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- Collection, identification, and preparation
of butterfly and moth specimens.
- Design of quantitative butterfly and moth
- Field identification of butterflies,
moths, flowers and trees.
- Knowledge of Lepidoptera fauna from U.S.,
Central America, and Caribbean.
- Digital macro photography, lab and field,
using Canon SLR camera.
- Use of Microsoft Office, including Word,
Excel, and Publisher.
- Proficient in Spanish.
Burlington High School, 6/2009
BS in Biology, Emphasis in Conservation;
Spanish (anticipated 5/2013). University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Current GPA: 3.80
- Two potential food
notes on the habitat of the Haitian tailed blue, Pseudochrysops bornoi (Comstock and Huntington
1943) (Lycaenidae) in Guánica, Puerto Rico, USA. Jurij Homziak and
Nicholas T. Homziak.In Press in Caribbean
Journal of Science, Vol. 46, 2011.
- Moth Fauna of the Albany
Pine Bush in Warren and Saratoga Counties, NY. Jurij Homziak and Nicholas T. Homziak. In preparation for The Nature
Conservancy of Eastern New York.
- Student Researcher, 9/2010 - Present. Undergraduate Opportunities (UnO) Program at UNM. Researching diversity of lepidoptera fauna of White Sands National Monument, USA and Cuatro Cienagas Protected Area, Mexico, as well as continuing curatorial duties at the Museum of Southwestern Biology.
- Curatorial Assistant, 4/2010 – 9/2010. Museum of Southwestern Biology. Responsible for maintaining Museum
insect collection, including labeling and preparing Lepidoptera specimens, and
organizing lepidoptera collection by family. Used light traps to collect
Lepidoptera at White Sands National Monument and Missile Range, August 2-8,
2010, as part of a grant funded study of insect biodiversity at White Sands.
- Volunteer, 9/2010 University of New Mexico Wilderness Alliance. Monitored use of
campsites and human impact in Manzano wilderness to aid Cibola National Forest
wilderness monitoring program.
- Intern/Field Assistant, 6/2009
- 8/2009. Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources
Conservation District, Poultney, VT.
Collected moth samples using UV light traps for a study using rare
moths as indicators of habitat quality in two NY Pine Bush protected areas. Learned research techniques for quantitative
sampling of moths, including sampling design, operation of light and bait
traps, specimen processing and identification, and data management. Worked in
protected areas managed for protected butterfly species, such as Henry’s Elfin
and Karner Blue.
- Volunteer, 6/2009. Rebuilding
Together, Harrisonburg, VA. Rehabilitated
- Volunteer, 6/2008. Acadia National Park, Frenchman’s Bay Conservancy, Hancock, ME. Built and maintained trails;
rehabilitated conservancy facilities. (light carpentry, painting)
- Volunteer, 7-/2007–12/2007. Museo Entomologico de León, León, Nicaragua. Collected
Nicaraguan Lepidoptera specimens and photographed them for virtual collection.
- Volunteer Counselor, 6/2005, 6/2006. Mississippi State University Entomology
Camp, Starkville, MS. Led
field trips, taught collecting and specimen pinning, and educated campers about
butterflies and moths.
- Volunteer, 9/2005 – 6/2009. Youth
Group, First Congregational Church, Burlington, VT. Made food and did volunteer work for community members
- Extensive travel in Germany, Turkey (7/2010), Peru (4/2009), and Nicaragua
- UNM Nominee for Goldwater Scholarship,
- UNM National Scholars Scholarship.
- UNM Amigo Scholarship.
- Current member of UNM chapter of New
Mexico Wilderness Alliance.
- Current member of UNM Biology
- Current member of Vermont Entomological
- Current member of Xerces Society.
- Current member of Lepidopterists Society.
- Current member of Florida Entomological