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Aleta S. Wiley
Seattle, Washington


M.S. Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2007

B.A. Psychology, University of Chicago, 2003

Semester Abroad, Tropical Ecology for Undergraduates, Universidad de Costa Rica, Fall 2002



Conference Coordinator, , University of Washington; Seattle, WA
April 2011 - current

Program Asst., Global Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Seattle, WA
October 2010-March 2011, on contract through Volt Workforce Solutions

Asst. Coordinator: Summer Undergraduate Research Program, Harvard Forest at Harvard University; Petersham, MA
Summer 2010

Science Programs Assistant, Ecological Society of America (ESA); Washington, DC
July 2007-March 2010

Festival Coordinator: Bird Fest!, Smithsonian National Zoo; Washington, DC
Spring 2007

Consultant, Human-Wildlife Conflict Collaboration (HWCC); Washington, DC
Fall 2006, completed as part of a capstone graduate course in interdisciplinary problem-solving

Philanthropy Assistant, The Nature Conservancy, New York, New York
January 2004-July 2005

Zookeeper Intern, Marine Mammal Department, Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, IL
Summer 2003

Student Assistant, Audubon Ecology Camps, Maine Audubon Society, Hog Island, ME
Summer 2002

Production Assistant, Chicago Maroon (campus newspaper), University of Chicago
November 2000-June 2001



Teaching Assistant, "Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology", University of Maryland
August 2006 - July 2007

Teaching Assistant, "Research in Animal Behavior"; University of Chicago
Spring 2003

Karner Blue Butterfly Steward, Student Conservation Association; Wilton, New York
Summer 2006

Student Researcher, "Research in Animal Behavior"; University of Chicago
Spring 2002



Butterfly Pavilion Docent, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
January 2009-August 2009

President, Habitat For Humanity Campus Chapter, University of Chicago
Spring 2001-Spring 2002

Resident Advisor, University of Chicago Housing
September 2001 - June 2002

Camp Counselor/Ropes Course Instructor, South Mountain YMCA, Wernersville, PA
Summer 2000

Camp Counselor/Canoe Instructor, Camp Augusta, Nevada City, CA
Summer 1999



Computer: Microsoft (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Frontpage), Mac and PC platforms, Team Approach fundraising software, Conference Exchange abstract databases, Unison grant-tracking software

Desktop Publishing and Design: Adobe (Photoshop, InDesign), QuarkXPress, basics of HTML

Languages: proficient in Spanish (completed a 4-week advanced immersion course with homestay at Vinigulaza Language Institute in Oaxaca, Mexico, April 2010)

Independent Travel: Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain