Anna Windle

Anna Windle

Career Interests

Drones for Marine Science and Conservation, Marine Geospatial Analysis, Coastal Resources Management

Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University Durham, NC and Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC
Certificate of Geospatial Analysis
Concentration: Coastal Environmental Management    
Master’s project: High resolution measurements of nighttime ambient light conditions correlate with sea turtle nesting on developed and undeveloped beaches in North Carolina            
Coursework: Drones in marine biology, ecology and conservation, ocean coastal law and policy, environmental politics, marine policy, marine and coastal pollution
Bachelor of Science, May 2016     
Washington College, Chestertown, MD
Major: Environmental Science, Departmental Honors
Minors: Biology and Anthropology             
Thesis: The effects of sand characteristics on the clutch survival and hatching success of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) 
Coursework: Marine biology, watershed biogeochemistry, field methods, ecology, plant biology, environmental chemistry, environmental economics, environmental anthropology
International Research: Sustainability and Conservation Methods in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador (June 2014); Women’s Health Care, Tanzania (May 2013)
Honors: National Honor Societies for Environmental Science & Studies, Biology, Anthropology and Leadership; Friends of Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Sciences Scholarship 

Professional Experience

North Carolina Sea Grant/ Space Grant Research Fellow, Beaufort, NC
Awarded grant to conduct yearlong research using drones to assess oyster reef health and evaluate impacts of commercial harvest on reefs. 2017-2018

Research Intern, Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab, Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC
Support UAS fieldwork and assist in data processing of UAS imagery using Pix4D software. Assist in the monthly landscape classifications of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Update lab communications and social media. 2017-2018

Research Assistant, Bernhardt Lab, Duke University, Durham, NC
Processed water and soil samples from the field and configured data in preparation for various aquaterrestrial biogeochemistry analyses supporting a long-term project exploring the impacts of saltwater intrusion on coastal marshes. Fall 2016

Campaign Intern, Environment North Carolina, Raleigh, NC        
Organized and advocated for local environmental campaigns such as seismic testing, the effects of neonicotinoids on bee populations, and fracking in NC. Generated opinion media to communicate and engage the public and policymakers. Summer 2016

Sea Turtle Intern, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples, FL                                    
Surveyed, located, and verified nesting activity (false crawls and nests) of the Caretta caretta at 5 shore locations. Maintained database of GPS coordinates and nesting information (mean high water, vegetation, stage of development, depredation). Managed 30 Rookery Bay sea turtle volunteers. Summer 2015    
Teaching Assistant, Environmental Science & Studies Department, Washington College                    
Guided and educated students during fieldtrips and discussion classes; provided professor general course support. 2015-2016

Additional Information

Federal Aviation Administration Certified Remote Pilot, August 2017

President, Duke University Student Chapter of The Coastal Society, Beaufort, NC
Serve as liaison to national Coastal Society board, organize events for building awareness of coastal environmental issues with beach cleanups, Blue Drink networking events, sponsoring speakers, environmental movie screenings and discussion. 2017-2018

Completion of Marine Planning Advancement Training, Duke Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC (2017)

Members of the International Sea Turtle Society, The Coastal Society

Proficient in using quantitative (R) data analysis software, ArcGIS.x, gathering informatics using ArcPad and Trimble, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator 



coastal zone management

Graduation Date

May 2018

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