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J_Beslity_Resume061516

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  1. 1. Justin Beslity 8 Evelyn Place, Princeton NJ 08540 justinbeslity@gmail.com +1(609) 751-1824 EDUCATION Trinity College Hartford, CT Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science Graduated May 2015  GPA: 3.4 / 4.0 o The Environmental Science President’s Fellow 2014-2015 o Faculty Honors Spring 2014 EXPERIENCE Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) Somerville, NJ Water Quality Advisor June-September 2016  Preparing a business plan for operating on-site student-run stream and well water chemicaltesting lab at RVCC.  Performing market research among local watershed associations and environmental NGO’s.  Advising Environmental Science Faculty on proper certification procedures and necessary equipment. AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassadors Program Trenton, Clinton & Hillsborough, NJ Watershed Ambassador administered by the NJ DEP Summer 2015-Summer 2016  Stream water quality testing using Biological and Visual Assessments developed by the State of New Jersey.  Community outreach involving corporate partnership projects and volunteer stream monitoring workshops. o Stream side trash clean ups, invasive species removals, Rain Garden Maintenance  Stream revitalization: storm water management, erosion mitigation, and source water protection.  Environmental Education: grades K-12, higher education, both in class and in field.  Hosted by the New Jersey Water Supply Authority (Clinton, NJ) and Duke Farms (Hillsborough, NJ). Trinity College Hartford, CT Undergraduate Research Assistant Summer 2013 – Spring 2015  Soil nutrient analysis of timber sales in the White Mountains National Forest (Collaboration with National Forest Service)  Undergraduate thesis: Aluminum and Calcium Concentrations In Timber Sales of the White Mountains National Forest o Drafted and implemented methods for in situ soil sampling, tree surveying, and laboratory data processing and analysis.  Experience with preparing uni-algal cultures, cataloging collected lichen specimens, in situ invasive plant identification. o Undergraduate Research: Effects of acid rain on cyanobacteria found in the rivers and streams of Connecticut.  Field Experience: Sampling of soils, river, lakes, and wetlands, forested and desert ecosystems. o Backcountry camping and data collection in New Hampshire and Maine. o GPS data to GIS formatting, including work with trail mapping and wetland delineations. o Soil/water nutrient testing; pH, Nitrates, Phosphates, Iron, Dissolved Oxygen, FecalColiform, Calcium and Aluminum.  Chemical Laboratory Experience: Soil sampling using ICP-OES (Aluminum & Calcium) and DMA-80 (Methyl Mercury) LEADERSHIP & ACTIVITIES T.C. Teaching Assistant – Earth Science Fall 2013 T.C. Freshmen Mentor – Conservation, Culture and Civilization Fall 2013 T.C. Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity – Phi Psi Chapter, Sergeant at Arms, Sexual Assault Chair Spring 2013 – Present T.C. Trinity College Dischords (A Cappella), Musical Director, President, Treasurer Fall 2011 – Present P.H.S. Men’s Varsity Football, Captain Spring 2010 – Spring 2011  Student-Leader-Athlete of the Year  School-wide Sportsmanship Award Winner  Iron Tiger Award Winner (Most dedicated athlete) SKILLS  Proficient in: Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, Google Earth, Garmin Basecamp, Grapher.  GIS – Tutorials 1-3 completed along with additional Spatial Analysis, 3D Analyst instruction, wetland delineations.  Flora and Fauna ID – Aquatic Macroinvertebrates; NJ, CT, NH & ME trees, wildflowers and invasive plants.

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