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Background in biology and environmental science that includes data collection and analysis. Has experience with education, outreach, and marketing. Skills include HTML, Search Engine Optimization, Video editing, and an Open Water Diver certification.


Masters, In progress, Environmental Science and Policy, estimated graduation 2019

George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Bachelor of Science, Biology, graduated May 2013

University of Mary Washington (UMW), Fredericksburg, VA

  • Included writing intensive courses in cellular biology, ecology, and creative writing

Work Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant, George Mason University, Fairfax VA 22031 (2016-present)

  • Taught Gen Ed and Major only introductory Environmental Science Labs
  • Designed scientific writing lessons and activities
  • Assisted in development of a lab manual
  • Assisted in the development of lab activities and assignments

Research Assistant/Website Manager, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, George Mason University, Fairfax VA 22031 (August 2014-present)

  • Assist with data collection on Potomac River watersheds
  • Identify and count zooplankton samples
  • Redesigned PEREC website, Perec.Gmu.Edu
  • Create content for PEREC Facebook and website, including photos, videos, and blogs.

 Marketing Intern, Conservation Marketing Group (ConsMark), 5th International Marine Conservation Conference (IMCC5), (August 2017-present)

Social Media Manager, Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, George Mason University, Fairfax VA 22031 (June-August 2017, seasonal)

  • Filmed and edited four 3-minute videos documenting the summer research of 5 undergraduate students at PEREC
  • Ran social media (Twitter, Facebook, blog posts) related to undergraduate research projects

Scientific Interpreter, PEREC, George Mason University, Fairfax VA 22031 (Seasonal position, September-November 2014; April-May 2015)

  • Run scientific stations for middle school children at local watersheds
  • Help students collect data and gain meaningful scientific experience in 20-30 minute rotations

Sales Associate/Webmaster, Centreville Aquarium, Centreville, VA (May 2008- 2016)

  • Maintain fish and tanks and assist customers with problems such as sick fish, faulty equipment and general questions regarding fish-keeping
  • Created and maintain website (, store blog, Facebook page and craigslist ads
  • Facebook likes grew from 184 to 421 followers. has an average of 70 unique page views a day.

 Intern, White Shark Africa, Mossel Bay, South Africa (February- March 2015)

  • Caught and tagged local sharks with hand-lines and numbered tags
  • Gathered behavioral

Social Media Manager, Clay Mineral Society, Chantilly VA 20152 (August 2014-2015)

  • Manage Facebook, Twitter, and Newsletter
  • Redesigned CMS website using HTML and Java

Online Marketing and Advertising Coordinator, Hanover Law, P.C. Fairfax, VA, 22031 (Feb 2014-August 2014)

  • Designed and edited the website using HTML
  • Created and disseminated marketing material
  • Manage the Facebook, Twitter, Linkdin accounts. Facebook likes grew from 281 to 833.
  • Wrote blog topics on current court cases and laws, often utilizing internet sources for research

Aquarist Intern (June 2012-August 2012), Aquarist Volunteer (May 2013-October 2013) National Aquarium in Washington D.C.

  • Cared for fish in cold-water Pacific section. Prepared food, acclimated fish, and aided in veterinary care
  • Maintained tanks and filtration equipment
  • Wrote and gave educational talk and answered questions before the “shark feed”

Deck Hand, Sea Education Association, Robert C. Seamans (May 2012-June 2012)

  • Helped prepare the 125-foot Brigantine for voyage (i.e. loading food, cleaning bunks)
  • Worked on a 24/7 watch which included navigation and sail handling
  • Worked in the lab to gather an analyze data gathered via neuston tow, meter net, and CTD (Conductivity/Temperature/depth) device.

Contributing Writer/ Marketing Assistant at (August 2013- September 2014)

  • Wrote relatable, emotional creative non-fiction and memoir
  • Designed Crowdfunding Campaign and other PR items
  • Contacted bloggers and news outlets for media exposure

Freelance Writer and Editor, (July 2013-Present)

  • Created content for websites and blogs, ranging in topics from law to health to fashion
  • Edit novels, papers, and articles for grammar and content