Sofia Angelo, MS student

Sofia Angelo, MS studentMS candidate
Conservation Biology

Email Sofia

Information Coordinator

The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Research Interests

I am interested in the conservation of vertebrates and invertebrates that are often overlooked or less “popular.” I consider every group of animals important to the biodiversity of our planet and would like to see future where people and nature can thrive together. Although I have not worked in any tropical regions, I am currently working for The Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation and am interested in working in the tropics in the future.


Education

Antioch University New England, Keene NH
MS Candidate Conservation Biology
August 2006 – present
St. Edward’s University, Austin TX
BS Biology
January 2001 – May 2005


Work/Research/Field Experience

Center for Tropical Ecology & Conservation, Keene NH
Information Coordinator, October 2007 – present

  • Update and maintain website
  • Update and maintain FirstClass forum
  • Assist with Biannual newsletter
  • Update and maintain informational bulletin board
  • Manage coffee fundraising sales
  • Maintain tropical library

Bat Conservation International, Austin TX

Intern, June – August 2007

  • Assisted with population count at Fern Cave in TX
  • Assisted with invertebrate collection at Fern Cave in TX
  • Recorded roost stain measurements at Wyandotte Cave in IN
  • Mapped airflow at Wyandotte Cave in IN
  • Entered and organized previously collected data from caves in KY into Microsoft Excel.
  • Checked and conducted simple stats on microclimate data for Indiana bat caves.

BCI Management and Conservation Workshop, Barree PA

Participant, August 2007

  • Attended 22 hours of classroom instruction
  • Learned and practiced mist netting and harp trapping
  • Obtained bat identification and handling skills
  • Experienced acoustical monitoring techniques
  • Gained experience in radio tracking

St. Edward’s University, Austin TX

Researcher, May – July 2003

  • Conducted research on mating behaviors of Bembecinus neglectus
  • Observed and timed mating activities
  • Recorded sizes of prey and provisioning frequency
  • Tracked movement of species
  • Wrote scientific paper documenting project

Austin Zoo, Austin TX
Intern, September – December 2002
Docent, December 2002 – May 2004

  • Cleaned enclosures
  • Prepared food and fed animals including livestock, reptiles, large carnivores and primates
  • Provided enrichment for large carnivores and primates
  • Spoke to public

Professional Presentations

An Ethological Study of the Entrance Opening Behavior of Bembecinus neglectus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). 107th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science. Schreiner University, Kerrville Texas. March 5, 2004.

An Ethological Study of the Entrance Opening Behavior of Bembecinus neglectus (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). 12th Annual Senior Seminar Symposium. St. Edward’s University, Austin Texas. March 26, 2004.