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Saul Rico


Saul Rico

Volunteer

srico@uw.edu

Tel: 206-849-9882

Curriculum vitae

 

EDUCATION

Non-Matriculated Study, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2010 – 2011.

B.Sc., Applied Ecology, University of California, Irvine, California, 1988 – 1994.

High School Diploma, El Rancho High School – Pico Rivera, California, 1984–1988.

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:

November 2010 – Present.  Site Supervisor, Kroner Environmental Services, Seattle, Wa.

2001 – 2010.  Product Operations Manager, Wells Fargo & Co., San Francisco, California.

1999 – 2001.  Director of Technical Operations, Startup Ventures (Cleanoffer, Inc., and HomeAuctioneer.com), Berkeley, Ca.

1994 – 1999. Associate Scientist, Parsons Engineering Science, Inc., Pasadena, Ca.

CURRENT RESEARCH:

I am currently involved in an independent project (under the guidance of Rachel Arnold, Ph.D. candidate in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences) where I am attempting to clarify phylogeny within members of the genus Astroscopus (Family Uranoscopidae) from the northwestern and southwestern Atlantic.

PRIOR RESEARCH:

1993 – 1994: Assisted with microbiological research related to water quality, attempting to profile proteins produced by bacterial flora in response to hydrocarbon exposure.  Conducted water sampling, bacterial cultures, preparation of laboratory materials, analysis and assisted with presentation of paper at the 1994 American Society for Microbiology meeting with Principal Investigator Dr. Oladele Ogunseitan, U.C. Irvine.

VOLUNTEERISM:

April 2011 to Present – Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.  Volunteer in the museum’s fish collection processing new acquisitions, identifying unknown specimens and relabeling existing collection specimens.

Nov 2010 to Present – Seattle Aquarium.  Volunteer weekly at the Seattle Aquarium as an exhibit interpreter, providing aquarium guests with supplemental information related to the animals and plants in each exhibit habitat.

Jan 2000 to Jan 2002, May 2009 to April 2010 – The Marine Mammal Center.  Volunteered weekly taking care of sick and injured seals, sea lions and other cetaceans.  Animal care included feeding, cleaning, preparing meals and administering medicinal treatments as prescribed by staff veterinarians. 

FIELD EXPERIENCE:

2003 - 2004. Undergraduate research project, sampling water from the Santa Ana River, Irvine California and Newport Beach Back Bay.

October 2011, collecting trip for the Gilbert Ichthyological Society meeting, Seabeck, Washington. 

Professional Affiliations:

Gilbert Ichthyological Society