Enthusiastic, resourceful recent graduate with academic and professional background in Environmental Science. Excellent at juggling multiple tasks and working under pressure. Looking to transition into Environmental Consulting from a career in an Environmental Laboratory.
Knowledge of EPA methods
Obtaining and reporting environmental data
Verbal communication skills
Microsoft Office proficiency
Wet Chemistry Analyst, 07/2015 to Current TestAmerica – Irvine, CA
Prepare water and soil samples for analysis by following standard operating procedures and adhering to all quality control requirements.
Work daily with various laboratory equipment including but not limited to Ion Chromatography Systems, Spectrophotometers and Pippetes.
Other duties include instrument maintenance, data review, data entry (T.A.L.S.) and reagent preparation.
Currently responsible for the analysis of the following analytes: Flouride, Chloride, Nitrate, Nitrite, Bromide, sulfate, Ortho and Total Phosphorus, Hexavalent Chromium, Mercaptans and Thiosulfate.
Graduated to performing one of the most complex tests in the department less than 6 months after being hired.
Recieved Employee of the Month runner up in October 2016 out of about 200 employees for my work overseeing a large project by keeping organized, delegating work to team members and keeping up communication between 1st and 2nd shift.
Saturday Operations Manager, 11/2014 to 05/2016 Roundhouse Aquarium – Manhattan Beach, CA
Sole Saturday staff member responsible for overseeing the aquarium during open hours.
Enhancing quest experience by answering questions and interacting through touch tank and feeding demonstrations.
Managed 5-10 high school aged volunteers by assigning tasks and making sure they were completed in a timely fashion and up to aquarium standards.
Cared for the animals in the aquarium through tank maintenance, tank cleaning, water changes and feeding.
Helped run several outreach events by setting up a booth and talking to the public about the aquarium as well as the marine ecosystem in general.
Water Quality Volunteer, 05/2015 to 07/2015 Aquarium of the Pacific – Long Beach, CA
Aid Water Quality staff with daily testing including alkalinity, pH, ammonia and chlorine.
Collect water samples throughout the aquarium.
Set up samples for Ion Chromatography testing.
Clean lab equipment including glassware and sample bottles.
Water Quality Intern, 01/2014 to 04/2014 Georgia Aquarium – Atlanta, GA
Run daily tests on water samples from aquarium exhibits including ammonia, nitrate, phosphate, pH, salinity, and alkalinity.
Prepare Ion Chromatography and coliform samples for testing.
Measure chemical additions to be added to exhibits to maintain a safe environment for its inhabitants.
Conducting an intern project examining vitamin A and E absorption in fish serum.
Clean lab equipment including glass vials and sample bottles.
Bachelor of Science: Biology, 2014 Emory University - Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Science: Environmental Science, 2014 Emory University - Atlanta, GA