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Maria Zamora-Duran of Indialantic, Florida, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Zamora-D...Spring 2017Verified by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Angelica Zamora-Duran of Reston, Virginia, recently was selected to serve on The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi's Council of Students. The Council, comprised of six student vice presidents from ch...Summer 2018Verified by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Florida Institute of Technology
Graduate Research AssistantJanuary 2017 - Present
Graduate Teaching AssistantAugust 2015 - PresentPrepared materials and planned field research trips for laboratory sections.Graded homework, planned and executed boat trips for students to conduct vertical profiles and gain experience collecting baseline marine environmental data. Assisted during a field course focused on exploration of intertidal zones on the Oregon Coast. Helped design curriculum for students to explore and understand marine biological ecosystems and aided in student design of independent research projects.
Field EcologistAugust 2014 - Present
Worked with the Indian River Lagoon Research Institute to carry out monthly seagrass and benthic infaunal surveys, and provide monthly/quarterly reports for the St. Johns Water Management Districts environmental dredging project. Conducted transects to determine seagrass and drift algae cover and collected samples of benthic infauna based on the methods of St. Johns Water Management District and the Smithsonian Marine Station. Used various methods to characterize sediments, including calculating percentage of water and silt/clay content, loss on ignition for organic content, and shaker sieves for phi size percentages.
Evaluated the environmental impacts of a US Army Corps of Engineers Dredged Material Management Area on seagrasses beds in Sebastian, FL. Conducted biological monitoring of seagrass for the Florida Inland Navigational District to evaluate the ecological influences of a USACE Dredged Material Disposal Site.