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College

Colorado State University, Warner College of Natural Resources, Fort Collins, Colorado

B.S. Parks and Protected Areas Management, Focus on Environmental Education and Communications, May 2015

 

Course Schedule

Professional and Technical Communication Lab

Professional and Technical Communication 

Natural Resources History and Policy

Natural Resources and the Media

Human Dimensions Research and Analysis Lab

Human Dimensions Research and Analysis

Music Appreciation

Parks/Protected Area Management

Principles of Environmental Communication

General Statistics

General Statistics Lab

Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements

Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements Lab

Animal Behavior

General Chemistry II

General Chemistry Lab II

Independent Study in Ecosystem Science

Media in Society

Ecology

Plant Identification 

Plant Identification Lab

Principles of Wildlife Management

Principles of Plant Biology 

Principles of Plant Biology Lab

General Chemistry I 

General Chemistry Lab I 

Skills for Undergraduate Participation in Ecological Research, Program Alumni Class of 2013

Biological Diversity

Biological Diversity Lab

Environmental Conflict Management

Applications in Environmental Communication

Non-Profit Administration in Conservation

International Mass Communication

Conservation Leadership

Social Aspects of Natural Resource Management

Collaborative Conservation

Environmental Ethics

Plants and Civilizations Lab

Plants and Civilizations 

Appreciation of Philosophy 

Principles of Animal Biology 

Animal Biology Laboratory 

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation 

A Call to Lead I: Theories and Skill

College Algebra in Context I 

College Algebra in Context II 

Logarithmic and Exponential Functions

Descriptive Physics

Descriptive Physics Laboratory

Calculus for Biological Scientists 

Public Speaking

Independent Study in Watershed Resources

College Composition 

Numerical Trigonometry

Work

Senior Park Aide | California State Parks | Northern Pajaro Coast, Santa Cruz, CA

Working primarily at Wilder Ranch, Natural Bridges, Lighthouse Field, and the North Coast Dairies beaches north of Santa Cruz. Senior Park Aid responsibilities are extremely varied and include a variety of maintenance projects, computerized accounting and financial reporting, supervision of Service Aids, response to medical emergencies, ordering and requisitioning supplies, providing information for park visitors, and other tasks as requested by Ranger staff. Senior Aids must be willing and able to perform strenuous physical labor, as many of the tasks required by the position can be physically challenging. Aids are also expected to be professional and courteous with park visitors as they disseminate information and explain park rules both in person and on the phone. Use of a public safety radio is necessary and all radio traffic is expected to be concise and professional. Jan 2017-Present

Visitor Service Aide | California State Parks | Central Pajaro Coast, Santa Cruz, CA

Providing customer service for park visitors by providing information about the parks, answering questions visitors may have, and registering campers. Requires effective communication between peace officers, visitor aide supervisors, and customers. Operates cash register and completes banking close-out paperwork unsupervised. Apr 2016-Jan 2017

Client Service Representative | Animal Hospital of Soquel | Santa Cruz, CA

Providing support for clients of a veterinary clinic by serving as the liaison between doctors, technicians, and customers. Multi-tasking in a very high-stress environment to assure quality, professional, and friendly client and patient experiences. Requires knowledge of veterinary animal husbandry. Answering phones, managing schedules, and upkeep of medical records. Jul 2015-Apr 2016

Communications Coordinator | Center for Collaborative Conservation | Fort Collins, CO

My job responsibilities at the Center for Collaborative Conservation include student and stakeholder outreach concerning ongoing conservation efforts. I promote events, opportunities, and news on the CCC's website, social media outlets, newsletters, and on-campus poster boards. I attend student society meetings and CCC executive meetings to connect with a diverse audience about collaborative conservation. I also mentor a CSU freshman on how to be an effective environmental communications specialist. Oct 2014-May 2015

Environmental Communications Intern | Conservation Lands Foundation | Durango, CO

