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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Wildlife Biologist with a passion for ecology and Integrative Biology. Seeking a new position as a Lab Research Assistant III examining the biology and ecology of tawny crazy ants. Successfully manages responsibilities while delivering quality care and handles difficult situations calmly with focus.

  • Statistical, Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Knowledge of flora and fauna of Texas and their ecosystems
  • Skilled in all Microsoft programs
  • Experience working with nongame, threatened, and/or endangered species
  • Proficient collecting scientific data
  • Excellent Driving History
  • Field surveying
  • Technical writing
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Experience with compound microscopes
Work History
Research Assistant, 01/2015 to 05/2017
RadnetSanta Ana, CA,
  • Planned, modified and executed research techniques, procedures and tests
  • Documented procedures and results with a high degree of accuracy and precision
  • Wrote and edited data collection forms and questionnaires.
  • Summarized search results by preparing written reports, graphs, fact sheets and tables.
  • Laid out Sherman traps and Havaharts for the mammal population at the Palo Pinto Mountains
  • Properly removed mammals from traps
  • Identified species with a field guide
  • Collected, prepared and tested wide range of biological samples.
    Recorded data and maintained source documentation following good documentation practices
  • Performed statistical, qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Cleaned and maintained equipment in good working order.
  • Drove School owned vehicles for use in research
  • Cleaned and organized laboratory space.
  • Entered data into excel, modeled results and generated reports.
Instructional Specialist, 10/2019 to Current
Madison County SchoolsFlora, MS,
  • Developed proficiency in teaching and leading groups of youth
  • Planed, lead, and assisted in after school science classes, youth supervision, behavior management systems, and lessons
  • Communicated and collaborated with other AmeriCorps Members, staff, and school
  • Planned and implemented 4-H CAPITAL's science curriculum for use in both school and outreach settings
  • Assisted in configuring and reporting data for evaluation purposes
  • Gathered, organized, and distributed teaching materials
  • Participated in professional development opportunities such as summer camp planning and wilderness first aid
  • Took care of and monitoring office animals (Lizards, guinea pigs, and rabbits)
  • Took care of and monitored livestock (ie. Goats)
Lead Lemur Trainer, 07/2018 to 05/2019
San Antonio AquariumCity, STATE,
  • Educated animal owners regarding feeding, general care, medical conditions and treatment options
  • Led educational talks about Ring Tail Lemurs
  • Led safe animal interactions with guest
  • Coordinated documentation of all treatment activities
  • Treated animals in both routine and emergency situations
  • Developed dietary and nutritional plans to help animals reach and maintain their optimal weight
  • Maintained and reported data on food consumption and general health status
  • Trained and managed a team of four to care for and train Ring Tail Lemurs
  • Trained Ring Tail Lemurs various behaviors
  • Monitored behaviors of lemurs
  • Prepared diets for lemurs
  • Followed strict USDA guidelines for animal care
  • Managed the scheduling of supplies, shipments and orders each week
  • Lead educational interactions with lemurs
  • Conduct different enrichment activities for several species of mammals
  • Managed weekly animal exhibit cleaning schedule
  • Dealt with customer concerns over animal welfare in captivity
Mammal & Bird Keeper, 12/2017 to 06/2018
Animal World And Snake Farm ZooCity, STATE,
  • Organized and gave both large and small group presentations, assisted with birthday parties, private showings, outreach programs, and tours
  • Cared for a wide range of animals, including rodents and exotic birds
  • Fulfilled numerous training goals including target training, , crate training, scale training, and use of operant conditioning in behavioral training with non human primates
  • Ordered supplies and conducted routine inventories of supplies and equipment
  • Treated animals in both routine and emergency situations.
    Followed Strict USDA and ZAA regulations
  • Performed several different exotic animal educational presentations
  • Prepared and managed Carnivore, Omnivore, and Herbivore Diets.
    Cleaned and Maintained Several Mammal exhibits
  • Created several enrichment devices for birds and mammals.
    Worked in both contact and non contact animal exhibits
  • Completed daily medical and husbandry records for each animal and maintained current animal files. Update Enrichment and Training databases daily, or as needed
  • Developed tour programming to enhance guest experiences
Bachelor of Science: WildLife Biology, Expected in 2017
Tarleton State University - Stephenville, TX
  • Coursework in Mammalogy, Ornithology, Plant Taxonomy, Ichthyology, Entomology, limnology, Wildlife Biology, Chemistry, Wildlife/Habitat Conservation and Biological Statistics
  • Graduated with Honors
  • Majored in Wildlife Biology.
  • Graduated with 3.7 GPA

Esri Technical Certification

Scuba Certified 100 ft

Texas Drivers License

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  • Research Assistant
  • Instructional Specialist
  • Lead Lemur Trainer
  • Mammal & Bird Keeper
  • Bachelor of Science

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