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Resume for Menka B. for Consultant / Green & Environmental in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Occupation: Consultant Industry: Green & Environmental
Country: United States City: Farmington Hills
State: Michigan ZIP: 48335

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Braeside Circle,            Cell:

Farmington Hills, MI           Email:  


  • Good working knowledge and experience in developing, conducting and assisting with public involvement/agency coordination efforts related to environmental plans and resource management programs.
  • Knowledge of community planning, stakeholder analysis, urban redevelopment and transportation issues.
  • Strong experience and knowledge of quantitative analysis using MS Excel and SPSS.
  • Proficient in conducting qualitative research and analysis interviews, participant observation, focus groups, pilot testing etc.
  • Excellent survey design skills and extensive experience in conducting largescale survey projects.
  • Experience in writing and assisting with fundraising proposals and grant reports
  • Handson experience in preparing and developing environmental impact statements/ assessments for large landuse, natural resource and municipal development projects
  • Good working knowledge of key federal environmental statutes such as NEPA, ESA, Clean Water/ Air Act, CERCLA Superfund etc.
  • Developed oral presentations for conferences, seminars and workshops, and prepared materials for presentation to district staff, consultants and community groups
  • Excellent organizational, communication and computer skills
  • Critical thinker with an aptitude for fast learning and implementation of ideas.
  • Solid research, writing, presentation and organizational skills
  • Exceptional analytical and strategic thinking skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Highlymotivated, flexible and a self starter capable of working efficiently both individually and in a team.
  • Strong interpersonal qualities and ability to work with diverse collaborators.


  • Doctorate of Philosophy PhD in Regional Planning
  •       University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA          

  • Master’s Certificate in Environmental Education
  •       Hamline University, St. Paul, MN, USA          

  • Master of Technology in Environmental Planning
  •       Center for Environmental Planning and Technology CEPT, Ahmedabad, India 

  • Bachelor of Architecture B. Arch.   
  •       University of Pune, Pune, India

          Recommended for Gold Medal for best thesis award 



    Research Associate                                Sept. July

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Developed and conducted closeended, mailin surveys to measure social capital and its effect on community wildfire preparedness in communities.
  • Interviewed forest, fire and landuse planners across six communities to qualitatively analyze emergent themes on social capital and wildfire preparedness.
  • Conducted advanced statistical analysis using SPSS to identify socioeconomic and environmental factors that influenced community wildfire preparedness.
  • Reviewed the Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy for the USDA Forest Service funded study—the effect of National Fire Plan funding on community preparedness for wildfires.
  • Assessed the Climate Change Policy to gain ‘climate literacy’ scientifically, understand the impacts of climate change and consider existing solutions such as the Kyoto Protocol, bills in the U.S. Congress, voluntary measures etc. to propose emerging and creative solutions at individual, local and global levels.
  • Critically analyzed key environmental statutes such as NEPA, ESA, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, CEQA etc. to focus on major legal and policy issues.

    Architectural and Engineering Unit/Facilities Management Services   

    United Nations Secretariat, New York City    

  • Worked on the Capital Master Plan by conditioning architectural schematics and linking them to space management database
  • Collaborated with the Facilities Management Services for inventory management and documentation of gifts and works of art.
  • Assisted with the construction shop drawing process.
  • Exuded professionalism and sensitivity in a diverse multicultural environment

    Environmental EducatorNaturalist            Aug. June

    Audubon Center of the North Woods, MN

  • Conducted environmental program instruction for K, college and adult groups
  • Developed program and curriculum development for forest ecology, animal habitat, Ojibwe hike and adventure ropes and team challenge courses.
  • Served as liaison and coordinated logistics for school/conference and weekend groups.
  • Assisted with care of captive educational animals and raptors at the center.                  

    Environmental Planner                                 May Aug.

    SENES Consultants India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India

  • Conducted Environmental Impact Assessment EIA/EIS and Strategic Environmental Assessment SEA for developmental planning.
  • Developed Environment Management Plan EMP for Sahara India townships across India for presentation at the MoEF/PCBs.
  • Developed waste management master plans for New Delhi and evaluated alternative Rs reduce, reuse and recycle method.
  • Conducted site collection studies for industrial/urban sectors in Northern India.
  • Developed project proposals and wrote grants for the Ministry of Environment and Forests MoEF, World Bank and other international funding agencies.
  • Identified and measured sustainable indicators for New Delhi and other metropolitan areas.
  • Developed and evaluated carrying capacity of environmental infrastructure for urban development projects.

    Natural Resource Management Analyst                                  Jan. July  

    Center for Environmental Planning and Technology CEPT, India

  • Conducted an appraisal of the Joint Forest Management JFM programme in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Documented the constitution and working of Village Forest Development Committees VFDCs as local level organizations for JFM
  • Identified institutional strengthening and capacity building measures to provide recommendations for increased community participation at all levels.
  • Organized and facilitated at public meetings and workshops to identify stakeholder groups and key issues.
  • Assessed the significance of socioeconomic variables in participatory forest management by using advanced statistical tools.
  • Analyzed the existing state and national forest policies to evolve strategies for sustainable management of Himalayan forests

    COMPUTER SKILLS                  

    MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, Adobe Photoshop and elementary knowledge of Arc view GIS 


  • B., M. . Theory of Social Capital and its Applicability to Wildfire Preparedness and Resource Management. In Proceedings of the Environmental Design Research AssociationEDRA conference, June , Washington DC forthcoming.
  • B., M. . Rejuvenating India’s Forest through Action against Poverty. Internal Voices, : . Brussels: United Nations Regional Information Center UNRIC for Western Europe.
  • B., M., Ryan, R.L. and Hamin, E.M. Understanding the Role of Planners in Wildfire Preparedness and Mitigation in preparation.
  • B., M. and Ryan, R.L. Analyzing the Role of Community Characteristics in Enhancing Social Capital with respect to Wildfire Mitigation in preparation.
  • B., M. and Ryan, R.L. The Effect of Social Capital on Community Preparedness for Wildfires in preparation.

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