Curriculum Vitae

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Jessica Hale

Education

Graduate student, University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences. September 2014-Present.

Bachelor of Science, University of Washington, June 2013.  School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences, Minors in Marine Biology & Quantitative Sciences.

Publications

Hale, JR, Mims, MC, Bogan, MT & JD Olden. 2014. Links between two interacting factors, novel habitats and non-native predators, and aquatic invertebrate communities in a dryland environment. Hydrobiologia, Invasion Biology Special Issue. doi: 10.1007/s10750-014-2024-0

Hale, JR, Bouma, JV, Vadopalas, B & CS Friedman. 2012. Evaluation of Passive Integrated Transponders (PIT) for Abalone: Tag placement, retention and effect on survival. Journal of Shellfish Research. doi: 10.2983/035.031.0300

Poster Presentations

2015: 21st Biennial Society for Marine Mammalogy Conference. How does sea otter diet vary across a gradient of occupation?

2014: 18th Annual NW Student Chapter of the Society for Marine Mammalogy Meeting. How will sea otter diet change as population size and range increase?

Oral Presentations

2016: 20th Annual NW Student Chapter of the Society for Marine Mammalogy Meeting. Population Dynamics of Northern Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) in Washington

2015: 9th Annual Sea Otter Conservation Workshop. Population Dynamics of Northern Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) in Washington State.

2015: 19th Annual NW Student Chapter of the Society for Marine Mammalogy Meeting. Population Dynamics and Foraging Ecology of Northern Sea Otters (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) in Washington

2013: 16th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Washington. Predator vs. Monsoon: The Role of Biotic and Abiotic Drivers in Shaping Aquatic Invertebrate Communities in Desert Environments.

2013: School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Winter Capstone Symposium, Oral Presentation. Predator vs. Monsoon: The Role of Biotic and Abiotic Drivers in Shaping Aquatic Invertebrate Communities in Desert Environments.

2012: 45th Anniversary Meeting of the Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Not just for vertebrates anymore: using microchips to tag abalone.

2012: American Fisheries Society, Washington British Columbia Chapter, Annual General Meeting, Social Media and Science Outreach Session. Real Time Science.

2012: 104th Annual National Shellfisheries Meeting. Not just for vertebrates anymore: using microchips to tag abalone.

Invited Lectures & Teaching Experience

2016: Invited lecturer. Marine Mammalogy class, University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Washington Sea Otter Population Dynamics and Foraging Ecology.

2016: Invited lecturer. Marine Mammalogy class, University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Ecology and Conservation of Sea Otters.

2016: Teaching assistant. Marine Mammalogy. Spring 2016. School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.

2016: Invited lecturer. American Cetacean Society Puget Sound Chapter Speaker Series. Washington State Sea Otters: A Success Story.

2015: Invited lecturer. Feiro Marine Life Center Speaker Series. Washington State Sea Otters: A Success Story.

2015: Invited lecturer. Marine Mammalogy class, University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Washington State sea otter conservation.

2014: Seattle Aquarium, Discover Science Weekend Lightning Talk. The history of sea otters in Washington State.

2012: The Nature Conservancy, Cochise County, Arizona. Volunteer meeting. Effect of Invasive Bullfrogs on Native Fauna.

Research & Professional Experience

NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program Collaboration with Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. Ecosystem Indicator Evaluation for Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Condition Report. July-August 2015.

Volunteer Field Technician. Black Abalone Survey, San Nicolas Island, California. University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. January 2013, December 2014.

Volunteer Field Technician. Sea otter foraging, intertidal work, marine bird surveys. Gulf Watch Alaska, Kenai Fjords, Alaska. United States Geological Survey. July 2014.

Beach Naturalist. Informal Marine Science Education at Lincoln Park & Des Moines Beach. Environmental Science Center. March-July 2014.

Research Assistant. Arctic Marine Mammal Ecology. Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington. January-September 2014.

APL-Boeing scholar.  Longitudinal patterns in sea otter foraging on the outer coast of Washington. Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington. June 2013-September 2013.

