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Assistant Data Entry

Escondido, California, 92029, United States
January 19, 2018

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Mr. Kari A. Jackson

Cell:404-***-**** Email: Seeking to Relocate

Summary Statement

Determined to bring tangible benefits of scientific endeavors to the public. Brings nearly a decade of experience of successfully executing research investigations within various disciplines. Well versed in employing numerous data entry software and statistical techniques for clarifying numerical trends and reducing project timelines. Proficient in forging vital professional relationships with colleagues, both national and abroad.

Work Experience

Research Scientist/Graduate Student - University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (June 2015- May 2017)

Conducted pioneering research on the biological and genetic basis of bee behavior

Designed and conducted ground-breaking experiment that explored aggressive behavior patterns in virgin honey bee queens

Reared honey bee larvae to virgin queens and learned techniques for sustaining honey bee colonies

Conducted statistical analysis of data via SPSS and R Studio.

Junior Data Analyst/Statistican - Majaica LLC (October 2013 – April 2015)

Coded and entered mental health survey data from 400 participants into SPSS software, faster than other employee at Majaica

Reduced the time necessary to examine and input 5+years’ worth of survey data by 1/3 of a year.

Participated in statistical analysis planning process

Research Assistant - UCLA/Indonesia Biodiversity Research Center (May - August 2013)

Forged relationships with Indonesian scientists and insured that they were partners, not participants

Collected deep sea coral heads in the Pacific Ocean near Bali, Indonesia for both genomic and ecological analysis

Analyzed the crab biodiversity of dead coral heads and differences that may arise due to the presence of competing soft coral species

Retrieved, photographed and preserved hundreds of marine organisms (particularly decapods and other crustaceans) from marine sites near Bali Indonesia

Research Assistant - Indiana University (June - July 2012)

Learned observational methods for studying nocturnal fish species

Analyzed observational research via SPSS and Microsoft Excel

Provided husbandry support for nocturnal fish species, primarily feeding and inspection of injury

Co-designed a tower apparatus that enables cameras to unobtrusively record the movements of the electric fish in both light and dark settings

Research Assistant - Woods Hole Partnership Education Program/NOAA (May - August 2011)

Conducted simulation models for yellow tail flounder scale data using a virtual population analysis (VPA) model

Analyzed differences in stock assessment measurements produced by different scientists over a period of 30 years and explored the percentages of error existing among the stock assessments

Contributed to one of the first major undertakings in examining the accuracy of large scale age assessment for the yellow tail flounder

Research Assistant - University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (May - August 2010)

Preserved marine samples collected in the Maryland Coastal Bays (MCB) in 10% formalin

Physically sorted and recorded dozen of marine species obtained from research sample sites in the MCBs

Recorded the populations of mysid shrimp captured from research sample sites and preserved 100+ specimens in ethyl alcohol

Measured average body length of mysid shrimp (from the tip of the rostrum to the telson) and assessed its correlation with female fecundity

Volunteer Experience

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Pollinatarium ( July 2016 – April 2017)

Educated the pollination services provided by bees and other insects to ~100 school children

Answered questions relating to bee biology and insects in general

Educated school children the various techniques for collecting insects, monitored their actions, and identified the numerous organisms they collected at the Pollinatarium

Orpheum Children's Science Museum (September 2016 – March 2017)

Educated dozens of museum visitors the biology and importance of insects

Secured and transported insects from the University of Illinois to the Science Museum

Actively encouraged museum guests (adults and children) to pet/ hold various insects/arthropods, including lubber grasshoppers, hissing cockroaches, millipedes, and blue death feigning beetles

Zoo Atlanta ( June 2004 –October 2006)

Educated thousands of visitors the biology, behavior, and ecological importance of various exotic animal species including elephants, gorillas, tigers, giant pandas, giraffes, tamarins, and rhinos

Assisted in the preparation of meals for various zoo animals

Assisted instructors/zoo staff in managing children in the Zoo Atlanta Summer Safari Program, which includes:

-Monitoring children throughout the day

-Insuring that every child had materials for the day's activities

-Assisting physically-handicapped children maneuver the zoo grounds

-Assisting instructors during educational exercises for the children


Master of Science, Entomology

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2015-2017)

Bachelor of Science, Psychology

Morehouse College (2009-2013), Magna Cum Laude

Golden Key International Honor Society (Graduate)

National Science Foundation-IGERT Scholar

Fred H. Schmidt Summer Scholars Fellow

1st place, AUC Psychology Research Day

Coca-Cola Foundation China Scholar

Golden Key International Honor Society (Undergraduate)

National Society for Collegiate Scholars

Dr. John Hopps Defense Research

Scholarships and Achievements


Exploring Winner Effects in Queens of the Western Honey bee (currently under review in Insect Sociaux)

Authors: Jackson, Kari1 Robinson, Gene2

Other Languages

Chinese-Mandarin (Speaking/Reading-Intermediate, Writing-Elementary)

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