Kelly Horvath

Kelly Horvath

Career Interests

Recreation, conservation, natural resource management
Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Environmental Economics and Policy
STATA proficiency conducting t-tests, analysis of variance tests, building multiple linear regression and panel data models
 
Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, December 2013
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
Major(s): Environmental Sciences and Geography
3.57 GPA
 
Study abroad: Studied glaciology and soil science in Christchurch, New Zealand, Fall 2012
Coursework in ArcGIS and spatial analysis

Professional Experience

Forest Operations and Management Assistant, Duke Forest, Nicholas School of the EnvironmentDurham, NC
Conducted regeneration count surveys for upper and lower canopy of forest sectors to determine how plant species have grown after forest thinning. The information was presented to management to determine if the forest canopy is ready for prescribed burning. Applied herbicide to remove invasive species to enhance growth of native vegetation in the forest. September 2017-Present
 
Conservation Corps Member, Assistant Crew Leader, American Conservation Experience, AmeriCorps, St. George, UT
Constructed over one mile of wooden fence along a mountain biking trail to protect an endangered endemic species. Cleared over an acre of invasive species and applied herbicide to restore the natural vegetation and habitat for the endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. Maintained both hiking and mountain biking trails by armoring drains to prevent trail erosion, establishing an out-sloped tread and removing slough and berms. Led and managed groups of 4 to 8 people to construct trail, build fences, and apply herbicide. S-212 Chainsaw Certification, Herbicide Application Certification. February 2015-February 2016
 
Volunteer, Shark/Red Snapper Long-line Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Pascagoula, MS
Assisted marine biologists with the shark and red snapper long-line survey by baiting and setting a one-mile long line. Helped retrieve and tag over fifty sharks, recorded fin clips for research, and measured weight and height. August 2014

Additional Information

First year representative for Nicholas School Naturalists (NicNats)

Skills

ecology
environmental economics
forest management
statistics
survey design

Graduation Date

May 2019

Additional Resources

Languages

Spanish

Preferred Location

Mid-Atlantic
Northeast
West

Preferred Sector

Federal Government
Non-profit / NGO
State / Local Government