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Kara Hall

Permanent address: karamh97@vt.edu Current address:


3680 Kings Post Pkwy 216-299-9137 6900 Hunters Mill Rd
Rocky River, OH, 44116 Apt. F/H
Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Objective: An internship assisting with wildlife surveys and other forms of management that can utilize
my knowledge of different species and habitats

Education
B.S. Wildlife Conservation; Minor: Forestry, Leadership and Social Change expected May 2019,
Virginia Tech
GPA 3.43
Deans List Fall 2015, Fall 2016
Course Work
Intro to Land and Field Measurements Wildlife Field Biology
Dendrology Wildlife Biology
Population Dynamics (Current) Plant Taxonomy
Human Dimensions of Wildlife
(Current)
Experience
Volunteer, Camera Trapping, Virginia Tech, Mountain Lake, VA, Fall 2017
Assisted with changing the SD cards and batteries on different cameras
Expanded knowledge about how camera trapping works
Biological Intern, Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Woodbridge, VA, Summer 2017
Participated in conducting weekly bee surveys, and 21 total bat acoustic surveys
Used GIS to create a variety of different maps from GPS points taken around the refuge
Basic tree/plant identification: invasive identifying, knowledge based tree ID,
Assisted with a Mast survey: identifying types of oaks and looking for acorns
Study Abroad, Antarctica, Winter Break 2016
Conducted seabird surveys to enter data into eBird
Discussed the ecosystem and habitat of area, and ways to conserve it
Volunteer, Animal Care Volunteer, Watershed Stewardship Center, Parma OH, Summer 2016
Provided rotational care for a snake, toad, frog, salamander, and fishes that consisted of checking
their well-being, cleaning cages, and feeding, without supervision
Interacted with visitors and answered any questions regarding my care for the animals
Volunteer, Zoo Crew, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland, OH, Summer 2013 and 2014
Educated the public on conservation and sustainability, while motivating the public to act on areas
of concern relating to the environment
Interacted with and entertained children through games and activities that managed to educate them
about the environment
Developed strong teamwork skills by organizing group activities and speaking to the public in
groups throughout the whole summer
Computer Knowledge: MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, ArcGIS
Activities
SERVE, living learning community, Students Engaging and Responding through Volunteer Experiences,
Virginia Tech, August 2015- present
Took two leadership classes expanding my knowledge on active citizenship and social justice, as
well as multiple facets of volunteering
Participated in countless volunteer events with a required 20 hours per semester, including: Habitat
for Humanity, Feeding American, Campus Kitchen, etc.
Virginia Tech Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Virginia Tech, August 2015- present
Opportunity to learn more relating to the field of wildlife
Intramurals, Virginia Tech, August 2015- present
Experience working with a team and developing teamwork skills, as well as keeping positive
attitudes in competitive situations
InterVarsity, Campus Ministry, Virginia Tech, August 2015- present
Small group leader where I provide support to members and help lead and guide them in their faith,
as well as a community-building experience
STEP UP Leader, VT Engage, Virginia Tech, August 2017- present
Organization that leads a variety of service trips for other students on campus
Weekly meetings and class credit learning about leadership techniques and skills
Lead two diversion shifts a week with Campus Kitchen, to prepare and donate food to be given to
a soup kitchen
References
Christopher Wicker, Wildlife Biologist, USFWS, Potomac River National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 12638
Darby Brooke Court, Woodbridge, VA, 22192, Christopher_wicker@fws.gov, (571) 260-0076
Rachel Partlow, Small Group Leader Coordinator, InterVarsity, Virginia Tech, prachel1@vt.edu, (571) 634-
7116