Summary of Qualifications

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of proper EPA sampling and analysis methods in order to prevent sample contamination.
  • Extensive field and laboratory experience in soils, hydrology, and atmospheric sampling.
  • Maintained large databases through Excel and Promium Element LIMS; extensive use of Office.

Education/Training

  • Six years combined field and analytical chemistry laboratory experience.
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER certified.
  • Undertook research comparing two EPA methods; presented poster at the 2012 Pacific Northwest Regional SETAC meeting.
  • Recipient of 2007 NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Research Award, demonstrating ability to work independently in order to complete tasks and write grant proposals.


Experience

October 2010 – August 2012
Lead Analyst for Brooks Rand Labs — Seattle, WA

Sole-analyst in charge of arsenic/selenium speciation by HGASS. Prepared and analyzed many matrices for mercury determination by CVAFS including experimental matrices such as compact fluorescent light bulbs. Familiarity with other metals analyses including ICPMS. Processed and QA’d data for independent research.

July 2009 – August 2010
Geophysical Technician for Multi-Phase Technologies — Reno, NV

Assisted in manufacturing, field-testing, and troubleshooting geophysical equipment designed by the company. Processed daily data sets and maintained up to date data records.

February 2009 – July 2009
Environmental Specialist for Inland Ecosystems — Reno, NV
Inspected work sites in Truckee, Calif. for Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and BMP enforcement. Assisted in writing permit proposals and NEPA/CEQA reports for clients including the Town of Truckee and developed BMPs for individual projects, which were later implemented and inspected.

May 2004 – January 2009
Gustin Trace Mercury Laboratory assistant/student worker v — Reno, NV
Managed total mercury analysis. Reviewed and edited scientific papers for Dr. Mae Gustin before submission. Assisted graduate students with field studies and sample preparation. Field experience in soils, hydrology and other areas.


EDUCATION

December 2008 University of Nevada, Reno — Reno, NV
College of agriculture, biotechnology, and natural resources

Bachelor of Science Degree: Environmental Science, Minor in Ecohydrology

Related Coursework:
  Environmental Geochemistry, Small Watershed Hydrology, Soils, and many others. Familiar with the NEPA process, GIS, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and other environmental and chemical sciences.

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