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					                                          Erica L. Collins
                                 4925 SW 88 Court, Miami, FL 33165
                                        Cell: (276) 275-4475
                                    E-mail: erica4vt@hotmail.com
Education:
   Master of Science, 08/2007
       Major: Biology
       Thesis Research: Effect of Caffeine and Ethanol on the Regeneration of Flatworms
       Scholarship: Serving as Office Manager for Dr. Ardis Nelson, Spanish Professor, ETSU Dept. of
       Foreign Languages (1/2005 – 12/2006)
       East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Johnson City, TN

    Bachelor of Science, 05/2004
       Major: Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise
       Member: Residential Leadership Community
       Virginia Tech (VT), Blacksburg, VA

Professional Experience:
   Nutrition Educator, 02/2008 – Present
        Miami Dade County Health Department WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) and
        Nutrition Program, Miami, Florida
        • Certifies clients for participation in the WIC Program in accordance with policies of the state
           WIC program and regulations. Provides accurate nutrition education information on a group
           or individual basis in the areas of infant, childhood, prenatal and postnatal (including
           breastfeeding) nutrition to promote development and maintenance of good nutrition habits.
        • Assesses and pre-assesses clients’ nutritional status.
        • Develops, documents, evaluates and revises nutrition care plans for individual clients. Makes
           referrals for appropriate services.
        • Assists in the organization and in the maintaining of general nutrition education materials and
           displays in the unit such as bulletin boards, pamphlets, and food displays.
        • Follows and implements all rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the Department of
           Health and the WIC and Nutrition Program.

    Staff Biologist and Design Technician, 01/2007 – 02/2008
        Appalachian Technical Services, Inc., Wise, Virginia
        • Worked on Electronic Permit applications for Coal Surface & Underground Mine Permits
            and NPDES permits (Including renewals, post mining land use changes, plans revisions)
        • Participated in Mist Netting to survey for presence of Threatened and Endangered Species of
            Bats
        • Performed in-field surveys of vegetation and reforestation on mined land
        • Performed in-field sampling of soils for revegetation plans for mines
        • Collected water samples for analysis for TMDL studies
        • Input information into a program for core drilling logs – CorePro
        • Used SurvCad for plotting of deeds and property tracts
        • Performed deed research at county court houses
        • Checked water levels and quality in piezometers on coal slurry impoundments

    Program Support Technician, 05/2006 – 01/2007
       Abacus and Department of Mines Mineral and Energy, Big Stone Gap, Virginia
       • Scanned mine maps following MRM standards while maintaining condition of map
       • Maintained production logs and cataloged information from mine map
       • Provided weekly maintenance and cleaning of scanner equipment
       • Actively participated in quarterly mine mapping team meetings
   Logistics Associate, 08/2005 - 09/2006
      Old Navy, Johnson City, Tennessee
      • Received merchandise shipments, sorted merchandise, and displayed merchandise
      • Served as a cashier, dressing room associate, and signage associate
      • Maintained the sales floor and stocked items
      • Assisted customers and resolved sales related difficulties

Leadership Experience:

   Manager/Lifeguard/Lifeguard Instructor, (May to August each year), 2000 – 2007
     Norton City Pool, Norton, Virginia
     • Managed lifeguards, concessions workers, and admission workers
     • Taught Lifeguard, CPR/AED, and First Aid certification and recertification classes
     • Worked directly with all ages of the general public
     • Maintained clean and safe working conditions on a daily basis
     • Scheduled daily staff and tracked timecards
     • Made deposits and accurately documented earnings from operations
     • Measured, applied, and maintained all pool chemicals

   Head Men’s and Women’s Cross County Coach, 06/2004 - 12/2004
      University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Wise, Virginia
      • Allotted scholarship money to student athletes
      • Monitored eligibility and worked with professors and athletes to ensure academic success
      • Conducted practices and training sessions in accordance with policy and NCAA standards
      • Scheduled competitions attended by the teams
      • Provided transportation of athletes from both teams to events
      • Purchased any equipment needed for teams or cross country course

Professional Skills:
   Software: Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Office, REAME 2008 (Rotational Equilibrium
               Analysis of Multilayered Earthworks), SPSS (statistical package), GPS, SurvCad and
               basic AutoCad and GIS work

   Training and Certifications: American Red Cross Health and Safety Instructor -Lifeguarding,
               CPR/AED, First Aid
               Lifeguard, CPR/AED, and First Aid certified
               Padi Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Enriched Diver
               Wetlands Delineation and Management Training
               OSHA Safety Training
               Mine Safety and Health Administration – Surface Miner Training
               Impoundment Inspector training
               Diversity (sensitivity to diversity issues) – ETSU
               Service Learning Experience including a Retreat and Training – VT

Conferences and Symposiums attended:
               Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative, August 2007
               Coal Mining and the Aquatic Environment (included fish and macro-invertebrate field
               sampling, September 2007
               Analysis of Slopes by REAME 2008 and Principles of Stability Analysis Workshop,
               January 2008

Activities and Community Involvement:
   Member, Graduate Professional and Student Association, ETSU, 2005-2007
   Member, Virginia Tech Union, Virginia Tech, 2001-2004

				
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