Environmental Scientist with
over 10 years of experience in consulting, research, restoration, and
conservation planning; specializing in species identification, habitat
assessment, data collection, and analysis. Versed in organizing, writing, and
editing detailed reports and research papers; proficient in Microsoft Office
programs. Adept and successful in writing grant proposals and manuscripts.
SUNY-College of Environmental Science and ForestrySyracuse, NY, 13210Master of Science: Environmental and Forest Biology
Thesis: "Habitat Suitability for Northern Wild Rice Restoration: The Role of Pickerelweed in Seedling Establishment"
Clarkson UniversityPotsdam, NY, 13699Bachelor of Professional Studies: Environmental Science and Policy
Saint Regis Mohawk TribeHogansburg, NY, 13655Environmental Science and Protection Specialist
Develop and refine wetland protection projects by drafting Quality
Assurance Project Plans (QAPP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), and
proposals to secure funding.
Conduct research in support of work plan objectives through field work,
data analysis, and report preparation.
Design and direct wetland mitigation activities to identify the sources
of pollution that may impact wetlands.
Communicate scientific and technical information in briefings, written
documents, workshops, conferences, and public hearings.
Develop the technical portions of legal documents, administrative orders,
and/or consent decrees.
Provide advice on proper standards and regulations, and the development of
Haudenosaunee Environmental Task ForceHogansburg, NY, 13655Scientific and Legislative Researcher
Researched and documented
information on enacted major U.S. Federal environmental legislation,
international covenants, and treaties as they related to Indian Country.
Identified, documented, and implemented appropriate policies and processes
required to adopt the Haudenosaunee Environmental Protection Process (HEPP).
Assisted in negotiations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for
acceptance of the HEPP.
Assisted with finalizing the draft HEPP by incorporating traditional
ecological knowledge with western science, devising a field test methodology,
and preparation of the final HEPP documentation.
Performed wetland identification, delineation, and functional assessment
investigations in accordance with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 1987 Manual.
Conducted water quality and biological assessments, and GPS mapping surveys.
Technical Reports and Publications
Author of “Wetland Program Plan for the Saint Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation: January 2014 – December 2018”; a voluntary plan developed and implemented by the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe to articulate our goals and objectives over the course of five years.
Author of “Turtle Species Management Plan for the Blanding's and Common Snapping Turtles of the Saint Regis Mohawk Reservation”; a process to protect the population structures of the Blanding's and common snapping turtles, while developing a strategy for preserving the preferred wetland habitat of both species throughout our reservation.?