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Lancaster, New York, United States
August 14, 2018

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I have a passion and strong desire to work with the environment. My goal is to work for an organization with an emphasis on environmental science or biology. I have a wide variety of interests but more specifically aquatic conservation and restoration. I aspire to further build on my skill-sets. I enjoy lending a helping hand, while gaining beneficial experience in the process that is imperative for my future.


School has given me experience in the taxonomy and physiology of mammals and fish. I have done experimentation with different species of fish in the field, while also collecting water chemistry data for research. Furthermore, I was able to accompany “Team Salamander” at UTC on a hike where I worked alongside graduate students, and assisted them in their studies. I learned proper protocols and techniques for dealing with amphibians.

I have experience in the field of taxidermy. I have done a variety of different animals and studied their anatomy throughout the process. I was able to focus on this field of study for a semester.

In Ecology, I had the opportunity of working on a sampling project using macroinvertibrates as indicators to detect stream health. Also, I briefly worked alongside a biologist that focused on vegetation in a greenhouse using aquaponics and hydroponics.

I did an Individual Study with a professor that focused on the conservation of biodiversity, in addition to, completing an internship at HATponics, which gave me skills in aquaponics, hydroponics, and terraponics.

I have skills working with children. I was a lead teacher for Kid’s Camp at Erlanger Kid’s Learning Center, and an assistant teacher for 3 years as well. Working with children has been one of the best experiences I have encountered. It is a gift because I’ve learned just as much from them as they have from me. I have also been a nanny for over three years. I learned leadership skills and had extensive amounts responsibility.

I am CPR and Wilderness First Aid certified with additional certificates for multiple child safety seminars. Lastly, I have a certification in GIS.

I have experience in chainsaw work and completed the three stages for the Game of Logging certification program. I have done many trail restoration projects that included felling trees or performing storm damage projects. I have also created a trail from scratch and maintained many others.

I have worked on invasive species removal projects. I used high powered tools and other alternatives to secure the safety of the site. I have experience with phragmites, swallow-wort, water chestnuts, milfoil, emerald ash borer, etc.

I worked on a project for the Historic Corps to restore a wooden cabin. I obtained valuable experience in construction through roofing, cement work, paneling, etc. I have also built and installed bat boxes for a project. Lastly, I installed culverts and boardwalks on a trail.

I am Leave No Trace certified, which provided awareness of keeping the forest and other wilderness areas clean. This training was beneficial because it taught me about minimum impact skills and ethics through the overview of seven principles.




I graduated from this agency that worked with the personal development of young men and women. Upon graduating, I took a job as a recruiter. I recruited young ladies and worked alongside girls that had a passion in bettering themselves.



This job focused on customer service, food preparation, and working on cash registers. I learned memorization skills, while also people skills as well. This job taught me many valuable lessons and how important it is to work as a team.



I was hired as an assistant teacher where I worked with ages from 6 weeks to 5 years old on a daily basis. I was promoted to a lead teacher in Kid’s Camp, which is a summer program. I was a part of this program for four consecutive years.


8 Week Summer Internship, 2017

I was a summer intern HATponics, which was an incredible experience. This organization is a sustainable farm that specializes in aquaponics, hydroponics, and terraponics. My project on the farm was to create a sustainable polyculture that incorporated native species versus non-native species to see which would be more beneficial to use in aquaponics systems internationally/nationally. This experimentation consisted of water chemistry sampling, fish collection/examination, data analysis, and food preparation. Vegetation was used as the main control in the experiment because we looked at the growth rate success of basil during the study.

Student Conservation Association

January 16th- November 13th, 2018

I was a Conservation Steward for this inspiring organization and focused on trail work and invasive species removal projects. I became chainsaw certified through Game of Logging 1, 2, and 3, which led me to maintained/create trails. I also worked on numerous invasive species removal projects. This job was an amazing experience because I also became certified in Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Canoe/kayak, Leave No Trace, etc. My personal project consisted of creating bat boxes to restore endangered bat populations. I was privileged to also work alongside the Historic Corps on a wooden cabin restoration project where I learned extensive construction skills.

S.T.E.M. Engineering and Design Educator’s Camp

August 18th- 20th, 2017

This program is held at HATponics. Its curriculum components include inquiry, mathematical modeling, engineering, project-based learning, engaging scenarios, student led peer to peer development, role of technology, synergistic integration of content, and relationship of STEM to standards and assessment. This intensive program lasts three consecutive days, and I received a certificate of completion. This program is focused on teaching teachers essential skills to help further their classroom experience.

Wildlife and Zoology Club


This is a club at UTC that has provided me with opportunities to increase my experience in environmental science. I have initiated in restoration projects, participated in presentations from different wildlife organizations, and attended lectures.

E.D.G.E Club


This club strives to increase sustainability at UTC. They aim to promote recycling and other sustainable practices to the student body, and demonstrate the various ways that being environmentally aware can improve the campus. I was able to assist in projects, decision making processes, and lectures.

Team Salamander- UTC

February 11th, 2017

I was given the opportunity to go on a salamander expedition with this specialized group. I assisted in gathering information for a graduate student project that included taxon identification, and administering proper capture/release techniques. The research study was focused on chytrid fungal disease in salamanders.

Tennessee River Rescue Project

October 7th, 2017

I assisted in the clean-up alongside the E.D.G.E. Club at UTC. This experience strengthened my appreciation for the environment and showed me how litter can destroy ecosystems.



4501 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406



615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37403

Bachelors of Environmental Science: Conservation, natural resources, and biodiversity

Minor: Biology


I have worked very closely with colleagues and professors that helped shape who I am as a person. We had to do different projects that required a leader, and sometimes I had the opportunity to step up and fulfill that role. I learned how to be dependent but also the value of others. I am good at working individually but take pride in working with a team. Furthermore, I was able to guide children and lead co-workers, which was a very humbling experience. I know how to take control of situations and work hard to make them run efficiently.





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