Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Bachelor of Science, May •••••
Major: Conservation Biology Minor: Geology
BJAAM Environmental, Inc., Canal Fulton, Ohio (May ••••• Present)
Hired as an Environmental Technician then promoted to Project Manager/Risk Assessor
&#•••••; Correspondence with government agencies to help implement the remediation of contaminated sites.
&#•••••; Consult clients during emergency response events.
&#•••••; Lead contractors on underground storage tank closures and interim response action (IRA) activities.
&#•••••; Manage projects for clients in the remediation of contaminated sites and write various reports.
&#•••••; Written IRA, closure, Tier 1, and worked on Tier 2 reports.
&#•••••; Obtaining off-site access, designing maps, cross-sections, and performing BIOSCREEN modeling.
&#•••••; Lead rotary/geoprobe drill rigs, as a Geologist and conduct ground water sampling.
&#•••••; Interpret the subsurface geology using soil cores.
Kent State University Biology Department, Kent, Ohio (August ••••• December •••••)
&#•••••; Assessed and delineated various types of wetlands using the Army Corps of Engineers Delineation Manual and the Ohio Rapid Assessment Method (ORAM).
&#•••••; Identified a diverse amount of plant and animal species.
&#•••••; Analyzed soil profiles using the Munsell Color Chart.
&#•••••; Extensive use of the USDA Web Soil Survey and county soil maps.
EnviroScience Incorporated, Stow, Ohio (April-August •••••)
Collaborated as an intern on the Lake Management Divisions "Middfoil Project."
&#•••••; Worked with clients across the country on a first hand basis to demonstrate, explain, and implement the process of the program.
&#•••••; Collected and stocked the Milfoil Weevil (Euhrychiopsis lecontei), for control of the invasive species, Eurasian Watermilfoil.
&#•••••; Collected density samples and ran transect lines of the invasive species found within the stoc••••• and monitoring sites to track Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum).
&#•••••; Acted as a team to cultivate Milfoil Weevil (Euhrychiopsis lecontei).
Lorain County Metro Parks, LaGrange, Ohio (May-August •••••)
Interned as a Resource Technician
&#•••••; Managed various invasive plant species and built fish nursery snags in ponds
&#•••••; Worked on beaver dams, maintained rivers, and cut down trees
COLLEGE COURSES OF INTEREST TAKEN:
Wetland Ecology/Management, Ichthyology, Invertebrate Zoology, Ornithology, Local Flora, Soil Biology, Marine Biology, Conservation Biology, Geographic Information Science (GIS), Remote Sensing, Conservation of Natural Resources, Mineralogy, Petrology, Hydrogeology, and Geomorphology
&#•••••; Identification of plants (including invasive species), invertebrates, fish, birds, soils, and minerals/rocks
&#•••••; Familiar with performing Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI)
&#•••••; ••••• hour OSHA HAZWOPER and current 8 hour refresher certified
&#•••••; Adept in the knowledge of the Tier ••••• hydrogeology assessment process
&#•••••; Operation of outboard boat motors, tractors, and other various tools
&#•••••; Proficient in using ArcGIS, BIOSCREEN, PENTOXSD, Quick Domenico, SW Load, Global Positioning System (GPS), Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, USDA Web Soil Survey, Geomatica, Google Earth Pro, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and Paint Shop Pro,
&#•••••; Partial ability to speak and write Spanish
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES:
&#•••••; Deans List
&#•••••; Conducted many various research projects with faculty throughout college tenure
&#•••••; Volunteered for the Cleveland Metro Parks, as a part of their Biomonitoring program and test the water quality of local streams by conducting IBI assessments.
*References available upon request.