Resume

Dorothy A. Horn
(805) 279-7491

cwgrldotty78@gmail.com

dhorn@pdx.edu

Professional and Personal Life Goal:

A true passion for constant learning, promoting and educating people to attain a healthy connection and protection of our environment.

Research Experience

Portland State University  Graduate Teaching Assistant July 2017 to Current

  • Observe, assist, demonstrate and offer constructive feedback to students in instructional lab sessions.
  • Participate in formative and summative evaluation of students’  skills competencies.
  • Meet with the lead instructor and/or the lab coordinator as necessary for training, educational, and/or administrative purposes.
  • Read, understand and act in accordance with all FERPA standards established by UWS for protecting the security and privacy of student records.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the lead instructor or the department chair.

US Dept. of Fish & Wildlife  Park Ranger  January 2017 thru June 2017

  • Develop and present a variety of interpretive programs including orientation talks, conducted walks, and demonstrations to a variety of audiences.
  • Prepare and conduct on- and off-site environmental education programs for a variety of audiences.
  • Assist in coordinating a volunteer program including recruitment, training, develop projects, job assignments, and recognition. Coordinates volunteer activities with other personnel.
  • Assists with the management of wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities such as hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, environmental education and/or interpretation.
  • Communicate effectively with visitors and staff through writing or interpretive activities that aid in implementing the outreach program.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other partners by attending a variety of events and functions, participating in regular meetings, and tangibly supporting mutually beneficial educational efforts.
  • Assist with media outreach, including Facebook page and website, flyers, signs, brochures, etc.
  • Assist with coordinating and supporting public outreach events.

Teaching Assistant Rio Mesa Highschool October 2016 to June 2017

  • Assist in paper grading
  • Prepare laboratory manuals for experiments
  • Assist students in advanced science projects
  • Class presentations on current research of sandy beach ecology

 UC Santa Barbara September 2016 to December 2016

Lab Assistant 3

  • Field and laboratory support for long term study in wetland ecology under the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station mitigation project
  • Conducts physical and biological surveys of coastal wetlands including fish seining, identification, measurements and quantification of multiple species.
  • Ability to identify multiple species of Gobies
  • Collection of core soil samples
  • Processes samples in the laboratory for soil salinity, organic matter, identification of Invertebrate recruits, Worm species and Insect species under the microscope
  • Bird identification and behavioral studies
  • Identification and quantifying of marsh plant species
  • Assists in data entry, quality assurance and quality control

Coastal Access Improvement: UCLA/SFSU 2016

  • Intercept Surveys: Ventura, Los Angles and Orange County Beach goers
  • Report and enter data for project

Microplastics: funded by USDA Water Resources Experiential Learning for USDA Careers Award 2016

  • Field collection of sand and water samples
  •  Field and laboratory controls and reports
  •  Plastics Identification by filtration and polarization under the microscope
  •  Measure and quantify abundance in sand and water samples
  •  Quantification of outfall discharge of plastics into river systems
  •  Report and enter data for project
  •  Created report for USDA water resources department
  •  Using GIS, created map for report
  •  Calculations and Data entry on computer for future surveys

Microplastics in the Sandy Beach Ecosystem (Senior Capstone) 2016

  • Created field stakes for survey, used GPS for continued surveys
  • Measurements and reports for overall survey
  • Calculations of abundance and identification of invertebrates
  • Calculations of abundance and identification of microplastics
  • Invertebrate Infaunal surveys data recording and reporting
  • Invertebrate ingestion of plastics data recording and reporting
  • Using GIS to create a map of all locations and abundance
  • Calculations and Data entry on computer for future surveys

Cook Island Tropical Research 2015

  • Coral reef surveys of abundance and identification of coral species
  • Lagoon surveys of invertebrate abundance, identification, location and water quality
  •  Sandy Beach surveys of invertebrate abundance, identification, location and marine debris quantification
  • Cultural surveys of lagoon use in fishing. Exposure of the populations to the disease of ciguatera. Calculations of instance and origination
  • Measurements and reports for overall survey
  • Calculations and Data entry on computer for future surveys

 Santa Rosa Island Field School 2015

  • Invasive species management: brush cutting, mechanical and manual removal of invasive species, created reports for future management
  • Vegetation survey and monitoring: plant identification, transect surveys, stake implantation for future surveys, created reports for future surveys
  • Sandy Beach survey and monitoring
  • Island Oak restoration project
  • Intertidal survey and monitoring
  • Pollinator surveys: use of manual collection in the field of pollinators
  • Measurements and reports for overall survey
  • Calculations and Data entry on computer for future surveys

Ormond Beach Nest Monitoring March 2015 to current

Field Assistant to Cynthia Hartley

  • Observe flocks of Snowy Plovers and California Least Terns
  • Observe and record all active nests using GPS
  • Observe and record all fledglings, monitor movement and weekly counts
  • Interact with public on the beach to educate and help create a safer environment for the endangered birds.

