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Jessica A. Swihart


Jessica A. Swihart

Graduate Student

University of Washington Fish Collection

School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences

Fisheries Teaching and Research, Room 003

Box 355100

Seattle, Washington 98185, USA

E-mail: swihartj@uw.edu

Education

M.S. in progress, School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (Dr. Theodore W. Pietsch, Advisor): 2012–present

B.A., Biology, College and Department honors, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana: 2005–2009

International Baccalaureate Diploma, James S. Rickards High School, Tallahassee, Florida: 2001–2005

Positions

Teaching Assistant, FISH/BIOL 311, “Biology of Fishes,” School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle: Winter Quarter 2013

Research Assistantship, University of Washington: September 2012–present

Marine Educator, AmeriCorps, Port Townsend Marine Science Center: 2009–2011

Environmental Educator, Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center: June–August 2009

Teaching Assistant, Earlham College: August 2008–May 2009

Research Assistant, Earlham College, Advisor: Dr. John Iverson: August–December 2008

Undergraduate Intern and Research Assistant, Florida State University: June–August 2008

Field Experience

Study abroad, behavior studies of Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey and Plains Zebra: 2007

NSF REU research assistant, research on plant-herbivore interactions: 2008

NSF REU research assistant, research on plant-mediated interspecific and intraspecific competition between two herbivore species: 2008

AmeriCorps volunteer, near-shore marine collecting for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center: 2009–2011

Current Research Interests

Early life history of marine fishes, ontogeny, science education, community outreach, citizen science and conservation