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

 

Military Affiliation:

United States Marine Corps Honorable Discharge

 

Education:

PhD Student Portland State University, in progress

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