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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 Helen Bouckoms


Mobile:  USA+1860 518 6488  NZ: + 64 22 0572352

Email:  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 Physic sat 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


October 2021-        Safety Technician for United States Antarctic Program. Summer at McMurdo,

Present                    Winter at South Pole. Maintaining OSHA standards, trainings, permits, job hazard                                         assessments,


Sept 2020   to          Public Engagement Officer for Antarctic Heritage trust, Touring New

October 2021          Zealand with Hillary’s Hut Virtual Reality Experience, assisting with youth                                                      programmes and educational materials

May- Sept 2020      Department of Environmental Conservation for New York State, Assistant Forest                                          Ranger, Keene Valley, NY. Monitoring and maintaining trails, educating public,                                             assisting with Search and Rescues, updating trail heads

October 2019           Lake Placid Ambulance Service, Per Deim Emergency Medical

October 2020          Technician and Ambulance Driver.

April to October      Programme Manager for Antarctic Heritage Trust Young Inspiring Explorers

2019                        Summit

April to October     ChristchurchNZ project manager for Explorers Club events manager in

2019                        Christchurch

October 2018           Albatros Expeditions, Medical Emergency Response Team Leader,

to present                 Expedition Guide, and Naturalist during Antarctic Season

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  -         Teacher at Miss Porters School, Farmington, CT. Implemented, developed or

to June 2018             revised curriculum for Conceptual Physics Environmental Lab Science,                                                          Robotics, Climate Change and Astronomy. Earth Club, Astronomy and                                                          Marine Science faculty adviser. Equestrian coach.

August 2016             Citizen Science Program coordinate with Adventure Canada on Arctic                                                             Explorer Trip

September 2015          Stonehurst Open Learning Opportunities: SOLO Wilderness Medicine

to present                    Instructor for Wilderness First Aid (16-hour course) and Wilderness First

                                    Responder (72 hour course)

June - August         Juneau Icefield Research Project, Safety Field Staff position.  Assisted with 2013                                             125 miles ski traverse with 30 students conducting field research and safety                                  skills.  

August 2012  -       Physics teacher – Hebrew High School of New England.  Two Physical June 2013                                       Science and two junior Physics, Honors and Academic levels.

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

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

2007-2008, 2012 -  Per Diem teaching position at Bridgeport Discovery Museum, Bridgeport,                                                      Connecticut, USA. Creating science activities for visiting schools, creating                                                    week long programming for summer sessions, curating planetarium shows.


Community Involvement

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

2014 and 2017           Sc3 – Student Climate and Conservation Congress educator held at the National                                           Training and Conservation Center for 150 students over 10 days

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

                                     relief efforts after Christchurch Earthquakes; 3 weeks participation

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

                                    an urban setting. Including regular training and lectures.

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

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

2008 to present           New Zealand Antarctic Society, Canterbury Branch



May 2013                                EMT Basic Certification – New York State ex. December 2022                                                                             National Registration Ex March 2023

June 2011                                Wilderness EMT – SOLO ex September 2023

2003                                        CPR certification ex. February 2022

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

September 2018                     Safe Powerboat Handling by US Powerboating

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