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Manatee Research Assistant

Naperville, IL
December 27, 2020

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Taylor E. Wilkins

Naperville, IL – 630-***-**** –


Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies Anticipated May 2021

Track: Sustainability

North Central College, Naperville, IL

Associate in Science August 2019

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL


Mote Marine Laboratory, Manatee Research Assistant June 2020 – September 2020

Routinely input large sets of data and photographs into a multitude of databases for photo identification and data analysis.

Created and oversaw the collection and analysis of data for Boater Compliance surveys on the public compliance of waterway laws.

Built an ArcGIS geodatabase for aerial survey tracking points of manatee population density and migration patterns.

Dog Walker, Dogs Love Running, Naperville, IL August 2019 - Present

Ensure the safety and wellbeing of homeowners’ pets.

Manage and maintain a walking schedule for all pets assigned to.

Given the ratio of pets to employees, I implemented time management and organizational skills to successfully walk every clients pet on time.

Day Porter/Maintenance, North Central College, Naperville, IL August 2018 - January 2019

Quickly identified solutions to resolve space reservation issues that occurred systematically.

Multiple deadlines required me to effectively prioritize the set-up of events based on time and importance.

Worked with the Sustainability Coordinator to organize and implement a new waste management system, including recycling and compost.

Warehouse Operator, 3M Distribution Company, DeKalb, IL August 2017 - July 2018

Effectively maintained a productivity level above the standard, at a daily average of 103 percent.

Implemented a damage control system to allow for inventory to be accounted for when damaged in the process of packaging.

Promoted from Warehouse Operator Grade II to Grade IV, which included the licensing in additional power industrial vehicles and new employee safety training.


Critical Dune Committee, Member, LMBPOA, LMBPOA, MI September 2019 - Present

Successfully developed and implemented a plan on how to maintain beach access to members without further damaging the critical dune area, which also resulted in a savings estimated over $10,000 in potential costs.

Collected and analyzed data for a soil impact test on the critical dune area in Coloma, Michigan.


Computer Skills: Proficient in Excel, Microsoft Word, Access and Google Docs. Familiar and trained in GIS, including ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS collector and ArcGIS online. Experienced in ACDSee software.

Other Skills: Able to communicate effectively, prioritize safety and complete tasks in a timely manner.

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