JACQUELYN K. GRACE
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PhD Candidate, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. Fall 2007 – present
Bachelor of Arts. Magna Cum Laude, Willamette University, Salem, OR May 2007
Major: Biology GPA: 3.88 [GRE: 720 quantitative; 680 verbal; 6.0 analytical writing]
- National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant, June 2011, $14,974
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, begun Fall 2008
- Wake Forest University, Vecellio Award, 2009
- American Ornithologist’s Union Research Award, 2008
- Dean’s Fellowship, Wake Forest University Graduate School, 2007-08
- North American Ornithological Conference Travel Award, 2006
- Council on Undergraduate Research, Biology Division Travel Award, 2006
- Willamette University Travel Award, 11th International Behavioral Ecology Congress, 2006
- Phi Beta Kappa Hatfield Library Research Award
- Hallie Ford Trustee Scholar Honolulu Alumnae Panhellenic Assoc.
- Robert C. Byrd Scholar Honolulu Delta Gamma Alumnae Scholar
- Joan Bartlett Wickman Award (Science Depts.) Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society
- Cecile R. Monk Scholar (Biology Dept.) Order of Omega Honor Society
- University of Chester, United Kingdom. Spring Semester 2006
- Ecuador and Galapagos Field Studies Program, Summer 2004
PUBLICATIONS and PRESENTATIONS
- Grace, J. K., K. Dean, M. A. Ottinger, D. J. Anderson. 2011. Hormonal effects of maltreatment in Nazca booby nestlings: implications for the “cycle of violence.” Hormones and Behavior 60(1):78-85. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2011.03.007
- Müller, M.S., Porter, E.T., Grace, J.K., Awkerman, J.A., Birchler, K.T., Gunderson, A.T., Schneider, E.G., Westbrock, M.A., Anderson, D.J. 2011. Maltreated nestlings exhibit correlated maltrement as adults: evidence of a “cycle of violence” in Nazca boobies (Sula granti). Auk, in review.
- Grace, J. K. and D. J. Anderson. 2009. Masked Booby (Sula dactylatra). The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America Online: http://bna.birds.cornell.edu.bnaproxy.birds.cornell.edu/bna/species/073, doi:10.2173/bna.73
- Grace, J. K., and D. P. Craig. 2008. The development and lateralization of prey delivery in a bill load holding bird. Animal Behaviour, 75: 2005-2011, doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2007.11.009.
- Anderson, D. J., K. P. Huyvaert, J. A. Awkerman, C. B. Proaño, W. B. Milstead, G. Jiménez-Uzcátegui, S. Cruz, J. K. Grace. 2008. Population Status of the Critically Endangered Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata), 1999 to 2007. Endangered Species Research 5: 185-192, doi: 10.3354/esr00089.
- Craig, D. P., K. Larson, J. Shinn, P. Swenson, J. K. Grace, Y. Suzuki. Using Multiple Extrinsic Markers to Identify Connectivity in a Migratory Animal. In prep.
Presentations at professional meetings and invited seminars:
- Grace, J. K., K. Dean, M. A. Ottinger, D. J. Anderson. 2011. Hormonal effects of maltreatment in Nazca booby nestlings: implications for the “cycle of violence.” Poster. Joint Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society and the International Ethological Conference. Indiana University, Bloomington.
- Grace, J. K., K. Dean, M. A. Ottinger, D. J. Anderson. 2010. Hormonal effects of maltreatment in Nazca booby nestlings: implications for the “cycle of violence.” Poster. 26th Annual Perspectives in Biology Symposium. Wake Forest University.
- Grace, J. K., D. J. Anderson. 2010. Circulating hormones and the “cycle of violence” in a social seabird. Invited seminar. University of Hawaii at Manoa: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology Program.
- Grace, J. K., D.J. Anderson. 2010. Circulating hormones and the “cycle of violence” in a social seabird. Invited seminar. Darwin Research Station, Santa Cruz, Galápagos.
- Grace, J. K., D.J. Anderson. 2008. Steroid hormones and the “cycle of violence” in a social bird. Poster. 24th Annual Perspectives in Biology Symposium. Wake Forest University.
- Grace, J. K., and D.P Craig. 2006. Lateralized prey delivery and prey handling in Caspian Terns. Oral presentation. IV North American Ornithological Conference. Veracruz, Mexico.
- Grace, J. K., and D.P. Craig. 2006. The development and lateralization of prey delivery in Caspian Terns (Sterna caspia). Poster. 11th International Behavioral Ecology Congress. Tours, France.
