Internship/Work Experience

Marine Science Summer Camp Counselor

Marine Science Consortium/Chincoteague Bay Field Station

June 2013 – August 2013 (3 months)Wallops Island, Va- Developed, organized and implemented educational and recreational activities for campers ranging from ages 8-18

– Organized a weekly citizen science activity

– Worked as a team to plan, organize and lead a three day marine biology camp, providing an in depth understanding of the dynamic ecosystems of a barrier island for campers

– Received training in environmental interpretation and education

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Lock Haven University

Microbiology Lab Assistant

Lock Haven University

January 2012 – May 2013 (1 year 5 months)

Lock Haven, PA

– Organized and cleaned microbiology lab equipment and prepared media and cultures for student lab sections

– Aided in ongoing undergraduate research projects

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NOAA

Fisheries Intern

NOAA

May 2012 – August 2012 (4 months)

La Jolla, CA

– Studied Market Squid Population Dynamics off the Southern California Bight

– Used R programming language and a variety of statistical analyses to look for correlations between environmental variables and Market Squid populations

– Presented findings at the NOAA headquarters in Silver Spring, MD during the NOAA Science and Education Symposium

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AmeriCorps Member in Service to Pennsylvania

August 2010 – August 2012 (2 years 1 month)

Lock Haven, PA

– Completed over 900 hours of community service

– Organized and led service projects throughout the Lock Haven and Clinton County community

– Organized activities for and led an after-school program for local “At Risk Youth” called Children Actively Protecting the Environment (C.A.P.E.)

– Aided in recruiting volunteers for various campus and community-wide service projects

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North Creek Nurseries Inc.

General Laborer

North Creek Nurseries Inc.

June 2009 – August 2010 (1 year 3 months)

Oxford, PA

– Summer Position: aided in growing, organizing, packaging and shipping plants to customers.

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