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Education

Stony Brook University – Stony Brook, NY                                                                                                                   August 2018

M.A. Marine Conservation and Policy

University of Rhode Island - Providence, RI                                                                                                                   July 2017   

Master of Business Administration                     

Concentration: Management

University at Albany - Albany, NY                                                                                                                                  May 2014

B.S. Environmental Science

Minors: Biology and Geography                  

Relevant Experience

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association – Honolulu, HI – Water Quality Scientist                                           June – August 2018

  • Managed and oversaw the start and implementation of a water quality program for an NGO by creating a water quality protocol manual highlighting proper scientific instruments required and proper handling, monitoring techniques, data sample sheets, identified sites of high importance, and bacteria abundance testing in Maunalua Bay
  • Researched best green infrastructure management practices applicable to O’ahu to reduce pollution runoff
  • Created a Quality Assurance Project Plan to implement the start of green infrastructure best management practices to reduce pollution runoff
  • Enhanced grant proposal writing skills
  • Created ArcGIS maps to identify best locations to install green infrastructure and reduce runoff
  • Created and conducted a willingness-to-pay survey to learn best ways to incentivize the community to install green infrastructure
  • Conducted invasive algae abundance research
  • Collected and analyzed bacteria, nutrient, and water samples
  • Led community work days to remove invasive alien algae species

Climate Action Business Association – Boston, MA – Climate Policy Aide                                                                June – August 2016

  • Created a final report to address political officials how unprepared Boston businesses are to adapt to climate change and analyzing steps small businesses can take to increase their business resiliency to climate change 
  • Conducted research on climate and energy policy, with a focus on carbon pricing, offshore wind, and the Massachusetts’ Act to Promote Energy Diversity (h. 456)
  • Attended meetings with Massachusetts’ political officials to inform them of our campaign

New England Aquarium - Boston, MA – Marine Mammal Education and Research Intern                                        March - June 2015

  • Collected, transcribed, and analyzed field data including whale feeding and social behaviors, location, and identification of the whales in the Stellwagen Bank region.  This data was then used by the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies for further research
  • Managed a variety of research related data processing including data entry into Microsoft Excel and photo-identification

New England Aquarium - Boston, MA – Wet Lab and Edge of Sea Aquarist                                                             October 2014 – March 2015

  • Performed animal husbandry responsibilities for the touch tank and 800 gallon seahorse and juvenile fish exhibit
  • Gathered and recorded daily temperatures, managed daily feeding routines, completed daily cleaning of holding tanks and water systems among other various tasks throughout the aquarium

Ulster County Department of Health - Kingston, NY – Environmental Health Aide                                                  Summers 2012 – 2014

  • Conducted and enforced public health inspections at public water systems, food service establishments, campgrounds, mobile home parks, pools, public beaches, temporary residences, and markets for public health violations

UAlbany Student Sustainability Advisory Council – Albany, NY – Grounds Chair                                                   August 2013 – May 2014

  • Organized, promoted, managed, and gained approval from school board to construct a sustainable campus garden and other projects
  • Worked with environmental science faculty and officials at weekly meetings to plan and implement the garden project

Computer Skills

  • Received undergraduate certificate in geographic information systems and spatial analysis
  • Exceptionally proficient with ArcGIS, Mat lab, ERDAS Imagine, Eclipse, and Adobe Illustrator for GIS lab work
  • Exceptionally proficient with operating Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Out


Skills
  • GIS 6 years by 2019
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