Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
Northern Kentucky University
Animal Keeper at Red Wolf Sanctuary & Raptor
*On September 3, 2016 I was hired from a volunteer (1 year, 9 mos) as a paid staff member.*
My activities with the Sanctuary include animal husbandry, cleaning and maintaining enclosures, as well as the facilities, building new enclosures, and leading educational tours for the general public, including scouting troops and students of all ages. I also have experience measuring and giving doses of medicine, giving a sub-cutaneous IV, and force feeding injured raptors, as well as caring for animals that are going to be rehabbed. I oversee volunteers and organize them to complete our daily tasks. On several occasions I have led college groups throughout a day of volunteering, sometimes working with more than one university on the same day.
September 2016 - Present
Biology Undergraduate Researcher at Northern Kentucky University
Currently conducting research involving amphibians. Examining the effects of invasive plant species on amphibian populations in both open and closed canopy stations. Each station consists of a drift fence with four pitfall traps, four wood cookies, and five hyla tubes. All stations also have a sound recorder that records periodically throughout the day.
January 2016 - Present
Engineering Co-Op at Robert Bosch Automotive Steering Systems GmbH
Project managing an employee suggestion board. Tracking data and ideas, receiving
updates from other employees and relaying information to the business unit at weekly
meetings. Designing, constructing and implementing objects on the assembly lines such as tables, shelves and holders. Gathering and maintaining data on various topics, as well as implementing projects and ideas on the assembly lines. Generating and maintaining statistics on scrap usage, as well as creating FPI's, label panels and family part lists for the quality department.
May 2015 - Present
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