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Check out my CV to find out more about what I've done in the past and let me know if there is something you'd like to work with me on in the future. 

Sarah Bouckoms


Cell:  +1860 518 6488 +64 22 0572352  Email:   sbouckoms@gmail.com     Skype: Sarah Bouckoms


Academic Qualifications & Achievements

2015          The Class of 1959 Teaching Fund for a Career in the Classroom: Awarded by the      

                  Head of School to recognize excellence in teaching by a faculty member in the first

                  years of their teaching career.


2014          Birkmaier Honoree, Discovery Museum and Planetarium Bridgeport, CT


2011         MSc in Physics at Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand

                 Light modeling in the Ice Cube Neutrino Observatory


2009            Post Graduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies (PCAS) Canterbury University,

                    Christchurch, New Zealand


2007          Bachelors of Arts in Physics

                   University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA


2007          Katzenstein Prize - top senior physics research paper.  Awarded by the

                   University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA


2003          High School Diploma

                   Farmington High School, Farmington, Connecticut, USA


2003            Junior Young Engineer award from FIRST Robotics Team, Farmington High   

                    School - Working with professional engineers to build a goal orientated robot for                                         national competitions.

Work Experience

April - October    Working with ChristchurchNZ to develop The Explorers Club branch in Christchurch  2019                        and hosting the Polar Film Festival throughout New Zealand. 

April - October   Antarctic Heritage Trust Young Inspiring Explorers Programme Manager

2019                 20 New Zealand students to participate in a weekend in Christchurch to develop the 

                         spirit of exploration. In partnership with the William Pike Challenge Award


October –             Albatros Expeditions Expedition Staff and Medical Emergency

December 2018   Response Team leader and Snow shoe guide. Five expeditions of Tourists to the

                            Antarctic Peninsula. Coordinated the Citizen Science Program


July and                Participate in the Students On Ice Arctic Expedition coordinating the                      

August 2018  -     Citizen Science program for 128 students on board the 3 week expedition           

August 2013  - June 2018  Physics Teacher – Miss Porters School, Farmington, CT.  Conceptual                                    PhysicsClass, Environmental Lab Science, Robotics, Climate Change and Astronomy.


August 2016 – Citizen Science Program coordinate with Adventure Canada on Arctic Explorer                                        Itinerary. Working with 130 passengers on expedition style cruising to high Arctic and                                Greenland. Sea Ice, Marine life and Seechi disk observations were recorded for long term                          data records.


June - August 2013 – Juneau Icefield Research Project, Safety Field Staff position.

                        Assisted with 125 miles ski traverse from Juneau , AK to Atiln, BC over  8

                       week period. Taught skiing, rope skills, knots, first aid, communications and assisted with                         various research projects from  mass balance to GPS survey.


August 2012 – June 2013 – Physics teacher – Hebrew High School of New England.

                     Two Physical Science and two junior Physics, Honors and Academic levels.


2009-2012      Teaching Assistant Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand

                   -  Lab demonstrator , tutorial instructor, grading papers

                    - Townsend Observatory- weekly operation of telescope for public and private groups.                               Provided knowledge of constellations and astronomy


2011 -  2012    Research Assistant, Council of Managers of National Antarctic

                     Programs,  Research in support of projects for the Antarctic Treaty System. Including                                 attendance of the COMNAP AGM July 2012 New Zealand


2007-2008, 2012 -   Casual teaching position at Bridgeport Discovery Museum, Bridgeport,

                    Connecticut, USA.  Delivering various science lectures to visiting school


2008         Kids councilor, R Lazy S Ranch, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA

                  Work on a seasonal ranch to organizing activities for guests aged 7-23.


1993-2008      General assistant at various horse barns, Connecticut, USA

                  Cleaning stalls, training horses, and general barn management.


Community Involvement

2019 to present  Keene, NY Volunteer Ambulance

2015 to present    Polar Educators International member (Committee 2017 -2018)


2014                Sc3 – Student Climate and Conservation Congress attendant


2012                ANZAC New Zealander of the Year award with Student Volunteer Army relief

                       efforts after Christchurch Earthquakes;  3 weeks  participation


2012 to 2019          Simsbury  and Bloomfield Volunteer Ambulance. Weekly shifts riding in

                                   an urban setting. Including regular trainings and lectures.


2010  to present       Explorers Club Member, Australia & New Zealand Branch

                         Co-Chair of the Polar Film Festival ( 2013 – present)


2008  to present       New Zealand Antarctic Society, Canterbury Branch


2006, 2009-2010      Disabled Snow Sports Canterbury, Mt. Hutt, Canterbury


2006, 2009-2011     Canterbury University Tramping Club, Christchurch

2006 – Social officer – organizing social events, dinners, etc

2010 – Safety officer – monitored and refilled first aid kits, educated club members

about basic safety awareness.  Primary base contact system coordinator.


September 2015     SOLO Wilderness First Aid Instructor

May  2013       EMT Basic Certification  - ex. January 2021

June 2011       Wilderness EMT – SOLO ex May 2020

April 2018     American Mountain Guide Climbing Wall Instructor ex. April 2021