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EducationSTATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT NEW PALTZ.
NEW PALTZ, NY
Published a project report for the northeastern geologic conference on the integration of soils map and topographic map information to map and interpret the Wisconsinin Deglaciation deposits in the Southern Ulster County, NY region. President of university geology club. Graduated with honors.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY.
EAST LANSING, MI
BS CROPS AND SOILS SCIENCE.
Student part time work under MSU Soils Testing Lab Director and Cooperative Extension Research Specialist involving soils, plant tissue, sludge, and coal fly ash: sampling, preparation, physical and chemical analysis- field trial plots and lab work based.
Student internship (6 months) at Libbies Agricultural Research Station in Janesville Wisconsin. All aspects of research plot work regarding crops varieties research trials: planting, transplanting, cultivation, tillage, data collection and management of research plot field information and meteorological information. Pest management trials of liquid, granular & dust formulation pesticides.
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE AT COBLESKILL.
SUNY COBLESKILL: CROPS AND SOILS SCIENCE (agronomy)
Forage & Seed Crops
Introduction to Agricultural Machinery
Introduction to Animal Husbandry
Introduction to Microbiology
Dairy Cattle Select & Show
Soil Science I
Soil Science 2
Soil & Water Conservation
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY: CROPS AND SOILS SCIENCE (agronomy)
Agricultural Issues I
Agricultural Issues 2
Agricultural Research Internship
Algebra & Trigonometry 1
Algebra & Trigonometry 2
Container Plant Environment
Ecology & Physiology of Agricultural Plants
Farm Equipment Technologies
Introduction to Carbon Compounds
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Computer Programming
Plant & Animal Genetics
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
Small Fruits Production
Soil Conservation & Land Use
Soil Fertility & Fertilizers
Weed Control Field Principles
SUNY NEW PALTZ: GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Conservation & Environmental Impact
Fundamentals of Physics
Introduction to Statistics
Natural Resources & Energy
Soils & Sediment Analysis
Stratigraphy & Sedimentation
Weather & Environment
Introduction to Hydrogeology
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My education includes both a BS degree from Michigan State University in Crops and Soils Science, and a BA degree From SUNY New Paltz, NY in Geology, where I graduated with honors. As such, I hold an extensive knowledge base regarding both agricultural, natural resource, environmental, and geologic issues as they pertain to development, remediation and broader environmental issues as a whole.
My Horticultural/Agricultural work experience includes soils management/fertilization/ irrigation/erosion control. Additionally plant experience involves turf grass management/planting/pest control/grooming, as well as bedding plant annuals/perennials planting seeding transplanting fertilizing and pest control. Tree and shrub management as well as landscaping, greenhouse management, sales and service to retail consumers. Soils and plant species management provided to the general public through the soils and water conservation board.
My Environmental work experience includes report work on solid waste management plans for county clients. Responsibilities included extensive report writing, information research and gathering of public domain records, map research, along with siteing assessments for related waste management facilities, and waste stream categorization assessment studies. Additionally, I performed extensive transaction screen surveys, radon gas tests for residential and commercial structures utilizing both passive and electronic monitors for relocation clients and realty concerns throughout the tri-state area. For these clients as well, extensive water and soils sampling of properties relating to underground tank storage issues were performed. My work here extensively utilized various mapping resources including soils surveys, vegetation maps, geologic groundwater, bedrock, and unconsolidated sediments maps, geologic fence diagrams, as well as topographic maps, and both aerial and satellite photography for various projects.
For several years, I taught the sciences in the New York City Public High School System under the “New York Teaching Fellows” program. Here I taught earth science, environmental science, and biology to high school students in both Theodore Roosevelt High School, and Christopher Columbus High school in the Bronx.
My Geotechnical work includes extensive vibration monitoring and consultation related to quarry/construction blasting, pile driving and rock hammering activities at construction sites in both rural, suburban and urban settings ranging throughout the tri-state area including extensive work in New York City with large scale construction sites and projects involving both MTA and FAA hard assets. Related to these activities, preconstruction and damage claim surveys were performed as well, including participation in numerous construction site meetings to provide reconnaissance and consultation related to vibration monitoring and inspection needs of the client and activity coordination. Extensive project analysis report writing and project proposal report writing performed on projects within the tri-state area. Additional geotechnical work includes both surface and subsurface investigations, within the state of Connecticut and Massachusetts, involving big-box retail pad-site development and communication tower base-site development. I have performed extensive split spoon sampling for surface/subsurface soils identification and logging, in addition as well to rock core sampling, identification, and rock competency determination for these above described sites. Related to the tower pad sites, field resistivity was also performed. In a number of cases, field percolation tests were performed at proposed residential development sites. Additional responsibilities include project results and proposal report writing for many of these field activities. I was instrumental in coordination with partnering project drilling subcontractors on these projects and for other information management issues related to the same projects. I frequently utilize various mapping resources; including soils surveys, vegetation maps, geologic groundwater, bedrock, and unconsolidated sediments maps, various fence diagrams, as well as topographic maps, and both aerial and satellite photography for various projects. In Connecticut and Massachusetts, construction site monitoring also was performed at various small retail projects pertaining to field concrete testing, footings rebar placement, and general construction practices monitoring along with associated report writing.
As you can see, I have a broad range of educational insight and understanding of the application of science
in real world situations. All of this makes me more effective in teaching and tutoring.
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