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Work experience

Jan 2008Present

Marine Biologist

NOAA Fisheries
  • Trains field biologists to collect fisheries data on commercial fishing vessels
  • Analyzes data returned by field biologists
  • Supports biologists while at sea through inseason vessel communications and VMS
  • Serves as FMA’s point of contact for Seabird related concerns
  • Serves as FMA’s Outreach liaison

Guest Researcher

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utilized CDC laboratories for macroinvertebrate and fish identification, in addition to the use of various water quality testing apparatus in suport of the pursuit of graduate degree.


Operations Supervisor/Biologist

Clarke Environmental Mosquito Management
  • Headed operations for Fulton County’s Went Nile Virus Surveillance Program
  • Worked actively with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Georgia and the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness to monitor presence of the West Nile Virus
  • Managed a $300,000 budget
  • Managd12 employees who carry out the obligations of this office

High School Science Teacher

Fayette County School System
  • Biology, Environmental Science, Physical Science
  • Manage the school’s Outdoor Classroom
  • Personally developed End-of-Course Test Study Guide
  • Personally developed a school wide recycling program
  • Head Softball Coach

North Pacific Groundfish Observer

Northwest Observers, Inc

Collected, maintained, and distributed data for scientific, management, and regulation compliance purposes in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea. 


Feb 2007Jun 2008

Master's of Arts

Prescott College

BSc Biology


Rosmarie Kelly, PhD, MPH

Graduate Advisor and Professional Collaboator

Richard Cellarius

Patti Nelson