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Nicholas Costanzo

Tuckerton, NJ 08087
732-524-7488 | Nicholas.costanzo97@gmail.com

EDUCATION
Stockton University, Galloway, NJ
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, expected May 2019
Cumulative GPA: 3.66
Dean’s List: Fall 2016, Spring 2018, Fall 2018
Significant Courses: Statistical Analysis of Ecological Systems | Calculus 1 I Ecological
Principles | Chemistry II Organic Structure | Invasive Species Ecology | Environmental Quality:
Science and Law | Geographic Information Systems | Environmental Planning and Policy |
Environmental Issues |

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate Research Project | Stockton University | Galloway, NJ | September 2018 -


Present
• Designed and executed an experiment to study the synergistic effects of temperature and
microplastic leachates on Physella Acuta, a species of freshwater snail
• Guided a group of research assistants to aid in the collection of data
• Cultivated and maintained a laboratory culture of Physella Acuta
• Performed statistical analysis on large data sets by utilizing pivot tables in Microsoft Excel
• Transformed data into easy to interpret graphs

Research Assistant | Stockton University | Galloway, NJ | May 2018 – October 2018


• Assisted in ecological research regarding the effects of microplastics and leaf litter in
freshwater ecosystems
• Utilized various methods of specimen collection including kick-netting and tow-netting
• Collaborated with a team of researchers to collect and analyze data from various experiments
•Identified common species of stream insect larvae using a dichotomous key
•Performed grounds keeping duties such as lawn mowing, weed whacking, and erecting fences

Teacher’s Assistant | Stockton University | Galloway, NJ | Spring Semester 2018


• Assisted in the laboratory section of Physical Geography
• Prepared and graded lab assignments
• Guided students in data collection, completing lab reports, performing statistical analyses, and
using GIS mapping software

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
Data Entry Intern | S&G Solutions | Galloway, NJ | June 2017 – October 2017
• Organized files and collected data to be entered into Microsoft Excel
• Analyzed the data for errors and reported problems with the data
• Kept sensitive customer and company information confidential
LABORATORY SKILLS
• Experience maintaining aquariums and testing water quality
• Familiar with handling and working with live organisms
• Statistical and graphical analysis of data
• Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
• Experience using microscopes
• Using GIS and mapping software applications
• Preparing scientific reports

ADDITIONAL SKILLS
• New Jersey Boating Safety Certificate – 5 years boat operation experience
• Lifelong fisherman – knowledge of freshwater fish species and fishing techniques
• Equipment maintenance
• Power tool operation
• Woodworking and basic carpentry