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ALICE VISLOVA avislova@gmail.

com (651)492-4693 OBJECTIVE To study the natural world and inspire others to understand, value and preserve it. EDUCATION University of Minnesota, 2010 Bachelor of Arts: Journalism Bachelor of Sciences: Ecology, Evolution and Behavior WORK EXPERIENCE Nat. Sci. Foundation: Frontiers in Integrative Biological Research Trinidad and Tobago Field Research Technician April 2011 - July 2011 *Worked at a remote tropical field station as a part of a team collecting data for a project investigating interactions between environmental and evolutionary changes of guppies in freshwater streams. *A mark-recapture study of six isolated populations of approximately 900 individual guppies each comprised a large portion of the work. *Tasks included: water chemistry lab work, aquarium maintenance, placing and reading elastomer marks in fish, data entry, working outdoors for long hours in rain, hiking several miles up and down steep hills and through streams while carrying up to 60 lb. Aspen Ski Company Aspen, Colorado Ticket Seller October - March 2011 Sold lift tickets, equipment rentals and ski lessons Gunflint Lodge Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Minnesota Naturalist May - August 2010 Designed and implemented programs including lectures, hikes, motorboat and pontoon boat rides, and canoe and kayak paddles, with the purpose of educating visitor on topics such as biology, geology, ecology, history, plant and animal identification, wilderness survival and conservation The Center for Writing, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Writing Tutor September 2008 - April 2010 *Gave individual writing lessons to over 300 undergraduate and graduate

students. *Was a classroom teaching assistant in a writing course designed specifically for non-native english speakers. Peter Tiffin Evolutionary Plant Biology Laboratory University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Independent Undergraduate Researcher January 2009 - April 2010 *Conducted research regarding the potential role of cross-hybridization in the North American establishment and range expansion of two European plant species. *The project involved common garden experiments, phylogenetic lab work, computer-based niche modeling and field data collection. *Presented results at the 2010 Evolution Conference in Portland, Oregon and at University of Minnesota Undergraduate Research Fair. Environmental and Natural Resources Institute, University of Alaska, Anchorage Independent Undergraduate Researcher May - August 2009 *Conducted research on invasive algae blooms. *Presented results at University of Alaska seminar. *Also worked as a field technician on a 200-mile survey of the Yukon River by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Wake Student Magazine, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Editor-in-Chief November 2006 - January 2009 *Oversaw operation of a magazine with a readership of several thousand students. *Managed a staff of over 30 people. *Generated and edited content for both print and online publication. *Coordinated with other groups and businesses to organize publicity campaigns and events. *Major projects accomplished are creating a science and technology section called Minds Eye and launching a redesigned website featuring blogs, improved tools for reader feedback and multimedia content. Mark Bee Animal Behavior Laboratory University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Research Assistant September - December 2008 Assisted in conducting behavioral laboratory experiments on hearing in Tree Frogs. Adirondack Mountain Club Adirondack

State Park, New York Naturalist May - August 2008 Educated the park visitors about natural science, conservation and safety through hikes, lectures, exhibits in the Natural History Museum, and other programs. Alex Khoruts Immunology Laboratory University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Research Assistant June 2006 - December 2007 Contributed to smooth laboratory operations by performing a variety of tasks including: PCR, pouring plates, preparing dilutions, washing and sanitizing glassware, general cleaning and organizing, ordering material and supplies, caring for laboratory animals. AWARDS Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Grant - University of Minnesota, 2009 Research Experience for Undergraduates Grant - National Science Foundation, 2008 Denneth C. and Joal L. Dvergsten Itasca Summer Award, University of Minnesota, 2008 Bette Jones Hammel Journalism Scholarship, University of Minnesota, 2007 International Scholar Award, University of Minnesota, 2006-2007 CERTIFICATION Certified Interpretive Guide with the National Association for Interpretation LANGUAGES English, Russian, some French