Wildlife Biologist
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Location: Manchester, NH, USA
School: Southern New Hampshire Univseristy
Major: Marketing

Wildlife Biologist

Holly Ann Naholowaa

84-156 Makau Street
Waianae, HI 96792


• Proficient with communication using satellite telephones, handheld GPS devices, printing equipment, MS Office suite, Mac Office suite, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom; Longline Observer Data System; PIROPS; USGS Bird Band Laboratory site; and NOAA Electronic Monitoring Programs.
• Proficient with mower, weed whacker, saw, shoveling, and trail maintenance.
• Comfortable with baiting and deploying bait boxes, humane mouse traps, Good Nature A-24 traps, Doc250 traps, tracking tunnels, snap traps, mongoose, and at traps.
• Banding experience with Hawai’i Albatross Species.
• Comfortable with all avicultural aspects of the LAAL, BFAL, TRSP, BOPE chicks
• Comfortable with operating both Canon and Nikon camera models; intermediately skilled photographer.
• Experience handling injured/downed seabirds, chicks, and incidentally caught sea turtles.
• Responsible, proactive, sensible, and is able to work efficiently unsupervised.
• Excellent attention to detail in all aspects of data compiling and entry.
• Professional and passionate team player. Works towards goals in a methodical manner.
• Able to lift 50+ lbs, and complete physically demanding work in less than ideal conditions.
• Review EM data with very low to no discrepancies between EM accounting and observer data.
• Very passionate and driven in all aspects of environmental conservation.
• Very diplomatic when handling conflict, good at conflict resolution.


Feb. 2019-June 2019 Seabird Translocation Program Intern Pacific Rim Conservation

• Handling experience with LAAL, BFAL, BOPE, TRSP from month old chicks to fledge
• Create burrows for TRSP, BOPE, NESH, and HP, as well as nest cups for LAAL and BFAL
• Clean all cookware according to San Diego Zoo standards
• Learn about and participate in food preparation, and syringe preparation
• Prep food for chicks according to pre-established dietary needs
• Conduct data entry on chicks growth (amount fed % of body weight, % gained/lost after feeding, amount fed, and weights)
• Monitor, rebait, and create spreadsheet reports about predator control grid status and findings, fix mousetraps, place tracking pads in tacking tunnels and identify tracks for more efficient predator control
• Training and familiarity with humane mouse traps, bait boxes, snap traps (rat and mouse), DOC 250 traps, Good Nature traps, humane mongoose and cat traps, and mongoose traps
• Out-plant native species and conduct predator grid trail maintenance at the Nihoku site as well as weed for Ivy Gourd, Kiawe, and non-native Biden at James Campbell Wildlife Refuge
• Able to identify stressed seabird behavior in both Albatross species as well as Bonin Petrels, and Tristram Storm Petrels
• Training and familiarity with deployment of song meters to track and identify HP and NESH
• Training on banding, drawing blood, and data capture of LAAL chicks at Kaena Point Reserve
• Scout out and mark new RTTR burrows using Garmin GPS

Oct. 2018-Present Scientist III Lynker Technologies

Work with the Electronic Monitoring team to assist in adapting and optimizing EM data for produce catch and protected species accounting
Install and use open source software to review data from EM datasets
Extract data within the EM program for review
Review 20 hauls alongside 2 other reviewers at 8x speed, the average review scheme
Review 90 hauls alongside 2 other reviewers, alternating between slow (4x), and fast (16x), review schemes
Analyze differences in review performance between reviewers and speeds
Provide monthly summary data reports

June 2013-Feb. 2019 Fisheries Biologist Lynker Technologies

Cooperate with captains and crew to create a cohesive and efficient work flow for collecting all required data
Identify and document all fish, mammal, and avian species within a prescribed time frame
Use vernier caliper, de-hooking tools, bolt cutters, scalpels, and knives for data collection purposes
Collect targeted and by catch data for longline fishing trip, and enter data into the Longline Observer Data System
Document and work with captains to ensure all seabird mitigation procedures are correctly implemented
Render first aid care to all live caught turtles and seabirds; efficiently collect data on all protected species caught during trip
Collect tissue biopsy specimens on alive caught turtles, and tag them prior to releasing.
Constructively train crew on proper way to handle injured seabirds incidentally caught in the longline fishery
Photograph all cited seabirds for at-sea identification; and future use in PIROP seabird training materials, training videos, and professional reports
Take pictures of proper handling and packaging of deceased seabird specimens for new employee training
Create scientific sketches of seabirds for new employee training materials, and for the Longline Observer Data System
Photograph all tagged Albatross and input collected data into the USGS Bird Band Laboratory, and in-house excel spreadsheet database

January 2011-May 2013 Office Manager, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

• Input patient information into medical database, check patients in to their appointments, and schedule upcoming appointments
• Provide excellent customer service to all current and past patients
• Archive all old radiology patient records, and ensure all new electronic records are quickly processed and sent to the Radiologist
• Assure all employees are following HIPAA regulations
• Work with Radiology Director to create all procedural manuals for Radiology Technicians
• Create office workflow cheat sheets for new office employees
• Promote a positive work environment for all employees

January 2007-December 2010 Marine Biologist, Sail Hawaii

• Ensure safety of visitors while they are on vessel, and while snorkeling
• Instruct visitors on how to use aquatic equipment like mask, snorkels, and fins
• Provide assistance for visitors encountering equipment problems in the water
• Educate all visitors about the marine mammals, turtles, birds, and fish of Hawaii
• Clean vessel deck and cabin, empty the head, guide vessels in to the dock, work with lines, cook for overnight trips, clean vessel hulls, and secure vessel before leaving dock
• Quickly respond to any emergency circumstances while out to sea
• Observe and take pictures of marine mammal tails for cataloguing
• Take underwater photos of sea life for promotional material


Bachelor of Science in Business: Marketing
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester NH

Training in Morphology and Biology of Pelagic Fish, Birds, and Mammals of the Pacific
Marine Option Program, University of Hawaii, Manoa HI


Course in Comprehensive Ornithology
Cornell University, Ithaca NY

First Aid and CPR Certification, 2017


Naholowaa, H. (10 April 2019). Observations of Fish, Birds, and Life at Sea in the Pacific Islands [Blog Post]. Retrieved from ------------

Conception and initial design of A Day Out at Sea, part of the Observer Program Pictograph.

Naholowaa, H.; Casillas, D.; Egelhoff, J.; Fowlke, L.; Mitchell, T. Pacific Rim Conservation Native Plant Guide.

Seabirds, fieldwork, botany, author