Mallory Karch-Pankretz

       Monterey, CA                                                         mkarch725@gmail.com


Increase public awareness of environmental issues, work towards resource conservation, influence environmental policy, and focus my career on utilizing my skills to influence social change and create a more sustainable societal structure.


B.A. Environmental Studies, concentration in Environmental Science and Sustainable Communities, CSU Monterey Bay                                                                       – Graduated May 2014, 3.73 GPA, Cum Laude with Distinction


Case Study: Development of the Monterey Downs on Fort Ord Open Space

(January – May 2013)

  • Conducted interviews with stakeholders from each side of the argument
  • Collected signatures for the Fort Ord Access Alliance (FOAA) initiative
  • Developed a paper representing the pros and cons regarding the development of a racetrack-based community on Fort Ord Open Space


California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Scientific Aide – California Recreational Fisheries Survey (CRFS)

(February 2017 – Present)

• Collecting ocean fishery data, environmental data, and biological samples at public launch ramps, docks, onboard Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessels (CPFVs), charter offices, piers, jetties, and beach/banks
• Interviewing sport anglers and CPFV crews for catch and effort data, identifying all fish landed to species, collecting fish lengths, weights and other biological data as needed
• Tracking CPFV effort in local ports
• Monitoring fish for external and internal tags as a part of Department tagging programs
• Distributing informational literature and addressing questions from the public in the field
• Reviewing, validating and entering information from data sheets, database management, preliminary data summaries and analyses, and technical report writing

City of Monterey

Office Assistant – On-Call

(September 2016 – Present)

  • Providing clerical assistance to various departments including receiving documents, filing, answering phone calls, submitting public record requests, distributing parking passes

LUSH Cosmetics

Charity Pot Star & Sales Ambassador

(April 2016 – Present)

  • Educating shop staff and customers about the Charity Pot program/LUSH partners/the product, driving and tracking Charity Pot sales, handling product donation requests, researching charities as potential recipients of funding from the Charitable Giving Program, and coordinating Charity Partner Awareness events
  • Providing product demonstrations and consultations, maintaining thorough knowledge of product ingredients and their effects, educating customers on company campaigns (e.g. fossil fuels and climate change) and the ethical standards of Lush (ethical buying, vegetarian, no animal testing, naked products/recycled packaging, etc.)

Princess Monterey Whale Watching

Sales Associate

(February 2015 – July 2015)

  • Engaging wharf visitors, maintaining up to date knowledge of cetacean behaviors and migrations, providing trip information to customers, selling tickets and merchandise, stocking and cleaning the shop

BuildingWise – a LEED consulting company        http://www.buildingwise.net/

Project Coordinator

(May 2013 – February 2015)

  • Providing consulting and technical credit support for the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system
  • Providing assessments, audits, inspections, reports and performance modeling for commercial business offices demonstrating the knowledge and understanding of the USGBC and the LEED rating system
  • Ensuring time sensitive measures are completed for credit compliance
  • Scheduling meetings and writing agendas
  • Sample Response to a Review Comment
  • Coordinated the first LEEDv4 project in the country as well as the first LEEDv4 Platinum project
  • Enhanced my technical writing and client communication skills
  • Contributed to my knowledge of the built environment, including (but not limited to): maintaining indoor air quality, sustainable purchasing habits for both renovations and day to day operations, waste management, pest management strategies, as well as water and energy conservation

Various UPS Stores

Associate and Notary Public

(April 2009 – May 2013)

  • Cashiering, copying, modifying documents, mail sorting, shipping, packaging, postal services, computer assistance, notarizing documents, cleaning, closing the store, counting the drawer, and introducing recycling into one of the stores
  • Contributed to my communication, negotiation, and organization skills
  • Gained experience with working as a team, sometimes under pressure


  • Strong leadership skills
  • Creative problem solving
  • Ability to adapt
  • Written and oral communication

Additional Accomplishments and Certifications

LEED Green Associate

  • Credential that demonstrates a documented, up-to-date understanding of the most current green building principles and practices.
  • Signifies a leader in the field and an active participant in the green building movement who contributes expertise to the design, construction, operations and maintenance of buildings and neighborhoods that save energy, use fewer resources, reduce pollution, and contribute to healthier environments for their occupants and the community.

C2C Fellows Graduate

  • C2C stands for Campus to Congress, to Capitol, to City Hall, and to Corporation
  • C2C Fellows is a national program created by Bard Center for Environmental Policy for undergraduates and recent graduates aspiring to leadership positions in sustainable politics and business; consists of an intensive skills-based weekend workshop

Member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi)      http://www.societyleadership.org/

  • The Society is a Leadership Honor Society with more than 200 college chapters and the mission to build leaders who make a better world.
  • Local chapters offer in-person leadership development and focus on community action, volunteerism, personal growth, and strong leadership from its chapters. 
  • Received the Presidential Award

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