**A list of all my publications and communications products are available on the Portfolio page.**
2017 PhD Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
2013 MS Marine Biology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
2011 BS Biological Sciences, Summa Cum Laude, Arizona State University
Research & Work Experience
2017 – present Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Post-doctoral Fellow, Communications and Applications Group, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, Supervisor: Cynthia Miner
2011 – 2017 Graduate Student Researcher, Advisor: Dr. Michael Landry, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
2011 Laboratory Technician, Advisor: Dr. Susanne Neuer, Arizona State University
2009 – 2011 Undergraduate Researcher, Advisor: Dr. Susanne Neuer, Arizona State University
Editing and Peer Review Experience
2016 – present Contract Editor and Writer, EditingWorm, San Diego, CA
2015 – 2017 Contract Editor, American Journal Experts
2015 – 2016 Co-creator, editor, and contributor to the research science blog Short Stories About Long Term Research, ssalter.wordpress.com
Teaching, Mentoring, and Leadership Experience
2019 Helped mentor an international fellow at the Pacific Northwest Research Station
2015 – 2017 CCE LTER Student Representative
2014 – 2015 CCE LTER Student Co-Representative
2014, 2016 Mentor in the CCE LTER Research Experience for Undergraduates program
2015 LTER All Scientists Meeting Working Group Organizer for “Facilitating the communication of LTER graduate student research with the public using online tools” and “Aquatic Sciences”
2014 Teaching Assistant, SIO 101: California Current Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
2014 Teaching Assistant, SIO 134: Introduction to Biological Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
Oceanographic Experience (100+ days at sea)
2016 R/V Sikuliaq, CCE LTER El Nino Rapid Response cruise, Chief Scientist: Mark Ohman, April/May 2016
2014 R/V Melville, CCE LTER Process cruise, Chief Scientist: Michael Landry, August/September 2014
2014 R/V New Horizon, San Diego Coast Summer Krill Expedition (SKrillEx), Chief Scientist: Catherine Nickels, July 2014
2012 R/V Melville, CCE LTER Process Cruise, Chief Scientist: Michael Landry, July/August 2012
2011 R/V Atlantic Explorer, Trophic BATS cruise at Bermuda Atlantic Time-Series site, Chief Scientist: Tammi Richardson, February/March 2011
2019 Tell Me a Science Story: Using Story Maps as #SciComm Tools (talk). 2019 ESRI User Conference. A. Freibott.
2017 Plankton community composition and grazing dynamics in upwelling regions of the Pacific Ocean (Dissertation defense). A. Freibott.
2017 Taxon-specific phytoplankton mortality due to microzooplankton grazing in the southern California Current during the 2014 Blob and 2015-16 El Niño (poster). 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting. A. Freibott, B. Valencia, A. Rabines, J. P. McCrow, K. E. Selph, A. E. Allen, M. R. Landry.
2016 Patterns of plankton diversity and mortality across trophic gradients in the Southern California Current (poster). 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting. A. Freibott, A. Moustafa, A. Rabines, A. E. Allen, and M. R. Landry.
2015 Plankton community diversity in the southern California Current across trophic gradients determined using a combination of microscopy and metagenomics (poster). 2015 LTER All Scientists Meeting. A. Freibott, A. Moustafa, A. Rabines, A. E. Allen, and M. R. Landry.
2015 The Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of the CCE (talk). 2015 LTER All Scientists Meeting. A. Freibott.
2015 Changes in the ciliate assemblage across a frontal zone in the California Current Ecosystem (poster). CCE-SBC-MCR LTER Student Symposium. A. Freibott and M. R. Landry.
2013 Graduate Field Studies in Biological Oceanography (invited talk). Webinar at Monmouth University. C. Nickels and A. Freibott.
2011 Characterizing Variability of the Ciliate Population in the Sargasso Sea (talk). SOLUR Program Graduate Presentation. A. Freibott and S. Neuer.
2011 Seasonal and Interannual Variability of the Ciliate Population in the Sargasso Sea (poster). 18th Annual SOLUR Symposium. A. Freibott, A. Hansen, and S. Neuer.
2010 Examining the Seasonal Variability of the Ciliate Population of the Sargasso Sea (poster). 17th Annual SOLUR Symposium. A. Freibott, A. Hansen, and S. Neuer.
Awards and Fellowships
2017 – present Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Post-doctoral Fellow
2016 SIO Department Graduate Student Excellence Research Award
2014 Mullin Fellowship for research
2012 NSF GRFP Honorable Mention
2012 Estelle and Barney Ecker Fellowship, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
2011 – 2012 Cody fellowship, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
2011 Doherty Fellowship, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
2009 – 2011 SOLUR Researcher, Arizona State University
2007 – 2011 Dean’s List, Arizona State University
2007 – 2011 President’s Scholarship, Arizona State University
2013 – 2017 Expanding Your Horizons San Diego Program Co-Chair
2016 Full Moon Pier Walk Presenter, La Jolla, CA
2016 Triton Summer STEM Academy laboratory tours, La Jolla, CA
2014 Palomar College Upward Bound Program Presenter at Scripps, La Jolla, CA
2014 – 2015 Think Tank Plankton exhibit presenter at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, La Jolla, CA
2013 Workshop presenter at Expanding Your Horizons San Diego, CA
2012 – 2013 Live plankton exhibit presenter at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, La Jolla, CA
2012 – 2013 Tutor for Rosa Parks Elementary School, Grassroots Diversity and Awareness Working Group at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA
2012 – 2014 National Ocean Sciences Bowl volunteer, La Jolla, CA
2011 Laboratory tours for the School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Research (SOLUR) program, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
2010 School of Life Sciences Honors Student Reception presenter and recruiter, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
2009 Ocean Adventures outreach, Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe. AZ.
- Professional writing and editing of academic and business content in short and long formats
- Teaching and outreach experience
- Photography and videography in the field
- Adobe Creative Suite software for video, photo, audio, and document editing
- Drupal and WordPress for web content and management, and use of basic html formatting
- Experience using ESRI Story Maps software
- Flickr for photo sharing and management, Vimeo for video sharing and hosting
- TweetDeck for social media monitoring and content management, Constant Contact for email marketing and newsletter distribution
- Expertise identifying aquatic microbial organisms in communities
- Extensive experience doing aquatic ecology field research
- Light and epifluorescence microscopy, including new method development
- Standard molecular techniques for DNA analysis, including next-generation sequencing methods
- Proficient in R, Python, and Matlab for data processing and statistical analyses