1/2011-present Ph.D. Student. Université Laval. Conducted vegetation surveys. Collected behavioral data of bison using scan sampling. Took photographs of bison for computer-assisted photo identification. Collected bison feces for stress hormone analyses. Proficient in statistical software R, including familiarity with spatial analyses, generalized mixed models, Bayesian statistics.
1/2008-12/2010 Master’s Student. University of Montana. Captured and immobilized >35 black bears and 2 grizzly bears. Fitted GPS collars to >16 black bears. Conducted feeding site vegetation surveys. Proficient in ArcGIS, Access, Resource Selection Function development, time-to-event analysis, spatial modeling, public survey implementation and analysis, and public relations.
7/2007-12/2007 Biological Technician. Yellowstone Wolf Project. Experience with analysis of carnivore behavioral data, writing of annual reports to funding agencies, predation site analysis, telemetry, and behavioral observations.
5/2007-7/2007 Research Technician. Wolf disease research with the Yellowstone Wolf Project and the University of Minnesota. Experience with telemetry, behavior observations, scat collection, and carnivore necropsies.
8/2006-11/2006 Laboratory Assistant. Arid Lands Ecology Lab, University of Arizona. Experience with vegetation surveys and soil analysis.
5/2006-8/2006 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Technician. Mexican Wolf Recovery Field Team. Experience with scat collection, telemetry, GPS collar cluster searching, landowner relations, and extensive time afield.
1/2005-12/2005 NSF Conservation Biology Intern. Collected and analyzed Mexican wolf scats to quantify summer diet. Assisted Mexican Wolf Recovery Field Team with telemetry, trapping, monitoring, and captures.
8/2004-5/2005 Research Assistant. Undergraduate Research Program, University of Arizona, Badyaev Lab. Trapped, banded, and handled >500 house finches.
5/2004-8/2004 Fisheries Intern. Arizona Game and Fish Department. Experience with stream and lake electrofishing, fish tagging, boat navigation and maintenance, and extensive time afield.
5/2003-4/2004 Landowner Relations Intern. Arizona Game and Fish Department. Experience with public relations, small mammal trapping, bat mist-netting, herpetology surveys, sign posting, EA checklist creation, and camping and working in remote areas.