Professional Skills Summary:
• Strong experience as teacher and activity leader
• Strong experience in science communication
• Strong experience in chemistry lab
• Strong experience in environmental and chemical sciences
• Experience at junior level in soil, air and water remediation
• Knowledge in web-design (HTML, PHP), computing and social media
• Fluency in French
2010 - 2014 PhD in geochemistry (dating soil formation), University of Strasbourg (France)
2008 - 2010 Master Degree in environmental sciences engineering, University of Strasbourg (France)
2007 - 2008 Bachelor Degree in chemistry, University of Strasbourg (France)
2005 - 2007 Technical Degree (Associate Degree) in chemistry, University of Strasbourg (France)
2004 Baccalauréat (French high-school degree) in chemistry and chemistry engineering
Aug. 2016 – now. Intern, City blossoms, Washington, DC
Urban agriculture maintenance and gardening, assisting educators with planning, teaching and assessment of ongoing workshops with children, consulting in science for a book
Aug. 2016 – now. Seller (Volunteer), Ten Thousand villages, Bethesda, MD.
Welcome customers, explain the mission of the company and the fair-trade concept if necessary, advice customers by providing information on products, suggesting items
2014-2016 Home-school Educator, Cours et leçons (an educational structure), Colmar, France. (10-20 h/week)
Teaching high school pupils physics, chemistry, mathematics, history and geography at home.
2014-2016 Scientific activity leader, Petits débrouillards (an educational structure), Alsace, France. (4-10 h/week)
Prepare and animate scientific classes and summer workshops.
2013-2016 Freelance IT service, communication provider and web design
2015 Scientific advisor, Fédération des MJC du Bas-Rhin (a leisure and educational structure), Geispolsheim, France. (3 months)
Compile scientific data for an exhibition project.
2010-2014 PhD student, University of Strasbourg, France.
Perform soil sampling and analyses. Field, lab and computer work. Papers writing and poster presentations at international meetings.
2010-2013 Scientific advisor and writer, Jardin des sciences (a university structure popularizing science), Strasbourg, France. (8 h/week)
Perform and organize scientific exhibitions, animations and conferences.
2010 Engineer trainee, Sita remediation , Bischheim, France. (7 months)
Perform soil, air and water sampling and treatment, write reports and bids, co-meeting with clients.
2009 Engineer trainee, Locarest (rental of heavy equipment vehicles), Strasbourg, France.
Fix the soil pollution and water supply problems in the group.
2008 Lab technician trainee, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie, Mulhouse, France.
Synthesis of organic molecules.
2007 Engineer trainee, Lyonnaise des Eaux, Colmar, France.
Study of an herbicide in a water plant treatment.
2002 - 2006 Summer jobs
2016-present Volunteer at City Blossoms (maintenance of garden)
Volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages (seller in a fair-trade shop)
2011-2016 Member of Greenpeace
Positions: volunteer, local coordinator (2011)
2008-2011 Member of a green student association
Position: President (1 year)
Responsibilities: contact with the university, coordination, search for grants
Languages French: native speaker; English: good passive skills
Computer literate Windows office, Blender (3D), Illustrator, Pinnacle (video)
Personal Writing a blog about palm oil (1k visitors/day) and a web-site about sciences, cooking, travelling, sport (swimming)
Gontier A, Rihs S, Chabaux F, Lemarchand D, Pelt E, & Turpault MP. 2015. Lack of bedrock grain size influence on the soil production rate. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 166, 146-164.
Rihs S, Gontier A, Pelt E, Fries D, Turpault MP & Chabaux F. (2016). Behavior of U, Th and Ra isotopes in soils during a land cover change.Chemical Geology, 441, 106-123.
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