Curriculum Vitae

Education

M.A. Candidate, CUNY Hunter College - Animal Behavior and Conservation Program, Psychology Department (2015-2017) GPA: 3.88

Post-Baccalaureate, Fordham University - Biology Program, Professional and Continuing Education Program (2013-2015) GPA: 3.45

BFA Awarded, Parsons School of Design - Product Design Department (2005)


Research

2015 -2017 - Thesis
Authors:   Ian Hays, Iva Ljubicic, Dr. Mark Hauber
Description: Roosting behavior, egg morphology and evolution of Uria aalge, the Common Murre

2014 - 2015 - Lab Technician
Authors:   Dr. Jason Munshi-South, Nicole Fusco, Matthew Combs
Description: Urban ecology and population genetics of the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) & two-lined salamanders

2015 - Field Assistant
Authors: Dr. Gloriana Chaverri
Description: Ecology and behavior of Spix's disc-winged bats, Thyroptera tricolor

2014 - Field Assistant
Study Authors:   Melquisidek Gabba-Rios, Dr. Garry McCracken
Description: Predator Response in Watson’s tent-making bats


Recognition

Poster Presentation - 2017 Joint Meeting of American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists

Grant - 2016 Animal Behavior and Conservation Department Grant dedicated for original research.

Honors - 2017 Psi Chi National Honor Society Member, Hunter College Chapter


Skills

Field: Mist-netting, Banding (Bird/Bat); DNA collection; Visual Identification and Capture (various taxa); Invertebrate & Bat Sampling/Identification; Amphibian Subcutaneous ID-tagging

Lab: DNA Extraction; PCR; Fluorometry; Gel electrophoresis; ddRad protocols; Animal husbandry

Digital: OriginPro; IMB SPSS; AutoCAD; Trimble SketchUp; Adobe Creative Suite; Geneious R10


Training

NYC Audubon: 2017 -The Newtown Creek Wildflower Roof Invertebrate Survey
Activities: Pit/glue trap installation; sample collection; species identification

Bat Conservation Management: 2014 - Western Bat Field Techniques Workshop
Activities: Mist-netting; voucher calls; sound analysis; acoustic software; banding; general survey techniques; radio tracking      

Echoes Ecology UK: 2013 - Bat Survey Workshop
Activities: Harp netting; transect exercises; sound analysis software; animal handling; roost identification