Masters of Science: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, December 2014 UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA - Tucson, AZ
Bachelors of Arts: Biological Sciences, May 2009 BARNARD COLLEGE of COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Barnard College - New York, NY Biological Sciences Cum Laude, Distinction in Biological Sciences, Dean's List Skills and Interests__________________________________________________________________________________
*Statistics and data management with Excel, SAS, and R
*ArcGIS and mapmaking
*Plant taxonomy and identification using dichotomous keys
*Public speaking presented at four national conferences
*Science writing three manuscripts in preparation for submission to scientific journals
*Red Cross certified in CPR, AED and First Aid
*Dorena stuff Grafting, bobcat,
HIGHER EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM,
Teaching Assistant: Led nightly review sessions for a biology course, assisted teaching biology labs, and worked as a dormitory assistant for a summer pre-college program for economically disadvantaged students
Biological Science Technician, 08/2015 to 01/2017 USDA FOREST SERVICE, DORENA GENETIC RESOURCE CENTER – Cottage Grove, OR
Select and breed five-needle pines with natural resistance to the non-native pathogen white pine blister rust.
Monitor thousands of white pine seedlings for use in.
Crater Lake seedlings.
Conduct field surveys, manage.
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Fellow, 08/2012 to 07/2014 NSF COMPARATIVE GENOMICS TRAINEESHIP, University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
Participated in collaborative multi-department Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) to train in performing genomics research.
Led group of six graduate researchers to develop a novel bioinformatics pipeline to study gene duplications.
Assisted teaching a graduate-level bioinformatics and genomics course.
Organized two scientific conferences with team of fellows.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, 08/2011 to 05/2012 University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
Sole instructor for two weekly labs in undergraduate ecology (20 students) and introductory biology (52 students).
Developed weekly lesson plans to effectively communicate complex biological concepts using lectures, field labs, computer simulations, and dissections.
Held office hours to work with students one-on-one.
Lab Manager, 09/2009 to 06/2011 PLANT ECOLOGY LAB, University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA
Oversaw general operation of a strawberry ecology lab at a large research university.
Managed three to five projects simultaneously from planning to data analysis, including glasshouse experimental design, plant breeding and care, data interpretation, and database management.
Performed genetic work (high-throughput DNA extraction and PCR) and collected trait data on crosses of hundreds of strawberry plants to create Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) maps.
Supervised and trained twenty undergraduate workers and collaborated with academic and government scientists.
Intern, HOWARD HUGHES SCIENCE PIPELINE PROJECT, Barnard College