Professional Experience

June 2014 – August 2017

Research Assistant

Boston University – School of Public Health – Department of Environmental Health

Worked within the department to facilitate smooth operation of several environmental health related projects.  Oversaw the department’s Exposure Biology Research Laboratory. Research assistant and trainee for Superfund Research Program Research Translation Core, and collaborator with Community Engagement Core.

  • Communicated and taught sophisticated scientific concepts to relevant stakeholders
  • Analyzed and interpreted data for community members
  • Assisted with grant-writing and reporting
  • Coordinated and facilitated biological sample collection and in-lab processing for McClean Exposure Biology Research Laboratory

June 2012-May 2014

Assistant Director of Outreach

Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM)

Managed ALLARM’s shale gas volunteer monitoring program across Pennsylvania – a program designed to train community members to monitor streams for early detection of pollution associated with natural gas extraction.

  • Communicated and taught complex scientific concepts to varying audiences
  • Developed and delivered accessible presentations to both communities and professional audiences
  • Organized and managed data for Pennsylvania volunteers
  • Coordinated statewide volunteer community of about 1,000 people
    • Fostered a feeling of involvement and purpose
    • Developed motivational & personal interest products for volunteer network
  • Mentored and supervised ALLARM student employees
  • Developed volunteer training materials
  • Designed and developed data management tools for volunteers

August 2009-May 2012

Watershed Coordinator

Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM)

Worked collaboratively & independently with ALLARM employees on various projects.  Responsibilities ranged from protocol development research to community training and professional conference presentations.

  • Developed research and protocol products
  • Planned conferences and large-scale events
  • Developed content for community trainings