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- Monona - United States
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Nationality : American
Birth date : 1983-04-23
Field of expertise : Chemistry / Governance / Monitoring & Evaluation


Water resources scientist with 7 years experience in water quality. Master of Science in Water Security and looking for a job opportunity in water resources consulting.

Work Experience

Research Consultant - University of East Anglia Water Research Center (Norwich - United Kingdom)
Conducting research on urban water resources and water security in conflict periods. Details of work confidential.
Physical Sceintist - U.S. Geological Survey (Middleton, WI - United States)
Responsible for low-level mercury analysis of water, soil and biological samples. Daily use of CVAS instruments and ICP-MS for mercury analysis. Daily duties include sample shipping and receiving, sample preparation, sample analysis and clean up, and data interpretation. Responsible for cleaning lab equipment, troubleshooting analytical instruments, ordering supplies and equipment, daily correspondence with cooperators, and daily communication with supervisors.Frequently conduct field work in water, sediment, and air sampling using trace metal clean sampling procedures.
Clerical Assistant - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Madison, WI - United States)
Assisted Environmental Loans Division with processing loan applications from wastewater treatment facilities. Duties included copying, mailing, organizing, and entering data from pre-loan applications. Provided assistance to applicants over the phone and via e-mail. Daily use of copy machine, Oracle database, and label maker. Much of work done independently with regular review by supervisors.
Biological Science Aid - U.S. Geological Survey (Yankton, SD - United States)
Assisted with research on endangered pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River. Assisted with trammel netting, larval fish surveys, and egg mat deployment and collection. Trammel netting involved recording length, weight, and population data, performing surgery for egg collection and drawing blood on gravid female shovelnose sturgeon, and collecting scales from blue suckers for aging analysis. Daily use of GPS, Humminbird side scanner, Lawrence depth finder, turbidimeter, Hess substrate sampler, and velocity meter; daily operation and trailering of motorboat.
Media Technician - Deibel Labs (Madison, WI - United States)
Duties included producing media for bacteriological testing and upkeep of media laboratory. Responsibilities: pouring plates, operating autoclaves, and regular maintenance of laboratory equipment. Often asked to perform sample quality control duties when supervisor was absent. Promoted to Laboratory Technician position after three months. Lab duties included food and environmental sample receiving and sample preparation including weighing, plating, streak plating, and transferring between medias. Other duties: restocking supplies, taking out trash, mopping floors, and cleaning of glassware.
Assistant Research Biologist (Intern) - Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (Madison, WI - United States)
Responsibilities included assisting research biologist with various tasks and maintaining public relations displays. Duties included sorting and identifying aquatic macroinvertebrate samples, collecting water samples in the field, feeding fish and maintaining tanks, and water chemistry data entry. Much of the work was done independently. Was responsible for lab operation for three weeks while supervisor attended a conference. Invited to return for additional work after internship was completed.


Master - University of East Anglia (Norwich - United Kingdom)
Social Sciences > International Development
M.Sc. Water Security and International Development.
Bachelors - University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point - United States)
Natural Sciences > Natural Resources Management
B.Sc. Natural Resources Managemet. Minors in Biology and Water Resources


English - Native
Spanish - Basic
Norwegian - Basic


Project Management Training, University of East Anglia, UK.
Water Footprint Assessment Training, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.


2013-07-01 Antagonistic Effect of Selenium on Mercury Toxicity in Benthic and Pelagic Organisms in a Selenium Enriched Lake in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan - Thompson, Charles; DeWild, John; Krabbenhoft, David; Knauer, Doug; Pelkola, George.
U.S. Geological Survey.
2013-07-01 Mercury and Methylmercury in the Water Column, Sediment and Biota in the Great Lakes - Ogorek, Jacob; Krabbenhoft, David; DeWild, John; Sabin, Thomas; Tate, Michael; Thompson, Charle
U.S. Geological Survey.
2013-07-01 The Effects of Selenium Loading on Mercury Speciation, Cycling and Bioaccumulation in a Drainage Lake Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan - DeWild, John; Thompson, Charles; Krabbenhoft, David; Knauer, Doug; Pelkola, George
U.S. Geological Survey.
2013-07-01 Controls of Spatial Patterns of Total and Methyl Mercury in Lakes Across the Upper Midwest - Krabbenhoft, David; Aiken, George; DeWild, John; Sabin, Thomas; Thompson, Charles; Tate, Michael
USA. U.S. Geological Survey.

Software & Other Relevant Skills

Word; Excel; Pages; ArcView; Oracle scientific databases

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