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Research Interests

Stream Ecology, Habitat Preference of Fishes, Fisheries Management, Native and Invasive Species Interactions and Community Ecology

 

Undergraduate Research Project

Blue catfish (Ictalurus furcatus) gut passage as a vector for the dispersal of invasive bivalves.

 

Education

B.S. Natural Resources Ecology & Management – Fisheries and Aquatics Ecology, Minor-Wildlife Ecology & Management, 2010 Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

 

Professional Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (January 2011-December 2012).
  • Fisheries Technician, Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK (March 2010-December 2010).
  • Laboratory Technician, Oklahoma State University, Forest Hydrology Laboratory, Stillwater, OK (February 2009-March 2010).
  • Biological Science Technician, U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station (CATT), Hector, AR (May 2009-August 2009).
  • Stream Program Intern, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Higgins, OK (May 2008-August 2008).
  • Forestry Intern, Sequoia ForestKeepers (via Student Conservation Association), Kernville, CA (May 2007-August 2007).

 

Professional Memberships


American Fisheries Society

  • Parent Society (2008 - Present).
  • Education Section; Student Subsection (2011 - Present).
  • Equal Opportunities Section (2010 - Present).
  • Skinner Memorial Award Selection Committee (2010 - 2011).
  • Oklahoma State Chapter (2008-Present)
  • Oklahoma State University Student Subunit

 

Student Government Representative

  • President (Spring 2009 - Spring 2010)
  • Member (Spring 2007 - present)


The Wildlife Society

Oklahoma State University Chapter (Fall 2007 - Present)

 

Activities & Awards

  • Jimmy Pigg Travel Award. 2011. The 31st Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dr. James K. Schooley Award. 2011. Best Student Presentation at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Skinner Memorial Award. 2010. The 140th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Native Peoples Travel Award. 2010. The 140th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Outstanding Fisheries Undergraduate Award. 2010. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • Lew Wentz Undergraduate Research Scholarship. 2010. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • Joseph Flemming Memorial Scholarship. 2010. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • Undergraduate Travel Award. 2010. Species Symposium (AFS/TWS), Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
  • Top Gun Award of Excellence. 2005. Oklahoma State University – Okmulgee, Okmulgee, OK
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