Strong technical, research, and interpersonal skills with a positive can-do approach and a commitment to complete projects on time, on budget, and with quality. I pride myself on being a hard worker that looks for work to be done and moves with a purpose, whether working alone or as a part of a team.
Water, Energy, Health, and Safety.
Master of Environmental Management, May 2019
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Water Resource Management Concentration
Bachelor of Science, January 2015
Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany
International Field Geosciences
Bachelor of Science, May 2013
University of Montana, Missoula, MT
Physical Geography and International Field Geosciences
Minor in Mountain Studies
Middlebury College Language School - German School, Summer 2011
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Research Assistant, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC
Assist in ongoing research under Dr. Avner Vengosh and his Water-Energy Research Group both in the lab and field. Prepare kits for gathering water quality samples from the field; includes acid washing bottles and buffering with various acids. Process alkalinity samples, using acid titrations to determine biocarbonate contents of sample. Processing samples for ICP-MS, thermal ionization mass spectrometer, analysis of RadioNuclides and stable isotopes. Fall 2017 - Current
Field Technician, Whitewater Rescue Institute, Missoula, MT
Provided instruction of and implementation of various containment or exclusion methods for spills on inland water ways. Gathered data in the field and created geographical response plans for local rivers for private/public stakeholders. Maintained a safe and professional working environment/site for workers, equipment, and machines utilized during active spills. Provided medical assistance, if needed as well as assisting in teaching medical components in technical rescue courses taught. Fall 2015 – Summer 2017
Owner / Operator, C.Osborne Consulting, Missoula, MT
Founded private consulting firm to provide specialized geological and geographic thematic maps. Utilized ArcGIS software for all mapping tasks, designed template for process documentation. Created custom maps for local clients based on their specifications and goals, such as proposals or professional presentations. Worked as an independent contractor within the state of Montana and was sub-contracted by private environmental companies. Spring 2014 – Spring 2017
Field Team EMT REU, National Science Foundation Internship,Yellowstone National Park
Mapped and researched Precambrian rock outcrops in northern YNP, culminating in a poster presentation at national conference. Collected and processed samples for laboratory analysis in geochemistry and geochronology, for a multi-year collaboration. Determined the pressure and temperature based on metamorphic assemblages found in thin-sections from samples. Multi-year research experience for undergraduates (REU) to determine the origin of the precambrian outcrops found across YNP. Summer 2010 - Spring 2011
Entrepreneurial Property Manager, Kerogen Group LLC, Missoula, MT
Managed house and property as live-in landlord; managing and renting from one to three tenants at a time. Provided yearly, seasonal, and general upkeep of the property and appliances. Negotiated rents, deposits, and leases with tenants as well as managed or facilitated improvements on the property. Recruited and hired a property manager and handy-man to oversee day to day operations. Spring 2008 - Current
Proficient in: Adobe Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom), Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook); beginner programming in Visual Basic; experience in STATA and R statistic software.
Honors: Honkala Outstanding Senior Award– U. Montana (2013); Mortar Board Outstanding Senior for IFG Dual-Degree Program (2013); Mortar Board Honor Society Member (2011); Montana NASA & Watkins Honors College Scholarship awarded grants for thesis work in the field of metamorphic petrology (2010-2011).
Community Engagement: Running coach for Girls on the Run (2018); Ice hockey coach for U14 Girls House Team (2015-2016); Blackfoot River Clean-Up EMT volunteer (2016); Blackfoot River Outfitters Ladies Night volunteer (2016-2017); 3rd generation Philanthropic Education Organization (P.E.O.) sister since 2011.