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									OCEANA FRANCIS-CHYTHLOOK
SUMMARY I am currently a full-time second year graduate student working on my PhD in Atmospheric Science at University of Alaska Fairbanks. My current PhD research focuses on how climate drives physical ocean processes and affects coastal dynamics in the Arctic region. My past professional work experience includes four years of engineering experience on a variety of projects throughout rural Alaska in sanitation and utilities engineering, and coastal engineering. I also have six years of research work experience in coastal dynamics, astrophysics, and atomic physics. I have authored/co-authored several publications. CURRENT POSITION PhD Student, Appointed: 2005 Advisor: David E. Atkinson, PhD Atmospheric Science Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks Phone: (907) 474-1553 E-mail: oceana@iarc.uaf.edu Physical Address: International Arctic Research Center, P.O. Box 757340, 930 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7340, United States EDUCATION Master of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, 2004, (Advisor: Orson P. Smith, PE, PhD) Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, 2002 Bachelor of Science, Physics & Astronomy, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, 1995 PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION Professional Engineer (Civil), License No. 11226, State of Alaska WORK EXPERIENCE 2005-present, Graduate Research Fellow, Atmospheric Science Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 2003-2005, Civil Engineer, Tryck Nyman Hayes, Inc. Anchorage, AK 2002-2003, Graduate Research Fellow, School of Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK 2000-2002, Project Engineer Intern, Village Safe Water, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Anchorage, AK 1999-2001, Web Designer, School of Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK 1993-1995, Physics/Math/Astronomy Tutor, Athletics Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 1993-1995, Student Research Assistant (Astronomy/Astrophysics), Physics & Astronomy Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 1991-1992, Student Research Assistant (Atomic/Molecular Physics), Physics & Astronomy Department, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE
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RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 2005-present, Climate & Ocean, Topic: Statistical analysis and modeling of wind and swell regimes, Atmospheric Science Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 2002-2004, Coastal Engineering, Topic: Coastal Processes in Elson Lagoon, Barrow, Alaska, School of Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK 1993-1995, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Topic: Ground Based Monitoring of 3C 390.3, Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 1991-1992, Atomic & Molecular Physics, Topic: Photoionization of Aligned Ca 4s5p1P1, Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE COMPUTER SKILLS Operating systems: Linux, MS Windows, Mac OS Programming languages (basic level): Fortran Software: AutoCAD, ArcView, CEDAS, MathCad, Matlab, Sap2000, Adobe Photoshop, MS Software (i.e. Project, Excel, Word, Works, Photodraw, PowerPoint, Frontpage), Netscape Composer AWARDS RECEIVED 2006-2007, College of Natural Science & Mathematics Graduate Fellowship, University of Alaska Fairbanks 2005, International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP) II Scholarship, Danish Polar Center 2005-2006, College of Natural Science & Mathematics Graduate Fellowship, University of Alaska Fairbanks 2002-2003, Alaska Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) Infrastructure and Systems for Cold Regions (ISCR) Graduate Fellowship, National Science Foundation and the State of Alaska 2000, Lawrence Schachle/AWWA Memorial Scholarship, Alaska Water Well Association PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS Atkinson, D E, S. Ogorodov, O. Francis-Chythlook, A. Houque, and J. Turner., Submitted. Chapter 3: Environmental forcing of the arctic coastal margins (manuscript submitted for book about Arctic coasts). Atkinson, D.E., J. Partain, D. Levinson, J. Walsh, J. Jensen, O. Francis-Chythlook, 2005. Assisting emergency response in the coastal zone, International Conference on Arctic Research Planning, Copenhagen, Denmark, 10-12 November 2005. Francis-Chythlook, O. and D.E. Atkinson, (Submitted). Comparison of wave models, Beaches. Francis-Chythlook, O.P., 2005. Field observations of storm-induced water levels for Elson Lagoon, Barrow, Alaska, Reports on Polar and Marine Research, Montreal, Canada, Report of the 5th International Workshop, 13-16 October 2004.
