Maya Kutz Hydroponics Technician

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917.231.4234  ⬦  ⬦ 418 3rd street, Brooklyn, NY, 11215

Rutgers Ext. Food Safety ⬦ PSA Grower Training Course, Third Party Audit Training, Feb 2018

Smith College ⬦ B.S. in Engineering Science, Concentration in Sustainable Food, 2015

Engineer in Training ⬦ FE passed May 2015, Focus: Environmental Engineering

Ford Motor Company Prize for Sustainability ⬦ Picker Engineering School, Smith College; 2015

Continuing Education ⬦ NY Botanical Garden ⬦ Farm School NYC


Hydroponics Operation ⬦ crop planning, nutrient management, organic pest management, harvest, routine repairs

Food Safety ⬦ GAP, FSMA, sanitizing rules in production and packing areas, log maintenance

Data Tracking and Analysis ⬦ Inventory Management

Green Top Farms, Astoria

Grow Room Manager, April 2018 ‒ Present

⬦   Designed, installed, and operated hydroponic systems for microgreens, herbs, flowers

⬦   Develop Grow Room SOPs and food safety guidelines

⬦   Maintained training and schedule of other part-time employees in the Grow Room

Green Food Solutions, Bushwick

Assistant Farm Manager, September 2018 ‒ Present  ⬦ Maintained 80 Tower Gardens and managed volunteers

Pure Spinach (Element Farms, Inc.),  Rutgers Ecocomplex Experimental Greenhouse

Grower, October 2017 ‒ July 2018

⬦   Planned and executed weekly production schedules ⬦   Tracked inventory, water, and Argus data

⬦   Generated and implemented GAP protocols ⬦   Participated in facility design & construction

⬦   Trained new employees in operations and food safety ⬦   Sole operations manager (short-term)

NY Botanical Garden, Adult Education Program

Instructor, May 2018 ⬦ Taught Introduction to Hydroponics, a 5 week class covering terms, system types, and chemistry

Hellgate Farms & Engineers for a Sustainable World Partnership, Astoria

Project Manager, 2017 ‒ 2018 Growing Seasons

⬦   Designed, installed, operated 50-fish aquaponics system at a permaculture residential farm

⬦   Trained and organized team of fellow urban agriculture enthusiasts and interns

Cornell University Coop. Ext., Hydroponic/Aquaponic Science & Technology Education Program

Lab Assistant, September 2015 ‒ August 2017

⬦   Maintained lab systems: propagation, water quality tests, data logging, harvesting, cleaning, minor repairs

⬦   Trained and supervised high school interns performing hydroponic and aquaponic lab maintenance

Brooklyn College, Aquatic Research and Environmental Assessment Center

Intern, Summers 2014 and 2015  ⬦ Maintained greenhouse aquaponic/hydroponic experiment

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy

Assistant Seasonal Horticulturist, Summers 2012 ‒ 2015  ⬦ Maintained public gardens using IPM methods