Caitlyn M Cooper

Caitlyn M Cooper

Career Interests

Wildlife Conservation, Field Work Research, Lemur Conservation, Project Management, Environmental Outreach

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position

Education

Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Ecosystem Science and Conservation
Master’s Project: Lemur species-habitat relationships at multiple spatial scales in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar
Bachelor of Science 
Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Bloomington, IN
Major: Environmental Science
Concentration: Ecosystem Science
Senior Thesis: Determining if crayfish can be used as an indicator species for wetland integrity
 

Professional Experience

Lemur Technician Assistant, Duke Lemur Center, Durham, North Carolina 
Assist Animal Keepers with animal husbandry tasks. Prepare diets, create enrichment toys, and assist with behavioral observations. 
 
Wildlife Field Technician, Northern Arizona University, San Francisco Bay Ecoregion
Utilized ArcGIS and a handheld GPS to navigate and map our study sites. Installed camera traps on and off trails with a team. 
 
Independent Research, Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar 
Created research proposal to examine how lemur biodiversity and abundance change with different environmental characteristics. Implemented project, hired research assistants, and led team on 2- week field research expeditions.
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. Educated residents about wildlife through outreach programs.
 
Field Environmental Science Course, Indiana University, 7-week field course, Cardwell, Montana 
Conducted vegetative surveys, habitat surveys & water quality assessments. Learned to identify dozens of Montana macroinvertebrates, plants, & animals
 

Additional Information

Technical Skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- GPS
- GIS
- R
- Field Skills

Student Groups 
- Eno Magazine Co-editor (Environmentally inspired literary arts magazine)

Publications
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.
 

Skills

ecology
environmental education
marketing
project management
volunteer management

Graduation Date

May 2018

Additional Resources

Languages

French

Preferred Location

International
Mid-Atlantic
Midwest
Northeast
Southeast
West

Preferred Sector

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