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LIZA HOOS

Education

1422 N Duke St Durham, NC 27701 650-804-1032 liza.hoos@duke.com

Master of Environmental Management, May 2013 Certificate of Geospatial Analysis, May 2013 Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC Concentration: Coastal Environmental Management Masters project: Habitat suitability analysis for Spinner Dolphins (Stenella longirostris) in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands using ArcMap & MaxEnt statistical software. Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, May 2009 McGill University, Montral, QC Major: Physical geography; Minor: International development Study abroad: Environmental field courses in Tanzania & Uganda, Spring 2008

Computer-Based Modeling & Analysis


Atlantic Sharks Habitat Modeler, Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University Execute geospatial & statistical analyses to identify spatiotemporal areas & environmental conditions that correlate with accidental catch of certain shark species. Analyses are based on logbook data from the US bottom & pelagic longline fisheries. 2012 Geospatial Analyst, US Geological Survey, Water Resource Division, Menlo Park, CA Utilized GIS & hydrologic modeling to evaluate the probable impacts of a proposed meadow restoration project in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. 2011 Geospatial Analyst & Engineering Technician, MMM Group Limited, Toronto, ON Analyzed the impact of construction projects & associated methods of redirecting water flow on local hydrology using GIS & hydraulic/hydrologic modeling. 2009-2010 Watershed Management Intern, TN Dept. of Environment & Conservation, Nashville, TN Conducted a study on changing land use & its effect on hydrology using a GIS-based interface (BASINS). Summer 2009

Laboratory & Field Research


Primatology Lab Research Assistant, McGill University, Montral, QC Prepared microscope slides for analysis of parasites in a population of Red Colubus monkeys in Uganda. Created a 100-page manual for the identification of individual monkeys. Entered & categorized behavioral data with Microsoft Access. Spring 2009 Forest Biogeochemistry Lab & Field Assistant, McGill University, Montral, QC Collected samples of tree-trunks from forests in southern Quebec. Dissolved samples in boiling acid & treated with other chemicals in order to identify concentrations of trace metals in bark & wood. Fall 2008 Underwater Research Assistant, Institute of Marine Science, Zanzibar, Tanzania Laid underwater transects along coral reefs. Counted & classified invertebrates along transects to assess coral reef ecosystem health. Summer 2008

LIZA HOOS
Laboratory & Field Research (cont.)

1422 N Duke St Durham, NC 27701 650-804-1032 liza.hoos@duke.com

Soil Biogeochemistry Lab & Field Assistant, McGill University, Montral, QC Collected soil & gas samples throughout Quebec & Ontario. Conducted analyses on soil & gas samples to determine concentrations of greenhouse gases & dissolved organic carbon. 2007 Field Assistant, Harpeth River Watershed Association, Nashville, TN Assessed environmental quality at stream sites throughout the watershed by conducting water chemistry analyses, visual assessments of bank vegetation, & other environmental quality indicators. Summer 2006

Leadership & Volunteer


Vice-President & Web Designer, DukeFish: Graduate Student Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Duke University Promote sustainable fisheries & consumer practices through organizing educational & outreach events such as lectures, fishing trips, & participation in the annual NC Seafood festival. 2012-2013 Coastal Environmental Management Student Coordinator, Duke University Organize guest lectures & student activities, attend faculty meetings, and facilitate communication between Dukes main campus & the Duke Marine Lab. 2011-2013 Activity Leader, Environmental Volunteers, San Francisco Bay Area Led weekly natural science education classes for K-6 students. 2011 President, Daraja: fundraising organization for a Ugandan health clinic, Montral, QC Planned & directed fundraising events, led internal meetings, delegated tasks to organization members, & represented the organization to outside groups & donors. 20082009 Volunteer & Leadership Award Recipient, Knysna & Johannesburg, South Africa Worked as part of a team to raise money for & construct a soup kitchen. Painted & made repairs to day-care centers in impoverished areas. Received the Leadership Award, given to the volunteer who most motivates & inspires his/her peers & is based on a vote conducted at the end of the trip. Summer 2005