residence, Greentown, PA, US, Landscape Designer

Created base map by measuring features and scouting property lines, creating desired outdoor spaces while meeting goals of food security, biodiversity rehabilitation and matching surrounding community aesthetic. Assisted in building rock wall and stone steps.

Aug 2013 - current

The Farm School, Athol, MA, Community Planner

Determine suitability for development on 91 acres by analyzing existing conditions. Clustering and connecting home sites through the design of a family friendly living space with common areas. Assisted in permit application to begin building phase.

Apr 2013 - Aug 2013

Elmore Roots Fruit Tree Nursery, Lake Elmore, VT, US, Office Manager

Provided orchard care advice, including organic pest and disease management. Consulted customers with optimal plant selection, managed databases and accounts, scheduled and arranged planting jobs and deliveries, provided support for farmers and designers.

Mar 2011 - Aug 2012

People's United Bank, Montpelier, VT, US, Customer Service Associate

Maintained an appropriate inventory of cash and supplies, sustained rapport with customers and suppliers, performed routine banking transactions and clerical work as needed.

Jan 2011 - Apr 2011


The Conway School, Conway, MA, US, Masters, Ecological Design

"In process we...
- provide graduates with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to practice the planning, design, and management of the land that respects nature as well as humanity;
- develop ecological awareness, understanding, respect, and accommodation in its students and project clients;
- produce projects that fit human use to natural conditions."

(taken from

Aug 2012 - Jun 2013

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, US, Bachelors, Political Science, Ecological Agriculture

Primary focus on community development and sustainable agriculture practices and theory.

Jan 2008 - Dec 2010


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