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Curriculum Vitae

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PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, postdoctoral researcher, 2010-2012
Department of Primatology
Research area: African tropical forest fruit phenology and its impacts on great apes
Colorado State University, postdoctoral researcher, 2009
Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
Research area: Wildlife movement ecology and modeling
University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 2004-2008
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Dissertation Title: Ecological analysis of population density and animal location time series data
Dissertation Committee: Dr. Wayne M. Getz, Dr. Perry de Valpine, Dr. Alan Hubbard
University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., 1998-2000
Double major: Mathematics and Environmental Studies

 

INVITED TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

Pan-African phenology trends, Wildlife Conservation Society, Uganda, 2012
IV Congress of the European Federation for Primatology, Almada, Portugal, 2011
Continuous-time and continuous space processes in ecology, Centre for Research in Statistical Methodology, University of Warwick, England, 2010

 

Teaching

PhD graduate student advisor for several students at the Max Planck Institute
Workshops at the Max Planck Institute on data analysis and presentation using R
Graduate student advisor at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
UC Berkeley Graduate Student Instructor, Modeling and management of biological resources
UC Santa Cruz math tutor, all courses of undergraduate math
Sierra Community College math tutor, all courses of lower division math

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS

UC Berkeley Edward A. Steinhaus Memorial Award, 2008
Honorable Mention, NSF GRF 2004, 2006
College Honors Graduate in Mathematics, UC Santa Cruz, 2000
UC Regents Scholar, 1998-2000
President’s Honor Roll, Sierra Community College, 1995-1997

 

MANUSCRIPT REVIEWER

Animal Behaviour, Ecography, Ecological Modeling, Ecological Monographs, Ecology, Ecology Letters, Environmental Modeling and Assessment, Journal of Animal Ecology, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Oecologia, PLoS
Computational Biology, PLoS ONE, Population Ecology, Theoretical Ecology

 

ADDITIONAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Lab Technician, College of Forestry, University of Montana (March 2003-June 2004)
Intern, US Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA (Oct 2000 - Oct 2001)
Field Biologist, NSF Research Project, Oregon (April-June 2000)
Volunteer field assistant for graduate students and researcher peers (1999-on going)
Collaborative history that spans diverse scientific fields, researcher nationalities, and scientific backgrounds (2000-on going)

 

PROGRAMMING

R; Matlab; Linux shell scripting; Visual Basic

 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

Volunteered in a variety of restoration and plant surveying projects along the central coast of California; assisted other fellow graduate students in their field projects; volunteer/member of Protect American River Canyons