Suzanne Vesely

TECHNICIAN/ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANT

Wildlife, fisheries, and ecological research

Environmental and natural resource management

Areas of interest

Endangered and threatened species

Riparian restoration, ecology, and management

Environmental sciences: Water and air quality.  Ecological, environmental, and biological toxicology.  Environmental chemistry and microbiology.  Agricultural chemistry and microbiology.

Qualifications

Education

Strong educational background includes Bachelor of Science in Biology and 2 years of postbaccalaureate studies in Wildlife Science.  E-courses.

Computer skills and experience

Use databases, on-line systems, Internet, and mobile devices.  Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007.  Software training courses.

Technical experience

Nearly 2 years of technician-level experience, including over 1 year as GS-05 level biological technician.  QA/QC in production environment.

Key attributes and other qualifications

Awards and commendations for quality, productivity, and attendance.  Written, verbal, and interpersonal skills demonstrated in university coursework and positions held.  Detail-oriented, organized, and dependable.  Make sound decisions working independently.

Education

Education
Sep 1992 - Jun 1994

Postbaccalaureate (undergraduate) studies in Wildlife Science

Oregon State University, College of Agricultural Sciences

Oregon State University’s undergraduate programs in the biological and agricultural sciences, including biology and wildlife and fisheries science, are highly ranked nationally.

Sep 1984 - Jun 1988

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Oregon State University, College of Science

Oregon State University’s undergraduate programs in the biological and agricultural sciences, including biology and wildlife and fisheries science, are highly ranked nationally. In the National Science Foundation rankings of undergraduate programs, Oregon State University is ranked 8th nationally in biology / agriculture. These rankings are based on the percentage of graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D.

Education Highlights

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY:

Key academic achievements:

Graduated with High Scholarship.

Very good to outstanding performance in nearly all major and all physical science courses as undergraduate and postbaccalaureate student.

27 quarter hours in wildlife and fisheries science, 15 in ecology, 77 in biological sciences, 41 in physical sciences, 14 in statistics, 12 in calculus, and 11 in natural resource and environmental economics and policy.

Very good to outstanding scores on all research proposals, term papers, reports, and essays.

Excellent performance in statistics, algebra, calculus, accounting, and economics courses.

CWA, WQA (Water Quality Act of 1987), ESA, NFMA, NEPA, CERCLA/Superfund, and other important Acts:

Studied these through readings, discussions, and papers in courses Natural Resource and Environmental Economics and Policy, Reading and Conference: Public Land Law and Policy Analysis, and Bureaucratic Politics and Policy (Natural Resource Policy).

Studied important wildlife-related Acts and policies through readings, discussions, and papers in WIC (Writing Intensive Course) Wildlife Ecology.

Papers:

The Clean Water Act, Water Quality Act, and Point and Nonpoint Sources of Pollution in the Willamette River Basin, with emphasis on Portland, Oregon's CSOs (Combined Sewer Overflows) and Big Pipe Project (for course Natural Resource and Environmental Economics and Policy).

Field Burning in the Willamette Valley (for course Geography of the Pacific Northwest).

Inuit Marine Mammal Harvesting, CITES, and Marine Mammal Protection Act (for course Wildlife Ecology).

Wrote paper(s) in following courses: Natural Resource and Environmental Economics and Policy, Reading and Conference: Public Land Law and Policy Analysis, Bureaucratic Politics and Policy (Natural Resource Policy), Wildlife Ecology, Grassland Ecosystems, and Geography of the Pacific Northwest.

For each paper, researched and analyzed management issue and if/how important Acts and policies apply to issue.

Research proposals:

Impact by Beaver on Several Riparian Tree Species in Northwestern Oregon (for course Wildlife Biology: Mammals).

Fruit Color Preferences of Avian Frugivores in Western Oregon (for course Wildlife Biology: Birds).

For each research proposal, researched and analyzed area of research/management, developed hypothesis and plan for further study, and discussed relevance and significance of project.

Research proposals include: introduction to area of research/management, literature review, justification for project, hypothesis, methods, data analysis, budget, schedule, and discussion.

Presentations:

Recommended courses for fisheries and wildlife science majors (for seminar Human Dimensions of Fisheries and Wildlife Management).

Habitat Suitability Index for the Gila Monster (for course Wildlife Ecology).

Skills

Collect, enter, analyze, and summarize chemical, biological, statistical, and physical data

Interpret data, documentation, manuals, and verbal and written instructions

Report trends and provide input into development/improvement of procedures, projects, and plans

Use databases, on-line systems, Internet, and mobile devices

Quickly learn technologies and technical and laboratory skills

Scientific/research communication

Create effective presentations, proposals, and reports using data and information compiled and synthesized

Compose original content

Verbal communication and presentation

Written communication

Interpersonal and cross-cultural communication

Negotiation

Business/sales communication

Accurate and complete data collection, entry, and processing

Review records and documents for accuracy and completeness

Plan and organize tasks and work activities

Develop knowledge of and follow procedures and policies

Research issues and diagnose and resolve problems

Additional Courses

Series or site

Course or textbook title, Date completed

Other information

Barron's

Advanced Placement Statistics, In progress

Supplemented course with Microsoft Excel 2007 for descriptive statistics, binomial and normal probability, regression analysis, confidence intervals, and tests of significance

Udacity

Intro to Statistics, 1/2015

College Algebra, 1/2015

Introductory Algebra Review, 8/2013

Microsoft Press Inside Out

Microsoft Office Excel 2007, 12/2014

Highlights: Building, formatting, and editing worksheets, charting, graphics, creating formulas, using functions and arrays, financial, statistical, and what-if analysis, managing databases and tables, PivotTables, working with external data, and integrating Excel with other applications

Microsoft Press Step by Step

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, 4/2013,9/2012

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote

Experience Summary

1990-1999

Temporary/seasonal positions with federal government.

Nearly 2 years of technician-level experience.

Compiled habitat and biological data, monitored and assessed ecological and environmental conditions, collected and analyzed biological and environmental samples, and entered data into computer databases.

Surveys: stream, riparian, northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet, northern goshawk, and cover and forage.

Experience

Work History
Dec 1995 - Mar 1996

Electronic Assembler

Uniforce Temporary Personnel

Client company: Japan Aviation Electronics, Tualatin, Oregon