July 2008 – Present
Project Manager, Leigh Environmental Nixa, MO – Responsible for project management, and consulting on underground storage tank site closures, site characterizations, corrective action plans, remediation projects, hazardous and non-hazardous waste management, and Phase I and II environmental assessments. Research Specialist, Technician, and Assistant
May 2005 – August 2008
Missouri State University Biology Department Springfield, MO – Quantitatively dissected and identified cladoceran and copepod zooplankton from large river samples following SOPs as part of the EPA’s Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program for Great River Ecosystems (EMAP-GRE). Accurately recorded, manipulated, analyzed, and presented data . Frequently utilized Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Primer, and SigmaPlot software. Designed and presented posters and seminars describing research projects.
January 2007 – May 2007
Laboratory Instructor: Biology for Educators (BIO 100) , Missouri State University Biology Department Springfield, MO – Guided college students through hands-on biology laboratory experiences and carefully explained complex topics. Demonstrated how complex biological topics could be taught effectively to elementary students through laboratory experiences. Designed and administered quizzes. Provided additional individual instruction on biology topics and projects as needed. Actively participated in weekly staff meetings. Maintained students’ confidentiality according to FERPA regulations.
May 2002 – May 2005
Paint Crew Leader, Assistant Leader, and Painter, Missouri State University ResLife Facilities and Operations Springfield, MO – Inspected residence hall rooms and facilities for damage to paint or otherwise and communicated issues to superiors prior to repairs and painting, Supervised 20 painters, delegating tasks appropriately. Guaranteed quality of finished projects. Helped establish and maintain accurate supplies inventory. Nominated for Student Employee of the Year
- M.S., Biology Thesis: Zooplankton in flowing waters May 2008
- Missouri State University Springfield, MO
- B.S., Biology Chemistry Minor Summa Cum Laude May 2005 Missouri State University Springfield, MO