- Grace, J. K., and D.P Craig. 2006. Lateralized prey delivery and prey handling in Caspian Terns. Oral presentation. 15th M.J. Murdock Conference. Portland, Oregon.
- Grace, J. K., P. Swenson, and D. P. Craig. 2005. Learning to manipulate fish: The foraging ecology of Caspian Terns during brood rearing on East Sand Island. Oral presentation. 15th Annual Student Collaborative Research Program Research Symposium. Willamette University.
- Grace, J. K., P. Swenson, and D. P. Craig. 2005. Learning to manipulate fish: The foraging ecology of Caspian Terns during brood rearing on East Sand Island. Poster. 14th Regional Conference on Undergraduate Research of the Murdock College Science Research Program. Northwest Nazarene University.
- Allen, J., D.P. Craig, and J. K. Grace. 2008. Tern’ing to video to study diet, lateralization, and chick development among bill-load holding birds. Oral presentation. 35th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group.
- Craig, D.P, J. Shinn, P. Swenson, and J. K. Grace. 2008. Fall migration, timing, and wintering sites of Columbia River Estuary Caspian terns as determined by satellite telemetry. Oral presentation. 35th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group.
- Swenson, P., J. K. Grace, and D. P. Craig. 2005. Satellite telemetry: Solving the mysteries of tern migration. Oral presentation. 15th Annual Student Collaborative Research Program Research Symposium. Willamette University.
Teaching Assistant. Wake Forest University, 2010-11
- Conducted lectures on course material, scientific writing, experimental design, and laboratory methods
- Facilitated student active learning using inquiry-based labs and employing both informal (group discussions, mini presentations, etc.) and formal (quizzes, lab reports, oral presentations, etc.) assessment strategies.
Invited Lecturer, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, GRAD700, September 2008, 2009, 2010
- Lectured on grant/fellowship writing for a 1st year medical student professional development seminar and an upper level undergraduate scholarship event.
Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan Biological Station. Summer semester 2009, 2011
- Assisted in both lecture and laboratory components of “Behavioral Ecology”
- Conducted a formal 2 hour lecture and several informal laboratory lectures
- Tutored students during and outside of class, aided in grading exams and research papers
Laboratory Teaching Assistant, Biology Department, Willamette University. Fall semesters 2004, 2006, Spring 2007
- Invited by 2 professors to assist: “Physiological Dynamics of Animals and Plants” & “Principles of Biology” classes
- Trusted to grade lab reports and daily assignments, conduct informal teaching, and mentor peers
Graduate Student Representative to the Biology Department Faculty, Wake Forest University, 2010-11
- Represented the graduate student population to the faculty of the Biology Department
Forsyth County Science Fair Judge, 2008, 2009, 2010
- County Science Fair judge for grades 3-5
- Elementary school judge for both Ward Elementary and Walkertown Elementary
Student Representative to the Faculty Search Committee, Willamette University, 2006-07
- A voting member of the Search Committee for a new tenure-track faculty
- Ranked applicants based on application materials and interview performance
- Attended and ranked phone and personal interviews, lectures/seminars by applicants
MENTORING and SCIENTIFIC OUTREACH
Boys and Girls Club Gardening Project, volunteer, 2009-11
- Instructed at-risk students, ages 8-12, at the Winston-Salem Boys and Girls Club on gardening techniques, healthy eating habits, and the role of birds and insects in gardens
- Developed a working, student-run garden from which students took home fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs on a weekly basis
Forsyth County Science Fair Judge, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
- Ward Elementary, Walkertown Elementary, and Forsyth County Science Fairs
WFU Biology Department Representative, Science & Technology Access for Rural Students, October 2008
- Conducted several short workshops on research being conducted by the Wake Forest University Biology Department for Watauga Co. High School students.
Research Mentor, Biology Department, Wake Forest University, Spring semester 2008, academic year 2010-2011
- Mentored two senior undergraduate students conducting independent research investigating impacts of abusive behavior in the Nazca booby on nestling growth, and the evolution and function of avian yawning.
Invited Mentor, Garcia Elementary 5th Grade, Houston, TX, April 2008
- Tutored children on the theory of adaptation and its role in evolution with case studies from personal research
Naturalist, Willamette University 2006-07
- Lecturer at Student Scholarship Recognition Day and leader of the Campus Nature Walk
- Mentored undergraduates conducting ecological research and available to answer questions of campus ecology
- International Society for Behavioral Ecology
- American Ornithologists’ Union
- Wilson Ornithological Society
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Mortar Board
- Tri Beta Biol. Honor Society
- Order of Omega Honor Society