|1997-2001||M.S. in Zoology||University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH|
|1994-1996||Coursework in Physics and Neurobiology||Harvard University Extension, Cambridge, MA|
|1989-1993||B.A. in Biology||Colby College, Waterville, ME|
|Jan, 2002 - July, 2003||Island Institute Fellow, The Lobster Conservancy
Dr. Diane Cowan
|Research assistant for collaborative research project that tracked
movements of egg-bearing female lobsters in Muscongus Bay, Maine using mark-
recapture and sonar techniques. Also assisted in the long-term monitoring of
intertidal lobster nursery grounds along the coast of Maine.
|1997-2001||Dept. of Zoology, University of New Hampshire. Dr. Win Watson||Thesis: The effect of reduced salinity on the locomotory behavior and physiology of the American lobster, Homarus americanus. Also assisted in field studies of trap-related behavior of lobsters.|
|1993-1997||Eaton-Peabody Lab, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. M. Charles Liberman||Investigated the neurophysiology and neuroanatomy of the mammalian peripheral auditory system. Work included: light and electron microscopy, histological techniques, and surgical preparation of small mammals for experimentation.|
|June 2002||MBNA Foundation Community Grant: $30,000 for developing an education center on the site of a former commercial lobster pound. Lived on the island during the summer of 2002 and directed renovations to the building and wharf.|
|April 2002||MBNA Foundation Excellence in Education Grant: $5,840 for salary, equipment and supplies to run the “Lobster Larvae in the Classroom” project at the Friendship Village School.|
|1998-2000||UNH Center for Marine Biology Research Enhancement Grants(3): $500-1,500 for purchasing equipment used in Masters Thesis research.|
|Summer 1999||UNH Center for Marine Biology Levine Summer Fellowship: $4,500 to support summer research.|
|Summer 1998||UNH Graduate School Teaching Assistant Summer Fellowship: $3,000 to support summer research.|
|Aug, 2004-June, ‘06||Science Teacher, Exeter High School, Exeter, NH||Courses included College Prep and Honors Biology, ‘Brain and
Environmental Science and Oceanography.
|Sept, 2003-June, ‘04||Biology Teacher, Epping Middle-High School, Epping, NH|
|August, 2003||Marine Educator, Ocean Classroom, Rockland, ME||Led activities and lessons involving oceanography and marine biology
to 20 middle
school studentsduring a nine-day schooner trip along the coast of Maine.
|Jan, 2002-July, 2003||Island Institute Fellow, The Lobster Conservancy, Friendship, ME|| Co-developed “Lobster Larvae in the Classroom”, a hands-on
involving lobster biology and marine ecology for grades 5-8 and implemented
the project in two local schools. Then assisted in developing a curriculum
to accompany the project that is aligned with the “Maine Learning Results”
set of standards. Also gave presentations on lobster biology and intertidal ecology
for grades 1-12 in area schools and at local field sites.
|1997-2001||University of New Hampshire||Teaching Assistant, Human Anatomy and Physiology (Zool 507/508) 3 semesters, Teaching Assistant, Animal Physiology (Zool 626) 1 semester.|
|Teaching Assistant, Human Anatomy and Physiology. (Zool 507/508) 3 semesters: Led five 25-30 student laboratory sections per semester.|