RESUME

 
Education
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

MPhil (Biological Sciences)
2011 - 2012

 

Supervisor: Dr. Alex Thornton
Dissertation: “Social organization and decision-making in wild jackdaws”
I investigated provisioning and roosting behavior and found indications of the importance of the paternal role during the incubation of offspring as well as evidence suggesting vocalizations play an important role in roosts.


Research Assistant

2011
Project: “Individual variation in cognitive performance”

I aided Dr. Alex Thornton and Dr. Dieter Lukas by collecting data from scientific journal articles to contribute to a database of information on individual performances in tests of animal cognition.

 

 

BA & Honorary MA (Natural Sciences)

2008 - 2011

 

Grade: 2:1 (≈3.33 GPA)
Specialization: Zoology (with courses including Behavior, Behavioral Ecology, Vertebrate Evolution, Conservation Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology, History and Philosophy of Science, Evolution & Behavior, Biology of Cells, Physiology of Organisms and Quantitative Biology)

Final Project: “Sociality and behavioral contagion in rooks, jackdaws and Eurasian jays”
I was supervised by Professor Nicola Clayton and Dr. Corina Logan on this project where surprising results led me to suggest the existence of cultural differences between rook populations, and my write-up was among the top 20% of all projects marked.

2nd Year Project: “The influence of predation risk on the foraging strategies of blue tits and great tits”
I was supervised by Professor Nick Davies on this project where I found evidence for blue tits (and to lesser extent great tits) choosing their foraging sites according to risk of predation.

 

SHREWSBURY SIXTH FORM COLLEGE

2006 - 2008

 

British A-Level Qualifications
Grade A (over 80%) in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and

grade B (70%-80%) in Physics

 

 

MEOLE BRACE SECONDARY SCHOOL

2004 - 2006


Grade A* (over 90%) in 11 subjects including Biology, Chemistry,

Physics and Mathematics

Skills

Computing - Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Publisher and Access; Adobe Photoshop, Audition and InDesign

 

International - dual British and Brazilian citizenship

 

Driving - full clean driving license

Languages

English

Portuguese 

Basic conversational French

References

Former Project Supervisor

Dr. Corina Logan

Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge

Downing Street

Cambridge

CB2 3EJ

United Kingdom

E-mail: cl417@cam.ac.uk

 

Former Director of Studies

Dr. Holly C. Canuto

Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge

Storey's Way

Cambridge

CB3 0DG

United Kingdom

E-mail: hcc36@cam.ac.uk

 

Work​
Experience​
Cultura Inglesa (São Paulo, Brazil)

​2013 - 2015

 

English Teacher - I planned engaging lessons and taught around 100 students in 8 groups every week, ranging from teenagers to adults, specializing particularly in advanced levels.

 

 

Project Tamar (Ubatuba, Brazil)

​2012

 

Intern - I worked at one of the Visitor Centers run by this project, which works towards the recovery and conservation of sea turtle populations in Brazil. I gave guided educational tours in both English and Portuguese to members of the public, accompaniedresearchers on their trips to pick up sick and injured turtles and helped in the recovery area where the turtles were treated before being returned to the wild.

 

University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK)

2011 - 2012

 

Undergraduate Supervisor - I provided additional teaching support for groups of 2-4 undergraduate students on a weekly basis, aiding in their understanding of lecture material and marking their written work.

 

The Cambridge Student (newspaper)

​2010 - 2011

 

Writer, Film & TV Editor – My responsibilities at this student newspaper included sourcing up to two pages of images and articles, creating the layout and meeting print deadlines every week. I also recruited several new writers.

 

Pearce Trading & Services Ltd. (Shrewsbury, UK)

2008 - 2012

 

Web/Office Assistant 

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