Highly motivated student seeking a career opportunity where my education, experience, and passion for animal health and care may be put to practical use.
Certificate: Veterinary AssistantPima Medical Institute - Seattle, WACurrent Current GPA: 4.0
Bachelor of Science: Aquatic and Fisheries Science; Marine BiologyUniversity of Washington - Seattle, WAJune 2013 Overall GPA: 3.65; Major GPA: 3.92
Senior Wildlife Care Assistant - volunteerPAWS Wildlife Center - Lynnwood, WA02/2014 - Current
Assisted wildlife rehabilitators with intake and follow-up exams.
Observed animal behavior and reported changes in feeding habits, diet, health status, physical conditions and other adverse abnormalities.
Prepared diets and cared for a variety of local wild
animals, including reptiles, mammals, and birds.
Cared for orphaned and injured infant mammals and birds.
Administered medications, subcutaneous fluids, and
gavage feedings to birds and small mammals.
Weighed and examined animals and recorded information in files.
Cleaned and maintained indoor and outdoor animal enclosures, service areas, and surroundings.
Performed wildlife releases.
Assisted with on-the-job instruction of new
Wildlife Rehabilitation InternPAWS Wildlife Center - Lynnwood, WA04/2015 - 09/2015 In addition to regular Wildlife Care Assistant Duties:
Prepared and administered vaccinations.
Collected, prepared, and read fecal samples and hematocrit tests.
Supervised and instructed volunteers and newer interns.
Interpretation Volunteer; Life Sciences VolunteerSeattle Aquarium - Seattle, WA02/2014 - Current
As an Exhibit Interpreter:
Provided information on marine animals, the
aquarium, and conservation issues to the public.
Ensured appropriate handling and respect for
marine animals, particularly intertidal invertebrates.
As a Life Sciences Volunteer on the Cold Water Fish and Invertebrate Team:
Prepared diets and cared for a large variety of local fish and invertebrates
both on exhibit and in holding.
Observed animal behavior to monitor health and
wellbeing.Regularly cleaned and maintained tanks and displays.
VolunteerOcean Research Conservation Africa (ORCA) - Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, South Africa10/2013 - 11/2013
Completed courses in Marine Guiding and in First
Aid for Stranded Marine Animals.
Observed behavior and took photographs of
cetaceans for fin profiling and identification.
Assisted in rehabilitating, monitoring, and
releasing loggerhead sea turtles.
Participated in community outreach projects,
including education programs at Siyakhula Preschool in the Qolweni township and
interacting with customers on whale and dolphin watching tours through Ocean
VolunteerWhite Shark Projects - Gaansbai, Western Cape, South Africa10/2013 - 10/2013
Assisted on a white shark cage diving boat, interacting
with and assisting customers.
Collected data on sharks, including noting
behaviors and distinctive markings for identification.
Participated in community outreach via a
“recycle swap shop” in the local township.