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Summary

Reliable Research Assistant with degrees in Sustainability Studies and Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Detail-oriented and adept at collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing data from variety of sources. Successful in contributing to microplastic research and publications exploring the abundance of microplastics in different environments.

Skills
  • Managing laboratory supplies
  • Materials preparation
  • Preparing and processing samples
  • Field research
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Literature searches
  • Public presentations
  • Analyzing and synthesizing data
  • Research methods
  • Proficient in GIS, RStudio, and MS Software
  • Research and publication
  • Conducting surveys
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Microplastic collecion and identification
Research, Work, & Volunteer Experience
Undergraduate Research Assistant, 08/2020 to Current
Penn State UniversityUniversity Park, PA,
  • Supported principal investigators during research into how green infrastructure might impact the nitrogen cycle.
  • Designed and performed in-depth research to answer complex questions about micropastic pollution in freshwater ecosystems.
  • Conducted lab and field work to collect, prepare, and process soil, plant, and microplastic samples.
  • Analyzed soil samples by conducting KCl extractions, microbial biomass assays, and soil packing for isotope analysis.
  • Prepared tables, graphs, written reports, and presentations summarizing research results using RStudio, MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Performed extensive literature reviews to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
Undergraduate Researcher, 09/2019 to 11/2021
California Institute Of TechnologyPasadena, CA,
  • Performed in-depth research to answer complex questions on anthropogenic influences on marine microplastic pollution.
  • Conducted lab and field work to collect, prepare, and process microplastic samples.
  • Prepared tables, graphs, written reports, and presentations summarizing research results using JASP statistical software, MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Shared research findings through publication and presentation.
Marine Biology Field Research Assistant, 10/2019 to 11/2019
Ruth's Chris Steak House, Inc.El Paso, TX,
  • Conducted field work to survey Tridacna spp., quantifying the abundance and size of giant clams, and estimate algae and seagrass percent cover in Exmouth, Western Australia.
  • Data analysis and preparation of tables, graphs, and written report summarizing research results.
Summer Camp Circus Coach/Instructor, 06/2014 to 09/2019
Johnson & JohnsonSouth Carolina, SC,
  • Taught children how to perform aerial arts and flying trapeze while enjoying nature.
  • Built and deepened relationships with kids and families to enhance program goals and student success.
  • Developed events and programs in consideration of needs, abilities and interests of participants.
  • Helped participants enjoy activities while ensuring adherence to protocol.
Circus Performer, 09/2014 to 08/2017
Embrace Adrenaline EntertainmentCity, STATE,
  • Preformed in various circus acts for fundraising events.
  • Choreographed and memorized routines while Incorporating guidelines and feedback from the Director to improve upon and add dimension to upcoming performances.
  • Stayed in peak physical condition to maintain capability for handling long hours in heavy, hot costumes.
  • Kept costumes and equipment performance-ready with careful attention to repairs and cleaning.
Aerial Arts Coach, 06/2017 to 06/2017
Spirit GymCity, STATE,
  • Gymnastics summer camp aerial arts coach.
  • Created aerial lesson plans for various age groups based on capabilities of students.
  • Designed activities to help individuals overcome confidence issues and build strength.
  • Explained principles, techniques and safety requirements to activity participants to prevent injury.
Server, 08/2015 to 08/2016
Sweet Martha's Cookie JarCity, STATE,
  • Prepared and served cookies and cold beverages.
  • Operated cash register, collected payments and provided accurate change.
  • Maintained calm demeanor during high-volume periods.
Project Lead, 01/2021 to Current
University Of UtahCity, STATE,
  • Led key capstone project focused on educating the campus community on the implications of plastic and microplastic pollution and starting a conversation to ban single-use plastics on campus and overall reduce plastic consumption.
  • Collaborated with the University of Utah Sustainability Office to discuss our proposed single-use plastic ban on campus.
  • Spearheaded project meetings with team members to discuss ongoing, planned and recently completed tasks.
Citizen Science Volunteer, 01/2021 to Current
ZooniverseCity, STATE,
  • Experience with data sorting and camera trap image identification
  • Familiarity with community science methodology
Education and Training
Honors Bachelor of Science : Biology , Expected in 08/2021
University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT
GPA:
  • 3.8 GPA
  • Emphasis in Environmental And Organismal Biology
  • Minor in Chemistry
  • Thesis: Microplastic Water Pollution Spanning the Wildland to Urban Gradient of Red Butte Creek, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Undergraduate Research Scholar
  • Dean's List Honoree Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021
  • Academic Distinction Scholarship Recipient.
  • Completed coursework in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics
Honors Bachelor of Science : Environmental And Sustainability Studies , Expected in 05/2021
University of Utah - Salt Lake City, UT,
GPA:
  • 3.8 GPA
  • Emphasis in Climate and Energy
  • Thesis: Microplastic Water Pollution Spanning the Wildland to Urban Gradient of Red Butte Creek, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Undergraduate Research Scholar
  • Dean's List Honoree Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021
  • Academic Distinction Scholarship Recipient.
  • Completed study abroad in Fiji on Sustainability and Ecotourism
  • Completed coursework in environmental science, policy, and justice
Study Abroad: Biology And Ecology Field Studies, Expected in 11/2019
CIEE Perth-Tulane University - Perth, Western Australia,
GPA:
  • 4.0 GPA
  • Completed coursework in GIS, Research Methods, Marine Biology, and Field Research
Concurrent Enrollment: , Expected in 05/2017
Hamline University - Saint Paul, MN
GPA:
  • Completed college coursework in Biology, Environmental Studies, English, Psychology, and Political Science during Junior and Senior year of high school.
  • 3.71 GPA

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School Attended
  • University of Utah
  • University of Utah
  • CIEE Perth-Tulane University
  • Hamline University
Job Titles Held:
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant
  • Undergraduate Researcher
  • Marine Biology Field Research Assistant
  • Summer Camp Circus Coach/Instructor
  • Circus Performer
  • Aerial Arts Coach
  • Server
  • Project Lead
  • Citizen Science Volunteer
Degrees
  • Honors Bachelor of Science
  • Honors Bachelor of Science
  • Study Abroad
  • Concurrent Enrollment