conservation, wildlife research, lemur research, lemur conservation, field work
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)
Conducted vegetative surveys, habitat surveys & water quality assessments. Identified Montana plant and animal species. Maintained detailed and organized field notes. (Summer 2012)
Assist with animal husbandry tasks. Prepare diets, create enrichment toys, and assist with behavioral observations. (September 2016 - Present)
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)
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)
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.
GPS, GIS, camera trapping, data processing, excel, R (beginner-intermediate)
Member of The Wildlife Society