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Location: Freehold, NJ, USA
University: Purdue
Major: Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences


John F Redding
209 Kings Mountain Road, Freehold, NJ 07728 • xxx-xxx-xxxx •xxx-xxx-xxxx

Obtain a position in Aquaculture where I can gain technical and management experience.

Purdue University– College of Agriculture December 2018
Bachelors of Science in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, minor in Wildlife Sciences GPA 2.73
Relevant Coursework: Animal Sciences, Aquaculture, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Field Sampling Techniques, Forensics, GIS and Geospatial Ecology.

Industry-Funded-Scallop Observer: A.I.S. Inc. April 15, 2019-Present
Observer contracted for NMFS and NOAA. Duties include performing safety inspections on the boats observed as well as collecting scientific data including estimations of catch and bycatch, biological sampling of the catch, estimates of incidental take and protected species, monitoring conservation gear, monitoring experimental fisheries, and economic information on revenue, costs, gear performance, etc.
Direct Support Professional: New Jersey Public Partnerships Jan. 28, 2019-Present
Part-time live-in assistant for adult(s) with autism. Duties involve providing transportation, supervision during outings (movies, parks, libraries, etc.), and making routine purchases.
Laborer (MVO) WG-3502-04: Gateway NRA, Highlands, NJ Jul. 9-Aug. 16, 2017//May 14-Aug. 15, 2018
Full-time (40 hours/week) laborer for the National Park Service. Performed janitorial duties for public restrooms, park facilities, and trained new employees. Operated power equipment and hand tools to maintain park grounds. Operated light duty motor vehicles on and off road on park grounds.

Purdue Aquaponics Project Sept. 2017- Dec. 2018
Founding member, currently planning initial project. Club president: Bijon Rafie ( Club Advisor: Dr. Paul B. Brown (
Shorebird Intern: Gateway National Recreation Area, Highlands, NJ June 16-Aug. 17, 2016
SCA intern for the National Park Service. Assisted with shorebird protection projects including fencing, installing exclosures, conducting nest site visits for Piping Plovers, Least Terns, Oystercatchers, Common Terns, Black Skimmers and monitoring and banding Osprey. Educated visitors about species that nest on Sandy Hook. Assisted with invasive species removal and conducted water quality sampling.
Oncology Research Intern: Weil Cornell, New York, NY July-September 2013 // June- August 2015
Assisted an Oncology Laboratory Research Team headed by Dr. David Lyden, M.D. (, Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Stavros S. Niarchos Chair with Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. Attended research meetings and assisted research team members. Performed laboratory activities involving blood sample retrieval, exosome extraction, and periostin slide preparation. Assisted in culturing cancer cell lines.

Animal Handling/Husbandry: Proficient in maintaining fish nutrition and water quality, lab rodent care, poultry incubation and husbandry, and grooming and handling horses.
Field Research: Proficient in compass and GPS navigation, surveying of aquatic/marine ecosystems, and biological sampling of aquatic/marine vertebrate and invertebrate species using traps, netting, and electrofishing.
Lab Skills: Proficient in sterile technique, water quality testing, dissection, preparing/processing blood or tissue samples, DNA extraction and lysing, PCR, gel electrophoresis, western blots, ELISA, culturing bacterial and somatic cell lines, and slide preparation.
Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel Spreadsheets, FRAGSTATS and ArcGIS.

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