Demonstrated ability in conducting many types of biological surveys, developing written content for organizations, and working with diverse groups of people. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint), FVS (expected), GIS, social media (Facebook), ‘R’.
Land Management, Conservation, Sustainable Forestry, Urban Forestry, Water Resources
Major: Community Studies
Evaluate carbon stocking levels across forested ecosystems in North Carolina. Build GIS prioritization model to find priority sites for TNC to develop carbon offset projects. Recommend specific regulatory and voluntary carbon protocols applicable to The Nature Conservancy. (2017-present)
Monitored conservation easements and fee-simple properties and wrote reports detailing conditions. Built conservation prioritization GIS model to inform future projects; model prioritized over 5000 parcels along Blue Ridge Parkway based on water quality, parcel size, biodiversity, climate change resilience, adjacency to existing protected areas. Created updated maps and shapefiles of existing projects; organized files across all devices. Wrote outreach letters and maintained professional relationships with landowners. (Summer 2017)
Assisted with sustainable forest management, including site assessments, regeneration counts, wildlife surveys, road maintenance, and marking property lines. Implemented communications strategy by developing and editing public-facing content for Duke Forest, including flyers, newsletters, and social media. Designed educational outreach opportunities for the Forest, including events, educational resources, and public tours on history, plant identification, and forest management. (2016-2017)
Effectively taught and communicated with youth, parents, and teachers; taught CA science curriculum to up to 450 students annually. Developed curriculum and teaching materials related to ecology, natural history, and environmental science. Trained and mentored 18 new staff; created an updated training manual and resources for incoming staff. Led and instructed field crews of 6-12 people in invasive plant removal and trail improvement projects. (2012- 2016)
Conducted point count surveys and mist netting to monitor bird populations; assisted with other field projects including small mammal trapping, insect pinning, and amphibian surveys. Developed research protocols based on previous studies; designed and implemented research and monitoring projects; set up transects and fixed radius plots; maintained Excel database of field data. Identified plants and plant communities within survey sites; developed a field key to local plants to aid new staff in correct identification. (Summer 2014)
Co-chair, Duke University Student Chapter, Society of American Foresters
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint), GIS, Avenza Maps, FVS, social media (Facebook), ‘R’.