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.
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.
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.
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.