RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2008 - Present

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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW FOR FACULTY DIVERSITY, JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY (OH)

2017 - 2020

Won grant funding for and mentored undergraduate research at the interface of plant ecology and analytical chemistry
Designed and taught upper level/graduate course Medicinal Botany and general education course Biology, Race, and Gender
Taught Environmental Biology lecture and field/lab, Principles of Biology I lecture, and Genetics lecture
Co-Chaired the Public Policy section of a national scientific society

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COMMUNITY FACULTY, METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY (MN)

2013 - 2017

Taught upper-level Genetics (2 semesters), lower-level General Biology I (2 semesters) lecture/lab courses within the Biology major

Taught general education lecture/lab courses Introduction to the Life Sciences and Biology of Women

Taught general education lecture/field/lab course Minnesota Ecology & Conservation Biology

Designed, created curriculum, and gained university approval for Biology, Race, and Racism, an online course with face-to-face lab

Designed and gained Master of Liberal Arts program approval for an interdisciplinary topics course, People, Plants, and Biotechnology

Presented scholarship of teaching and learning at university-wide, system-wide, and national conferences
Organized a symposium in honor of the Odum brothers at a national botany conference 

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BIOSTATISTICIAN, BARR ENGINEERING CO. (MN)

2013 - 2016

Led annual lab data collection, statistical analysis, and reporting for long-term study of an aquatic plant sacred to the Anishinaabe Ojibwe
Carried out a variety of statistical analyses on air quality, water quality, and biological data for regulatory and research purposes
Provided independent assessment of toxicological studies on an aquatic plant sacred to the Anishinaabe Ojibwe
Developed post-mining remediation plan for agricultural land allocated for use in frac sand mining
Designed greenhouse studies to evaluate conditions for growth of cover crops on mine tailngs
Carried out GIS-based site evaluations for threatened and endangered species
Participated in field sampling of aquatic plants and wetland delineations

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FREELANCE SCIENCE WRITER/EDITOR (MN)

2012 - 2014

Curriculum development, editing, and alignment for multiple clients working in STEM education
Substantive editing and copyediting of manuscripts, theses, and research statements for scientists using English as a second language

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GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA (GA)

2008 - 2012

PhD in Forest Resources

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Ethics

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INSTRUCTOR OF BIOLOGY, NORTHLAND COLLEGE (WI)

2011

Taught two sections of undergraduate Genetics