Gemma Alexander

Gemma Alexander bridges the gap between technical experts and the rest of us.

Employment History

Freelance Writer, 2012- present

Specializing in the intersection between the arts and family life. My writing for ParentMap contributed to a 2016 Silver Overall Writing award from the Parenting Media Association (PMA). I have also write for AvvoStories, Three Imaginary Girls, and Nada Mucho. In addition to feature articles, I write a variety of documents for business needs, including web and social media content, white papers, plans, reports, press releases, and newsletters. I have also drafted legislation.

King County Solid Waste Division, Writer (PPMIII), 2010-2014

Write technical and outreach documents for employees, elected officials, and the public. Translate technical documents into plain English.

King County Solid Waste Division, Program Manager (PPMII), 2006-08

Provided support to regional advisory committees. Produced white papers on operational issues, and drafted operating procedures for field employees.

King County Solid Waste Division, Program Manager (PPMI), 2005-06

Prepared technical reports and long-term plans for elected officials and policy staff.

King County Solid Waste Division Green Building Program Manager, (PPMI), 2004

Developed content for outreach and education materials. Improved King County Green Team communications.

King County Solid Waste Division Program Manager, (Temp), 2003-04

Produced a guide to help municipalities develop Christmas tree recycling programs.  Developed strategy report to improve efficiency of supplies usage in the field.

King County Solid Waste Division Sustainability Intern, 2002-03

Responded to public requests for information and assistance.  Revised King County Construction Recycling Directory.

University of Washington Teaching Assistant, 2000-02

Developed marketing materials and web page for undergraduate degree program.

Education and Certification

LEED Accredited Professional 2005

Master of Science, Urban Horticulture, University of Washington 2003

Bachelor of Science, Biology with Chemistry Minor, Seattle University 1996


Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite

Experienced with, Blogger and independent CMS platforms

Volunteer Experience

Families with Children from China

Board Member (Newsletter), 2009-2010

Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu (501c3)

Board Member (Secretary), 2005-2007

Picardo Farm P-Patch, 2001-2005

Steering Committee Member

Newsletter Contributor

Summer Camp USA, Fukuoka, Japan, 2003

English Teacher


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