Present – 2008
Continuing Education, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Courses including Maya 3D, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Graphic Design, Painting, Anatomy for Portraiture, Illustration, Web Design with WordPress.
2005 – 2003
MS, Medical Illustration, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA.
1998 – 1995
MS, Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forest Resources, Athens, GA.
1993 – 1989
BS, Plant Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
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Present – 1993
Schroeer Scientific Illustration. Clients include: Immunology, Clinical and Experimental Immunology, Journal of Neuroendocrinology, British Society of Immunology, ReadCoor, Sarepta Therapeutics, LogicBio, Akcea, Novartis, Novartis Animal Health US, Inc., Elsevier, Smithsonian Magazine, Bayer Crop Sciences, Syngenta, C&M Medical Services, EPS, California Academy of Sciences, Storey Publishing, Cannonball Agency, Seed Magazine, Monrovia Nursery, VIA Group.
Principal Medical Illustrator, Sanofi, Biomedical Media Services, within Research and Development, Framingham, MA. Duties including: collaborating with scientists to create accurate and effective custom illustrations of research-related medical and scientific concepts, PowerPoint deck enhancement and formatting, creating infographics and Ppt animations, formatting figures for publication, and scientific conference poster creation.
Present – 2009
Rhode Island School of Design, Continuing Education Instructor. Workshops: Botanical Illustration courses using colored pencil, colored pencil and watercolor, and watercolor and gold leaf.
Present – 2009
CMI, Board Certified Medical Illustrator. Passed rigorous portfolio review and examinations covering business practices, biomedical science, ethics, and drawing skills. Certification rewnewal requires contined relevant coursework.
2007 – 2006
Illustrator for books: Storey’s Barn Guide to Horse Health Care and First Aid, and Storey’s Barn Guide to Horse Handling and Grooming, by Storey Publishing, LLC. Involved creation of >400 instructional, full-color illustrations, and fast turn-around times.
2003 – 1999
Senior Biological Illustrator, Carolina Biological Supply Company, Burlington, NC. Staff illustrator for 500+ employee company. Duties included creation of biological illustrations for posters, instructional pamphlets, educational kits and games, dissection guides, and murals.
Fellows Internship in Biological Illustration, California Academy of Sciences, Ichthyology Department, San Francisco, CA. Created illustrations of newly-discovered deep sea fish and shark species from holotype specimens.
1998 – 1995
Graduate Research Assistant, Forest Ecology Lab, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Conduct forest ecology research and publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journal. Publication: Schroeer, Alison E., Hendrick, Ronald L., and Timothy B. Harrington. “Root, ground cover, and litterfall dynamics within canopy gaps in a slash pine (Pinus elliottii Engelm.) dominated forest.” Ecoscience. 06.4 (1999): 548-555.
Botanical Illustration Internship, Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium, Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. Collaborated with university researchers to create scientifically-accurate botanical and entomological illustrations to support their research.
Artist in Residence, Cornell University Risley Residential College for the Creative and Performing Arts, Ithaca, NY. Taught workshops, organized exibits, arranged visiting artist presentations.
Plant Taxonomy Assistant, The North Carolina Botanical Gardens, Chapel Hill, NC. Maintained and expanded database of North American plant species-distribution.
Botanical Illustrator and Horticultural Intern, Duke University Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, NC. Assisted with garden annual and perennial plantings. Created botanical illustrations for brochures, advertising materials, and T-shirts.
Old Growth Forest Ecology Intern, The Nature Conservancy, Chapel Hill, NC. Reviewed botanical literature for relevance to North American Old Growth Forest designation and location.
Botanical Research Assistant, Duke University, Durham, NC. Collected species composition and biomass field data for studies on forest succession.