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Francis-Chythlook, O.P., 2005. Results of a wave climate study for Elson Lagoon, Barrow, Alaska, Reports on Polar and Marine Research, Montreal, Canada, Report of the 5th International Workshop, 1316 October 2004. Francis-Chythlook, O.P. and J. Brown, 2005. Additional erosion observations for the Elson Lagoon Key Site, Barrow, Alaska, Reports on Polar and Marine Research, Montreal, Canada, Report of the 5th International Workshop, 13-16 October 2004. Francis-Chythlook, O.P., 2004. Coastal processes in Elson Lagoon, Barrow, Alaska, M.S. Thesis, Anchorage, Alaska, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1, 130. Dietrich M. ,…O. P. Francis, C. M. Gaskell, S. P. Pebley, S.A. Snedden, et al., 1998. Steps toward determination of the size and structure of the broad-line region in active galactic nuclei. XII. Ground-based monitoring of 3C 390.3, Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 115 (2), 185-202. McLaughlin K. W. , D. S. Eschliman, O. P. Francis, and D. W. Duquette, 1994. Near-threshold photoionization spectrum of aligned Ca 4s5p1P1, Physical Review A, 49 (1), 240-245. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS American Geophysical Union American Meteorological Society American Society of Civil Engineers Association of Coastal Engineers US Permafrost Association PAST OFFICES HELD Institute of Transportation Engineers, Student Chapter, University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, Secretary, 2001-2002 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, Undergraduate Committee Member, 1993-1994 Society of Physics Students, Student Chapter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, President 1993-1994, Secretary 1992-1993, Treasurer 1991-1992, Social Chairman 1990-1991

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ENGINEERING PROJECTS ADEC Household Hazardous Waste Response Manual, Denali Borough, Alaska Prepared an ADEC manual that addressed how landfill operators of the Denali Borough region should deal and respond to hazardous waste according the ADEC regulations. Boat Harbor Study, Seward, Alaska Assisted in measuring soundings and tides of Seward Boat Harbor. Chugach Electric Association Fire Island Electric Connection, Anchorage, Alaska Assisted in the design of a new barge landing to be used for transporting materials for a new wind farm on Fire lsland to supply supplemental power to the City of Anchorage. Gathered geological data using GIS tools for soils inventory of Fire Island. Chugach Manor Senior Housing Complex, Anchorage, Alaska Prepared irrigation system design by creating alignments and profiles of a proposed irrigation system for Chugach Manor Senior Housing Complex. CoWater Unit Flush Tank & Haul Project, Nunapitchuk, Alaska Assisted in the construction of CoWater Flush Tank & Haul units for Nunapitchuk. Performed inspection of CoWater units throughout construction phase by measuring and checking that each installed component for all facilities with new units in Nunapitchuk was up to specification. Eagle River Road Project, Eagle River, Alaska Assisted in the design of an overflow parking lot for Eagle River Nature Center. Created Right-ofWay design along Eagle River Road to Eagle River Nature Center. Assisted in design of templates used for the Eagle River project from Softdesk. Engineering Study, Portage Creek, Alaska Assisted in the construction of a production well. Assessed conditions for future absorption field sites by digging test holes at various locations. Performed water quality testing for community. False Island/Corner Bay Water Treatment Design, Sitka Ranger District, Tongass National Forest, Alaska Assisted with design of upgrades to comply with the surface water treatment rule for the False Island and Corner Bay water treatment plants. Design includes a schematic level design for both camps, design calculations, shop drawings and a materials list showing the water treatment system parts and equipment including incidental piping and valves. Kivalina Relocation Planning Project Inventory and Village Requirements, Kivalina, Alaska Investigated and prepared report outlining the quantities of water, power, fuels of various types, and sewage capacities used or available in the existing Kivalina community and a future population projected at 500 persons. Storage, rated outputs, handling and delivery capacities, and capabilities were determined for the current and future populations. Recommendations were given on utilities for the new site based on community input, feasibility, and other communities of similar size.

