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Victoria Niewohner

622 11th St, Bellingham, WA 98225 | (907)-978-4448 |
Bachelor of Science, Western Washington University (WWU), Huxley College of the Environment
Major: Environmental Science, Major and Minor GPAs: 4.0, GPA: 3.96, Dates: September 2014 – June 2017
Certificate: Geographic Information Science (GIS), 1st Minor: GIS, 2nd Minor: Environmental Policy
Awards and Honors
2017 Outstanding Graduating Senior for the Department of Environmental Science
Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker and Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Boeing Huxley Scholarship, Brooks Family Scholarship, and Washington State Opportunity Scholarship Recipient
 Skilled at ArcGIS for spatial analysis, geodatabase management, map creation, and spatial data work
 Stellar writing skills in a wide variety of styles including persuasive, technical, narrative, and descriptive
 Comfortable and experienced working collaboratively with a team and garnering successful results
 Superb problem-solving skills as demonstrated through internships and complex project work
 Exceptional work ethic, attention to detail, organizational and communication skills, and positive attitude
 Experience with field work in challenging environments
 Proficient with Microsoft operating systems and standard computer software

Professional Experience
Environmental Scientist/GIS Technician | RIDOLFI, Inc. | August 2017 - June 2018, June 2018 - August 2018 as needed
 Provided spatial analysis, mapping, data management, GPS data collection, and GIS expertise
 Wrote technical documents including sampling and analysis plans, work plans, reports, and memos
 Collaborated with colleagues to ensure client satisfaction and to create quality products
 Conducted field sample collection including surface water, groundwater, and soil monitoring
Peer Advisor | Huxley College of the Environment | WWU | September 2014 - June 2017
 Effectively communicated with students about their needs and ensured they were met
 Coordinated the scheduling of appointments through Outlook
 Managed the front desk and performed office duties including answering phones, organizing files, etc.
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Intern | Kellogg Biological Station | June 2016 - September 2016
 Developed and wrote a research proposal for an independent research project
 Conducted field data collection and entry for a project on the effect of warming on flower abundance
 Constructed a scientific poster and presented it at the KBS Undergraduate Research Symposium
 Obtained and entered data from over 100 papers for a meta-analysis on open-top chamber warming
Science Intern | Seattle Audubon Society | June 2015 - September 2015
 Performed a thorough literature review on various aspects of bird feeding and related topics
 Wrote several documents aimed towards the public regarding appropriate bird feeding habits
 Created Survey Site Summary graphs in Excel for the 2014-15 Puget Sound Seabird Survey (PSSS)

Additional Projects
 Performed a GIS suitability analysis to determine critical habitat for the Cascades Frog
 Wrote an Environmental Impact Assessment on prescribed burns to maintain meadow connectivity
 Led a team in writing a plan for replacing a coal-fired power plant with more renewable power sources