MSc in Entomology, 2002. Montana State University, Bozeman, summa cum laude
BSc in Natural Resources Management, 1997. Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Freelance Science Editor, June 2017 to Present
Edit scientific manuscripts in the life sciences, specializing in plant and pollination studies.
Environmental Scientist, GEI Consultants and Morrison-Maierle, August 2006 to June 2017. Conducted endangered plant surveys and wetland delineations, analyze ecological resource data using ArcGIS, and completed environmental regulatory compliance documents.
Macroinvertebrate Taxonomist, Rhithron Associates, November 2004 to July 2006. Identified freshwater macroinvertebrates, including Chironomidae, to the lowest practical taxonomic level.
Project Coordinator, Urbani and Associates, February 2004 to November 2004. Conducted wetland delineations. Design and implemented wetland and riparian restoration projects.
Research Associate/Laboratory Manager, Montana State University, January 2003 to February 2004. Collected data on the integrated pest management of stored grain insects. Conductrf insect pheromone studies using a gas chromatograph mass spectrometer.
Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, Montana State University, June 2000 to December 2002. Conducted insect behavior research for implementation of integrated pest management strategies. Taught laboratory session for introductory entomology course.
Biological Technician, USGS and California Department of Fish and Game, July 1999 to June 2000. Collected field data on benthic organisms, identify macroinvertebrates in the laboratory, and provided technical support for various ecological studies.