MARIA CAMILA PINZON

420 West Rivo Alto. Miami Beach. Fl. 33139

Phone: (786) 2677369             email: pinzon@bio.miami.edu

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

            University of Miami. Miami, Fl. Research Assistant in the Laboratory of Stable

            Isotopes Ecology in Tropical Ecosystems. Standardizing processes of cellulose

            extraction  from plant tissue for isotope analysis.

            August 2004 to present.

Fundacion Yubarta. Cali, Colombia. Assistant. Identify individual humpback whales by photographs, video filming and drawings of the natural markings and permanent scars on the ventral side of the flukes.

June 2004.

SERC. Stable Isotope Laboratory Assistant. Florida International University, Miami, Fl.

Operate a mass spectrometry (CF-IRMS) using EA, TC/EA, and GC systems for measuring C, N, and O isotopes in a variety of organic and inorganic materials. Collect and prepare samples by using different treatments (e.g. acid treatment to remove carbonates, cellulose extractions, homogenization/milling or grinding). Report and present data obtained from the mass spectrometer.

October 2001 to April 2004.

 

EDUCATION

            Master in Biology. Miami University, Fl.

            August 2004 to present.

 

Biology Major. Florida International University, Miami, Fl.

August 2001 to April 2004.

 

Biology. Vesalius College. Brussels, Belgium.

August 2000 to August 2001

 

Biology Major. Universidad Javeriana. Bogotá, Colombia.

August 1998 to July 2000.

 

High School Degree. Gimnasio Los Portales. Bogotá, Colombia

August 1998.

 

ACTIVITIES

Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology Program.(UMEB) Florida International University. Miami, FL.

Two year research program on the environmental biology of the Caribbean basin. The program included research courses (20 credits), academic guidance by mentors and field trips all around southern Florida, the Bahamas and a four-week field trip at the Smithsonian Research Station in Bocas del Toro, Panama.

 

Stable Isotopes in Cypress Tree Rings. Present project directed by Dr. Anderson at Florida International University. Miami, Fl.

Testing the Cypress tree ability to record carbon and oxygen isotopes of hydrologic periods and climatic changes during the last 60 years in the Everglades Nation Park.

 

LANGUAGES

Fluent in Spanish and English.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

Spreadsheet, Word Processor, Power Point and Internet Skills.

 

 

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