ILEANA FENWICK

B.S. Marine and Environmental Science 

Expected Graduation: May 2020

Hampton University

100 East Queen Street Hampton, VA 23668 
 
Phone:

301-204-2151

 

Email:

ileana.fenwick@gmail.com

 

 
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ILEANA FENWICK

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?

 February 11-16 Presenter

2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting by AGU, ASLO and TOS in Portland, Oregon

February 22-24 Showcase Participant

Making and Innovating HBCU Showcase by AAAS in Washington D.C.

March 18-21 Presenter

NOAA Educational Partnership Program Forum at Howard University 

EXPERIENCE
Sept. 2017-Present
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

Baltimore, MD

  • 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

EDUCATION

2016-2020

Bachelor's Degree

Marine and Environmental Science

HAMPTON UNIVERSITY

Hampton, VA

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

2012-2016

High School Diploma

BISHOP MCNAMARA HIGH SCHOOL

Forestville, MD

Relevant Coursework: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Zoology, General Chemistry, General Biology, AP Statistics, Pre-Calculus

 
FUNDING SOURCES
Funding through scholarships,stipends for research programs and travel to present my work.
 
HONORS and CERTIFICATIONS
RESEARCH SKILLS
 

 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

JANUARY 2017

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

R Studio-Beginner

Familiarity with Insect Collection and Curation

Spanish - Intermediate

Morphological Identification of Zooplankton

ABOUT ILEANA
Click on any photo below to learn more about Ileana's community involvement, achievements and dedication to science.  
 
First Symposium Presentation
Mountain Lake Research Station
Marine Field Excursion
Ileana Fenwick-Certified Scuba Diver
Leader.
Women's Caucus
Outreach Matters
Science Communication Matters
#WomensMarchinNorfolk
#MakethePledge
HU Goes Green
#CCgoespurple