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Assistant Microsoft Office

Location:
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Posted:
May 25, 2018

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Ashlyann Arana Morales

Bo Santana ** San Gerónimo Cel. 787-***-****

Arecibo P.R. 00612 ac5l7n@r.postjobfree.com

Tel. 787-***-**** ac5l7n@r.postjobfree.com

Education

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus 2014-2018 (Expected) Master of Science in Geology

Major GPA: 3.66

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus 2008-2014 Bachelors of Science in Geology Minor: Meteorology Major GPA: 3.58 (with honors)

Skills

Field

-USGS protocol stream sampling for organic and inorganic analytes, use of sonde for field parameters, filtration, alkalinity titration

-USGS protocol stream flow sampling

-USGS bed sediment sampling from a boat with an Ekman dredge

-USGS deployment and retrieve of fiber-optic distributive temperature sensing technology

-Characterized landslides source areas (USGS)

Lab

-sediment sample preparation (drying, grinding, spiking with standard reference material)

-powdered samples with a Micronising Mill

-sample preparation for geochemical analysis using a Micromill Microscopic

-chemical prepared samples for Biomarkers

-sample preparation for SEM and XRD analysis

Computer programs: Microsoft Office, Canvas, GIS, ENVI, RStudio, Illustrator, Windows & Macintosh Language: Bilingual (Spanish & English)

Employment Experience

Hydrologic Technician June-September 2017

United States Geological Survey, South Atlantic Water Science Center, Raleigh, NC

• Provided technical support for a variety of hydrologic and water-quality investigations

• Compiled data tables, prepared graphs and maps for reports, and quality assured data

• Collected and processed water-quality and sediment samples in streams, lakes, and estuaries by following USGS protocols

Laboratory Technician June - August 2016

United States Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Science Center, St. Petersburg, FL

• Described how the sediments changes with the past of a storm

• Powdered the sample using a McCrone Micronising Mill to homogenized samples with coarse organic material to submit a homogenous, fine-grained sample for C/N stable isotope analysis.

• Chemical prepared samples to conserve the organic and non-organic material using methanol, DCM, hexane, sodium sulfate.

• Compiled statistical analysis using GRADISTAT for particle size analysis. Teaching Assistant, Geology for Engineers August 2015-May 2017 University of Puerto Rico, Department of Geology, Mayagüez, PR

• Prepared PowerPoint presentations, explained the concepts and prepared evaluation forms for the students. Teaching Assistant, Structural Geology January-May 2015 University of Puerto Rico, Department of Geology, Mayagüez, PR

• Gave PowerPoint presentation prepared by the professor and explained the concepts. Research Assistant, RESESS Internship Program, UNAVCO Boulder, CO May-August 2014 United States Geological Survey, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Golden, Colorado Ashlyann Arana Morales

• Investigated landslide and debris flow source areas in the northern Colorado Front Range to determine what factors controlled the spatial distribution and characteristics of landslides during the September 2013 flood.

• Mapped the boundaries of 415 September 2013 debris flows using a 0.5-m-resolution satellite imagery in GIS.

• Characterized the landslide source areas of six debris flow to identify what factors controlled their locations. Geology, vegetation, slope, length, width, and depths were the factors studied to determine the geomorphic differences between the landslide source area and the non-landslide areas. Field Instructor, Geology Science Project at Anguilla August 2013 University of Puerto Rico, Department of Geology, Mayagüez, PR

• Studied the karst, marine and offshore geology of the island

• Oriented high school students from Anguilla by explaining the geology of the island. Research Assistant, RESESS Internship Program, UNAVCO Boulder, CO May - August 2012 United States Geological Survey, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Golden, Colorado

• Improved methods for delineating areas of negligible landslide hazard, particularly in areas of low topographic relief, to enhance the prototype landslide hazard map for the conterminous U.S.

• Identified areas in New Jersey that are prone to landslides and the factors that distinguish these areas.

• A database of 181 historical landslides was used to determine where the landslides were occurring with more frequency. To conduct the study, slope, geology, triggered variables were studied and represented using statistical analysis.

• GIS was used to confirmed the results by specifying the grid cells from a 30-m DEM to a 90-m, 240-m and 480-m. Field Experience

GSA (Geological Society of America) Field Trip Spring Semester March 2013

• Volcanic evolution of Montserrat: From the Silver Hills to the Soufriére Hills Current eruption. Geology Department Field Trip Spring Semester April 2012

• Volcano study in Costa Rica. We were able to study four volcanoes, Arenal and Poas were the most active ones. By getting a closer look at these volcanoes, we were able to see the effects that they have left in past eruption and the consequence this would bring if there is another eruption. Geology Department Field Trip Spring Semester April 2011

• Geology of the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona and New Mexico. We study the minerals, sediments, craters and structural geology of this area.

