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Elizabeth Noll

M.S. - Conservation Technology

Objective

To build on my academic, work, and research success to promote the conservation and restoration of at-risk species and habitats.

Willing to re-locate and travel.   

Education

Aug 2018July 2019
Florida Institute of Technology

Master of Science - Conservation Technology

Cumulative GPA: 3.90/4.00

Graduate Scholarship $2,000/semester

Aug 2012Dec 2014
Missouri State University

Bachelor of Science - Wildlife Biology

Cumulative GPA: 3.39/4.00

Alpha Sigma Alpha - Beta Sigma - Artistic Design Head

Wildlife Society and Students for a Sustainable Future Club Member

Aug 2010May 2012
St. Charles Community College

Associate of Arts

Cumulative GPA: 3.75/4.00

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Dean's List (four semesters)

Full academic scholarship

Science Club

Research and Volunteer Experience

May 2019Present
Florida Institute of Technology - Conservation Genetics Lab

Supervisor: Dr. Jeff Eble, Doherty Visiting Professor in Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

  • Responsibilities: Independently responsible for fish DNA sample preparation and quality control, and extraction of environmental DNA from water and sediment samples; Assisted with validation of new experimental techniques
  • Skills: Standard laboratory skills and safety, kit-based and custom DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis and imaging, DNA sequence clean-up and analysis
May 2019June 2019
Florida Institute of Technology - Neotropical Archaeology

Supervisor: Dr. Mark Bush, Professor in Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

  • Responsibilities: 2 weeks of field work in Ecuador collecting sediment and soil cores from four lakes in the Amazon to investigate the ecological impacts of land-use change using fossil pollen and charcoal deposits
  • Skills: Field research in a remote area in extreme weather conditions, field notes, soil and sediment coring, GPS, YSI 
Aug 2018April 2019
Florida Institute of Technology - Marine Mammals Lab

Supervisor: Dr. Spencer Fire, Assistant Professor in Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

  • Responsibilities: Independently extracted marine mammal and fish tissue for biotoxin (e.g., DA, OA, STX, PbTX) and harmful algal bloom related analysis; Assisted with ELISA diagnostic assays
  • Skills: Standard laboratory skills and safety, tissue extraction, ELISA diagnostic assay
Nov 20142 Days
Missouri Department of Conservation - Chronic Wasting Disease

Supervisor: Timothy Russell, Southwest Regional Supervisor

  • Responsibilities: Removed and prepared deer lymph nodes at hunting check points to be sent to a lab for CWD research
  • Skills: Dissection, field work in extreme weather conditions

Certifications and Skills

Fire Management Level 1 through Missouri Department of Conservation (Nov 2014)

Proficiency in MS Office

Introduction to R Studio, ArcGIS, and DNA bioinformatic software; Handheld GPS

Standard laboratory skills and safety, tissue extraction, kit-based and custom DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis and imaging, DNA sequence clean-up and analysis

Work Experience

Sept 2017July 2018
Club Pilates - Brentwood, MO (10 months)

Lead Sales Representative (Part-time)

  • Responsibilities: Membership and retail sales, customer care, new employee training
  • Skills: Leadership, communication (face-to-face, phone, and email), interpersonal, conflict resolution, organization, and self-motivation
Dec 2016April 2018
Saint Louis Zoo - St. Louis, MO (1 year, 4 months)

Zookeeper - Children's Zoo (Part-time)

  • Responsibilities: Animal husbandry, enrichment, diet preparation, administration of medications (oral and SQ), shows, and public education
  • Skills: Working in a fast-paced, high stress environment in extreme weather conditions, time  management, organization, team work, interpersonal, and ZIMS database
April 2016Dec 2016
Saint Louis Zoo - St. Louis, MO (8 months)

Education Interpreter (Part-time)

  • Responsibilities: Designed and delivered informal educational opportunities for visitors; Conveyed animal and conservation messages; Directed visitor/animal interactions at the Stingrays at Caribbean Cove exhibit; Demonstrated proper touching and feeding methods 
  • Skills: Interpretation, interpersonal, communication, working in a fast-paced environment, team work, and self-motivation
Sept 2015Sept 2016
My Room Rocks - Chesterfield, MO (1 year)

Store Manager (Full-time)

  • Responsibilities: Management of sales and inventory, store design, interviewing, hiring, training, scheduling, bookkeeping and payroll
  • Skills: Leadership, communication, interpersonal, conflict resolution, planning, creativity, organization, and self-motivation
Feb 2015Sept 2015
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation - Kendalia, TX (8 months)

Animal Caretaker (Full-time)

  • Responsibilities: Apprenticeship in animal rescue, care, and rehabilitation; Public education
  • Skills: Animal husbandry, administration of medications (oral, SQ, IM), working in a fast-paced, high stress environment in extreme weather conditions, time  management, organization, team work, interpersonal, and communication (phone and email)

References

Dr. Jeff Eble

Florida Institute of Technology - Doherty Visiting Professor, Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

(508) 237-9551

[email protected] 

Dr. Mark Bush

Florida Institute of Technology - Professor, Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

(321) 674-7166

[email protected] 

John Clark

Saint Louis Zoo - Zoological Manager, Children's Zoo

(314) 646-4705

[email protected] 

Ruth Dultz

Saint Louis Zoo - Assistant Manager of Interpreters

(314) 646-4533

[email protected]

Andrea LaRondelle

Club Pilates Brentwood - Owner

(775) 771-9605

[email protected]

Mary Sittler

My Room Rocks - Owner

(678) 478-2377

[email protected]