Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Master of Science, Botany – Field Naturalist Program, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2006)

Bachelor of Science, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation and Management; Minor: African-American Music & Jazz/Guitar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (2000)

PAST CLIENTS & EMPLOYERS

Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben, ME (2018-19) – Natural history seminars: Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates; Leaf and Stem Mining Insects

Hogback Mountain Conservation Association, Marlboro, VT (2018-19) – Biodiversity inventory

Hilltown Land Trust, Ashfield, MA (2018-19) – Baseline documentation reports

Kestrel Land Trust, Amherst, MA (2007-19) – GIS mapping; baseline documentation reports; natural resource inventories; conservation restriction monitoring

City of Westfield, Westfield, MA (2018) – Baseline documentation report

Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, Westborough, MA (2008-13, 2017) – Surveys for rare plants and animals; GIS mapping of rare plant habitat; fact sheet writing; vernal pool certification

Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Pittsfield, MA (2007, 2010-11, 2013-17) – Natural resource inventories / baseline documentation reports; rare species surveys

City of Easthampton, Easthampton, MA (2017) – Baseline documentation report

Shutesbury Conservation Commission, Shutesbury, MA (2017) – Baseline documentation report

UMass Landscape Ecology Lab, Amherst, MA (2000-02, 2007-09, 2013-16) – Plant sampling; natural community classification; assisted with study of marbled salamanders and other vernal pool animals

Alford Land Trust, Alford, MA (2015) – Botanical inventory

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA (2015) – Co-created and co-taught a January term course, Ecology Through Animal Tracking

Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Topsham, ME (2012-14) – Natural resource inventories

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA (2010-11, 2014) – Co-created and co-taught a January term course, Ecology Through Animal Tracking

Sturbridge Conservation Commission, Sturbridge, MA (2013) – Natural resource inventories / baseline documentation reports

Polatin Ecological Services, Gill, MA (2007-08, 2012) – Rapid ecological assessment; natural resource inventory

Native Geographic, Pike, NH (2012) – Mammal tracking surveys for the Staying Connected Initiative

Hadley Conservation Commission, Hadley, MA (2011) – Animal tracking survey; vernal pool survey

The Trustees of Reservations, Holyoke, MA (2010) – Botanical inventory

Winooski Valley Park District, Burlington, VT (2005-08) – Natural resource inventories; bobcat tracking study; wildlife corridor study

Mass Audubon Ecological Extension Service, Lincoln, MA (2006-07) – Ecological inventory of state Wildlife Management Areas

Landscape Analysis, South Burlington, VT (2006-07) – Botanical inventory; natural community classification; natural history walk

Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Concord, NH (2006) – Plant sampling; natural community classification; rapid ecological assessments

Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Burlington, VT (2003-06) – Breeding bird surveys

University of Vermont Botany Department, Burlington, VT (2005) – Teaching fellow (Introduction to Botany; Systematics & Phylogeny)

Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, Rochester, NY (2001-04) – Migratory bird banding

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (2002) – Assisted with long-term study of black-throated blue warblers

Pelham Conservation Commission, Pelham, MA (2002) – Vernal Pool Certification

Klamath Bird Observatory, Ashland, OR (2001) – Breeding bird banding and surveys

The Nature Conservancy, Middletown, CT (2000) – Rapid ecological assessments; natural community classification

Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Amherst, MA (1998) – Forest inventory

CERTIFICATIONS

Permaculture Design Certificate (2011)

Track & Sign III, CyberTracker Conservation (2007)

Bander, North American Banding Council (2003)

PUBLICATIONS

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Life Between the Epidermises. Berkshire Natural History Conference, Sheffield, MA (2018).

Leafminers of Nantucket and Beyond. Combined Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterists’ Society and Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica, Ottawa, ON (2018).

Leafminers of the Southwestern United States. Microlepidopterists’ Meeting, Ottawa, ON (2018).

Uncovering Hidden Biodiversity through Insect Tracks and Sign. The Northeast Natural History Conference, Burlington, VT (2018).

Nantucket’s Neglected Herbivorous Insects. Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Biennial Research Conference, Nantucket, MA (2017).

Native Plants as Insect Habitat. On the Trail of E. Lucy Braun (hosted by the Midwest Native Plant Society and the Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society), Shawnee State Park, OH (2017).

Galls and Leaf Mines of Nantucket: Year Five. Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Biennial Research Conference, Nantucket, MA (2015).

Tracking the Tiniest Animals. Northeast Wildlife Trackers Conference, Westborough, MA (2015).

What Pollinators Do When They’re Not Pollinating. Beyond the Honey Bee: Conserving Our Vital Native Pollinators, Petersham, MA (2015).

Galls and Leaf Mines of Nantucket. Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Biennial Research Conference, Nantucket, MA (2013).

Sign-based Survey of Nantucket’s Insect Fauna. Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Biennial Research Conference, Nantucket, MA (2011).

Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates. Northeast Wildlife Trackers Conference, Leominster, MA (2010).