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CASSANDRA N. GLASPIE
Citizenship: American Address: c/o Virginia Institute of Marine Science P.O Box 1346 Gloucester Point, VA 23062 Phone: 804 684 7973 cglaspie@vims.edu

EDUCATION
Ph.D. in Marine Science In progress, expected May 2016 Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA Dissertation Title: Bivalve predator-prey interactions in the Chesapeake Bay Major Advisor: Dr. Rochelle D. Seitz B.S. in Zoology (honors) Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI December 2008

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Ph.D. Candidate May 2010 to present Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary, Gloucester Point, VA  Dissertation topic: Bivalve predator-prey interactions in the Chesapeake Bay  Use of field and mesocosm experiments to understand the functional response of blue crabs to armored and burrowing bivalves  Development of a mathematical model to explain the distribution of bivalves in the Chesapeake Bay  P.I. on NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship (app. $10,000)  P.I. on NSF GK-12 PERFECT Fellowship ($40,500 for tuition and stipend) Laboratory Assistant October 2008 to May 2010 Department of Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI  Maintained cultures of capitellid polychaete worms under the direction of Dr. Susan D. Hill  Used a dissecting microscope to isolate various life stages of specimens  Prepared culture media Research Intern May 2008 to August 2008 Kodiak Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, Kodiak, AK

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Developed a database of current research on the effects of experimental pH/carbon dioxide manipulation on fish and invertebrates Designed and built carbon dioxide diffusion chambers for use in ocean acidification research Tested the effectiveness of recirculation of carbon dioxide gas in lowering the pH of seawater Designed a research plan to test the effects of ocean acidification on golden king crab

Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant September 2007 to January 2008 Department of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI  Assisted in experiments concerning neuroendocrinology of diabetes and reproductive aging in the P.S. MohanKumar laboratory  Responsibilities included micro-pipetting, radioactive assays, cell staining and observation, brain sectioning, data entry and statistical analysis  Monitored rodent specimens for hormonal changes in order to facilitate breeding Undergraduate Research Technician September 2005 to September 2007 Department of Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI  The Tittabawassee River Project in Midland, MI., was an environmental risk assessment of several species of birds and mammals  Field team leader during the field season, requiring me to train, guide, and advise colleagues  Field responsibilities included: data collection, assessment of reproductive success, tissue sampling, bolus sampling, and bird trapping and banding  Laboratory responsibilities included: sorting insect samples, chemical analysis of tissue samples, and necropsy of mammals, amphibians, and birds  Received training in managing toxic chemicals, radiation safety, the use of off-road vehicles, the handling of birds and small mammals, avian blood draw, and the procedures of wildlife euthanasia

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
NSF GK-12 PERFECT Fellow July 2013 to present Peasley Middle School, Gloucester, VA  Guest scientist, 7th grade Life Science  Integrate marine-focused STEM material into lesson plans  Conduct lectures, demonstrations, and experiments in the classroom  Participate in the Green Team, an after-school program for students interested in environmental science 2

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Undergraduate Teaching Aide January 2010 to May 2010 Department of Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI  Spring semester Ecology course  Graded assignments, held office hours and proctored exams  Gave a guest lecture on conservation biology Undergraduate Teaching Aide January 2008 to May 2010 Department of Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI  Taught two laboratory sections of Comparative Anatomy and Biology of Vertebrates during Spring semester, 2008-2010  Taught an Honors Option laboratory section in Spring of 2008  Teaching responsibilities included performing and guiding full dissections of the following specimens: cat, dogfish shark, mudpuppy, lamprey, freshwater drum, and rock dove  Responsible for grading quizzes, laboratory practical exams, and written assignments throughout the semester

PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Fredricks, T. B., Zwiernik, M. J., Seston, R. M., Coefield, S. J., Glaspie, C. N., Tazelaar, D. L., Kay, D. P., Newstead, J. L., and Giesy, J. P. 2012. Reproductive success of three passerine species exposed to dioxin-like compounds near Midland, Michigan, USA. Ecotoxicology 21(4):1145-1154. Glaspie, C. N. and Seitz, R. D. “Seasonal trends in razor and soft-shell clam biomass in Lower Chesapeake Bay: Effects of temperature, salinity, and predation.” Oral presentation, Benthic Ecology Meeting, Jacksonville, FL, March, 4 Glaspie, C. N. and Seitz, R. D. “Seasonal trends in razor and soft-shell clam biomass in Lower Chesapeake Bay: Effects of temperature, salinity, and predation.” Oral presentation, Virginia Institute of Marine Science Biological Sciences Departmental Seminar; March, 2013. Glaspie, C. N. and Seitz, R. D. “Predator-driven shifts in soft-shell clam distribution.” Oral presentation, Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, April, 2013. Glaspie, C. N. and Seitz, R. D. “Habitat-mediated predation on soft-shell clams in the York River, VA.” Oral presentation, Benthic Ecology Meeting, Savannah, GA, March, 2013.

