Kaitlin Riley Plant Science Intern

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Kaitlin Riley

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Biology major and Art History minor with a strong background in environmental and plant science. Hardworking, self-motivated, and fast learning with a strong desire to excel. Dependable, responsible, and eager to assist others.



Walt Disney World® Resort, Orlando, FL                                                     June 2018 – Present

Plant Science Intern at The Land® Pavilion at Epcot®

·         Maintained a high-quality show greenhouse containing dozens of hydroponically-grown food crops

·         Performed upkeep and cleanup of the greenhouse, including transplanting, irrigating, pruning, harvesting, washing, and raking

·         Lead daily interactive tours that educated guests on topics such as hydroponics, integrated pest management, aquaculture, and biotechnology

·         Staffed the Behind the Seeds Tour desk, and delivered individualized Guest service while promoting the tour and selling plant-related merchandise


Walt Disney World® Resort, Orlando, FL                                 September 2017 – January 2018

Merchandise Hostess at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

·         Delivered individualized Guest service while completing hundreds of transactions daily

·         Partnered and coordinated with multiple departments, such as Food and Beverage and Recreation, to provide positive experiences

·         Versatile ability to complete tasks independently and positively collaborate with fellow Cast Members

·         Completed Environmental Integration seminar course through the Disney College Program


Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY                                      November 2016 – May 2018

Undergraduate Researcher

·         Assisted in plant identification, seed collection, and soil collection in the field

·         Conducted independent research on the invasive plant species Centaurea stoebe to observe its effects on native plants

·         Planted, tended to, and harvested hundreds of plants in the campus greenhouse

·         Maintained and performed general cleanup/upkeep of assigned greenhouse areas

·         Presented research at URECA’s Celebration of Undergraduate Research & Creativity (April 2017, April 2018)

o   Created an informative poster presentation and explained project findings to hundreds of symposium guests in an interactive setting


Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY                                          January 2017 – May 2018


·         Selected to serve on a committee of student environmentalists and leaders

·         Encouraged environmental awareness and sustainability practices on campus

·         Planned interactive events and educational initiatives, such as annual Earth Day activities at the university



Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY                                                                     May 2018

Bachelor of Science, Biology (Environmental Specialization) with a minor in Art History
cum laude

University Scholar



The LEGO Store, Garden City, NY                                                May 2016 – September 2016

Brick Specialist

·         Facilitated a positive store experience to promote the values of the LEGO brand: Imagination, Creativity, Fun, Learning, Caring, and Quality

·         Ability to multitask and work efficiently while providing individualized customer interactions

·         Engaged with children while teaching building classes and hosting in-store events

·         Maintained a clean and orderly store appearance in accordance with the company’s guidelines


Levittown Public Library, Levittown, NY                                     September 2011 – June 2014

Teen Advisory Board Member

·         Selected to serve on a panel of students all highly involved with the library

·         Collaborated with peers to plan, organize, and run events and activities for peers and younger children

·         Developed teamwork, time management, leadership, and event planning skills