MADDIE KAUFMAN

WORK EXPERIENCE

RESEARCH & FIELD ASSISTANT

FEB 2017 - PRESENT

LIRMAN BENTHIC ECOLOGY LAB, CORAL REEF FUTURES LAB (MIAMI, FL)

Scientific dive to survey reefs, maintain coral nurseries and outplant coral fragments.

Work to propagate mounding corals through microfragmentation.

Extract genetic material and run qPCR and imaging-PAM experiments to assess corals after exposing them to thermal and light stress. 


AMBASSADOR

may 2017 - PRESENT

RESCUE A REEF (MIAMI, FL)

Organize and run public coral gardening SCUBA trips. Educate, instruct and monitor citizen science participants, and collect data about the coral nurseries and outplant sites.

Give presentations about coral conservation at schools and camps, table at outreach events.

Create social media posts to share information about the program through Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


DIVEMASTER, ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR & SALES ASSOCIATE

DECEMBER 2016 - PRESENT

SOUTH BEACH DIVERS (MIAMI, FL)

Organize and run conservation-oriented SCUBA trips, including reef cleanups, Lionfish derbies and coral restoration expeditions.

Guide certified divers, teach refresher courses and assistant teach SCUBA classes at sites in Miami and Key Largo.

Market SCUBA gear, maintain equipment, tanks and other shop inventory.


OUTREACH COORDINATOR

AUGUST 2016 - PRESENT

DEBRIS FREE OCEANS (MIAMI, FL)

Organize and run creative outreach and cleanup events. Educate students about the responsible management of the lifecycle of plastic and waste as part of a global initiative to eradicate marine debris


OUTREACH & HUSBANDRY VOLUNTEER

JULY - DEC 2016

PELICAN HARBOR SEABIRD STATION (MIAMI, FL)

Worked at outreach, education and fundraiser events, educating individuals about the rescue and rehabilitation services offered at Pelican Harbor.

Maintained cages and cleaned habitats for safety of animals and exhibit aesthetics.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

JUNE 2015 - APRIL 2016

JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, RADIOLOGY DEPARTMENT (MIAMI, FL)

Graded resident exams, maintained resident records and radiology department library, gave new residents tours of the facility.


RESEARCH  ASSISTANT

may - september 2015

DUMOND CONSERVANCY (MIAMI, FL)

Observed and quantified own monkey behavior for projects on social interactions and positional behavior.