Work Experience

University of Miami - Lirman benthic ecology lab April 2019 - Current

Research Assistant In-situ and ex-situ coral husbandry Micro-fragging of mounding corals and Acropora propogation Scientific dives for coral reef and seagrass surveys and coral outplanting Assist in coral spawn collection

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI - RESCUE A REEF APRIL 2019 - CURrent

Ambassador

Attend events representing Rescue a Reef Lead tours of Lirman Benthic Ecology Lab with overview on Coral Restoration Lead citizen scientists on coral nursery maintenance and coral outplanting dives

Freelance Jan 2015 - CURRENT

Photographer

Experience shooting: weddings, portraits, headshots, events, underwater photography, species photography

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI - lirman benthic ecology lab JAN 2019 - APRIL 2019

Volunteer

Hands on volunteer involving corals, primarily Acropora cervicornis. Involved with coral husbandry, constructing coral nursery tables and trees and aiding the Lirman team with their research projects.

GET INTO THE FIELD (FIELD SCHOOL) SEPT 2018 - JULY 2019

Intern

Hands on assistant involving shark tagging and yellow sting ray tagging. Involved with keeping boat passengers safe and teaching proper techniques. In charge of photography and documentation of excursions.

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA - DR. WILLIAM CRAMPTON’S LAB JAN 2016 - JAN 2018

Lab Assistant

Tasked with photographing over a thousand species of fish for publication as well as data management

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE - DR. RAMON RODRIGO’S LAB JUNE 2016 - AUG 2016

Lab Assistant

Assisted in blood sample assays while conducting research on oxidative stress in myocardial infarction patients. In charge of teaching incoming interns/volunteers proper pipetting and assay techniques. Co-author in scientific publication attempt.


Leadership Experience

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI - Rescue a reef April 2019 - CURRENT

Team Leader Leading citizen scientists on coral reef restoration expeditions. In charge of managing small team while maintaining in-situ coral nurseries and outplanting corals onto reef substrate

UNIVERSITY OF Central Florida - MEDLIFE Aug 2017 - May 2018

President

In charge of college club involved in providing medicine, education and development for low income families everywhere. Assist in selecting board members, setting up fundraising events as well as volunteer events and directing general body meetings.

UNIVERSITY OF Central Florida - MEDLIFE Aug 2016 - May 2017

Director of Volunteering

In charge of outreach and volunteering events in college club involved in providing medicine, education and development for low income families everywhere.

Schoesntatt Aug 2012 - May 2013

Counselor

Led a group of middle school children in a Schoenstatt group with education on how to live better lives.


Presentations

4ocean village event 08/24/19

Spoke on a panel about marine scientists, what it takes, what we are doing and what can be done.

Research Presentation 07/23/16

Presented research being conducted in Dr. Ramon Rodrigo’s lab on “Oxidative Stress in Hypertension”