Sign in

High School Assistant

Lakeland, FL, 33810
30,000-40,000 USD
August 19, 2012

Contact this candidate


Stephanie Brooke Witherspoon **** Myrtlewood Dr. Lakeland FL 33810


To find an opportunity where I may best utilize my field skills from a year of experience of conducting population spatial analyses during the Deep Horizon Oil Spill of 2010 and my experience with habitat surveying in the rainforests of Indonesia.


• Marine Biology B.S. from The University of West Florida (May 2012)

• Certificate in Evolutionary Biology from The University of West Florida (Summer 2011)

• Undergraduate GPA: 3.00

• International Baccalaureate Diploma from Pensacola High School GPA: 4.10 (Spring 2007)



• Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholar (2007 – 2011)

• Dean’s List (Fall 2007)



Work Experience:

• Senior Lifeguard/Lifeguard Instructor/Swim Instructor: City of Lakeland, Florida Aquatics Division (2011-present)

• Lifeguard/Swim instructor: Lakeland, Florida YMCA Pools (Summer 2011)

• Lifeguard / Swim instructor / Cashier: University of West Florida Aquatics (2009 – 2011/ Facility closed for 1 year)

• Head Lifeguard / Swim instructor & Coordinator: Pensacola City Pools (Summer 2010)

• Fitness Monitor: University of West Florida Fitness Center (2009 – 2011)

• Lifeguard: Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola: Morale Welfare & Recreation (MWR) Aquatics (Summers 2006 – 2008)

Marine Invertebrate Spatial Analysis Deep Horizon Oil Spill Directed Study: (Fall 2010 – Summer 2011)

• Acquired knowledge of laboratory techniques for handling tissues of marine invertebrates

• Learned fieldwork procedures and data recording for collecting marine invertebrates

• Used spatial analyses by use of grid based core sampling

• Presented the study's findings in the Spring Student Scholars Symposium (April 2011)

• Study was filmed October 13, 2010 by CNN with Rob Marciano

Operation Wallacea Indonesia Research Trip - Research Assistant (Summer 2011)

• Acquired deep-jungle training in Lambusango Forest of Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia

• Assisted in herpetofauna pit-fall trapping and small mammal trapping/baiting

• Learned habitat surveying techniques for rainforest flora

• Worked with Operation Wallacea on Hoga Island (Southeast Sulawesi) conducting physiological experiments and proper animal care for dartfish, sea snakes, octopuses, stingrays, mudskippers, and saltwater frogs


Special Skills:

• Knowledge of written and spoken French

• CPR/First Aid/AED and Oxygen Administration certifications (Ellis & Associates Inc. and American Red Cross)

• PADI Open Water Dive Certification (Summer 2011)

• Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint Skills (Typing speed: 73 wpm)

Contact this candidate