Department of Geology of the University of Kansas k–T Stratigraphy of PR (ExxonMobil Field Trip) March 2011

• Geology of the Northwest part of P.R. Studying how the coastline has change with time and comparing the sediments and stratigraphy of the area.

Conference Publications

Arana-Morales, A., Ramirez-Martinez, W., 2016, Middle Holocene SST Record (6,200 +/- 80 to 4,760 +/- 90 yr B.P.) based on corals from Cañada Honda, Dominican Republic: Recent Advances in Paleoclimatology and Paleoceanography, Geological Society of America abstracts with Programs, v. 48, no. 7. Arana-Morales, A., Baum, R.L., and Godt, J., 2014, A detailed study of debris flow sources areas in the Northern Colorado front range: Education, American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2014, abstract #ED31F-3475. Arana-Morales A., Cavosie A.J. 2014, A Study of Shocked Quartz in Breccia from the Rock Elm Impact Structure. 45th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 17–21 March 2014, The Woodlands, Texas: LPI Contribution 1777, p. 2185

Arana-Morales, A., Baum, R.L., Godt, J.W., Highland, L.M, 2013, Slope and Lithology of Landslide Source Area in a Low Relief Topography, New Jersey: Surface Processes and Geomorphology Research, Geological Society of America Abstract with Programs, v. 45, p. 15.

Arana-Morales, A., Baum, R.L., Godt, J.W., Highland, L.M, 2012, Controls on landslides in low relief topography, New Jersey: Landslides and Debris Flows, Geological Society of America Abstract with Programs, v. 44, p. 419.

Ashlyann Arana Morales

Relevant Courses

Microfacies Calculus I, II & III Atmospheric Thermodynamic Undergraduate Research I & II Carbonates Differential Equation Stratigraphy Structural Geology Marine Geology Dynamic Meteorology Geomorphology Field Geology Climate Change Physics Meteorology GIS Remote Sensing Statistic Synoptic Meteorology Mineralogy Petrology Physics I & II Mesoscale Meteorology Crystallography Sedimentology Honors & Awards

Awarded 1st place for oral presentation in the 2015 Spring Geology Symposium in the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus April 2015

Universities Space Research Association

• 45th LPSC (Lunar and Planetary Science Conference) Houston Texas March 17-21 2014 Penn State University September 27-29 2013

• Penn State STEM Fall Open House

GSA Student Travel Grant SE in San Juan, Puerto Rico March 2013 GSA Student Travel Grant Annual Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina November 2012 RESESS Scholarship 2012 - 2013

GBHEM (United Methodist Church Scholarship) 2012 - 2013 13th Anniversary Aircraft Hurricane Hunters – San Juan, PR March 2012

• Informed the public and distributed brochures in collaboration with Univision and Chief of Meteorologists Ada Monzón from channel 11.

10th Anniversary Aircraft Hurricane Hunters – San Juan, PR March 2009

• Informed the public and distributed brochures in collaboration with Univision and Chief of Meteorologists Ada Monzón from channel 11.

Puerto Rico Weather Camp (NOAA) July 2008

• Department of Science-Jazmín Detrès, PhD

Ballet “Bellas Arte de Arecibo” 1998 - 2006

• Primary dancer in the dancing play, Nut Cracker (May 2006) Affiliation

Member of the Geological Society of America (GSA) 2012- Present Member of Geology Society in Mayagüez 2011- Present Member of Meteorology Society in Mayagüez 2008 - Present Member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) – US 2008 - Present Extracurricular Activities

Shadow Program February 2013 April 2013

• NWS (National Weather Service) volunteer.

Weather fest University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez March 2013

• Meteorology Society Demonstrator of Volcano, educating and informing the public in general NOAA Investigation Ship February 2013

• Military Base Coast Guard in Old San Juan

Mile – Hi Skydiving July 2012

Weather fest University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez April 2012

• Meteorology Society educating and informing the publics in general Skywarn Spotter Workshop February 2012

Academy Jazz-Aero-Dancer, Inc. 2007- 2010

Art Ministry 2006 - Present

• Mimics



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