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Assistant Microsoft Office

Location:
Ithaca, New York, United States
Posted:
April 10, 2018

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Adrianne M. Chissus

ac43kw@r.postjobfree.com (***) *** – 3869 36 Village Place Apt 6, Ithaca, NY 14850

Education

CORNELL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES 2017

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – ANIMAL SCIENCE

Focus on Zoology, Comparative Anatomy, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Natural Resources

WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2015

ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE – MATH & SCIENCE – High Honors

Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society

Conservation Experience

Cornell University Lab of Ornithology – Curatorial Assistant and Volunteer

-Assist in the organization and maintenance of departmental collection and its files.

-Specimen preparation and processing, including sorting, identification, cataloging, labeling and integration into the collection of existing or incoming material.

-Perform all aspects of bird and mammal specimen preparation; preparing study skins, cleaning skulls/skeletons using maceration and beetles; use of preservative chemicals.

-Assist visitors, visiting researchers, and the public; Assist with departmental tours and public demonstrations in the Specimen Preparation Lab, answer inquiries per request.

-Supervise and help train students and volunteers.

-Offer input for the design of specimen storage and display.

-Follow all Cornell University lab safety regulations.

-Other duties as assigned.

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine – Teaching Assistant and Lab Tech

-Worked with academic staff to discuss timetables, equipment requirements and work plans

-Ran trials of experiments prior to classes, then demonstrated applicable techniques to 98 veterinary students in the fall of 2017.

-Prepared pathological agents, equipment, and chemicals before lessons.

-Maintained equipment and laboratory apparatus.

-Employed the use of audio-visual equipment to help teach and supported the professors in classes and laboratory sessions.

-Gave technical advice to professors and students and worked with individual students.

-Managed the stock of chemicals and equipment for the pathology teaching lab.

-Followed all health and safety protocol.

-Ensured efficient of expensive equipment and teaching resources.

WWF Indonesia; ALeRT Field Intern – Field Intern: Rhino Protection Unit

-Field occupancy surveying with the Rhino Protection Unit in the rainforests of Borneo.

-Assisted with the development of the management plan for capturing and protecting rhinos.

-Conservation education taught to children in buffer villages around the rainforests.

-Assisted cattle-owners; gave management advice. Traded Vitamin B injections for bio samples.

-Sampled, tested and analyzed blood and fecal samples for possible endoparasite transfer between livestock and Sumatran Rhinos for two months in the summer of 2018.

Research, Specialty Courses and Skills

Languages Studied

-1. Spanish 2. French. 3. Indonesian.

Computer and Technical

-Independent research, field work, data collection, lab work, and statistical analysis.

-GPS, GIS, JMP, R/R Studio, Cybis programs, OsiriX, CT, Microsoft Office Suite.

-Dendrochronology, parasitology, microbiology, animal husbandry, specimen preparation.

-International development, psychology, communication, education and behavior courses.

Cartography

-Washtenaw Community College Nature Trailhead map cartographer and artist.

International Field Experience

-Patagonia, Argentina – Chubut Province

Field work, data collection, analysis, and a final research presentation.

-Bornean Indonesia for endoparasite research relating to the Sumatran rhinoceros.

Borneo, Java, Sumatra, and Bali islands.

Animal Handling and Observational Research

-Equines, Bovines, Sheep, Dogs, Cats, Swine, Raptors, Parrots, Snakes, Tarantulas, South American sea birds, Gibbons, Monkeys, Insects, Swordfish, Rhinos, Orangutans, Birds of Paradise and more.

Research

oStudies in avian specimen preparation. – Cornell Lab of Ornithology Fall 2017

oCT Tomography of vertebrates. Fall 2017

oSumatran Rhinoceros conservation in Indonesian Borneo. Summer ‘17

oDissection and preparation of a whole swordfish skeleton for museum display. Spring 2018

oSouth American Tern foraging behavior. Winter 2017

oGross human cadaver dissection, prep, and maintenance. Fall 2015

Surgical procedures performed on human cadavers for anatomy students.

One of six students, selected based on anatomical/academic expertise.



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