Caitlyn Cooper

Caitlyn Cooper

Career Interests

conservation, wildlife research, lemur research, lemur conservation, field work

Employment Sought:


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, May 2014
Indiana University Bloomington, School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA).
Concentration in Ecosystem Science.
Minors in Biology and Psychology.
Senior thesis: "Determining if crayfish could be used as an indicator species for wetland integrity." 
Masters of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration in Ecosystem Science and Conservation

Professional Experience

Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer, Intern, & Shift Leader, WildCare Inc, Bloomington, Indiana
Prepared a feeding/care schedule for 200+ animals while supervising a team of
4-10 volunteers and interns. Prepared diets, created enrichment toys/activities, cleaned enclosures, and administered medication to wildlife. Educated residents about wildlife through outreach programs involving our
Wildlife Education Ambassadors. (2015 - 2016)
Field Environmental Science Course, Indiana University, 7-week field course in Cardwell, Montana
Conducted vegetative surveys, habitat surveys & water quality assessments. Identified Montana plant and animal species. Maintained detailed and organized field notes. (Summer 2012)
Lemur Technician Assistant, Duke Lemur Center, Durham, North Carolina
Assist with animal husbandry tasks. Prepare diets, create enrichment toys, and assist with behavioral observations. (September 2016 - Present)
Wildlife Field Technician, Northern Arizona University
Utilized ArcGIS and a handheld GPS to navigate and map our study sites. Installed camera traps to determine effects of non-motorized traffic on
medium/large‐sized mammals in the San Francisco Ecoregion. (Summer 2014)
Chemistry Undergraduate Prep Lab Manager, Indiana University Chemistry Department Prep Lab
Oversaw, coordinated, and trained a team of 12+ Prep Lab Assistants. Met with lab faculty and instructors weekly to organize lab preparations. Communicated the importance of proper lab techniques and lab safety. (2014 - 2016)

Additional Information

Student Groups:
Currently on the board for Eno Magazine, an environmentally inspired literary arts magazine. 

My undergraduate senior thesis project became a published chapter in May 2016. 
Citation: Simon, Thomas P., and Caitlyn Cooper M. "Relationship between Crayfish Diversity,
Abundance, and Land Use as an Indicator of Environmental Health." Geographic
Distribution, Ecological Impact, and Conservation Strategies for North American
Crayfish. N.p.: Nova Science, 2016. N. pag. Print.

Technical Skills:
GPS, GIS, camera trapping, data processing, excel, R (beginner-intermediate)

Professional Affiliations:
Member of The Wildlife Society


environmental education

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources



Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

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