Bree Zogaria - Professional Resume

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State University of New York at Cortland Cortland, New York
Bachelor of Science degree in Biology 2003 – 2007


Dean’s List, President’s List, Tri-Beta Biological Honors Society, Physical Education Award - $500 scholarship (for highest physical education average for 4 years – Depew High School), Mike Buckenroth Outstanding Athlete Award ($1,000 scholarship), second place honors in 500m run at E.C.A.C. Indoor Track and Field Championships (2004)


Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and AED; School Violence Prevention and Intervention Workshop (S.A.V.E.); Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Workshop (C.A.R.R.); VIRTUS


NYS AHPERD (since 2010)


Pre-service Student Teaching at St. Mary’s School
Cortland, New York: September-December 2010

Supervisor: Dr. Stephan Yang - SUNY Cortland

Active learner in a student-teacher setting at St. Mary’s School (grades pre-K – 6) 
Creatively developed and implemented unique and influential activities to educate the whole child
Learned valuable techniques for delivery of instruction and improved class management skills
Developed methods for quick improvisation and efficiency in time management

Member and Active Participant of Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms
Sage Farm in Hawi, Hawai’i: October–November 2009

Supervisors: Ben Nicholson and Fara Boisvert – WWOOF hosts and owners of Sage Farm

Completed planting, harvest, proper handling, and packaging of various exotic fruits, herbs, and vegetables
Gained working knowledge and experience in the field of organic farming
Learned to maximize profits with given product
Participated in fully sustainable living

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve          
Staatsburg, New York: October – December 2008

Special Assistant to the Manager
Supervisor: Betsy Blair, Manager – NYS DEC HRNERR


· Assisted with completion of Reserve Management Plan
· Developed stakeholder contact lists
· Processed invoice payments
· Handled and completed other administrative tasks
· Collected new specimens for and helped in the maintenance and care of live exhibits
· Assisted HRNERR research teams in the field, on premises, and in the lab

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve Student Conservation Association and Hudson Valley AmeriCorps Member
Staatsburg, New York: May – October 2008

HRNERR Norrie Point Environmental Center Canoe Program Assistant and Environmental Educator
Supervisor: Laurie Fila, Education Specialist – NYS DEC HRNERR


· Scheduled, organized and conducted educational canoe trips for all ages, placing an emphasis on estuarine and marsh ecology
· Assisted with NYS DEC and I FISH NY public seining and fishing program
· Taught lessons in environmental ecology and stewardship in the classroom as well as in the field
· Executed water chemistry and fish seining lessons, macro-invertebrate labs and aquatic species identification
· Collected live specimens for educational exhibits throughout the Reserve
· Participated in the identification and removal of invasive species throughout the Hudson River Valley region
· Participated in: Canada goose banding with the NYS DEC Wildlife Division, fish sampling aboard the Reserve electroshock vessel, and spring seining and fish sampling with the New York State Fisheries Unit