Currently finishing my undergraduate degree in Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology (with a concentration in Environmental Science) at the University of Baltimore.
Currently an AmeriCorps volunteer with Blue Water Baltimore as their Ambient Water Quality Monitoring Program Assistant.
Technically proficient advanced in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Google Earth Pro, SalesForce, and adept at learning new software quickly to complete tasks.
Student Contractor February 2015 to July 2015Company Name － City, State
Collaborated with Dr.
Wolf Pecher of the University of Baltimore in an EPA Urban Stream Study of the Jones Falls Mill Corridor portion of the Jones Falls.
Responsibilities included preparation of materials necessary for field operations, the collection of samples, and the delivery of samples.
Another portion of the EPA grant study was working with local schools in demonstrations of environmental science in the Mill Corridor including teaching students both benthic ecological indexing for calculating ecological health, but also water chemistry and water quality issues that urban ecosystems face.
Outcomes: Gained experience working in a rigorous environment with a stringent quality control standard with paperwork to ensure that such standards are met.
Gained a better understanding of the Baltimore's urban ecosystems in the Jones Falls Gained field experience with the collection and assessment of benthic macroinvertebrate and aquatic wildlife in the Jones Falls utilizing equipment such as the electrofisher.
Gained experience working with students and supervising multiple projects at once.
Ambient Water Quality Monitoring Program Assistant November 2014 to CurrentCompany Name － City, State
Supported water quality monitoring field operations and water quality data management and the development of the 2014 and 2015 Healthy Harbor Report Cards.
Prepared and participated in the routine ambient water quality monitoring surveys throughout the Gwynns Falls and Jones Falls watersheds, the Baltimore Harbor, and the greater Patapsco River.
Lead teams of volunteers in the collection of water quality samples and rigorous water quality data using instruments such as YSI and Hydrolab multi-parameter sondes conducted in the streams and from the Waterkeeper boat.
Collaborated with the Water Quality Manager to support the daily operations of Blue Water Baltimore's Adopt-A-Stream volunteer network and the Outfall Screening Blitz (OSB) program.
Communicated with volunteers about upcoming OSB events and manage the volunteer database critical to ensuring the success of these programs.
In addition, prepared of all the materials needed, calibration of necessary instruments, and leading teams of volunteers in pollution monitoring stream studies such as the Outfall Screening Blitz program and the development of an Erosion Sediment Control group of volunteers to investigate sediment violations in addition to aiding in the expansion and redevelopment of the Adopt-a-Stream Program.
Worked directly with the Baltimore Harbor WATERKEEPER in pollution investigations, comprehensive reports with video and photo documentation detailing violations.
Outcomes: Gained experience giving lengthy presentations about technical knowledge of sewersheds and pollution and breaking that information down to something that people can understand without prior knowledge.
Gained experience at documenting and writing narratives for field investigations.
Gained experience operating under a regional standard of ambient water quality monitoring and instrument calibration/troubleshooting/maintenance.
Gained experience utilizing organizational software SalesForce managing pollution reports and leaving a detailed paper trail.
Gained experience with the input and management of environmentally technical data collected form field operations and organizing it appropriately.
Gained communication skills when dealing with various people from concerned citizens to agents of municipalities and acting a liaison.
Gained the ability to work independently, handling multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
Gained experience developing, managing, recruiting, and executing various programs within the Water Quality Monitoring Program Gained experience interfacing with the community and conveying the importance of urban streams and the stressors they face, while providing them with options to get involved with the various programs to help make a difference.
Developed, organized, and archived all pollution reports received digitally and continuously curates the database.
Gained experience working in a fast paced environment and prioritizing multiple tasks given.
Intern/Volunteer Scientist April 2014 to CurrentCompany Name － City, State
Worked on primarily two programs ran by Blue Water Baltimore: Ambient Water QualityMonitoring Program and Storm Water Outfall Monitoring Program.
The Ambient Water Quality Monitoring Program consists of scientists going into the field to monitor the ambient water quality for the Jones Falls, Gwynn Falls, Inner Harbor, and Patapsco River; duties consisted of collecting samples, investigating sampling locations for potential environmental hazards or contamination, interviewing any persons present at the location, producing mini-field reports, photographing monitoring sites, identifying local flora and fauna, and reporting abnormal conditions to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, municipalities, Maryland Department of the Environment, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The Storm Water Outfall Monitoring Program duties included trekking up to two or three miles in the field to observe storm water outfall pipes for potential sewage contamination, documenting locations of compromised storm water infrastructure with photos and GPS location, obtaining samples to verify water quality, and reporting compromised sanitation infrastructure to municipalities.
Outcomes: Gained experience with collecting, labeling, and handling samples to be delivered to laboratories and organizations.
Gained experience in calibrating, utilizing, and post-calibrating various monitoring equipment to collect and report data on ambient water quality at sampling locations.
Equipment utilized included using a turbidity meter, handheld YSI meter, hydrolab for large bodies of water such as the Inner Harbor, and field kits for testing for nitrates, sulfates, and other contaminates that are indicative of pollution in the environment.
Gained experience identifying local flora and fauna as well as identifying sources of pollution as well as understanding tell-tale signs of pollution in the environment that potentially harms local ecology and collecting samples/documentation as duties dictated.
Gained experience working with municipalities, state government organizations, and academic organizations to report data, collect data, and collaborate on interpreting results and delivering those results to proper channels.
Gained experience in analyzing and interpreting data to help build a "report card" reflecting the current health of the Jones Falls, Gwynn Falls, Inner Harbor, and Patapsco River that is easily understood by the public while reflecting technical aspects and data for local, state, federal, and academic organizations that have special interests in the health of the Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Area Ecosystems.
Manager-in December 2010 to December 2012Company Name － City, State
Managed employees, keeping them on task and directing them to other duties that could be done around the work environment.
Aided in the preparation of product for the next shift, maintained punctuality and schedule not only with product preparation but also closing shifts and then checking employee stations in detail for satisfactory work.
Ensured that all prepared products met the corporate standards of quality by performing quality assurance and quality control and reported any abnormalities to the lead manager to be aware of.
Outcomes: Gained experience in management and independent initiative.
Gained proficient skills in record keeping, adapting to unfamiliar software quickly, efficient communication skills, and excellent teamwork skills not only as a leader but as a member.
Gained experience adapting to various duties that extended outside of held responsibility and quick to report problems or come up with solutions to implement as quickly as possible in order to keep the workflow smooth, consistent, and uninterrupted.
Quickly resolved conflicts between staff members or staff-customer interactions in a swift, courteous, and concise manner that was the most reasonable route within my ability to do.
Ensured that corporate standards were upheld and adhered to in order to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted workflow during shifts.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science : Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology, May. 2016University of Baltimore － City, StateGPA: GPA: 3.4 Dean's List ( Fall 2009, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015 (with high honorsEnvironmental Sustainability and Human Ecology GPA: 3.4 Dean's List ( Fall 2009, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015 (with high honors Volunteering, Environmental Advocacy, UBGreen
High School Diploma : 2008Daphne High School － City, StateGPA: GPA: 3.8 Consecutive Honor Roll for 4 years (8 semesters), National Honors Society
· Activities: National Honors Society, Volunteering, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Mobile Youth Symphony OrchestraGPA: 3.8 Consecutive Honor Roll for 4 years (8 semesters), National Honors Society
· Activities: National Honors Society, Volunteering, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, and Mobile Youth Symphony Orchestra
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