Scientist. Advocate. Servant.
Ileana Fenwick is a dedicated young professional with a passion for science and her community. Her ultimate goal is to obtain her PhD and pursue a career in environmental sustainability and policy.
What's coming up for Ileana?
2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting by AGU, ASLO and TOS in Portland, Oregon
Making and Innovating HBCU Showcase by AAAS in Washington D.C.
NOAA Educational Partnership Program Forum at Howard University
NOAA Living Marine Resource Cooperative Science Center Undergraduate Research Fellow Hampton University
Research Advisor: Dr. Deidre Gibson, Chair of the Department of Marine and Environmental Science
Participate in 10 hours of research per week, including field sampling and data analysis
Developed an ongoing project assessing and monitoring the marine ecosystem health of the Hampton Roads Area
Selected for highly competitive Research Experience in Marine and Estuarine Sciences funded by the National Science Foundation at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore from a pool of over 250 applicants.
Developed an independent research project assessing the health of black sea bass in the Mid Atlantic Blight region using fat/oil content readings and body mass indices.
Monitored live black sea bass for specific water and condition standards for ten weeks, and euthanized and dissected fish for health analysis
Conducted statistical analysis in R to document, compare and contrast the health of black sea bass and develop hypotheses for health disparities and similarities
Produced a proposal, final report, abstract, poster and presentation, presenting at the 2018 ASLO Conference in Portland, Oregon
June 2017-August 2017
Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellow
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
Research Advisor: Dr. Brad Stevens, Professor of Environmental Science and Distinguished Research Scientist for the NOAA LMRCSC
January 2015-August 2015
Volunteer Intern at the National Aquarium
Provided tours to Aquarium visitors based on Marine Science expertise obtained in Aquarium guide certification course, logged over 104 hours of service to the Aquarium
Worked behind the scenes with animal trainers and helped visitors interact with animals in the marine touch tanks
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT ILEANA?
“Ileana's combination of high academic achievement along with her service as a volunteer are proof of her commitment to scholarship and service.”
— Dr. Sabin Duncan, Former Director of the Hampton University Freddye T. Davy Honors College
Marine and Environmental Science
Relevant Coursework: General Biology II and Lab, Introduction to Environmental Science and Lab, Earth and Ocean Sciences and Lab, Calculus I, Calculus II, General Chemistry I and Lab
High School Diploma
BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL
Relevant Coursework: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Zoology, General Chemistry, General Biology, AP Statistics, Pre-Calculus
Funding through scholarships,stipends for research programs and travel to present my work.
HONORS and CERTIFICATIONS
GOLDEN KEY INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
PADI OPEN WATER SCUBA CERTIFIED MAY 2017
HAMPTON UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR
GLOUCESTER EMERGING LEADERS PROGRAM
FREDDYE T. DAVY HONORS COLLEGE INDUCTEE
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE SCIENCES OF LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY
Microsoft ExCel - Advanced
Proficient at Aquatic Sampling Methodology
Proficient at usage of a Dichotomous Key
Familiarity with Botanical Curation
Familiarity with Insect Collection and Curation
Spanish - Intermediate
Morphological Identification of Zooplankton