Laramie, WY, 82070
Joined on September, 2010
Any day at any time
Up to 20 minutes away at my regular hourly rate
EducationI am a academic scientist currently based in Laramie, WY. I am the founder and co-leader of two large-scale research projects on birds and plants: one in Hawaii and another in Panama.
My list of degrees and positions:
2001 B.A. Biology; Harvard University
2012 Ph.D. Animal Behavior; UC-Davis
2012 Research Specialist, UC-Berkeley
2013 Postdoctoral Researcher; Florida State Univ.
2013-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow; Univ. of British Columbia
2014-present Postdoctoral Researcher (self-funded via Department of Defense)
ExperienceInstructor (University of Wyoming)
2017 Population Ecology
Teaching Assistant experience, UC-Davis
2010 Human Physiology (100-level)
-sole TA for 500+ undergraduates
Teaching Assistant experience, Univ. of Washington
2007 Introductory Biology (200-level)
2006 Adv. Physiology Laboratory (300-level)
2006 Foundations of Ecology (300-level)
2005 Foundations of Physiology (300-level)
2005 Introductory Biology (200-level)
2004 Foundations of Physiology (300-level)
2004 Introductory Physiology (100-level)
2003 Introductory Biology (200-level)
Research-related Training (while conducting research):
2003-2010 Trained five volunteers and three paid assistants (total of 4 male and 4 female) in field ornithology methods.
Volunteer teaching in Republic of Panama:
2009 Volunteer instructor, MI State University
2009 Volunteer instructor, local high school
2007 Volunteer instructor, local pre-school
Note: Every term as a TA at University of Washington, I received some of the highest praise from students. My first term there, I was awarded the Charlotte Crary Award for outstanding teaching service. In addition, I have the following qualifications:
 Co-author of eight scientific publications
 Ecology and behavior research funded by...
- National Geographic
- Department of Defense
- Smithsonian Institution
- American Museum of Natural History
- American Ornithologists' Union
- Animal Behavior Society
- Explorer's Club
- University of Washington
- Harvard College
 12+ years research experience
- animal vocalizations (sound analysis)
- have studied bees, dogs, birds, and monkeys
- 10+ years field research in Panama
 Data collection, management, and analysis
- Creative solutions for designs of experiments
- Experience handling large datasets
 Scientific communication
- Skilled in MS Powerpoint (simple design using
- Experience with scientific poster design,
including "color-blind" safe and resolution-
- Experience with data visualization and graphing
HobbiesEDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFERED
 Private tutoring for young students (Grades 6-12)
- Biology (specialty)
- General Science
 Private instruction/guidance for undergrads
- General Biology
- Introductory Physiology
- Introductory Statistics
- Vertebrate Biology
- Tropical Ecology
 Research Consulting for grad students/professors
- High School Science Fair "brainstorming"
- College independent research "brainstorming"
- Experimental design advice
- Analysis advice
- "R" analysis assistance
- Manuscript critique and proofing
 Poster and Powerpoint Presentation Design
- Presentation/poster critique and proofing (I have my own projector for your use)
- Poster design
- Presentation design and flow analysis
- I'm willing to attend your lab meeting to hear practice talks. Within 24 hours, I will return a complete written assessment of the Powerpoint file and your talk.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE TUTORING SERVICE:
 Very relaxed yet professional atmosphere. I do not allow stress during the learning process.
 Students who are minors will be tutored in their own home with an adult in the house. Alternatively, minors can be tutored in my own apartment after one parent contacts my personal/professional reference (Ph.D. professor) AND both parent and student meet my long-term girlfriend (age 32, postdoctoral researcher at UC-Berkeley).
 All students 18+ years old can receive tutoring/consultation anywhere (their apartment, my apartment, coffee shop, at the library, in a box with a fox, etc.)
 Rates are negotiable, as necessary. Hourly rate is only applied to the time when I am actually making a direct contribution (normally during the time I meet with the client). I do NOT charge for the time that I use for preparation. For instance, if you need consultation about a scientific poster or a manuscript, I will first ask for the supporting materials (e.g. over email). Then, I research relevant background information or potential analyses. So, for the hourly rate, you buy my preparation time AND the one-on-one meeting time.
 Poster design can be completed after one short meeting with client. Poster redesign should take approximately 48-72 hours after initial meeting.
 Age 34
 Married to postdoctoral researcher in conservation biology
 Hobbies include fly-fishing, photography, painting, indoor rowing, and analyzing any data set I can get my hands on
 ADD/ADHD friendly.
 I'm very friendly and relaxed.
 I grew up in southeast Georgia
 I've held research posts at Harvard, Princeton, UMass-Amherst, and UC-Berkeley
 I've lived in GA, MA, NJ, WA, CA, and the Republic of Panama (10 straight years of research there). I've also conducted research in Alaska (USA), Brazil, and the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador).
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