MADDIE KAUFMAN

EDUCATION


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UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, RSMAS

Master of science, marine biology and ecology (SPRING 2018-PRESENT)

Anticipated graduation: December 2019. Current GPA: 4.0.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, MARINE SCIENCE AND BIOLOGY (2012-2016)

Minors: Chemistry and Journalism. GPA: 3.9.


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INTERCULTURAL OUTREACH INITIATIVE, ISABELA ISLAND, GALAPAGOS

study abroad program (spring 2015)

Lectures and field research in marine, terrestrial and conservation biology, and cultural anthropology. Lived with Ecuadorian host family on island with population of 2000.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE 


TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS

CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

(SPRING 2019, 42 STUDENTS)

Provided support during classes and held regular office hours to answer students’ questions. Created quiz and exam questions, and graded weekly quizzes. Covered oceanic element distributions, the carbon system, nutrient cycling, earth-ocean-atmosphere exchange, ocean and sediment redox chemistry.

INTRO TO MARINE SCIENCE LAB

(FALL 2018, 30 STUDENTS)

Provided support during lab sessions and held regular office hours to helps students with the calculation and interpretation of results. Graded weekly lab reports. Explored plankton communities, biomedical models, seawater transport and erosion, and salinity and density patterns.


PRESENTATIONS

DEBRIS FREE OCEANS PRESENTATIONS ABOUT PLASTIC POLLUTION

  • 02/02/18: Presented via Skype to 25 students from Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School in Shawnee, Kansas.

  • 06/27/18: Presented to 30 campers from Camp Manatee.

  • 05/10/17: Presented to over 200 students through a series of talks at West Lab Elementary.

  • 11/09/16: Spoke on a panel at the University of Miami’s Ocean Awareness Week.

  • 11/07/16: Presented via Skype to 25 students from Bluejacket-Flint Elementary School in Shawnee, Kansas.

RESCUE A REEF PRESENTATIONS ABOUT CORAL RESTORATION

  • 09/06/18: Presented to 40 members of the USA Dive Club in Ft. Lauderdale.

  • 07/16/18: Presented to 40 campers at the Miami Seaquarium.

  • 05/16/18: Presented to over 100 students through a series of talks at Hollywood Academy of Arts and Sciences Career Day.

  • 03/27/18: Spoke at a screening of Chasing Coral as a part of the University of Miami’s Ocean Awareness Week.

  • 03/20/18: Presented to Girl Scout Troops at Kenwood K-8 Center.

  • 12/04/17: Presented to Girl Scout Troops at Bay Harbor K-8 Center.

  • 11/17/17: Presented and led educational activities at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Women in Science Day.

 

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS


Attended presentations and workshops about coral reef restoration regarding genomics, larval propagation, gardening techniques, ecological applications, disease and microbial communities, and large scale management. Helped lead a workshop covering various coral restoration methodologies.

REEF FUTURES CONFERENCE

(12/10/19-12/14/19)


Attended presentations by the Coral Whisperers and participated in conversations about how to improve water quality in Biscayne Bay, with representatives from the Herbert Hoover Foundation, NOAA, Stanford, Boston University, and the FDEP.

APPLYING GLOBAL RESEARCH TO MARINE HABITAT RESTORATION AND CONSERVATION IN BISCAYNE BAY AND BEYOND

(6/19/18)