About Tamryn Hamilton

  • Academic Level Master’s Degree
  • Age 23 - 27 Years

About me

I am a dedicated young scientist, graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with specializations in landscape ecology, environmental change and stable isotopes. I am proficient in R Studio, Arcmap and QGIS, which I have assisted in teaching to undergraduate and post-graduate students at the University of Witwatersrand as well as at various workshops. I have strong problem-solving abilities which have developed from a combination of natural curiosity and analytical skills.

My background spans a wide variety of physical geography and biological sciences with the purpose of developing a diverse range of knowledge and skills. I have some experience with freshwater systems (field and lab-based), entomology (collections and medical theory), behavioural ecology (observational and theory-based), as well as atmospheric sciences (atmospheric dynamics and climate).

I consider myself a hard-working and diligent employee that goes beyond expectations with a keen dedication to deadlines. My sense of responsibility and organisational skills are well-developed by years of coaching high-school team sports and au-pairing two busy kids. I am a quick and enthusiastic learner, as demonstrated by my plunge into eddy co-variance systems during my NRF Internship with EFTEON/SAEON where I attended the Thünen Institute’s EMS Africa Eddy Covariance Winter School in Venda (2019). I pride myself on my high-quality verbal and written communication skills which are aided by my friendly nature. I have strong teamwork skills from a longstanding hockey career and a personal disposition towards knowledge sharing.

Education

  • 2011
    Allen Glen High School

    Matriculated

    Mathematics, Physical Science, Life Science, Geography, English (Home Language), Afrikaans (First Additional Language) and Life Orientation.

  • 2015
    University of Witwatersrand

    Bachelor of Science (Zoology and Geography)

    Undergraduate degree with a double major in Zoology and Physical Geography. Final year coursework topics: Advanced Atmospheric Sciences, Climate Change & People, GIS& Remote Sensing, Entomology, Paleontology, Biological and Economical Importance of Algae.

  • 2016
    University of Witwatersrand

    BSc Honors (Ecology)

    Coursework: Research Project, Biostatistics, ArcMap GIS, R Studio, Analysing Mammal & Plant populations, Archaeometry (focused on Carbon dating techniques and Stable isotope ecology) and Freshwater management.

Experience

  • 2019 - 2020
    EFTEON (SAEON)

    NRF Intern

    Technical skills development in eddy co-variance technique. With a focus on instrumentation and data management. Administrative support and project development.

  • 2016 - 2019
    University of Witwatersrand

    Teaching Assistant

    Provide academic support in the form of learner assessment, report writing development, project planning, statistical analyses and data collection strategies for undergraduate students at a reputable tertiary institute. Aid in scientific skills development within the context of Introduction to Life Sciences I, Introduction to Medical Science I, Biogeography II, Animal Behaviour III and Savanna Ecology II.

Expertise

GIS ArcMap
GIS QGIS
Verbal Communication
Written Communication
Analytical Thinking
Creativity

Portfolio

Honors & awards