ANIMAL CARE RESUME
Academy of Art University. San Francisco, CA. MFA in Graphic Design, 2011.
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in affiliation with Tufts University, Medford, MA. BFA, May 2006.
Studio Art Centers International. Florence, Italy. Study Abroad, Spring 2005.
Killingly High School. Killingly, CT. High School Diploma. June 2002.
Animal Care and Adoption Agent, Animal Rescue League of Boston, Boston, MA. March 2012 to present.
_Interview potential adopters and conduct appointments for surrendered animals
_Clean kennels/cages and provide enrichment
_Assist veterinarian with vaccines, blood draws, and medications
_Foster parent for sick or injured reptiles or small animals
_Presented a formal presentation on reptile care in the shelter environment
Temperate and Tropical Gallery Volunteer, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA September 2012 to April 2013.
_Prepared all food items for animals
_Recorded all temperatures and water quality data
_Target fed specific animals such as cuttlefish, lobsters, sharks, and rays
_Alerted senior aquarist and/or medical staff of ailments, deaths, injuries, or sicknesses noticed
Graphic Designer, Boston University Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, Boston, MA.
August 2011 to January 2012.
_Helped conduct bat research at roost locations with lead scientists
–Created informational graphics on bat data
_Designed a field guide on roost-making bats
_Created distribution maps
_Assisted scientists with poster designs for conferences
Interpretative Naturalist and Teacher, Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA. February 2008 to May 2010,
February 2011 to July 2011.
_Interacted with guests and answered questions
_Gave feeding and informational presentations on animals and climate change
_Led Behind the Scenes tours or VIP guided tours
_Taught school and scout groups on subject matters such as sharks, fish, or tide pools
Husbandry Volunteer, Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, San Francisco, CA. October 2009 to April 2010.
_Prepared food items for various animals and dietary needs
_Cleaned tanks and enclosures, often siphoning and vacuuming tanks
_Animal enrichment (playing, as well as developing toys and environments for growth, etc.)
_Minor medical procedures such as injections and medication administrations
Graphic Design Intern, Providence Children’s Museum, Providence, RI. Fall 2005.
_Created flyers, invitations, and posters for the museum
_Assisted main designer with newsletter
_Proposed new sign system for some of the exhibits
Reptiles: turtles, lizards, geckos, and snakes
Amphibians: toads and frogs
Mammals: cats, dogs, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, rats, mice, guinea pigs, chinchillas, bats, and hedgehogs
Fish: rockfish, leopard sharks, perch, sculpins, et al.
Invertebrates: banana slug, octopus, crabs, sea cucumbers, tarantulas, sea stars, et al.
_Various medical procedures for all types of animals
_Preparing various animals for surgery
_Experience with euthanasia
_Various animal handling of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish
_Professional presentation skills
_Teaching experience with Kindergarten to sixth grade and scout groups
_Hosting (as a Naturalist) birthday parties, sleepovers, and special events
Superior Work Performance Award. January 2010. (Husbandry)
Aquarium of the Bay Employee of the Month. December 2009. (Education Department)