Ph.D. of Philosophy. Spatial and Earth
Sciences. Indiana State
University. Expected Graduation May 2014
Earth and Quaternary Sciences. Indiana State University. Anticipated
Graduation May 2011
B.S. Geology and Environmental Science.
Minor in Biology. Muskingum University 2008
Hull & Associates Inc.- Field
observations and animal identifications of three wetland mitigation
sites. Results were part of a report submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers and Ohio EPA.
Marine Ecology and Environmental
Geology- Bahamas. Used my SCUBA certification to study hurricane
impacts, participate in a Diadema ecology project, and GPS navigation
Keck Geology Consortium Internship-
St. Croix, U.S.V.I. Multiple projects were performed on molluscs from
core samples taken from a lagoonal system. 2007.
Geology Field Camp- New Mexico and
Colorado. GPS navigation, digital mapping GSI project, and data analysis
of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks, structural analysis of
folds and faults, slope stability analysis, and environmental
Rain Garden- Toledo, Oh. Low
impact design for storm water management including the selection and
installation of native wetland plant species. 2008.
Coastal Wetland Restoration-
Volunteered with Hull & Associates Inc. completing a wetland restoration
project on a coastal wetland on Bay Point in Marblehead, Ohio.
The restoration involved planting over 9,000 shrub species as a
measure to prohibit the proliferation of Phragmites in the area. 2008.
Ground Water Well Monitoring-
Wapakoneta, Oh. Volunteered with Hull & Associates Inc. collecting
ground water samples from seventeen ground water wells within the
Wapakoneta sanitary landfill using a bailer system. 2008.
40 hr HAZWOPER certified. 2008.
The University of San Diego
Student Research Cruise, Chief Scientist: Dr. Sarah
Gray (U. of San Diego), R/V Robert Gordon Sproul.
deployed, and recovered CTD, muticorer, and plankton tow, preserved
samples, and conducted water filtrations.
Research cruise off Baja, California. Chief Scientist: Jared Kleusner
(Scripps Institution of Oceanography), R/V New Horizon.
Prepared, deployed, and recovered dredge. Prepared, cut, and packed rock
samples. Exposed to 3.5 kHz profiles and SeaBeam software.
AT 15-54. CROCKS II. Research
cruise off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Chief Scientist: Dr. Lisa
(Scripps Institution of Oceanography).
January 2010. Prepared, deployed, and recovered CTD,
and muticorer. Processed and preserved samples from the multicore and
AT15-69 Hydrate Ridge. Research
cruise off the Pacific cost of Oregon. Chief Scientist: Dr. Lisa Levin
(Scripps Institution of Oceanography).
R/V Atlantis. July 2011.Prepared,
deployed, and recovered CTD, and muticorer. Processed and preserved
samples from the multicore and
Alvin. Participated as the starboard observer on an
Alvin dive AD4632.www.isuatsea.blogspot.com
SS2011_T01 Tasman Sea. Research cruise
off the south eastern coast of Australia. Chief Scientist: Patrick
DeDeckker (Australia National University). R/V Southern Surveyor.
May 2011. Prepared, deployed, and recovered CTD, and multicore.
Processed and preserved multicore samples.
San Diego. Research cruise off the coast
of San Diego, CA. Chief Scientist: Anthony Rathburn (Indiana State
University). R/V New Horizon. July 2011. Assisted in site
selection and deployment and recovery operations. Prepared, deployed,
and recovered CTD and multicore. Processed and preserved samples from
multicore and CTD.
Hydrate Ridge II. Research cruise off
the coast of Oregon. Chief Scientist: Lisa Levin (Scripps Institution of
Oceaography). R/V Atlantis. August-September 2011. Documented
progress of recovery of samples and areas surveyed by the ROV JASON.
Also examined and preserved samples collected.
2nd place presenter in the
James Bradford Colloquium, Muskingum College.
Greg Rigger Dedication to Sport Award,
Muskingum College. 2008
Keck Geology Consortium Internship
Hodges Fund Recipient. Muskingum College.
Graduate Student Research Fund. Indiana
State University. 2009.
Cushman Foundation Student
Travel Award for Forams 2010.
Cushman Foundation for
Foraminiferal Research. 2010.
Publications and Abstracts
Taphonomy of mollusk species found in
lagoonal cores of Smuggler’s Cove, USVI.21st Annual
Keck . Symposium. 162-165.
Burkett, A. M., Rathburn, A.E, Perez,
M.E., Levin, L.A., Rouse, G.W., Orphan, V.J., Martin, J.B., Wrightsman,
B. 2010. Comparisons of vertical distribution patterns of benthic
foraminifera at sites of active methane seepage and adjacent non-seep
sites off Costa Rica. FORAMS 2010
International Symposium on Foraminifera Abstracts with Program.
2008. James Bradford Colloquium,
Muskingum University. Talk Title:
Taphonomy of mollusk species found in lagoonal cores of Smuggler’s Cove,
2009. Annual Spring Research Event.
Indiana State University. Poster title:
2010. Forams 2010 International Symposium
on Foraminifera. University ofBonn, Germany. Talk Title:Comparisons
of vertical distribution patterns of benthic foraminifera at sites of
active methane seepage and adjacent non-seep sites off Costa Rica.
ENVI 160 Lab: Introduction to Geology.
ENVI 110 Lab: Introduction to Earth and
Environmental Studies. 2010.
ENVI 270 Lab: Historical Geology. 2011.
Activities and Interests
Muskingum University Softball 2004-2008,
Chi Alpha Nu Club of Muskingum
University. Member 2004-2008. Rush Chair 2006-2008.
Tri Beta Member, Muskingum University
PADI Certified Open Water SCUBA Diver.
Journal of Foraminiferal Research. Member
Geological Society of America. Member