I have 4+ years of work experience in a variety of environmental fields: consulting, environmental education, and natural resource management.
land and water conservation, community-based environmental management
Community-Based Environmental Management Certificate
Relevant coursework completed: Landscape Ecology, Fundamentals of Geospatial Analysis (ArcGIS 10.4), Applied Data Analysis using R, Community-Based Environmental Management
Relevant coursework in progress: Geospatial Analysis for Conservation and Land Management (ArcGIS 10.4), Social Science Surveys, Practicum in Community-Based Environmental Management, Wildlife Surveys
Semester-long field studies program in Madagascar with School for International Training. Program: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management
Provided technical consultation and assistance to help communities affected by hazardous waste sites understand and conduct cleanup projects. Wrote and edited technical reports for clients and the EPA; collected and reviewed scientific literature. Communicated daily with clients via phone and email, created monthly newsletter for the public, managed company website and Facebook. Led project for $30,000 contract creating a watershed risk analysis for the James River to outline the ecological risks from various forms of toxic pollution. November 2013 – May 2014(Intern) May 2014 – June 2016
Led ecology-themed programs every evening for audiences of up to 40 people, ranging in age from small children to adults, to communicate the importance of conserving alpine landscapes. Monitored local alpine plants for a study on plant phenology and climate change. Provided lodging, trail advice, and general mountain hospitality to guests of and visitors to the hut. May 2013 – August 2013
Observed and recorded physiological development and health of white-tailed deer through tissue removal and body measurements for lethal reduction program. Managed invasive plants via spray application and monitored water quality using a YSI Sonde and HOBO data loggers. Led volunteer sessions for public (adults and children) in invasive plant and invasive crayfish removal to educate the public on the impact of invasive species and help restore the streams and forests of Valley Forge NHP. September 2012 – March 2013
Taught conservation and natural science classes to groups of 8 to 12 children twice a day, ages 5th through 12th grade. Classes taught: Limnology, Human Geography, Ecology. Created syllabi and tests, assigned age-appropriate reports and graded 80 reports per session. Led outdoor activities including day-long hikes, sports games, and explorations of surrounding ecosystem for particular flora and fauna. Assisted with daily cooking, cleaning, and provided basic First Aid for camp of approximately 80 campers. Summer 2010, 2011, 2012
• Leavells Award recipient, 2012: voted by fellow staff members to have performed in the top five as counselor and instructor
Technical Skills: ArcGIS 10.4, R statistical software, Trimble, eTrex, HOBO data loggers, and YSI water quality monitoring equipment. Currently learning Qualtrics surveying software.
Volunteer Roles: Colonial National Historical Park (March-May 2013): led Master Naturalist volunteer sessions and conducted invasive plant management