Carla Whisner

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2014 - Nov 2014

Volunteer, Finance/Fundraising/Public Information

David Suzuki Foundation

Helped coordinate volunteers for the Blue Dot Tour that crossed Canada. Used Salesforce to organize volunteer information. Assisted in preparing donations for weekly deposits and called donors thanking them for their support. Helped train new volunteers for finance duties. Responded to general environmental inquiries via email and answered the phone at the front desk.

Sep 2011 - May 2013

Junior Hydrogeologist

Golder Associates Ltd

Time spent in office and field was 50/50

Office: Assessed chemistry data based on soil and water quality guidelines. Contributed to written sections of reports. Created figures for reports showing conditions of groundwater flow, along with any needed graphics. Updated groundwater models and completed model calibrations and sensitivity analyses.

Field: Managed small-scale projects, created health and safety plans, and coordinated with subcontractors. Supervised the installation of wells and logged changes in geology. Collected instrument data and soil/water samples for analysis.

Aug 2009 - Aug 2011

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant

University of Kansas

Taught weekly labs, led local field trips, and maintained class websites. Classes included Geomorphology, Intro to Geology, and Natural Disasters. Constructed a model to evaluate water resource sustainability in arid regions (research).

Dec 2007 - Jun 2009

Research Assistant

Byrd Polar Research Center

Analyzed water samples collected from Antarctica. Organized years of data and used statistical methods to evaluate trends within the data.

May 2006 - Mar 2007


Carrabbaʼs Italian Grill

Served food and beverages to customers.  Knew every ingredient on the menu.

Jun 2004 - Dec 2006

Sales Associate


Operated the register and restocked items.

May 2003 - Jun 2004


Damon's Grill

Greeted and seated customers.  Made sure the servers had equal tables.


Aug 2009 - Aug 2011


University of Kansas

30 semester credits completed,  master's degree not obtained



Microsoft Office Suite



Teaching or Training Others