Annie brings to Cramer Fish Sciences a background in ecological studies
with an emphasis on aquatic ecosystems along with a positive and enthusiastic
Responsibilities: Annie assists CFS staff from both the Auburn
and the West Sacramento offices in coordinating and implementing field projects
as well as assisting with project development, data collection and analysis,
reporting, and presentation.
Projects/Services: Annie's attention to detail and excitement
for field work is a great match for her position as a biologist. Her experience
has included food web analysis, predator-prey dynamics, stomach content analysis,
outmigration monitoring, habitat mapping and use assessment, acoustic data analysis,
fish husbandry, migratory and behavioral responses to human
perturbations, fish collection facility efficiency, acoustic tagging, benthic sampling,
GIS, and generating survival estimates using models.
Background: Annie earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Evolution,
Ecology, and Biodiversity from the University of California, Davis in 2009 and minored
in Oceanography. While an undergraduate, Annie studied at Bodega Marine Laboratory. While
in Bodega Bay, she conducted independent research investigating the effects of wind
speed and wave height on a local population of Pacific harbor seals and co-founded
the Oceanography Club at UC Davis. At the main campus in Davis, Annie volunteered
as a research assistant on many different projects ranging from collecting water
samples, tracking small mammals, extracting DNA and performing PCR in the lab,
observing avian foraging patterns, as well as collecting core samples from mudflats and
identifying invertebrates while creating an identification guide using digital
Prior to joining Cramer Fish Sciences, Annie worked for the Department of Water
Resources where she assisted in acoustic tag monitoring studies focusing on Chinook
salmon and steelhead. Working for DWR gave Annie many training opportunities
including NEPA/CEQA, GIS, and Motorboat Operation. She is CPR/first aid-certified
and has been trained to enter confined spaces.
Personal: Annie enjoys spending time outdoors and trying new things.
She enjoys photography, camping, kayaking, horseback riding, visiting and
exploring new places, playing guitar, reading, and spending time with family.
She spends most of her time with her husband, daughter, and three (well-traveled) dogs.