My time with the Conservation Lands Foundation challenged me to create engaging media to advocate for the protection, restoration, and expansion of National Conservation Lands. I created comprehensive summaries about each of the National Conservation Land units for the Foundation's website as well as blog pieces and weekly newsletters. I participated in several staff conference calls, traveled to and photographed individual land units, and learned the fundamentals of working for a non-profit. Jun 2014-Aug 2014 

Special Columns Blogger | The Rocky Mountain Collegian | Fort Collins, CO

My goal for this position is to encourage environmental literacy among students as I raise awareness about current environmental events, clear any misunderstandings students may have about environmental topics, and inspire student participation in the environmental/political community. This position permits me to be flexible, introspective, original, and resourceful as I publish a new article once a week. Jan 2014-May 2014

Research Assistant | CSU Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory | Fort Collins, CO

As a graduate student’s assistant, I utilize my strategic thinking abilities as I creatively compose and present posters about our research at various University symposiums. My presentations focus on both environmental and social implications of current political practices in Tibet. Aside from presentations, I've gained lab skills such as soil analysis, plant tissue analysis, and data collection from the field. I can adequately operate and interpret the results from several large lab machines including the LECO and Carlo Erba. Jan 2013-May 2014

Wildlife Pathology Intern | USDA National Wildlife Research Center | Fort Collins, CO

Husbandry and veterinary procedures of white-tailed deer fawns associated with studies on chronic wasting disease. 

Special Programs & Training

Bunnies on the Bay | Santa Cruz                                                                                           

Founder and owner of a Holland Lop rabbitry and rabbit lodging facility. Hand-built hutches, maintains detailed medical and financial records, and created our own website. Spends hours daily cleaning, feeding, and raising rabbits for show at local fairs. Summer 2016-present

The Collaborative | Colorado State University | Fort Collins, CO                                                          

Co-founder and communications coordinator of a student club encouraging collaborative conservation between college students, elementary school students, and community members via service-day events. Our first event brought 50+ local elementary students to a local ranch to learn about eco-farming, land restoration, and wildlife. We coordinated with CSU's other natural resource clubs (Wildlife Society Student Club, Rangeland Ecology Student Club, Fisheries Student Club, Forestry and Wildfires Student Club) to set up learning stations throughout the ranch.

Skills for Undergraduate Participation in Ecological Research | Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University | Fort Collins, CO

Participation in a year-long program that combines mentoring, critical thinking, and applied skill. The first semester requires workshops to learn lab skills and listen to current scientists' lectures. The second semester requires application of learned lab skills by working for a chosen mentor who works in the laboratory. I chose a PhD candidate studying the implications of climate change in Tibet as my mentor, and subsequently worked for her long after the program ended. I presented the following research: The effects of pika on an alpine meadow ecosystem in Tibet: keystone species or pest?, Celebrate Undergraduate Research & Creativity Event, CSU and Ecosystem implications of removing livestock from the Tibetan plateau, Front Range Student Ecology Symposium, CSU.

Natural Resource Ecology and Measurements | Pingree Park, Colorado State University | Fort Collins, CO                                         

Intensive, 4 week course in the rocky mountains combining range land, watershed, wildlife, and human dimensions studies. Communal living in cabins, extremely long field days, and required knowledge of the scientific names of every local plant and animal in the region.

President’s Leadership Program | Colorado  State University | Fort Collins, CO 

Leadership development through courses, service projects and community outreach

Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life International Youth Leadership Conference | HOBY International | Dublin, Ireland                            

U.S. representative joining students from six countries for seminar in Dublin, Ireland. 2010

Awards

CSU Xi Sigma Pi Natural Resources Honor Society Nomination 2015        

In recognition of high academic achievement

CSU Research and Creativity Merit 2014

In recognition of poster: Implications of removing livestock from the Tibetan Plateau for ecosystems and local livelihoods

President’s Volunteer Service Award, Council on Service & Civic Participation 2011

In recognition of exemplary community service

 

Memberships & Certifications

ATV Safety Institute Course Completion

The Wildlife Society                                                           

Leave No Trace Awareness certification                        

US Equestrian Federation / US Hunter Jumper Association

PADI Open Water Certification

Safe Boater License