HONORA JEAN SPICER CV

noraspicer@gmail.com
www.honoraspicer.com
Instagram: @borderlands_education 

EDUCATION                         

Harvard University, MA, History, 2015
Oral exam fields in History of Science, Environmental History, Early Modern Intellectual History, Colonial Latin American History

Oxford University, Wadham College, BA, History and English, 2013
First Class Degree in Final Honor School and Distinction in Preliminary Examinations

 

LANGUAGES – Spanish, Arabic and French

Spanish: Fluent reading, writing and speaking

Arabic: Basic Level of Arabic, 3 years of study at Oxford University and Harvard University

French: Reading Knowledge of French for Research

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE                            

Curriculum Developer, Borderlands Education, October 2018-Present
Developing a biking-based study of the US-Mexico border, teaching social justice through the moving body

Lead Teacher and Curriculum Developer, Kroka Expeditions, NH, April 2017-September 2018
Curriculum developer for college-accredited expedition-based high school semester programs in Ecuador, Canada, and New England

Lead Instructor, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, ME, Summers 2011, 2014-Present
200 field days leading teen wilderness courses in backpacking, canoeing, and rock climbing

Facilitator, New England Young Friends (Quaker) Retreats, October 2013-Present
Co-organized retreat programs on environmental justice, social issues, politics and spirituality

Outdoor Educator and Land Steward, Glen Brook, NH, August- November 2016
Led farm and wilderness environmental education courses for 3rd- 10th grade school groups

Naturalist Educator, Naturalists at Large, CA, September-November 2015
Instructed natural history courses for 6th- 10th grade students in desert and mountain environments

Citizen Teacher, Dever McCormick Middle School, Dorchester, MA, January-May 2015
Developed curriculum and taught 10-week Navigation course for 7th and 8th grade students

 

SELECTED ACADEMIC HONORS & SCHOLARSHIP

Coordinator, Harvard University Graduate Student Intellectual History Reading Group, 2014-2015

Harvard University Graduate Student Scholarship, Academic years 2013-14 and 2014-15

Harvard University History Conference Grant
Grant to support attendance to the American Environmental History Association Conference, San Francisco, March 2014

Wadham College Studentship, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, 2011, 2012 & 2013
Scholarships granted for receiving First Class exam results

Founder and Lead Historical Researcher, Historias de Cambridge Oral History Project, Cambridge Historical Commission, Cambridge, MA, 2008
Founded oral history project; developed research program; collaborated with Cambridge Historical Commissioner; interviewed Latino immigrants in Cambridge and translated interviews from Spanish to English

 

PUBLISHED WRITING

Poetry and Creative Nonfictionwww.outdoorappetite.wordpress.com, March 2015- Present

Expedition Accounts, Misadventures Magazine, Outward Bound National Blog

Published Poetry, Oxford University Press, The Twelve, ed. Daljit Nagra and Jo Shapcott, 2010

 

OUTDOOR LEADERSHIP                                         

Expedition Organizer, Extensive personal backcountry travel; Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, UK, Europe, Israel, Palestine, Canada, USA (See Expedition Log)    

Outward Bound Expedition Member
Voyageur Outward Bound School Big Bend Staff Invitational 2018
Dogsledding Staff Invitational 2016
Hurricane Island Outward Bound School Women’s Sailing Course 2013

Cycling Racing Team Member, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 2013-2015

Wadham College Rowing Captain, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, 2011-2012

Ten Tors Team Member, 45- and 55-mile orienteering challenges, Dartmoor, UK, 2009 and 2010

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Recipient, Bath, UK, 2008- 2010

 

SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS

Wilderness First Responder and CPR, Wilderness Medical Associates, re-certified June 2017    

Hurricane Island Outward Bound School Emergency Water Safety, June 2018

American Canoe Association Swiftwater Rescue, June 2017

American Canoe Association Level 4 Whitewater Canoeing, May 2016