M.C.R.S. Conservation and Restoration Science, University of California, Irvine; 2021
B.S., Environmental Science/Minor Spatial Studies, University of Redlands; 2019
CEQA/NEPA Document Preparation/Analysis
GIS mapping and data analysis
Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND), Lake Arrowhead Development TTM 20480, Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino County, CA – Lake Arrowhead Developments, LLC. Assistant Environmental Planner. Assisted the preparation of an IS/Environmental Checklist Form for the proposed construction and operation of multiple family residential developments in the unincorporated community of Lake Arrowhead.
Biological Assessment – Southern California Edison (SCE). Biologist I. Performed biological and botany surveys and completed biological assessment reports for Southern California Edison’s (SCE) ongoing pole replacement and line clearing projects. Surveys were performed for a number of species in multiple habitats throughout the SCE range. Completed desktop reviews using ArcGIS Online and completed quality control analysis on completed surveys. Her experience includes 6 hours of shadowing permitted biologist for San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat.
Construction Monitoring – Southern California Edison (SCE). Biologist I. Monitored pole replacements throughout southern California for avoidance of listed species such as the Big Bear Valley Milkvetch, San Bernardino Kangaroo Rat and Desert Toritous.
Black Abalone Habitat Assessment & GIS Management 2020-21, University of California, Irvine & National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Graduate Student Researcher. University of Califronia, Irvine, Masters of Conservation and Restoration Science program partnered with the National Oceranic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to create a project that aligned with the goals of NOAA’s Final Restoration Plan for Black Abalone. Carmen conducted black abalone abundance surveys, geomorphological and habitat assessment surveys, biotic interaction surveys, and human impact surveys along the coast of Orange County. Carmen was assigned to manage and advanced the Project’s GIS aspect that was used to inform NOAA on the results of the project.
Environmental Protection Plan, Join Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Project: Replace Roof and Decking, Fire Protection, Repaint Exterior – Southwest Construction, Oahu, HI. Assistant Environmental Manager. Managed and implemented the Environmental Protection for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Roofing Project with emphasis on Best Management Practices (BMPs). Coordinated with contractor compliance with Federal, State, Local, and Station requirements. Received Certificate of Accomplishment for Environmental Compliance Assessment, Training, and Tracking System.
Environmental Protection Plan San Clemente Island (SCI) Project: Replace Roof and Exterior Doors – Southwest Construction, San Celemente Island, CA. Assistant Environmental Manager. Implemented the Environmental Protection Plan for San Clemente Island Roofing Project. Coordinated with contractor compliance with Federal, State, Local, and Station requirements. She specifically focused on implementing compliance to avoid and preserve species of concern near construction sites at San Clemente Island for island fox and San Clemente Island Paintbrush.
Native Plant Reintroduction Assessment – Sentenec Cienega, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA. Graduate Student. University of Califronia, Irvine, Masters of Conservation and Restoration Science program partnered with Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to inform land managers on best methods for native plant reintroduction into the Ceinega.
Unauthorized Trail Mapping – CalFire and Crystal Cove State Park, Newport Beach, CA. Graduate Student. University of Califronia, Irvine, Masters of Conservation and Restoration Science program partnered with Crystal Cove State Park to inform CalFire which trails around CCSP were unauthorized. Utilized AvenzaMaps to collect segments.
Oak Monitoring – Whiting Ranch, Irvine CA. Graduate Student. University of California, Irvine Center for Environmental Biology is partnered with the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks to deploy the oak monitoring program survey methodology. Carmen surveyed coastal oak tree clusters from the last tagging in 2011 and tagged trees at DBH. She followed two protocols to monitor oak tree health which included pathogen protocol surveys for several tree clusters and measuring canopy exposure, dominance, canopy thinning, and dieback.