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ENGINEERING PROJECTS Kivalina Relocation Master Plan, Kivalina, Alaska Assisted in the feasibility and design of moving an entire existing village to seven different selected sites. Review and evaluated existing data and reports for the seven alternate relocation sites, and performed field investigation of five relocation sites. Investigated, evaluated, and recommended water and sewer utilities needed to support community at each site. Assisted with a master relocation schedule that estimates the timing of the move, describes vital move priorities and considers as many potential problems as can be foreseen at the time of the study. Assisted in providing a recommended plan for each individual site and a comparison of the recommended plans to each other. Landfill Study and Preliminary Design Project, Ivanof Bay, Alaska Project Engineer to oversee the development of a Landfill Feasibility Study, sludge disposal alternatives, and Preliminary Design to delineate long-range strategies for Ivanof Bay’s solid waste disposal systems. Loretta French Park Ballfield Well Design, Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska Provided analysis of well potential in the Loretta French Park by gathering well production data in the surrounding areas. Made recommendations for location and production of new well. Navigation Improvements, Nome, Alaska Assisted with design drawings for sheet-pile wall replacements in support of a construction contract for navigation improvements at Nome, Alaska. On-Site Wastewater Septic System Project, Nikolaevsk, Alaska Assisted in the design and construction of individual on-site septic systems for Nikolaevsk. Performed percolation testing and digging test holes for absorption field sites. Performed site measurements and determined pre-existing septic conditions of each lot. Created scaled drawings showing existing structures and detailed drawings of each septic system installed for each lot. Assisted through the construction phase by documenting work performed through field notes, photos, and ADEC documentation. Old Cannery Demolition and Clean-up Project, Seldovia, Alaska Prepared documents for bid package used for demolition and clean-up of an old cannery site. Work performed includes outlining and describing the site cleanup through CAD drawings, estimating volumes and weights of debris by type, and coordinating environmental sections into the documents. Petersburg GIS Project, Petersburg, Alaska Using ArcView tools, georeferenced aerial image to create shapefile points of lat/long measurements showing location of soil samples. Rural Alaska Housing Sanitation Inventory Project, Anchor Point, Alaska Assessed sanitation conditions for Anchor Point by performing house-to-house surveys, noting the sanitation conditions of each facility, and talking to residences. Prepared and sent out announcements of community visits by letter and radio. Prepared and entered the data into a public website listing comprehensive summary of conditions and needs of the community. Rural Alaska Housing Sanitation Inventory Project, Glennallen, Alaska Assessed sanitation conditions for Glennallen by performing house-to-house surveys, noting the sanitation conditions of each facility, and talking to residences. Prepared and sent out announcements of community visits by letter and radio. Prepared and entered the data into a public website listing comprehensive summary of conditions and needs of the community.
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ENGINEERING PROJECTS Sanitation Facilities Feasibility Study, Kotlik, Alaska Assisted in the analysis and design of extending water and sanitary sewer services across the Kotlik River to serve the residents on neighboring islands. Assisted in collection of community information, analyzing existing sanitary facilities, determining needs for improvements, creating sanitation and support facilities alternates, identifying community concerns, evaluating existing support facilities, and providing new system design criteria. Sanitation Facilities Master Plan Project, Old Minto Camp, Alaska Project Engineer to oversee a Sanitation Facilities Master Plan delineating long-range strategies for the camps’ water supply, wastewater treatment, and solid waste disposal systems. The plan had to address sludge disposal using small ATV equipment, and a sludge disposal pit. St. Mary’s Regional Training Center, St. Mary’s, Alaska Provided design and performance specification of a drainage system for the St. Mary’s Regional Training Center. The drainage system used swales and was designed to meet standards to remove silt, sediment, and other parameters prior to discharge. Water Expansion Study, Anchor Point, Alaska Assisted on fieldwork for a new production well to service Anchor Point. Assisted with data collecting for a 72-hour drawdown test and 108-hour pilot test. Monitored the drawdown of the new production well and six other production wells in the vicinity. Water and Sewer Improvements Project, Marshall, Alaska Assisted with inspection of arctic pipe, and performed work on CAD drawings to specifications of project engineer. Created new drawings and made changes to existing drawings depicting the location and description of the service connections and plumbing layouts. Water & Sewer Project, Anvik, Alaska Assessed sanitation conditions for Anvik by performing house-to-house surveys, noting the sanitation conditions of each facility, and talking to residences. Prepared a comprehensive Household Sanitation Facilities Inventory spreadsheet that summed up the conditions and needs of the community. Assisted in reviewing Statement of Qualifications from consulting firms for design on the Water & Sewer Project. Water Treatment Plant Inspection, Akiak, Alaska Assisted Project Engineer in final inspection in Akiak on water treatment plant and a completed water piped system for Akiak. Yakutat Employee Housing, Yakutat Ranger District, Tongass National Forest, Alaska Designed six on-site wastewater secondary treatment systems meeting NSF/ANSI STANDARD 40 requirements. Designed three raised mound absorption bed systems to meet the needs of the six onsite septic systems and to create lowest impact on surroundings. Assisted in the design of a new water well system which included a submersible pump and well housing.

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