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Biologist, Science Writer, and Passionate Conservationist

Raleigh, NC
July 28, 2020

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Ashley Mayrianne Jones

**** **** **** ***** #*** Arlington, VA 22202 571-***-****

CURRENT American Society for Microbiology Washington, D.C. POSITION Advocacy Communications Coordinator January 2020-present

Planning and implementing advocacy communication initiatives/campaigns to increase support for research and innovation in the microbial sciences sector among policymakers, regulators, media and the public

Crafting and editing communications content such as opinion-editorials, public statements, fact sheets, talking points, presentations, web and social media content that highlight ASM’s policy agenda

EDUCATION Vermont Law School South Royalton, VT

Masters of Environmental Law and Policy, summa cum laude May 2019 Environmental Dispute Resolution, Native Americans & the Law, Administrative Law, Climate Change & Adaptation, Natural Resources Law, Environmental Law, Science in Environmental Law, Environmental Economics & Markets, Communications, Advocacy, and Leadership, Legislation & Regulation Survey

Boston University Collaborative Degree Program Boston, MA College of Arts and Sciences/College of Communication May 2015 Bachelor of Science in Journalism, magna cum laude Concentration in News-Editorial

Bachelor of Arts in Biology, cum laude May 2015

Concentration in Ecology and Conservation

Minor in Environmental Analysis and Policy


EXPERIENCE Association of Zoos & Aquariums Silver Spring, MD Communications Coordinator May 2017 – December 2019

Developing, editing, and disseminating press materials, brochures, web copy, magazine articles, social media posts necessary to media, AZA members and the general public

Conducting research and media monitoring of member news and national campaign goals

Responding to requests for information from media, general public, and members

Managing social media, news, and legislation monitoring for Wildlife Trafficking Alliance ORAU/Environmental Protection Agency Arlington, VA Student Services Contractor- Science Communications May 2016 – May 2017

Communicated environmental and human health risk assessment research updates to government agencies, nonprofits, outside media, and general public

Created and distributed email newsletters and social media content for both technical/scientific and general audiences

Developed and reviewing Spanish and Portuguese media as member of Multilingual Community of Practice Task Force

Virgin Islands Daily News St. Thomas, VI

Reporter September 2015 – February 2016

Completed public information requests and conducting interviews with local officials

Wrote 2-3 articles daily covering local and federal government, environment, cops, courts, tourism, health, community, utility, and education beats Society of Professional Journalists Indianapolis, IN Pulliam Kilgore Fellow May 2015 – August 2015

Bostonia Magazine/BU Today Boston, MA

Editorial Intern September 2014 - May 2015

Museum of Science Boston Boston, MA

Summer Education Intern June 2014-August 2014

Boston University College of Communication Boston, MA Student Marketing/Research Assistant May 2014- June 2014 Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lake Buena Vista, FL

Conservation Education Presenter June 2013- January 2014 VOLUNTEER

EXPERIENCE Wildlife Habitat Council Silver Spring, MD Habitat Certification Reviewer June 2018-present

Reviewing applications for habitat conservation and management plans on corporate lands Smithsonian National Zoo Washington DC

Tour Guide/Zoo Educator January 2017 – present

Welcoming visitors, leading tours of animals and exhibits, supporting special events, assisting with school and summer camps

World Animal Net Boston, MA

Social Media/Legal Research Assistant January 2017 – May 2017

Assisting in curating, scheduling, and posting social media content; identifying venues for article/opinion pieces; and analyzing and improving social media strategy Lamprey River Elementary School Raymond, NH

Education Volunteer- Grade 1 & 2 January 2012, June 2013

Led 45-minute biodiversity/rainforest activity for 1st and 2nd grade students

- Topics included rainforest biodiversity, resources, and conservation Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito Cumbaya, Ecuador Education Volunteer- Grade 3 May 2013

Led 45-minute biodiversity/rainforest activity for 3rd grade classrooms Fondo Tueri Ayuda Fauna Silvestre USFQ Cumbaya, Ecuador Wildlife Care Volunteer January 2013 – April 2013

Assisted with food preparation and medical care of injured rainforest wildlife Kunz Bat Lab at Boston University Boston, MA

Research Assistant January 2012-May 2012

Tracked and monitored flight patterns of Brazilian free-tailed bats Humane Society of Greater Nashua Nashua, NH

Cat Care Volunteer December 2008-August 2010, May 2011- July 2012

Volunteered 2-3 hours weekly, including animal care, office cleanup, and inventory tasks

Pet first aid/CPR certified (2012)

SKILLS Computer: Microsoft Office, Basic web design (html formatting), some Photoshop, data mining and analysis, social media, Google interactive maps, Soundslides, R, Adobe InCopy, Kentico, Sitwrench, social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram Languages: Proficient Spanish, intermediate Portuguese ACTIVITIES STEM peer tutor/mentor, BUTV10, Daily Free Press, Buzz Magazine, Environmental Student Society, BU Choral Society, Ecoreps, Rotary Club/ Knights of Columbus volunteer AWARDS Dean’s List, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, AP Scholar with Honors, Wellesley College Book Award, PSAT Commended Student, High Honor Roll, Who’s Who recognition

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