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Location: Lexington, KY, USA
School: Transylvania University
Major: Biology and anthropology


Jake McCullough
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Bachelor of Arts in Biology, May 2017
Transylvania University, Lexington, KY
Anthropology minor
Work Experiences
Landscape and Invasive Plant Specialist, Woodland Farm and Gardens, Goshen, KY, (June 2016-Present)
Coordinate and lead small teams in daily projects by communicating information about the site and proper techniques for achieving the team goals
Repair and maintain farm equipment and tools in order to keep them in working condition
Create plantings and landscapes based on proper plant specific planting techniques as well as which plants are able to coexist in the same environment in terms of sunlight, water and temperature levels
Trained, certified, and licensed in pesticide application in the state of Kentucky
Devise an integrated pest management plan to safely identify and remove invasive plants around the 1000 acre farm as well as remove unwanted weed plants while also ensuring the safety of native species (plant and animal) near removal site
Involved with organizations such as: Kentucky Nursery and Landscaping Association, Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Association
Plant, maintain and harvest of tomato, potato, popcorn, sunflower,etc. As well as ornamental gardens and landscape beds
Assistant Kitchen Manager, Outback Steakhouse, Louisville, KY, (June 2011-January 2016)
Began work as a busser and host which allowed for experience in working with the public to grow and hone people skills while continuing to assist in maintaining a successful restaurant
Oversaw inventory which included methodically recording and ordering necessary food and other supplies
Taught proper cooking techniques to kitchen staff as well as the recipes and rules and regulations on hygiene and safety
Other Leadership Experiences
Offensive Line Coach, Lexington Catholic Middle School, Lexington, KY, (August 2015-2017)
Taught individual and team fundamentals to future athletes in preparation for the next level
Assessed individual skill level and devised practice and teaching methods that would best fit the players’ mode of learning, while guiding them to two middle school state championships
Risk Management Chair, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity, (2014-2015)
Assessed and resolved risks presented to the members of the fraternity as well as managed the risk of fraternity men towards non affiliated individuals
Coordinated and gave presentations on risk identification and prevention to fraternity members
Relevant Courses
Distinguished several species of invasive plant species for independent student research
Effects of Japanese Honeysuckle and Wintercreeper leachates on kentucky natives
Animal Behavior
Acquired an in depth background in species mating, foraging, and migration behavior as well as inter and intraspecies interaction
Field Biology
Gained experience in the biological field through examining of original papers as well as research methods currently used today, more specifically techniques useful for studying ecosystems in Kentucky
Trained in Excel and RStudio(Statistical Analysis software) to analyze and interpret data from several field studies done through Transylvania Biology Department

Biology, landscape Specialist