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Matthew K.

Tsui
Home Address
808 Southampton Ave.
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

Mkt145@Psu.edu
(215) 939-3401

University Address
352 Atherton Hall
University Park, PA 16802

OBJECTIVE
Seeking a internship with Penn State Extension: Philadelphia Summer Urban Ag
EDUCATION
The Pennsylvania State University-University Park, PA
Expected 2015, GPA 3.72
Major: Environmental Resource Management: Environmental Science Option
Minor: Environmental Engineering, Watershed & Water Resources, International Agriculture
RELEVANT COURSE WORK
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Agricultural Business Management


International Agriculture
Soil and Water Resource
Management

Resource System Analysis


Legal Aspects of Environmental
Resource Management
Applied Research Techniques and
Strategies Toward Sustainability

INTERNSHIP/ ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION EXPERIENCE


Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA
Summer 2012
Environmental Education and Animal Behavior Intern
Interpreted animal behavior and conservation practices to children and adults by using
interactive and education games.
Promoted the Unless Project to support palm oil free consumer products, less
deforestation and conservation of Sumatran Orangutans.
Analyzed the unusual social relationships of Australian Rainbow Lorikeets with Scarlet
Breasted Lorikeets for an independent research project.
FIELD RESEARCH EXPERIENCE/STUDY ABROAD
School for Field Studies, Atenas, Costa Rica
Student/Field Research Assistant

Summer 2013

Analyzed the effects of organic and conventional coffee farms on biodiversity using
statistics programs.
Identified 755 woody trees species in a premontane forest with team of American
undergraduates, a botanist and a researcher.
Presented my findings and research paper to local researchers, Earth University
professors and the Ministry of Environment representatives.

LABORATORY EXPERIENCE
Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building, Penn State, PA
2014- Current
Soil Research Cluster Laboratory Assistant
Assisted researchers in preparing samples, reagents and glassware required for analytical
procedures.
Managed the input of 2013-2014s invoices and analysis forms.

Conducted Chemical Inventory Management, Hazardous Waste Inventory and Gas


Cylinder Inventory.
LABORATORY CERTIFICIATIONS
Penn State Environmental Health Safety Certifications:

Intro to Safety
Chemical Safety
- Emergency Preparedness
ANALYTICAL TOOL EXPERIENCE

Laboratory Hazard Communication


- Hazardous Waste
Management &

- VTPSUHM (Virginia Tech, Penn State Hydrology Model.)


- CE Instruments Thermo EA 1108 Elemental Analyzer CHNS-O Analyzer
Lachat Instruments QuikChem 8500 Series 2 System (FIA+)
EcoSim and PAST
WORK EXPERIENCE

Kutztown University of PA. Housing and Residence Life, Kutztown, PA


2012-2013
Desk Receptionist, Students Promoting Recycling at Kutztown representative
Teamed with representatives to organize and develop educational recycling programs.
Presented proper KU Facilities recycling methods to students and residential staff.
Responded to students and parents academic, residential and campus resource questions.
Other work experience: Team Member/Cashier (2013), Real Estate Assistant (20062014).
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture- Volunteer


Shavers Creek Environmental Center/Outdoor School - Educator and Counselor
Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education(Legacy) Volunteer Tennis coach
EXTRACURRICULAR EXPERIENCE

Engineers for a Sustainable World (Solar Smoothie Cart Team)- Marketing team
Undergraduate Research Society- College of Agriculture branch (Executive
representative)
Sustainable Agriculture Club
Environmental Resource Management Club
Penn State Tennis Club THON
SKILLS

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)


German- intermediate
Mandarin Chinese- basic