Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Master of Arts, Geography
    • Miami University
    • Thesis: Site characteristics of beaver dams in southwest Ohio, advised by Bartosz Grudzinski, PhD.
    • Expected Spring 2020
  • 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: Geographic Thought, Remote Sensing, Research Techniques, Spatial Database Management, Statistical Modeling and Study Design

Programming Languages: Python, R, SQL

Skills: Cartography; 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.x, ENVI, GIMP, Inkscape, Microsoft Office, PostGIS/PostgresSQL, QGIS 2.x and 3.x

Awards, Scholarships, and Honors

  • 2019 1st Place in Miami University’s 3 Minute Thesis Competition
  • 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

  • 2019 American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting poster presentation, “Preliminary site characteristics of beavers in southwest Ohio”
  • 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”

Outreach, Guest Lectures, and Workshops

  • RedHawk Talks. Miami University. March 2019.
    • RedHawk Talks is a TED style speaking event sponsored by the Graduate School of Miami University.
  • Introduction to PostGIS Workshop. Miami University. November 2018.
  • Science Judge, Sea Lion Bowl. Feb 2014, Feb 2016.
  • Exhibit Guide, Seymour Center. 2010 – 2012.

Undergraduate Mentoring

  • 2018-2019
    • Izzy Aristizabal: 2018 Field Technician in the Grudzinski Lab
  • 2017-2018

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Geographers

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