Naturalist November 2013 to CurrentThe Conservancy of Southwest Florida － Naples, FL
Deliver school and adult education programs including outreach, field trips/tours, camps, homeschool programs, community festivals/events, and teacher workshops Develop curriculum and activities for programs in alignment with Next Generation Science Standards, when applicable Oversee training, project management, supervision, and evaluation of education interns Assist with grant proposal development, grant project management, and grant reports Handle ambassador animals for programs and assist with animal husbandry when needed.
Manatee Research Intern January 2013 to April 2013Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Fish & Wildlife Research Institute － Tequesta, FL
Performed manatee rescues, recoveries, and field necropsies Tagged, tracked, and monitored injured manatees using radiotelemetry Responded to manatee distress calls, drafted formal reports, and helped mobilize rescue teams Used GoPro and Cannon equipment to photo-identify and document scar patterns of manatees Contributed to management plans and recommendations using the Endangered Species Act, and Marine Mammal Protection Act.
Education Docent December 2012 to October 2013Loggerhead MarineLife Center － Juno Beach, FL
Responded to guest inquiries in regards to rehabilitating Loggerhead and Green sea turtles' biology, ecology, and conservation.
Proved competent in public speaking and knowledgeable about material.
Assisted in the release of recuperated turtles.
Environmental Education Conservation Associate May 2012 to November 2012The Conservancy of Southwest Florida － Naples, FL
Responsible for animal husbandry of resident Loggerhead sea turtle, reptiles and saltwater fishes.
Maintained clean habitats for over 50 wildlife species in the Discovery Center including diet preparation, enclosure/tank maintenance and water quality analysis.
Helped revise animal care procedures and protocols.
Assisted with summer camp programs, field trips, and public presentations.
Volunteer Youth Mentor December 2010 to April 2011Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project － Bozeman, MT
Supervised six "at-risk" teenagers alongside three fellow mentors.
Counseled kids in decision making, consequences, conflict resolution, and relationship building.
Empowered kids through sports therapy, successfully graduating all six kids.
Developed an excellent ability to plan interactive and educational activities.
AmeriCorps Field Crew Leader February 2010 to November 2010Montana Conservation Corps － Bozeman, MT
Supervised a wilderness crew, training them in trail maintenance, resource management, team building, conflict resolution, and problem solving Gained competency in Leave-No-Trace and backcountry camping skills, remaining flexible in dealing with logistical challenges and changes in the job priorities and criteria Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate and follow through multiple projects Assisted in the hiring of crew members and coordinated volunteer opportunities for members Established rapport with community based non-profit organizations and management agencies including the National Park Service, Nature Conservancy, and U.S.
Fish & Wildlife.
Volunteer Office Assistant August 2009 to February 2010American Wildlands － Bozeman, MT
Gained understanding of ungulate movements, habitat fragmentation, and wildlife corridors.
Assisted the Program Director with clerical duties including creating reports and educational CDs.
Developed exceptional writing, editing and computer skills.
Helped coordinate and execute public events to enhance public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues.
Environmental Educator May 2007 to September 2007Tanglewood 4 － Kennebunkport, ME
Coordinated camp life and activities for groups of kids ages 9-17.
Crafted education components focusing on coastal ecology and Leave-No-Trace camping ethics.
Supervised canoe trips around the harbor and to nearby islands.
Obtained Wilderness First Responder certification through SOLO Schools.
AmeriCorps Field Crew Member May 2004 to November 2004Montana Conservation Corps － Bozeman, MT
Assisted government and state sponsors in forestry and resource management.
Project work included fuels reduction and forest thinning, jack-legged fence construction, and reconstruction/rehabilitation of wilderness and recreation trails.
Education components included plant and tree species identification, wildlife conservation, wolf reintroduction, recreational trail usage, and watershed disputes.
Completed over 900 national service hours.
Bachelor of Arts : Environmental Studies, 5/2009Montana State UniversityBozeman, Montana 103 Semester Credits Earned Environmental Studies Universidad Veritas- San Jose, Costa Rica 17 Semester Credits Earned
Study Abroad in Marine Biology/Coastal Ecology
photo, Biology, clerical, conflict resolution, decision making, editing, government, grant proposal, hiring, team building, Director, Next, presentations, problem solving, profit, project management, protocols, public speaking, rapport, rehabilitation, relationship building, San, supervision, teacher, therapy, Veritas, water quality, workshops