Interpret and explain a variety of Federal regulations and scientific issues.
Conducts technical review and analysis of Vessel Response plans to determine approvability and compliance with maritime regulations as a result of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.
Daily communication (written and oral) with individuals in the US Coast Guard and maritime industry.
Inputs specific plan criteria into online database that is accessed by the client in every US port.
Trained and mentored twelve contractors and 3 Coast Guardsmen.
Took on responsibilities of the Project Manager in her absence.
Intern, 06/2004 - 08/2004Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources - Harrisburg, PA
Worked alongside Natural Heritage Program Biologists in conducting an Aquatic Community Classification of biological communities occurring in Pennsylvania's streams and rivers.
Organized previously collected data into Excel and Access files, and plotted collection sites on ArcMap 8.0.
Used Caton Trays and river samples.
Assisted in fieldwork to include habitat assessments, (based on EPA protocols), and macro invertebrate and mussel collections.
Biology Teacher, 08/2003 - 11/2004Charles County Public Schools - MD
Taught five, tenth grade Biology classes at Henry E. Lackey High School each day for a total of 130 students.
Prepared daily lesson plans and associated learner assessments.
Prepared and maintained weekly student assessment and progress reports.
Worked closely with special needs students, (i.e., inclusion and English as a Second Language), totaling three hours each day.
Provided weekly informal counseling with students and parents regarding student goals and achievements.
Assistant coach to the Henry E. Lackey High School 2004 Junior Varsity Softball team.
Substitute Teacher, 09/2002 - 06/2003Charles County Public Schools - MD
Long-term substitute at LaPlata High School ending the 2002-2003 school year.
Performed the tasks of a regular teacher while they are out of the building as well as aiding administration.
Substituted every school day at Westlake High School from Oct 2002 till the long-term position.
Assistant Coach to the Westlake High School 2003 Freshman Softball team.
Research Technician, 05/2002 - 08/2002Chesapeake Biological Laboratory - Solomons, MD
Assisted a study that addressed the sub-lethal toxic effects from contaminated sediments on the population dynamics of the mummichog, Fundulus heteroclites.
Monitored laboratory experiments: mainained cultures of amphipods and fish species, collected and reared fish eggs.
Organized and computed data, including daily data and procedures, as well as sampling and procedures.
Staff -Public Relations and Education, 06/1999 - 08/1999Virginia Marine Science Museum - Virginia Beach, VA
Redesigned the organizational structure and scheduling of the Coastal Explorer, a tour service craft that conducted marsh land studies.
Streamlined site preparation procedures, employee duties, and administration procedures; resulting in a total cost savings to the museum in terms of manpower resource allocation and customer support services.
Trained two individuals in performing site preparation and general administrative procedures supporting the Coastal Explorer.
Aviary Intern, 06/1999 - 08/1999Virginia Marine Science Museum - Virginia Beach, VA
Responsible for the care, feeding and cleaning of the Aviary and its inhabitants.
Identified and cataloged an estimated 54 species totaling 150 birds on a daily basis.
Assisted veterinary staff in providing medical needs, responsible for providing daily medications.