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Sarah Sapienza

Sarah Sapienza

Coded Wire Tag Lab Assistant

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Coded Wire Tag Lab Assistant at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Coded Wire Tag Lab Assistant

Responsible for various hatcheries in the state of Oregon to supervise and operate the tagging and clipping trailers. Managed a clipping crew for season (6 months of the year). Instructed and corrected difficult employees, including addressing personal issues, constant lateness, inappropriate conversations, and overall acceptable workplace behavior. Corrected crews on the proper ways to handle fish and precise fin clipping, i.e. entire fin being removed. Made sure the MKIV machines, machines that insert the coded wire tag, were working properly, fixing the machines as needed and made sure fish survived this process. Disinfected trailers to limit exposure of fish diseases. Recovered coded wire tags (CWT) from fish snouts in the Tag Recovery Lab. Read the CWTs on a microscope and entered into computer database.

Served as operator of AutoFish Systems trailer. Dismantled, repaired, and cleaned AutoFish lines to ensure proper working order. Corrected clipper to ensure total removal of adipose fin. Analyzed head mold placement to ensure target zone location of CWT. Operated computer setting on individual fish lines. Worked the water controls to ensure proper movement of fish through machines. Diagnosed problems on machines and trouble areas.
Environment: Excel, Bridge Database, Outlook, Microsoft Office

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Experimental Biology Aide- Columbia Fisheries Sampler

 Gathered information used to estimate effort and catch in recreational fisheries on the lower Willamette River and Columbia River. Self-motivated and handled a variety of fish species; identified species of salmonids harvested in Columbia and Willamette River fisheries; recorded and summarized field data from interviews and biological sampling. Communicated with anglers, commercial fishermen, and the general public on a daily basis. Worked in Tag Recovery Lab at Clackamas recovering CWTs from salmonids, read tags on microscope and entered the information into computer database. Assisted Columbia River Investigations with the capture, anesthetic, measuring and collection of diet contents of juvenile salmonids. Measured fish, pulled scales, removed sturgeon tags and removed salmonid snounts when needed. Read PIT tags with Washington Fish and Wildlife on chinook and coho salmonids while commercial sampling. Used guillotine at Big Creek Hatchery to recover CWTs from coho and assisted with the spawning process. Inserted wire tag and PIT tags in sturgeon on commercial fishing vessels in Astoria. Taught regulation changes to fishermen and contacted law enforcement when necessary.

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Marylhurst University

Office of the Registrar Work Study

Taught students how to register for classes online, answered phones and processed the copying and organizing of papers to different departments.
Helped students with questions about registration issues via phone and in person.

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Clackamas Community College

Assistant to Department Secretary

Assisted work study students find positions at Clackamas Community College.

Marylhurst University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Environmental Science

Portland State University

Clackamas Community College

Associate of Arts (A.A.), General Studies