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Samples of Work


Plant Photography
Social media
Writing and editing
Utilizing the Jepson Manual keys


Sustainability, botany, science, environmental science, writing, interpretation, photography.

Work experience

See resume under "Samples of Work" for full work history
Sep 2013Aug 2014

Horticultural Intern

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

One year internship including 6 months with a private botanic garden in Palm Beach County and 6 months at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Duties include propagation, mapping plant locations, accessioning new plants, maintaining the garden (via pruning, trimming, application of pest control products and planting), working with garden volunteers and completion of an independent project at the end of the internship. My independent project consists of taking an existing plot, inventorying the plot, determining what plants need to be removed, maintained or planted in keeping with the mission of the plot, creating a brochure conveying the expedition stories associated with the plants in the plot, executing the maintenance plan in the plot and giving a presentation on the project.

Jul 2012Aug 2013

Scientific Aide

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Compliance reviews of submitted 1600 projects for the Lake and Streambed division. Following up with applicants regarding projects, writing Operation of Law letters, entering data into Project Tracking, helping to run the Natural Resources Volunteer Program, creating site visits for NRVP to investigate, reviewing Incidental Take Permits, EIRs and other environmental documents.

Mar 2011Aug 2011

Field Botanist

Garcia and Associates: Natural and Cultural Resource Consultants

Rare plant field surveys with a team of botanists. Keying with a Jepson Manual, marking points on a Trimble/Garmin GPS unit, mapping invasive plant populations. Survey experience includes Desert Tortoise, Fringe-toed Lizards, Coachella Valley Milk Vetch and more. Construction monitoring for transmission line installation, wind projects.

Jan 2011Mar 2011

Environmental Services Intern

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Assisted in teaching classes centered on native plant biology to community volunteers involved in Botany Club.

Jun 2009Sep 2009

Greenhouse Technician

Andy's Orchids

Watered large orchid greenhouse, packaged, shipped, repotted and mounted species orchids.

Jun 2008Aug 2008

Biological Technician- Invasive Plants

Forest Service- Umpqua National Forest

Pulled invasive plants and collected native seeds/planted native plants.

Jun 2006Aug 2006

Biological Technician- Invasive Plants

Forest Service- Rogue River/ Siskiyou National Forests

Pulled invasive plants and educated others about the problems caused by invasive species.


Aug 2005May 2010


Humboldt State University

High School Diploma

Borrego Springs High School