Sean Schmidt - Curriculum Vitae

Sean G. Schmidt
Seattle, WA
206-898-5107
sean/at/future-ish/dot/com


Education
  • MA Policy Studies (Sustainable Development, Conservation Finance). University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 2009
  • BS, Psychology (Behavioral Ecology). University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 1995.
  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Studies (Conservation Biology). University of Washington, Seattle, WA. 1995.
  • AAS, Pierce College, Tacoma, WA. Honors, Student Government. 1990.
Employment
  • Assistant Director, UW Sustainability. University of Washington. Seattle, WA. July 2014 – Present.
  • Business Manager (UW Temp). UW Medicine Compliance. Seattle, WA January 2014 – July 2014.
  • Associate Director. Center for Clinical and Epidemiological Research. Seattle, WA. May 2012 - January 2014.
  • Manager of Program Operations, NW Center for Occupational Health and Safety, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, School of Public Health. Seattle, WA. July 2009 – Present.
  • Human Resources, Medical Center Human Resources, University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. Seattle, WA. January 2005 - June 2007.
  • Executive Director, Lifestyle Ambassador, and Co-founder. Sustainable Style Foundation, Seattle, WA. July 2003 - March 2005.
  • Interim Administrative Assistant. International Snow Leopard Trust. Seattle, WA. January 1996 - August 1996.
  • International Trade Research and Information Manager (Internship). Foundation for Russian/American Economic Cooperation, Seattle, WA. January - June 1995.
  • Wildlife Technician. University of Washington College of Forest Resources, Seattle, WA. August 1995 – September 2000. (Seasonal).
  • Field Assistant. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. March 1991 - June 1993.
  • Zookeeper. Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Tacoma, WA. June - September 1990.
  • Barista, Sales, Corporate Human Resources Generalist, Technology Analyst, Sustainable Business & Development Manager. Nordstrom, Inc. Seattle, WA. September 1988 – November 2002.
Research Experience
  • Research Volunteer. Earthwatch, La Victoria, Cuba. June 2004.
  • Research Volunteer. Earthwatch, Ladakh, India. July 1997.
  • Wildlife Technician. University of Washington College of Forest Resources, Seattle, WA. August 1995 – September 2000. (Seasonal).
  • International Trade Research and Information Manager (Internship). Foundation for Russian/American Economic Cooperation, Seattle, WA. January - June 1995.
  • Primary Investigator. Senior Thesis, "The status of post-Soviet zoological parks and aquaria following Perestroika". University of Washington, Seattle, WA. June - December 1993.
  • Field Assistant. University of Washington, Seattle, WA. March 1991 - June 1993.
Volunteer Activities
  • Engagement Committee Member. Sustainable Path Foundation, Seattle, WA. November 2011 - Present.
  • Steering Committee Member, Seattle Science Festival, Seattle, WA. October 2011 - Present.
  • Volunteer Executive Director, Sustainable Seattle, Seattle, WA. June 2008 - July 2009.
  • Volunteer. Seattle UNICEF Committee, Seattle, WA . December 1999 - April 2002.
  • Community Advisor. YMCA Earth Service Corps Community Advisory Council, Seattle, WA. January 1997 - September 2001.
  • Board Member. Steilacoom Historical Education Foundation, Steilacoom, WA. October 1997 - 2000.
  • Volunteer. Harborview Medical Center, Burn Unit. Seattle, WA. September 1996 - September 1999.
  • Board Member. Seattle Yacht Club Rowing Foundation, Seattle, WA. March 1996 - September 1999
  • Board Member. International Snow Leopard Trust. Seattle, WA. July 1994 - December 1996.
Papers, Posters, Publications
  • Publication. Schmidt, S. G. and Davis, C. (Eds.) Alternative Sources of Financing for Projects in Russia: Venture Capital and Emerging Market Funds. Seattle. Foundation for Russian-American Economic Cooperation. July 1995.
  • Poster. Conservation in Post-Soviet Zoos: A Weak Link in the Global Zoo Conservation Strategy. 1995 Society for Conservation Biology Conference, Ft. Collins, CO. Honorable Mention, Society for Conservation Biology Undergraduate Travel Award. July 1995.
  • Poster. The Status and Future of Post-Soviet Zoological Parks and Aquaria. 1994 American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria National Conference, Atlanta, GA. September 1994.
  • Paper. The Status of Behavioral Research in Post-Soviet Zoological Parks and Aquaria. 1994 Animal Behavior Society National Conference, Seattle, WA. July 1994.
  • Keynote Speaker. An Introduction to American Zoological Parks and Aquariums. NIS National Zoo Conference, Perm, Russia. July 3, 1994.
  • Lecture. The Status and Role of Zoological Parks in Kazakhstan and Other Regions of Central Asia. University of Washington Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Seattle, WA. May 12, 1994.
  • Lecture. Opening the Iron Cages: The Status of Post-Soviet Zoological Parks and Aquaria. American Association of Zoo Keepers-Woodland Park Zoological Gardens Chapter, Seattle, WA. February 25, 1994.
Affiliations
  • International Society for Behavioral Ecology
  • International Society of Biogeography
  • Society for Conservation Biology
Interests
  • Interaction of science, design, and culture shaping the future
  • science promotion
  • sustainable design, sustainable business and development
  • human health & environment in international trade
  • conservation biology, behavioral ecology, animal behavior, biogeography
Languages
  • Chinese - beginning
  • French - intermediate
  • German - intermediate
  • Hawaiian - intermediate
  • Lushootseed (Puget Sound Salish) - beginning
  • Russian - advanced
  • Spanish - intermediate
Avocations
  • Bavarian folk dancing (aka Schuhplattler), outrigger paddling, Salish Canoe paddling, modern pentathlon (shooting, fencing, swimming, horse jumping, running), rowing, polo, international travel, reading, natural history, poetry