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Environmental Sampling
Environmental Monitoring
Water Quality
Data Collection
Technical Writing

Professional Experience

Oct 2014Present

Geological Sciences Research Assistant

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Creating an invasive species management strategy by collecting hydrological and geological data from the surrounding Rouge River Watershed

- Regularly evaluating surface and groundwater interactions

- Physical assessments of surface water levels of a large marsh

- Measuring the pH, sediment load, organic matter, and composition of the area's soil

- Identifying the floodplain rocks and pebbles

Oct 2014Present

Environmental Program Leader

Environmental Interperative Center

- Leading small teams of visitors on discovery walks through natural areas and emphasizing nature's intrinsic value

- Identifying the local flora and fauna 

- Answering visitors' questions

Jan 2014Jun 2014

Marketing Coordinator

Michigan Life Science & Innovation Center

- Coordinated marketing and organization of Michigan's booth and pavilion at the 2014 International BIO Convention

- Assisted in organizing Michigan's convention booths and pavilion speakers

- Established and maintained communication as main point of contact with sponsors at multiple tiers and external to MiLSIC

Aug 2013Sep 2014

Biofuels Technologies Internship

Michigan Life Science and Innovation Center

-Team Supervisor: managed and trained 11 students biotechnological lab techniques

- Researched viability and impact of bioremediation of wastewater with algae

- Collaborated with and Michigan State University and Arizona State University biofuel laboratories

- Developed a system to convert cyanobacteria into a bio-gasoline with reliable hot/cold flow dynamics

- Successfully located specific loci involved in lipid production, in order to produce short chain alkanes

- Technical writing: lab, tool, and equipment logs; federal grant proposals and application

- Trained several student teams in monitoring, thawing, and expanding algal cell cultures

- Gel electrophoresis, PCR, qPCR, solution preparation, and gas chromatography analyses

Feb 2008Aug 2013

Administrative Assistant

Trig Media LLC

- Proposed and implemented a new recycling plan & moved from semi-paperless to paperless office  

- Over 5 years administrative experience

- Point of contact for all internal and external communications



Bachelor of Science in Geology

University of Michigan-Dearborn

- Honors Transfer Innovators Program


Environmental Science

Schoolcraft College

Activities and Societies: 

- Dean's List

- Global Endorsement 

- Environmental Awareness Group Charter Member 

- Biofuels Technologies Internship


Friends of the Rouge | Rouge Education Project 

- Identifying geomorphological features of the stream and explaining hydrological roles in habitat formation

- Explaining various ecological metric models
- Instructing methods of field and laboratory chemical tests

- Sampled and identified each system's benthic macroinvertebrates using keys

Natural Area Preserve | Amphibian Survey

- Surveyed amphibian habitats and migration patterns

Friends of the Rouge & Huron River Watershed Council | Stream Survey Leader 

- Collect and perform surface water analysis

- Riparian vegetation identification