EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Biology -May ••••• University of Rhode Island: Kingston, RI
CERTIFICATIONS: Emergency Responder in Adult CPR/First Aid SCUBA Â§ Advanced Open Water (PADI) Â§ AUHS Scientific Diving Accreditation (Bermuda Biological Station for Research) Â§ DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
CAREER RELATED EXPERIENCE: Walt Disney Professional Internship: Conservation Education Educational Presenter Disney Animal Kingdom, FL (June ••••• â€“ Jan •••••) Â§ Provide informational sessions about the organisms and habitats represented at various exhibits Â§ Facilitate hands on learning experiences for both children and adult visitors Â§ Conduct small group sessions, â€˜Kids Discovery Zoneâ€™, to specifically teach children various aspects of both land and sea conservation Â§ Participate in various safety/crisis management exercises Â§ Responsible for monitoring animal behavior and welfare during presentations Â§ Collaborate with collegues to stay abreast of new developments in the field through scientific research article presentations
Bermuda Biological Station Study Abroad Program: Coursework and Research Opportunity Independent Research Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Bermuda (Sept ••••• â€“ Dec •••••) Â§ Completed coursework in coral reef ecology and marine invertebrate zoology to gain a better understanding of various local organisms Â§ Designed and conducted various experiments to assess the affects of global warming on the Condylactic gigantea,giant sea anemone. Included maintaining an outdoor wet bench with tanks of decreased light, increased light and temperatures and testing zooxanthellae and protein concentrations, conducting bleaching assessments, and water-quality monitoring. Â§ Utilized SCUBA techniques to collect anemones specimen off shore of Bermuda Â§ Chosen to present my research, â€˜Global Warming: Affects on Condylactis giganteaâ€ in the Distinguished Lecture Series to all members of research staff
Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant: Research Opportunity Lab Assistant University of Rhode Island: Coastal Institute, RI (Sept •••••â€“May •••••) Â§ Worked with Autumn Oczkowski on soil samples of the Nileâ€™s Delta. Â§ Gained experience in conducting accurate measurements in repetitive Â§ Helped to maintaining clean stations and equipment.
ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT: Â§ Zittelâ€™s Country Market, Hamburg, NY Aug ••••• â€“ Present Â§ Child Development Center, Kingston RI Sept ••••• â€“ May ••••• Â§ Halburg LaTour Homes By the Sea Real Estate Agency, Wakefield RI Jan ••••• â€“ May ••••• Â§ Stop and Shop Supermarket, Narragansett RI Oct ••••• â€“ Dec •••••
ACTIVITIES:••••• Â§ National Honor Society Â§ SCUBA Club Â§ Marine Science Society •••••References Available Upon Request