Katherine MathiesonDavidson College Box 6293 • Davidson, NC 28035 • 412-735-0781 • kamathieson@davidson.edu



Davidson College Davidson, NC Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies, Expected May 2015 Capstone:
Select Coursework:​Chemical Equilibrium, Surface Geology and Landforms, Environmental Politics, Environmental Literature, Regional Geology.
Skills: Independent research and lab experience, field research experience, technical and critical writing skills, critical thinking and problem solving. Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) Khon Kaen, Thailand Development and Globalization August 2013-December 2013
Select Coursework: Human Perspective on Development and Globalization, Social Research Methods, Directed Research Field Study Skills: Short documentary filming and editing, conducting interviews, newsletter editing, blogging, and photo journalism
Davidson OutdoorsPresident (15 hrs/week) January 2014-PresentAccomplishments: Skills: Managing an Executive Board of 6 members, a club membership of 145, and a budget of $45,000. Helping organize 15 trips per semester open to the entire students, as well as semester long wilderness and group leadership courses. Coordinating the trip leader gatherings, and marketing trips. Working closely with a Vice President and the directors to sustain and improve the organization, and working closely with other organizations on campus and within the community to promote the outdoors. Treasurer May 2012 August 2013Skills: Accounting for the largest club budget on campus, allocated between trip costs, gear purchases, and programing. Backcountry Odyssey Logistics Staff Summer 2012, 2013, 2014Accomplishments: Executed and coordinated three week-long pre-orientation programs for incoming Davidson first year students. Organized and safely co-led mountain biking, whitewater canoeing, and backpacking trips including the first ever Davidson pre-orientation mountain biking experience. 
Skills: Facilitating, supporting, and mentoring my peers in their outdoor leadership as well as incoming students as they transition to college. Wilderness Leadership Skills Course Mentor Spring 2013Accomplishments: Taught and mentored a class of 16 Davidson Students a semester long course on topics ranging from wilderness survival skills to group dynamics, facilitation and leadership. The course requires 3 weekend trips including one winter backpacking experience. Skills: Teaching and mentoring experience, a confirmed confidence in my own wilderness leadership skills,, and winter backpacking skills. Weekend and Week-long Trip Leading Experiences
Vision Quest- 24-hour solo experience in the wilderness (spring 2014) Mountain Biking Day Trip- Kerr Scott Resovior (spring 2014)
Florida Everglades- 8 day canoe trip (winter break 2013) Winter Backpacking- Mt. Rodgers, VA (winter 2013)

Advanced Backpacking- Mt Mitchell (fall 2012)

Educational Network for Global and Grassroots Exchange (E.N.G.A.G.E)Mentorship Coordinator Fall 2013- Present
Accomplishments: Provided students returning from studying abroad in Thailand with access to a community of support and structure they need to overcome the challenges of the re-entry experience.
Skills: Helping to develop the structure of the program, and facilitate positive relationship building. Practice communicating with individuals all over the country, sending and writing emails to individuals I have never met. Reflecting, adjusting, and continuing to strengthen the program
Davidson Lands Conservancy Davidson, NCBoard of Directors Member May 2013- PresentAccomplishments: Advocating for protecting valuable land on behalf of our ecosystems, and educating the public about the benefits of conservation. Experiencing how a board functions, parliamentary procedure, and learning to have my voice heard as the youngest member. Influencing beyond Davidson College and interacting with Davidson community members.
Skills: Learning about conservation, how and why land is valued differently, the legal processes, advantages and discussions that are involved. Learning parliamentary procedure. Serving as the representative voice of Davidson College Students for the Conservancy.
Land Initiatives CommitteeAdvising the Board of Directors on land related decisions

Davidson Club Lacrosse Co-President and Co-Captain
Accomplishments: A successful year with games against Wake Forest, High Point and Elon.
Skills: organizing games with other schools, referees and field space. Planning practices for the team, and coordinating transportation to and from games.
Davidson College Group Facilitator -
working with groups on both the high and low ropes challenge course.
Wilderness Medical Association Wilderness First Responder certified, CPR and AED
 EmploymentOverland Summer Programs Williamstown, MA
Overland was named in the Top 35 places to work in 2013 by Outside Magazine
Support Staff Summer 2012
Accomplishments: Operated as a part of a dynamic, accomplished, and charismatic group of leaders from around the world
Skills: Organizing trip logistics, having a flexible schedule, customer service and talking with concerned parents, driving trailers.
New England Explorer Leader Summer 2012Accomplishments: Co-lead backpacking and sea kayaking programs for 7th and 8th grade students.
Skills: Overland gave me a lot of independence to lead this trip.