Johanna Depenthal

Johanna Depenthal

Career Interests

Tropical Forest Conservation and Management
Employment Sought:
Internships

Education

Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Ecosystem Science & Conservation Concentration
Community-Based Environmental Management Certificate
 
Bachelor of Science, May 2016
Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
Environmental Science – Biology concentration
Human Needs and Global Resources certificate
Dean’s List, John Muir Award for Outstanding Environmental Science Senior

Professional Experience

Research Assistant, Poulsen Ecology Lab, Duke University, Durham, NC  
Mapped and analyzed hourly movement data for 52 GPS-collared elephants. Developed monthly summary reports of findings to help inform conservation management of forest elephants in Gabon, West Africa. September 2017 – Present
 
Conservation Field Officer, A Rocha Peru, Trujillo, Peru
Prepared and co-led a participatory workshop with community members and leaders to discuss history, ecology, current use, and future vision for local dry forests. Designed and conducted an interview-based study of 22 rural households about dry forest use, and used results to develop conservation recommendations for A Rocha Peru. Surveyed forests to assess charcoal production, fuel-wood harvesting, and property boundaries. May - November 2015
 
Water Quality Field Researcher, Wheaton College Science Station, Black Hills, SD  
Designed and conducted a 10 week study of Rapid Creek and Spring Creek analyzing correlations between water and air temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, specific conductance, nitrate, ammonia, total and total suspended solids, and barometric pressure. June - July 2014
 
Science Teacher, Academia Menonita Betania, Aibonito, Puerto Rico August   
Developed curriculum and exams, and taught daily 6th-9th grade classes in Biology, Physical Science, and General Science in English and Spanish for 40 students. 2016 – May 2017
 
Teacher’s Assistant: GIS, Quantitative Methods, and Geology, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, Wheaton College, IL
Explained concepts and methods in ArcGIS, rock and mineral identification, and data analysis to college students and graded assignments. August - December 2014, January – May 2015 and 2016

Additional Information

SKILLS
• Proficient with ArcGIS software, Excel, and JMP. Familiar with QGIS.
• Experience with R and Python scripting and data analysis.
• Fluent Spanish and Intermediate German proficiency.
 
LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE
Co-founder and Outreach Coordinator, Streetside Conversations 
Developed and articulated vision for justice-focused online publication, managed author recruitment. February 2017 – Present

Skills

community-based management
forest management
GIS

Graduation Date

May 2019

Additional Resources

Languages

English
German
Spanish

Preferred Location

International

Preferred Sector

Academic Institution
Non-profit / NGO
Research Institute / Think Tank