CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

2019 | Ph.D. in Geology, University at Buffalo

2013 | B.S. in Geological Sciences, University of Florida

APPOINTMENTS

2019 – present | Postdoctoral scholar, University of New Hampshire

2014 – 2019 | Graduate research assistant, University at Buffalo

2011 – 2013 | Undergraduate research assistant, University of Florida

HONORS AND AWARDS

2019 | College of Arts and Sciences Research Poster Winner, University at Buffalo

2018 | Solène Pouget Prize for Scientific Contributions to Society, University at Buffalo

FUNDING

Total amount awarded to date: $33,874

2020 | University of Wyoming-National Park Service Research Station ($5,000)

2018 | College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship, University at Buffalo ($6,000)

2017 | Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award (BCS-1657065), National Science Foundation ($15,999)

2017 | Visiting Graduate Student Travel Grant, National Lacustrine Core Facility ($1,000)

2016 | Pegrum Professional Development Award, University at Buffalo ($500)

2016 | Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, University at Buffalo ($500)

2015 | Graduate Student Research Grant, Geological Society of America ($1,875)

2012 | University Scholar Award, University of Florida ($2,000)

TEACHING AND MENTORING

2020 | Instructor, ESCI 402 Earth History, University of New Hampshire

2019 | Teaching assistant for Environmental Remote Sensing lab, University at Buffalo

2018 | Teaching assistant for Natural Hazards/Climate Change labs, University at Buffalo

2018 | Teaching assistant for University at Buffalo Summer Field Camp

2018 | Guest lecturer in Quaternary Dating and Paleoclimate, University at Buffalo

2017 | Instructor, GLY 445/545 Glacial Geology, University at Buffalo

2017 – 2018 | Undergraduate research supervisor for Chris Sbarra, University at Buffalo

2014 – 2016 | Teaching assistant for Natural Hazards/Climate Change labs, University at Buffalo

SERVICE AND OUTREACH

Reviewer for Boreas, The Holocene, Oceanography, Quaternary Research, Quaternary Science Reviews

2019 | Primary convener for technical session at AGU Fall Meeting: "Catching Cosmic Rays"

2019 | Co-convener for technical session at GSA Annual Meeting: "Cordilleran Ice Sheet through the Quaternary"

2017 – 2019 | Faculty Liaison, Department of Geology, University at Buffalo

2018 | Riverside Middle School Science ArtReach

2017 | Local organizing committee, NSF Greenland Ice Sheet Stability Workshop

2017 | K-12 Education and Outreach Committee, Buffalo March for Science

2015, 2016, 2017 | University at Buffalo Science Exploration Day

2014 – 2017 | Graduate Student Association Senator, University at Buffalo

2013 | Chairman, Geological Science Ambassadors, University of Florida

2011 – 2013 | Geological Science Ambassadors, University of Florida

2011 – 2013 | Can You Dig It? Florida Museum of Natural History

2011 – 2013 | Museum Docent, Florida Museum of Natural History

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

2020 |"Introduction to Inclusive Teaching" course, University of New Hampshire

2018 | NAVIGATE Project participant, NSF-funded initiative to increase the retention of women in STEM fields

2018 | “Science Communication for Any Audience” workshop, CIRTL Network

2017 | Associate level certification, CIRTL

AFFILIATIONS

American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL)

Geological Society of America (GSA)

Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)

Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE)

© 2020 by Alia Lesnek

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