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Hello! Welcome!

My name is Rachel Cohen and I am an Ithaca College graduate as of May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation and a focus in Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  My collegiate journey has been a thrilling experience filled with much personal and professional growth that has given me the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be a successful, wise, innovative, and happy individual.  I feel very blessed to have spent my undergrad nestled in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate, NY.  During my summers I worked as an Inclusion Therapy Specialist at a day camp and did a great deal of outdoor adventure and eco-tourism travel.  

After completing my academic courses in May of 2013, I set my journey westward to complete the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification Internship.  I chose an internship with Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center ( http://www.boec.org/ ) where I had the distinct pleasure of facilitating Adaptive Skiing and Snow Sports lessons to individuals of all ages and ability levels.  During my time there, I achieved a certificate from Professional Ski Instructors of America in Skiing Level I and in Adaptive Skiing Visual Impairment and Cognitive Development.  The summer of 2014 presented a unique and incredibly fulfilling opportunity to become Permaculture Design Certified at Quail Springs Permaculture ( http://www.quailsprings.org/ ) located in the Cuyama Valley in Southern California.  The wise and well versed instructors shaped a course with a focus in International Development and Social Entrepreneurship that provided me with a wealth of knowledge to carry into my future endeavors as an individual and a professional.

This portfolio is designed to show and demonstrate my professional accomplishments during my collegiate career and the time that has followed. Within the portfolio, you can find my resume, career goals, a professional philosophy, evidence of achieving required educational standards, and highlights of my work, outdoor, and volunteer experience. 

When I am not in the professional setting you can find me either sweating in the local yoga studio, being a free spirit in the great outdoors, getting my hands dirty in organic gardens, happily cooking healthy meals, tapping my toes at a music show, or getting lost in a crafty project.  

 

Please feel free to browse the files I have provided and do not hesitate to contact me with further inquiries. I can be reached through email at rachel.leigh.cohen@gmail.com