JENNIFER B. TAYLOR - Senior Research Technician


EDUCATION:

D.Env., Envi. Science and Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Exp. 2019

M.S., Envi. Health Science, University of California, Los Angeles, 2015

B.S., Envi. Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2011

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Jennifer is a Senior Research Technician at the Southern California Coastal Water Research Project (SCCWRP) in the Biology department. Jennifer’s research centers on climate change planning and investigating how climate change will impact coastal and riparian habitats. Her work has historically incorporated field and laboratory techniques but here at SCCWRP she is transitioning to a modeling based approach. She is currently a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) pursuing a degree in Environmental Science and Engineering in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IoES).

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Raymond Goodman Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 2014-2015

School of Public Health Student Association Student of the Month Award, 2014-2015

Lester Breslow Student Writing Competition, 2014-201

Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Iota Chapter nomination, 2014-2015

Summa Cum Laude, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2011

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Teaching Assistant, Environmental Science, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 2017

Southern California’s Rocky Intertidal Habitats Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 2016- Present

Southern California Wetland Graduate Student Researcher, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 2016

Team Field Worker, Rocky Intertidal Monitoring with MARINe, Los Angeles, CA. 2016 - Present

Lab Technician, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 2013- 2014

Graduate Representative, UCLA Green Initiative Fund, Los Angeles, CA. 2013- 2014

Project Manager, BEAM Engineering, Boston, MA. 2011- 2013

Team Field Worker, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick, MA. 2010

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

Feeling the squeeze: A GIS analysis of southern California rocky intertidal habitats. UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Annual Gala, poster, 2017.

Can the anthropogenic addition of sediment help coastal wetlands survive sea level rise? UCLA Earth Now: Earth 2050, poster, 2016.

Toxicity and fate of the chemicals of matrix acidization, an unconventional oil stimulation technique. American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, seminar, 2015.

Stability of chemicals used during matrix acidization. UCLA, EHS 411 seminar, 2015.

A morning without public health. UCLA, 41st Annual Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecture, 2015.