My CV is written first in Markdown and made available here or on my GitHub. A PDF version is also available for download . My contact information is redacted from public version.

PERSONAL STATEMENT


Seeking a position at the expiration of my term with Americorps that will allow me to maximize my 10+ years of experience in science communication and mentoring in order to connect environmental policy and research with the communities and people they affect.

WORK HISTORY


Sep 2018 - Sep 2019 Americorps VISTA (Jon Doctorick)
Center for STEM Education and Career Development, Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Developing a guide for mentor programming at the Carnegie Science Center Fab Lab that documents best practices, workflows, and examples that other institutions will be able to use as guidelines in creating similar mentoring programs

Jun - Jul 2018 Truman Scholarship Summer Institute Intern (Reid Sherman, PhD.)
U.S. Global Change Research Program, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC

  • Recognized for exemplary efforts towards the release of Volume II of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, a nonpartisan government effort to identify and explain the risks of climate change

Jun - Aug 2017 NOAA Hollings Scholar Intern (Chris Amante, PhD.)
National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), NOAA, Boulder, CO.

  • Developed a global model of elevation with public bathymetric and topographic datasets using ArcGIS, to be made available as the first update to NOAA’s standard ETOPO1 model in 10 years

Mar - Sep 2016 Biodiversity Informatics Research CO-OP (Steve Dilliplane)
Center for Systematic Biology and Evolution, Academy of Natural Sciences (ANSP), Philadelphia, PA

  • Created an automated work-flow using MySQL to import and standardize several distinct Symbiota, Microsoft Excel, and FileMaker Pro databases into a single Specify repository, allowed for data to be searched alongside all departments for the first time

Mar - Sep 2015 Geographic Information System (GIS) Research CO-OP (Jerry Mead, PhD.)
Patrick Center for Environmental Research, Academy of Natural Sciences (ANSP), Philadelphia, PA

  • Visualized snail biodiversity for 600+ sampled locations in Jamaica using ArcGIS, QGIS, and R
  • Developed a model for biodiversity of snails based on known locations, climate, and geologic factors

Jun - Aug 2014 Students Tackling Advanced Research (STAR) Scholar (Daniel Duran, PhD.)
Office of Undergraduate Research, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Forecasted potential range expansion of invasive crayfish using MaxEnt and publicly available environmental data

Dec 2013 - Dec 2017 Curatorial Assistant (Ted Daeschler, PhD.)
Vertebrate Paleontology Collection, Academy of Natural Sciences (ANSP), Philadelphia, PA

  • Migrated 8800+ handwritten records into a FileMaker Pro database and created a workflow to normalize data to be shared online for the first time
  • Improved documentation for the new database and workflows performed by student volunteers

VOLUNTEER SERVICE


2018 English for Speakers of Other Languages Instructor St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Community Center, Philadelphia, PA

  • Led small group discussion with 15+ adults for 2 hours per week during English Language instruction

2017 - 2018 High School STEM Mentor Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP), Philadelphia, PA

  • Mentored 50+ students in 9th and 10th grade science classrooms for 8 hours per week

2016 - 2017 Drexel Community Scholar for After-school Learning
Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Coordinated after-school STEM activities for 30+ students in 3rd and 4th grade for 5 hours per week

2014 - 2015 Contributing Instructor for Community Based Learning Curriculum
College of Arts and Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

  • Created a new community hybrid course for 18 students at Drexel University

2008 - 2013 Educator
Education Department, Oglebay Good Zoo, Wheeling, WV

  • Directed educational activities including summer camps for 4 to 6 year old children for 40 hours per week

EDUCATION


2013 - 2018 Drexel University, Pennoni Honors College, Philadelphia, PA GPA - 3.5
BS Environmental Science, minor in Geoscience
Relevant Courses: Biogeography, Biodiversity, Conservation Biology, Phylogenetic Analysis, Physical Geology, Earth System Processes, GIS & Environmental Modeling, Scientific Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability, Community Mobilization and Advocacy, American Political Thought, Systems Approach to Global Challenges

Continuing education and certificates

  • Nonprofit Board Prep Program, Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP), Philadelphia, PA (2018)
  • Rebuilding Native Nations, Native Nations Institute at University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ (2017)

AWARDS


2018 - James C. Gaither Junior Fellows program university nominee
2017 - Harry S. Truman Scholarship
2017 - Morris K. and Stewart L. Udall Scholarship
2017 - Society for Science and the Public Advocacy Grant ($3,000)
2017 - Drexel University Arcadia Grant ($3,000)
2016 - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship
2016 - Drexel University ExCITe Center Seed Fund Research Grant ($5,000)
2016 - Drexel University Steinbright Corporate Partners Grant ($4,000)
2013 - Finalist of the Intel (now Regeneron) Science Talent Search by Society for Science and the Public