I recently graduated from the University of California Merced, majoring in 
Ecology Evolutionary Biology. 
My goal is to further my education in subjects involving ecology and biology 
while pursuing a career 
researching the well-being of our environment and the impact human activity has 
on it. I am looking for 
a position that will provide me with the hands on experience I need to do so. 

Between the courses, I have been enrolled in and past job experiences I have 
gained extensive 
knowledge regarding ecological sustainability and the impact of human 
activities on our planet. Previous 
employers have required me to prove that I can work well under high stress 
conditions, handle multiple 
tasks at a time and remain organized. I have worked in labs examining tree 
mortality and drought 
response and have been consistently exposed to field conditions through classes 
and research projects. 
I have worked extensively with barn owls and kestrels, trapping and banding 
them, while also being 
responsible for maintaining and organizing data regarding them.

I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person or to speak with you 
over the phone. You 
can reach me by phone at (925) 395-3636 or email at madisenhink...@gmail.com .

I have attached my resume, giving a more detailed description of my experience 
and skills.

Madisen Hinkley

To work in a field pertaining to my degree in Ecology Evolutionary Biology and 
to gain the experience 
needed to pursue a career involving environmental sciences. 

Field Assistant, Steve Simmons - February 2017 - Current
        Trapping and banding birds of all ages
        Data entry and analysis
Veterinary Technician, Clayton Valley Pet Hospital - September 2012 - August 
2013 & September 2017 - 
January 2017
        Greet clients and settle outstanding balances
        Observe animal patients for changes in behavior
        Prepare animals for exams or surgery
        Give animals nursing care or first aid
        Collect and test lab samples
        Take X-rays
        Prepare and administer medications and vaccines
        Collect and maintain patient records
Lab Assistant, University of California Merced Department of Earth System 
Sciences - February - 
August 2017
        Thin sectioning and staining
        Sample collection in the field
        Obtaining and editing microscope pictures
        Sorting and planting seedlings
        Conducting reports and presentations on current work
        Identification of trees and seeds
Student Associate, Lakeside Catering - December 2014 - May 2017
        Prepare and deliver orders
        Serve food
        Interact with customers
        Clean up and stock supplies as needed
Camp counselor, YMCA Raintree Ranch - June - August 2014 & June - August 2015
        Facilitate group activities
        Mediate conflict between cabin members
        Delegate chores and responsibilities 
        Teaching leadership and outdoor skills
        First aid on both children and horses
        Assist in instruction of horseback riding
        Facilitating hikes and camp outs

University of California, Merced - Bachelor of Science in Ecology Evolutionary 
Biology, 2017

        DNA manipulation
        Restriction analysis, gel electrophoresis and gel documentation 
        Light microscopy, fluorescence microscopy and scanning electron 
        Preparation of media
        Plasmid amplification
        Proper cleaning of equipment
        Preparation of detailed written reports and data analysis
        Species identification
        Navigation through compasses and maps

        Exceptional organization skills
        Calm under his pressure situations
        Active listener
        Positive and cheerful
        Always willing to grow and learn
        Excellent communication skills
        Proficient in programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop

References available upon request

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