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Kimberly Romine

2303 NE 3rd Street, Blue Springs, MO, 64014
Phone: (816) 517-4641 E-Mail: kmr625@mail.missouri.edu

Education


Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences Graduation Date: December 2013

University of Missouri

Columbia Missouri

GPA: 3.729


Major: Biological Sciences August 2010 – May 2011

Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri

GPA: 3.72

Professional Goal

I would like to earn a PhD in biological sciences and continue research in ecology, social behavior of vertebrates, conservation biology, management of endangered species, and educational outreach.

Research Experience

Undergraduate Researcher, Dr. Lori Eggert Research Lab University of Missouri January 2013 – Present

  • Developed a research project relating gene flow and habitat structure in a terrestrial salamander.

  • Collected tissue samples from 15 P.shermani at each of 136 sample points in western North Carolina.

  • Extracted DNA from 2000 terrestrial salamander samples using BioRad Instagene Matrix.

  • Used PCR amplification and GeneMarker to size 11 microsatellite loci.

  • Calculated FST values for every pair of sample points to identify the association between slopes and streams with genetic diversification.



Field Assistant, Dr. Stephanie Schuttler University of Missouri June 2013 – July 2013

  • The objective is to identify any resistant behavior of a raccoon eating in the proximity of a carcass.

  • Assisted in putting food, a raccoon carcass, and a squirrel carcass in three areas in a nature reserve.
  • Set up field cameras on nearby trees in a forested area to capture the behavior of approaching animals.


  • Collected data on the level of resistance of a raccoon to a control stuffed animal, a raccoon carcass, and a squirrel carcass with unrelated diseases.



Lab Assistant, Dr. Lori Eggert Research Lab University of Missouri August 2012 – December 2012

  • Non-invasive genetic mark-recapture study to estimate the population size and dispersal ecology of Missouri’s bear population.

  • Used PCR amplification and gel electrophoresis to obtain data from bear tissue.

  • Studied mitochondrial DNA to estimate the levels of migration and admixture in Midwestern bear populations.

Study Abroad

Conservation Biology Course in South Africa Truman State University July 2011 – August 2011

  • Obtain a better understanding of the conservational policy in a country with highly managed game reserves.

  • Discussed the current standing of conservation biology of the wild fauna in the region.

  • Captured and relocated wild game between game farms for three weeks.

  • Injected medicine into three water buffalo and three impala under the supervision of a veterinarian.

  • Discussed current diseases with veterinarians from Kruger National Park.

Work Experience

Custard’s Last Stand Blue Springs, MO May 2012 – May 2013


  • Maintained high standards of customer service during fast paced operations.

  • Communicated clearly and positively with coworkers and management.

  • Took initiative to find extra tasks when scheduled duties were completed.


Jackson County Parks and Recreation Lees Summit, MO May 2011 – October 2011


  • Managed concession stands.

  • Organized inventory and developed a budget with my supervisor.
  • Trained and coordinated scheduling with two future employees during a two-hour shift.




CVS Pharmacy Technician Independence, MO July 2009 – April 2010

  • Assisted pharmacist in receiving, preparing, and packaging prescriptions.

  • Managed inventory by stocking, labeling, and storing all medical supplies.

  • Worked in a fast paced stressful environment while gaining knowledge of retail pharmacy.



Candle Light Ranch Grain Valley, MO May 2007 – August 2009

  • Cleaned tack, gave injections to the horses, and applied medications.

  • Managed the barn by taking care of the horses.



Involvement

Shadowing – Dr. Lisa Doak Kirksville, MO January 2011 - May 2011 January 2011 – May 2011


  • Shadowed at Kirksville Animal Hospital for 5 hours per week.

  • Observed surgeries and assisted veterinary technicians.



Shadowing – Dr. Kurt Cavanaugh Blue Springs, MO June 2011 – August 2011

  • Shadowed at Cavanaugh’s Veterinary Hospital for 15 hours per week.

  • Observed surgeries and assisted veterinary technicians.

Community Service

MU Equine Farm Volunteers Columbia, MO August 2012 – December 2013


  • Volunteered for 1 hour per week for sixteen weeks to assist in managing the farm.

  • Worked efficiently with team members to feed horses and maintain a clean facility.



Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Columbia, MO September 2011- November 2011


  • Volunteered for 2 hours per week for eight weeks with handicap riders.

  • Walked beside riders and led horses for lessons.

Honors & Awards

  • Life Sciences Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program June 2013 – July 2013


  • Dean’s List at the University of Missouri for my four semesters here. August 2011 – May 2013

  • Dean’s List at Truman State University for both semesters August 2010 – May 2011

  • KCPHA 2nd overall medal for 2’ Equestrian Division July 2010