Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Enthusiastic Environmental Scientist seeking a position in restoration and conservation of natural ecosystems to drive the relationship of mutualism between land and people.

Certifications and Training
  • Adult First-Aid/CPR/AED certified by American Heart Association (2021)
  • Stihl chainsaw and brush saw operation and maintenance
  • Iowa Pesticide Applicator Licensed: Core, Category 2 Forest Pest Control, Category 6 Right-of-Way
  • Four-wheel-drive truck and trailering
  • Mini Skid Steer operation
  • NSC Defensive Driving Course, 10X (L) Edition (2021)
  • NWCG L-180, Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service
  • NWCG S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
  • NWCG S-130, Firefighter Training
  • NWCG Work Capacity Test, Pack Test pass
  • Field data collection using transects and GPS equipment
  • MS Office programs
05/2021 to 12/2021
AmeriCorps Member Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma Oklahoma City, OK,

Monarch Crew - May 2021 to September 2021

  • Contributed data for Monarch Joint Venture - Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program (IMMP) to better understand monarch habitat availability, quality and use across Iowa
  • Collected field data from 121 randomly selected sites within 30 Priority Blocks in ,,,,, counties
  • Navigated collecting data in multiple habitats including Right-of-ways, Protected grasslands, Unclassified grasslands and Agriculture fields
  • Carried out protocol for surveying blooming plant species, milkweed species, monarch egg and larvae, and adult monarch butterflies with use of GPS and transect equipment
  • Imported results to the public IMMP national data portal doubling the data collected for Iowa since IMMP started in 2008
  • Presented our accomplishments and findings to community outreach events for the public and the Conservation Corps Board Members
  • Troubleshot the first year of the program to fine-tune the most efficient and effective strategies to carry out protocol while collecting as much data as possible for Iowa

Natural Resource Crew - September 2021 to December 2021

  • Collaborated with crew mates and Polk County Conservation employees to carry out improvements of parks and pulic land
  • Respectfully used and maintained equipment such as chainsaws, brush saws, UTV's, chemical equipment and seed cleaning machines
  • Safely mixed herbicides and applied using backpack sprayers, hand sprayers and dobbers for foliar spray, basal bark application, and stump treatments
  • Managed invasive species through mechanical, manual and chemical control of exotic plants such as: Honeysuckle, Buckthorn, Garlic Mustard, undesirable trees, and Multiflora Rose
  • Implemented a new trail for Winterset, IA using trail hand tools and power tools to add stairs, a dock and a pulley raft system to Cedar Lake
  • Aided volunteers with plant identification and tool use at events such as seed harvesting and invasive species removal
  • Carried out prescribed fire by using a drip torch, water pumps, and rakes to control intensity and progression
10/2019 to 05/2021
Engineering Career Services Office Assistant Golder Associates Sunnyvale, CA,
  • Analyzed data and compile statistics for continuous improvements activities using Microsoft Excel
  • Collaborated with six career advisors and director to support students in finding internships, co-ops and post-graduation careers in engineering
  • Assisted with implementing the engineering career fairs connecting 7,000 students with more than 500 employers
  • Applied communication and problem-solving skills to effectively address questions and concerns from student and employer representatives in person and on the phone
05/2020 to 08/2020
Land Stewardship Intern Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation City, STATE,
  • Controlled invasive species with hand tools, and chainsaws and brush cutters in various Iowa ecosystems.
  • Assessed properties across Iowa to create a land management plan to improve the ecological restoration in prairies, savannas, wetlands, and woodlands
  • Collected prairie seeds throughout summer and scattered prairie plantings
  • Consulted with private landowners, conservation professionals and fellow interns to work effectively and safely to maintain or restore native Iowa landscape
05/2019 to 08/2019
Field Assistant Pendleton’s Country Market City, STATE,
  • Managed Country Market Store and Farmers Market Booth sales and service
  • Assisted in transplanting, planting, growing, and harvesting processes for the produce and cut-flowers
  • Revised planting timelines and tended to long-term restoration after tornado disaster
  • Hand picked and arranged dozens of floral bouquets to sell at weekly farmers market
  • Prepared centerpieces and floral decorations for special events
Expected in 05/2021
Bachelor of Science: Environmental Science
Iowa State University - Ames, IA,

Minor in Sustainability

  • GPA 3.24
Organizations and Leadership

Alpha Chi Omega, Delta Nu Chapter (2017- Present Active Member)

  • Chapter Relations and Standards Board Senior Class Representative (2020 - Current Alumna)
  • Chapter Relations and Standards Board Sophomore Class Representative (2018 - 2019)
  • Assistant Vice President of Facility Operations (2018 - 2019)

Environmental Club, (2017 - 2021)

  • YWCA GIRLS Power Mentor (2019-2020) Empowering middle school girls through a one-on-one mentor program and weekly group meetings
  • Annual Walleye Spawn Project (2019) Riley County, Kansas Dept.Of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism with Fisheries Biologist: Lucas Kowalewski to collect eggs and fertilize to raise at a local hatchery to replenish Kansas sport fishing populations
  • Bird Banding (2018) Konza Prairie Biological Research Station through Kansas State University with Ornithologist: Dr. Alice Boyle to capture and re-capture native prairie birds to take standard measurements for long-term population data base
  • Deer Survey (2016) Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism with Lucas Kowalewski to count deer population in Miami County Kansas

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