Laboratory & Field Technician. Invasive Bullfrogs in an Arid Environment & Genetic Structure of Anurans. University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.    January 2012-June 2013.

Laboratory Assistant. Novel Tagging Methods in Pinto Abalone & Pinto Abalone Restoration. University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences.     June 2010 – September 2012.

Marine Invertebrate Zoology, Intensive Summer Course. University of Washington, Friday Harbor Laboratories.    July 2011.

Conservation and Culture in Kosrae, Micronesia. Intensive Oceanography Study Abroad Program. University of Washington Oceanography Exploration Seminar in Kosrae, Micronesia.    September 2011.

Laboratory Assistant. Symbiotic Bacteria in the Nephridia of Earthworms.  University of Washington, Civil & Environmental Engineering.  May 2010 – September 2010 .

Summer Intern; Internal Collaborator. Optimization of Systems Biology Science Curriculum. The Institute for Systems Biology.    June 2008 – January 2009; October 2009 – June 2010.

Volunteer Intern. Ideal Conditions for Growth of Symbiotic Fungal Endophytes. United States Geological Survey. Seattle, Washington.    January 2009 – May 2009.

Zoo Corps Volunteer. Woodland Park Zoo. Seattle, Washington.    May 2007 – June 2008.

Grants & Fellowships

2016: NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship (PhD – $196,000)

2016: University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Research Funding ($4,000)

2016: Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium Dr. Holly Reed Conservation Fund ($2,595)

2014-2016: NOAA Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship (MSc – $94,000)

Honors & Awards

2016: Honorable Mention for National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP)

2014: Best Poster Award. 18th Annual NW Student Society for Marine Mammalogy Annual Meeting

2014: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention

2013: APL-UW/Boeing Undergraduate Scholarship

2012: Honorable Mention for “2012 Thurlow C. Nelson Award” for Outstanding Student Oral Presentation at the 104th National Shellfisheries Association Meeting

2012: School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Travel Award for attendance to 104th National Shellfisheries Association Meeting

2012: Herbert T. Domenici Endowed Scholarship

2011: James and Joy Ellis Endowed Scholarship in Fisheries

2010: GO! Scholarship Recipient for Foreign Study

2009: Honorable Mention in Science Writing at the Student BioTech Expo

Leadership

20th Annual Northwest Student Chapter of the Society for Marine Mammalogy Meeting Co-Organizer.

Fisheries Interdisciplinary Network of Students (FINS) Graduate Retreat Coordinator. 2014-15

Judge Coordinator: Graduate Student Symposium. University of Washington, SAFS. Autumn 2012, 2014

American Fisheries Society UW Student Chapter: Communications Officer 2011-12, President 2012-13

Society for Undergraduate Resources in Fisheries: Co-President 2011-12, Outreach Coordinator 2012-13

Outreach & Science Communication Activities

Seattle Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Saturday Academy Volunteer, January 2016 – Present

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) University of Washington Chapter, Webmaster, November 2015 – Present

University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences Diversity and Equity Forum, Facilitator, January 2016-Present

Meet the Mammals sea otter booth leader at the Burke Museum, November 2015

Marine Biology Blog Curator, ScienceSeeker, May 2014-April 2015

Sea Otter Awareness Weekends Volunteer, Seattle Aquarium, 2014

Seattle Science Center Polar Science Weekend Volunteer, 2013, 2014, 2016

Led sea otter booth at Seattle Aquarium Discover Science Weekend, 2013, 2014

Sea Otter Survey Volunteer, 2013-2015

Created Invasive Species Coloring Book for Paws on Science, Seattle Science Center, 2013

Skills

Experience with data analysis in R, JAGS , SPSS, TMB, C++, MS Excel, Visual Basic, ESRI

CPR & First Aid certified

SCUBA & dry suit certified

Flight Safety Training

Organizations

Northwest Student Chapter of the Society for Marine Mammalogy & Society for Marine Mammalogy

Western Society of Naturalists

Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology 

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