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Tutor profile: Whitney D.

Whitney D.
Visitor Use Assistant at Yellowstone National Park: expert in public lands
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About Whitney

About Whitney
Hi there! I'm excited to be able to tutor for anyone seeking help on various topics. I have a degree in Natural Resource Conservation with an emphasis in Planning and Management. I've successfully completed many courses in governments (international, state, and federal), natural resources (management, planning, policy), and sciences (wildlife, biology, ecology, etc.) . I know how difficult it can be to complete a course and obtain a high grade. Grades are so important and I'm here to help! Just having someone to talk to about a subject helped...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
During my coursework at the University of Idaho, I became the lead on many of my group projects and helped move the project along. I was able to interpret complicated subjects into a conversational topic and work well with my team members. For work experience, I became certified in Leave No Trace Skills and Ethics and educated campers about wilderness camping. I also participated in wildlife refuge education and backpacking essentials. I enjoy providing information to the public, which became my passion and now I work for the most popular...
University of Idaho
Natural Resource Management
Bachelor's Degree
2011 - 2015

Work Experience

Work Experience
Beardsmith LLC, Receptionist and Assistant Manager
2016 - 2016
Assisted in the start up of a new local barbershop and barber supply factory. Managed employee’s work schedule with corresponding clients through taking calls and making appointments for new and existing clients. Used Square, Ipad, Schedulocity, and other technologies to manage business. Restocked products in organized fashion as needed. Banded and labeled Beardsmith products to sell and advertise to clients. Managed till and other money handling at the end of the night and reported any issues. Attended and participated in business meetings...
Tahoe National Forest, Recreation Technician
2016 - 2016
Managed over seventeen campgrounds, trailheads, and picnic areas on a daily basis independently as well as part of a team with crewmembers. For the beginning of the season, posted the appropriate signage for fee procedures, information, and regulations for all sites. Kept up with current regulations and events to inform visitors. Practiced visitor compliance by explaining such restrictions and regulations as well as answering any questions. Issued camp fire permits and explained any fire restrictions in the area. Gained knowledge of California...
Blake Nursery, Retail and Landscape
2015 - 2016
Assisted in managing a local organic plant nursery, which encompassed a mission to landscape Montana native species into private properties. Expanded my knowledge of native as well as non-native plant and tree species of the northwest. Practiced the safe removal of invasive species through application of herbicides and hand-pulling such species. I assisted customers in locating, identifying, and selecting species for specific landscapes. Recorded tree species, diameter, height, any defects, disease, or damage for assessment. Followed daily...
Modoc National Forest, Wilderness Monitoring and Surveying
2015 - 2015
Conducted surveys and monitored campsites within South Warner Wilderness in accordance to the 10-Year Wilderness Stewardship Challenge. Recorded campsite data for damage and dismantle any illegal campsites. Used data to compile into spreadsheets, and provided results at the Wilderness Expo. Used mapping, GPS, GIS, and compass skills to locate noxious weed areas in wilderness to conduct plant surveys and prepare for removal. Assisted the wildlife biologist with birds of prey (goshawk and golden eagle) surveys and collected specimens for...
Zoo Boise, Zoology Intern
2011 - 2012
Responsible for a section of zoo consisting of over 10 exhibits, which included a wide variety of animal species. Prepared diets for each animal every afternoon in accordance with nutritional needs and relating meals to diets in the wild. Assisted in capture and release of species to access injuries or disease. Clean and maintain each exhibit on a daily basis. Assist in rehabilitation, interpretation, and education when needed. Monitor and keep records of animal behavior. Compile such data for internship portfolio and a written test on...

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