Curriculum Vitae

**A list of all my publications and communications products are available on the Portfolio page.**

Education

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


Presentations

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


Outreach Activities

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.


Skills

Science Communication:

  • 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

Scientific Research:

  • 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