Celeste Bollini

Celeste Bollini

Career Interests

Conservation, Environmental Economics, Marine Resource Management and Policy
Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Coastal Environmental Management 
Activities: NSOE Scholarship Fund NSOE Program in Environmental Health & Toxicology Assistantship
 
Masters in Biological Sciences, November 2013
Bachelors in Biological Sciences, November 2013
National University of Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina
Senior Thesis: “Trends in dolphin-angler & dolphin-boater interactions for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), in Sarasota Bay, Florida” Director: Dr. Randal Wells. Activities: Sarasota Dolphin Research Program scholarships (2011)

Professional Experience

Marine Mammal Outreach and Conservation Intern, NOAA Fisheries Service Protected Resources Division, St. Petersburg, FL  
Duties are split between two practice groups: Developed, distributed, and tracked outreach materials used to generate responsible fishing practices. Organized and developed outreach activities such as conferences, workshops, and festivals. Reviewed protected dolphin needs assessment and developed action plan to generate responsible dolphin watching activities. August 2015 – December 2016
 
Policy and Research Intern, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Plymouth, MA and Buenos Aires, Argentina  
Monitored great whales and other notable marine wildlife for Gulf of Maine and Nantucket marine mammals’ catalogue population data. Provided education lectures for multicultural audiences onboard whale-watching vessels, primary school events, and other public outreach engagements. Computer data entry and data analysis to match whales across different regions. Translated scientific documents from English to Spanish and vice-versa. Updated and managed website with latest news from the organization. June 2014 – June 2015
 
Dolphin Research Program, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL
Vessel-based photo identification surveys to evaluate the distribution of Western Florida’s bottlenose dolphin population. January 2013 – July 2013
Stranding Investigation Program
Post-mortem examinations of dolphins, rays, and turtles. April 2011 – February 2012
Sarasota Dolphin Research Program 
Conducted focal follows and dolphin population surveys to determine abundance, distribution, age, mortality rates, and fecundity of dolphins in Sarasota Bay. Computer data entry and data analysis to evaluate trends in dolphin-angler & dolphin-boater interactions. Conducted prey sampling to evaluate fish’s health. Analyzed water quality and red tide sampling to evaluate Sarasota bay’s health. Assessed marine mammal health using behavioral observations, physical examination, and blood analysis. December 2009 – February 2010
Manatee Care, Training, and Research Program 
Care, research and training of two resident manatees to evaluate behavior and biological responses to different frequencies of sounds underwater. Tested water quality and analyzed life-support systems to ensure clean and healthy environment for manatees. Developed of environmental enrichment devices to provide stimuli reactions. December 2008 – February 2009
 
Ecology Intern, National University of Mar del Plata Ecology Department, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Conducted field surveys in Southwestern Atlantic’s marshes (ASO) to describe the distribution of crabs (Chasmagnathus granulata) and salt marsh grasses (Spartina densiflora). Designed and assembled experiments for herbivores’ exclusions and nutrient addition treatments to evaluate differences in Spartina densiflora growth rates. April 2012 – December 2012

Additional Information

ACTIVITIES AND HONORS 
• Mote Marine College Internship scholarship (2008-2009)
• Sarasota Dolphin Research Program scholarships (2011)
• Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar (2017)
• Volunteer at the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals, Tampa, FL (2011)
• Research biologist, Aquamarina Foundation, Radio-Tagging Project of the Franciscana Dolphin (Pontoporia blainvillei), San Clemente del Tuyu, Argentina (2012)

Skills

community-based management
environmental economics
GIS
grant writing
project management

Graduation Date

May 2019

Languages

English
Spanish

Preferred Location

International
Mid-Atlantic
Northeast
Southeast
West

Preferred Sector

Consulting
Federal Government
Law / Legal
Non-profit / NGO
State / Local Government