Gillian Dreier-Lawrence

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Gillian.Dreier.Lawrence@gmail.com

Education:
• SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY
B.S. Ecology, Botany Minor
GPA: 3.86
Applied Environmental Science Program Certificate
• Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI
Associates of the Arts

Jan 2014 - May 2015

Dec 2014
Dec 2009

Relevant Courses:
cellular biology, organismal biology, ecology, marine biology, general chemistry, statistics, animal behavior,
wildlife ecology and management, introduction to botany, field botany, forest ecology and management,
plant pathology, wetland ecology and management, restoration ecology
Skills:
• Computer: Microsoft Office, Program Distance, Google mapping, ArcGIS, Program Mark, iNaturalist
• Field: Animal live-trapping, animal handling, animal tagging, glow dusting of small mammals, plant
identification, wetland delineation, radio-telemetry, GPS navigation, electrofishing, invasive plant species
identification and removal
• Laboratory: DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), gel electrophoresis, salivary amylase
electrophoresis, museum preparation of small mammals and birds.
• Additional: Customer service, experiment design and implementation, oral presentations, nature education
course development
Research Experience:
• EREN TurtlePop Project
• Set traps to capture turtles

June 2015 - Aug 2015

• Identified and measured turtles
• Marked turtles for population estimates
• Remote video observation and quantification of domestic animal
behavior in relation to backyard wildlife
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• Used field and GoPro cameras
• Observed and quantified animal behaviors

Jan 2015 - May 2015

• Identified free range wild animals from field camera
images
• Community survey and habitat mapping of a Wetland Reserve
Program conservation easement in Champlain, NY
• Identified plants and animals from photographs

Jan 2015 - May 2015

• Identified wetland communities
• Created a citizen scientist project for the property
Work Experience:
Bakery Clerk and Cake Decorator
QFC - Mercer Island, WA
• Created and decorated cakes and desserts, offered high quality
customer service, focused on appealing product displays, cleaned
and sanitized the bakery.

Feb 2015 - May 2015

Nature Educator Intern
The Friends of Point au Roche - Beekmantown, NY
• Developed and lead education modules, created nature displays,
educated park visitors about nature in the park, explained
scientific concepts in easy to understand terms for younger park
visitors.

Summer 2015

Presentations:
• Center for Earth and Environmental Science Poster Presentation
SUNY Plattsburgh
• Sigma Xi Symposium
SUNY Plattsburgh

May 2015

May 2015

Volunteering:
• Green Seattle Partnership
• Removed and cut back invasive species
• Performed trail maintenance
• Trash removal

Spring 2015

• Lake Champlain Committee Blue-Green Algae Monitoring Volunteer
• Visually monitored water for evidence of blue-green algae
• Recorded and submitted reports on water conditions

Summer 2015

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