Description

Education

Master of Science, 2014
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
Natural Resources, Ecological Planning Curriculum, GPA 3.92

Bachelor of Arts, 2010
Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
Environmental Studies and Biology major, cumulative GPA 3.66

 

Employment and Experience

Environmental Planning Associate, Siglo Group, Austin, Texas. July 2014–Present. Perform tree inventories, invasive species mapping, and site assessments.  Assist with natural area and park planning, along with associated report writing.  Perform geographic analysis, manage databases, and create and edit maps using GIS and design software.

Ecosystem Design Group Intern, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, Texas. June–August 2014. Researched and compiled plant guides for landscape design project clients. Assisted with ongoing greenroof technology research. Gathered and delivered information for project leads such as characteristics of plants and Low Impact Design best practices.

Field Technician and Invasive Plant Consultant, The Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Montpelier, Vermont and the Vermont Land Trust (VLT), Montpelier, Vermont. May 2013–May 2014. Mapped invasive plants on 22 properties using iPads running the GISRoam application; working directly with 22 landowners, produced reports including maps and management recommendations; analyzed patterns in invasive plant distribution using ArcGIS and statistical analyses; compiled a report for TNC and VLT with assessment of current invasive plant distribution, risk maps for 4 invasive plants in a 3km area around a TNC natural area based on patterns seen on surveyed properties, and recommended approach to outreach to landowners in the study area. This position fulfilled the Ecological Planning curriculum’s requirement of a Master’s project with an outside organization.

Teacher’s Assistant, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont. September 2012–May 2014. Assisted professors for Natural History and Field Ecology, Measurements and Mapping, Ecosystem Management, and Global Environmental Assessment courses. A sample of duties, which varied by course, includes: Instructed field-based lab section of 20 students; provided instruction on field techniques; graded and provided feedback on group projects, exams and other student work; delivered guest lectures; tested and edited GIS lab instructions; answered student questions in GIS and outdoor labs.

Communication and Outreach Coordinator, Office of Sustainability Integration, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. May 2010–June 2012. Collected data and compiled reports on sustainability-related achievements; managed website, Facebook account, and other media communicating the College’s sustainability initiatives on campus and beyond; compiled, wrote articles for, and distributed an e-newsletter; facilitated student projects; planned and carried out events and campaigns to inform and engage the campus community; attended frequent conferences and webinars to stay abreast of trends in sustainability in higher education.

Land Assessment Research Assistant, Department of Environmental Studies, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT. May–August 2009.  Created site maps and performed site visits assessing ecological characteristics, conditions, and management practices of College-owned agricultural and forest lands.

 

Representative Coursework

University of Vermont

·       Field Naturalist Practicum

·       Place-based Landscape Analysis

·       Field Botany for Natural Resource Professionals

·       Applied Wildlife Management and Field Ecology

·       GIS Practicum

·       Forest Ecosystem Dynamics

 

Middlebury College

·         Ecology and Evolution

·         Experimental Design and Data Analysis

·         Conservation Biology

·         Geographic Information Systems

·         Conservation and Environmental Policy

 

Computer Experience

·         Geographic Information Systems (primarily ArcGIS)

·         NetLogo multi-agent programming

·         Microsoft Office

·         Adobe Creative Suite, Corel Draw

·         Final Cut Pro

 

Volunteer and Extracurricular Involvement

·       Capital Area Master Naturalist, Trainee Class of 2016

·       Graduate student mentor for two undergraduates in the Rubenstein School

·       Social Chair of the Rubenstein Graduate Student Association

Skills

  • adobe creative suite
  • arcgis
  • cartography
  • ecology
  • microsoft office