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Glaspie, C. N. and Seitz, R. D. “Habitat-mediated predation on soft-shell clams in the York River, VA.” Oral presentation, Virginia Institute of Marine Science Biological Sciences Departmental Seminar; February, 2013. Glaspie, C. N. and Seitz, R. D. “The effects of habitat complexity and predation on bivalve distribution and abundance.” Oral presentation, Virginia Institute of Marine Science Biological Sciences Departmental Seminar; May, 2012. Glaspie, C. N. and Seitz, R. D. “The effects of habitat complexity on bivalve diversity in three Chesapeake Bay tributaries.” Poster presentation, Benthic Ecology Meeting, Norfolk, VA, March, 2012. Glaspie, C. N. and Seitz, R. D. “Bivalve predator-prey interactions in the Chesapeake Bay and implications for management.” Oral presentation, Virginia Institute of Marine Science Biological Sciences Departmental Seminar; April, 2011. Glaspie, C. N. and Seitz, R. D. “Bay scallop restoration in Lynnhaven.” Oral presentation for the Lynnhaven River NOW Oyster Committee Meeting; March, 2011. Glaspie, C. N. and Seitz, R. D. “Bay scallop survival, predation, and habitat preference in Lynnhaven River, Chesapeake Bay.” Oral presentation, Benthic Ecology Meeting, Mobile, AL, March, 2011. Glaspie, C. N. and Seitz, R. D. “The feasibility of bay scallop reintroduction: quantifying bay scallop survival in the Lynnhaven River.” Oral presentation, International Conference on Shellfish Restoration, Charleston, SC, November, 2010. Glaspie, C. N. and Seitz, R. D. “Bay scallop survival in varying habitat types in Chesapeake Bay, U.S.A.” Poster presentation, International Conference on Shellfish Restoration, Charleston, SC, November, 2010. Stieler, C. N. “Method development for diffusing gas mixtures into seawater for longterm ocean acidification research.” Oral presentation, Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship Program Conference, Washington D.C., August, 2008. Fredricks, T. B., Zwiernik, M. J., Seston, R. M., Coefield, S. J., Plautz, S. C., Stieler, C. N., Tazelaar, D. L., Shotwell, M. S., Kay, D. P., and Giesy, J. P. PCDF and PCDD accumulation rates for three passerine species as part of a site-specific risk assessment on the Tittabawassee River. Poster session presented at: SETAC North America 28th Annual Meeting; 2007 November 11-15; Milwaukee, WI.

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Fredricks, T. B., Zwiernik, M. J., Seston, R. M., Coefield, S. J., Stieler, C. N., Plautz, S. C., Tazelaar, D. L., Shotwell, M. S., Kay, D. P., and Giesy, J. P. Reproductive success of three passerine species as part of a site-specific risk assessment on the Tittabawassee River. Poster session presented at: SETAC North America 28th Annual Meeting; 2007 November 11-15; Milwaukee, WI.

AWARDS AND HONORS
$500 VIMS Associate Dean of Academic Studies Student Travel Award for travel to the 2014 Benthic Ecology Meeting in Jacksonville, FL, March 2014 $700 NSF GK-12 Student Travel Award for travel to the 2014 Benthic Ecology Meeting in Jacksonville, FL, March 2014 $10,000 NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship, lead PI, awarded app. $10,000 for stipend, travel, and living expenses at research location near Macquarie University, NSW, Australia, February 2014 $1,000 VIMS Graduate Student Association Student Research Grant, project funded entitled “Predator-prey interactions and global change: Response of bivalves and crabs to habitat loss and ocean acidification”, October 2013 $40,500 NSF GK-12 PERFECT Fellowship, tuition and stipend for summer 2013 through spring 2014, March 2013 $200 VIMS Graduate Student Association Travel Grant for travel to the 2012 Benthic Ecology Meeting in Norfolk, VA, March 2012 $500 VIMS Associate Dean of Academic Studies Student Travel Award for travel to the 2011 Benthic Ecology Meeting in Mobile, AL, March 2011 $98,000 VIMS General-Funded Fellowship, tuition and stipend for summer 2010 through spring 2013, May 2010 $3,800 VIMS Foundation Hunter B. Andrews, Jr. Fellowship, awarded $1,900 per year over two years, May 2010 $14,500 NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, tuition and stipend for fall 2007 through spring 2008, plus travel and living expenses at internship location in Kodiak, AK Michigan State University Honors College 2005-2008

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Michigan State University Dean’s List, 2005-2008 Michigan State University’s Valedictorian Scholarship, 2005 Michigan Merit Award, 2005

VOLUNTEER COMMITMENTS AND CERTIFICATION
Mentorship Roles:  NSF Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU) Program 2013  Field School Internship Program 2013  Governor’s School Program 2010-2013 Committees and Professional Service:  Professional Development Committee member 2014  Co-president, VIMS Graduate Student Association (GSA) Executive Board 2012-2014  Webmaster, VIMS GSA 2011-2014  VIMS GSA Fundraising Committee member 2011-2013  VIMS GSA Student Health Advisory Committee representative 2011-2014  VIMS Honor Council member 2011-present  VIMS GSA Welcoming Committee member 2011  VIMS Green Team member 2010-present Professional Society Affiliations:  Australia Marine Science Association (AMSA) 2014  Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) 2014  Atlantic Estuarine Research Society (AERS) 2014 Reviewer, Grant Proposals:  VIMS Graduate Student Association Research Grant 2014  VIMS Graduate Student Association Travel Grant 2014 Reviewer, Scientific Journals: Reviewer, The Ecology and Management of Atlantic White Cedar (Conf.Proc.) 2013 Training and Certification:  CITI Responsible Conduct in Research Area I Disciplines Training 2013  CITI Responsible Conduct in Research Conflicts of Interest Training 2013  Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences (COSIA) Training 2013  VIMS Small Vessel Operator Training 2013 6

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American Heart Association First Aid CPR AED 2012 William and Mary Van Safety Training 2011 PADI Open Water SCUBA Certification 2005

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