 Wetlands Project CSUCI Dr. Anderson’s lab

Lab assistant Spring 2015

  • Count/Record insect species on all traps
  • Identify Insects in traps
  • Data entry for end of year report

 Professional Experience

US Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Park Ranger January 2017 to July 2017

  • Develop and present a variety of interpretive programs including orientation talks, conducted walks, and demonstrations to a variety of audiences.
  • Prepare and conduct on- and off-site environmental education programs for a variety of audiences.
  • Assist in coordinating a volunteer program including recruitment, training, develop projects, job assignments, and recognition. Coordinates volunteer activities with other personnel.
  • Assists with the management of wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities such as hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, environmental education and/or interpretation.
  • Communicate effectively with visitors and staff through writing or interpretive activities that aid in implementing the outreach program.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other partners by attending a variety of events and functions, participating in regular meetings, and tangibly supporting mutually beneficial educational efforts.
  • Assist with media outreach, including Facebook page and website, flyers, signs, brochures, etc.
  • Assist with coordinating and supporting public outreach events.

GIS Analyst February 2015 to May 2016

  • Using ArcGIS to georectify and georeference historic aerial photographs of the Channel Islands to complete the digital and historical database of the National park owned islands
  • Train with CHIS National Park GIS specialists for methodology and adherence to quality control

National Park Service October 2015 to February 2016

Biological Technician Intern

  • Perform invasive plant control (mechanical, chemical and annual) including related GPS/GIS data collection and post-processing
  • Perform native plant propagation, seed collection and basic nursery maintenance.
  • Perform native plant restoration. Including site prep, plant installation and site maintenance
  • Assist botanist and plant ecologist with data collection for long term vegetation and post-fire monitoring programs
  • Assisted with other data collection for park projects
  • Data entry

Paddle Surf Outlet July 2013 to September 2015

Paddle Board Instructor

  • Conducts Paddle Board lessons for private and groups
  • Opens/Closes shop
  • Provides Safe environment while exploring the Ventura and Channel Islands Harbors and surrounding surf zones.

Wellfit, Malibu January 2014 to March 2014

Program Director

  • Develops fitness and wellness program
  • Hires, trains and schedules training and hiking staff
  • Guest health and wellness promoter
  • Creator of sales programs and social media marketing

 Biggest Loser Resort Fitness Ridge, Malibu March 2012 to October 2014

Guest Services Manager

  • Social media marketing for pro shop sales, on site services and weekly reservations
  • Guest health and wellness provider and promoter
  • Acts as visible leader of staff to provide excellent service for each guest
  • Develops marketing and sales techniques for return guest programs

Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital June 2007 – July 2011 Large/Small animal Technician

  • Assist doctors in handling animals
  • Assist customers with bill, payments and understanding doctors written orders
  • Give vaccinations, conduct blood draws and assist in field surgery

 Presentations:

LA Water Keeper: Stand Up for Clean Water April 2016

  • Poster presentation: Pollutants in Our Sandy Beach Ecosystem
  • Community presentation on Microplastics in our Sandy Beach Ecosystem

Ventura Audubon Presentation March 2016

  • Poster presentation: Pollutants in Our Sandy Beach Ecosystem
  • Community presentation on Microplastics in our Sandy Beach Ecosystem.

 CSU Chancellor’s Conference March 2016

  • Poster presentation on Pollutants in our Sandy Beach Ecosystem

 Ventura County Surfrider February 2016

  • Presentation on Pervasive Plastics in Sand crabs

Lakey Peterson/Surf Happens/Teddy Bear Foundation Surf Contest Presentation December 2015

  • Community presentation on Microplastics in our Sandy Beach Ecosystem

Western Society of Naturalists November 2015

  • Poster presentation on Pervasive Plastics in Sand crabs

Military Affiliation:

United States Marine Corps Honorable Discharge

 

Education:

Cal State Channel Islands BS in Environmental Science, Minor in Biology 2016

Santa Rosa Island Field School 2015

AAUS Scientific Diver Certification 2016

REFERENCES

Dr. Sean Anderson (805) 732-2732 littoralpirate@gmail.com

Dr. Clare Wormald Steele (650) 283-4671 clare.steele@csuci.edu

Dr. Merle DerVartanian (805) 402-7491 mkdervartanian@gmail.com

Cynthia Hartley cynhartley@gmail.com

Randy Heuser, General Manager Wellfit, Malibu (818) 706-1660

Irina Irvine, NPS (818) 264-8164 irina_irvine@nps.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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