Jessica Coulter

Jessica Coulter

Career Interests

Marine Protected Species Management; Sustainable Fisheries; Marine Conservation Research and Management; Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Research; Geospatial Analysis
Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management Candidate, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Coastal Environmental Management
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts, May 2016
School of Arts & Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Honors College Summa Cum Laude Organization for Tropical Studies Fall 2014
Ecology and Evolution & Economics Double Major
Duke University, Savanna Ecology & Conservation Semester in South Africa

Professional Experience

Sea Turtle Specialist, Miami-Dade County Sea Turtle Conservation Program, Miami, FL
Restructured, updated, and participated in the local sea turtle nesting survey and strandings program. Trained volunteers, lead reporting and communications of data and disorientation reports. April – August 2017
Avian Rehabilitation Intern, Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, Tavernier, FL
Administered medical care and maintained detailed, updated reports on patients. Participated in bird rescues, intakes, and releases during hospital hours and after hours. November 2016 – March 2017
Seasonal Biological Technician, Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL
Lead sea turtle nesting surveys to monitor, collect, and report data on nesting and hatch success. Trained and supervised nine college interns. May – November 2016
Sea Turtle Morning Patrol InternSea Turtle Conservation and Research Program, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL
Utilized field skills to conduct sea turtle nesting surveys. Performed office duties, including data entry and communication with volunteers. May – August 2015

Additional Information

Proficient in: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Training and Experience with: ArcGIS Pro, R
Honors & Awards
University Scholar, University of Pittsburgh (2014, 2015)
Outstanding Senior in Economics, University of Pittsburgh (2016)
Volunteer Experience
Florida Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network Volunteer 2017
Florida Statewide and Index Beach Sea Turtle Nesting Survey Workshop


project management

Graduation Date

May 2019

Additional Resources

Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Academic Institution
Federal Government
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank
State / Local Government