Breanna Crowell

Breanna Crowell

Career Interests

Watershed Planning, Water Quality Management, Environmental Education and Outreach, Stream and Wetland Restoration

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position

Education

MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, May 2017
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Water Resources Management
Coursework: Landscape Hydrology;  Wetland and Stream Restoration Ecology, Fundamentals of GIS, GIS for Water Quantity and Quality Assessment, Soils and Ecosystems

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ECOLOGY
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia
GPA: 3.92/4.00, Summa Cum Laude with Highest Honors from the Honors Program

Professional Experience

Conservation Education Presenter, The Walt Disney Company, Orlando, FL
Delivered conservation conversations to 980,000 park guests over 6 months with a team of 29 educators. Developed targeted, accurate, and relevant presentations for each group of guests being educated. Assisted in training of incoming group of presenters prior to end of internship. Jan – June 2015

Environmental Educator, Jekyll Island 4-H Center, Jekyll Island, GA
Instructed classes on beach, maritime forest, and marsh ecology as well as additional related topics. Created individual lesson plans based on state-wide curriculum requirements for 3rd – 8th grade. Served in lead staff position on a rotational basis to act as main contact for visiting school groups. Aug – Dec 2014

Watershed Intern, University of Georgia Office of Sustainability, Athens, GA
Managed and updated water quality database with quarterly sampling results. Revised and reformatted Watershed Management Plan for grant submission. Coordinated and educated volunteers for on-campus stream restoration experiment and project. Aug 2013 – Aug 2014

Research Assistant, Donovan Plant Biology Lab, Athens, GA
Assisted with harvesting and biomassing of large experimental garden. Designed poster and presented individual research at university-wide and national research symposia. Completed undergraduate thesis on physical and chemical leaf defenses in sunflowers. Jan 2013 – Aug 2014

Additional Information

Publications:
Mason C.M., Bowsher A.W., Crowell B.L., Celoy, R.M., Tsai, C., Donovan L.A. (2016) Macroevolution of leaf defenses and secondary metabolites across the genus Helianthus. New Phytologist 209: 1720-1733.

Skills

ecology
environmental education
environmental health
GIS
water resources management

Graduation Date

May 2017

Preferred Location

Southeast

Preferred Sector

Consulting
Non-profit / NGO
State / Local Government