Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Master of Arts, Geography
    • Miami University
    • Expected Spring 2020
    • Thesis TBD
  • Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology
  • Associates of Science

Experience

Undergraduate Coursework: Animal Physiology, Behavioral Ecology, Biology of Marine Mammals, Ecology, Evolution, Field Methods for Large Marine Vertebrates, Genetics, Introduction to GIS, Intermediate GIS, Invertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy, Marine Ecology, Marine Environment, Organic Chemistry

Graduate Coursework: GIScience in Landscape Ecology, Hydrogeography, Spatial Database Management

Programming Languages: Python, R

Skills: GIS; GPS; Home Range Calculation (Minimum Convex Polygon, Kernel Density Estimation, Local convex hull); Invertebrate Sorting and Classification; Marine Mammal Husbandry; Off road driving: ATV and 4WD; Photo Identification of Humpbacks; Public Speaking; Puma Capture: Baiting, Trap Setting, and Monitoring; Radio Telemetry; Resighting of N. Elephant Seal; Set up and maintenance of camera traps; Sherman Trapping; Video Data Collection

Software Proficiency: Adobe Creative Suite, ArcGIS 10, Microsoft Office, QGIS

Awards, Scholarships, and Honors

  • 2018-2019 Miami University, Department of Geography Graduate Teaching Assistantship
  • 2017 Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Semi-finalist
  • 2017 Oakes Senior Showcase
  • 2016 Packard Scholar

Oral and Poster Presentations

  • 2017 UCSC Undergraduate Research Symposium poster presentation on “Home range trends among the pumas of the Santa Cruz Mountains.”
  • 2017 Environmental Sciences Undergrad Senior Seminar poster presentation on “Home range trends among the pumas of the Santa Cruz Mountains.”
  • 2016 American Cetacean Society International Conference poster presentation on “Fine scale site fidelity of northern elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park”
  • 2016 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) poster presentation on “Fine scale site fidelity of northern elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park”
  • 2016 UCSC Summer Research Symposium poster presentation on “Fine scale site fidelity of northern elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park”
  • 2016 UCSC Undergraduate Research Symposium poster presentation on “Fine scale site fidelity of northern elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Park”

Undergraduate Mentoring

  • 2017-2018
    • Mark Arenas: 2018 – 2020 Scholar in the Doris Duke Conservation Program at Northern Arizona University
    • Vy Thuy Nguyen: 2018 – 2020 Scholar in UC Leads
    • Ana Baylisss Grijalva: 2017 – 2020 Undergraduate researcher in the Bin Chen Lab and a 2018 UC Santa Cruz Packard Scholar
    • Katherine Pham: University of California Santa Cruz
    • Diana Alvarado: 2018 – 2019 Undergraduate Researcher in the Costa Lab and a 2018 UCSC Packard Scholarship
    • Olivia Daniels: 2018 – 2019 Santa Cruz Puma Project Intern

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Geographers

 

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