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Current Address Hillenbrand Hall 1301 Third Street Room #111 West Lafayette, IN 47906

Alexandra Lesniak (574) 707-2421

Permanent Address 25600 Peach Trail South Bend, IN 46614

To obtain a career of veterinary medicine, preferably in a setting including zoo species.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Biology Minor May 2014 GPA: 3.13/4.0

Study Abroad
Animal Science Service Learning (Purdue University) May-June 2012(3 weeks) Participated in Heifer International learning experience certification Romania Immersed myself in the culture by staying with a local family and learned/practiced animal care on livestock

Iguana Conservation Research Trip (Fort Worth Texas Zoo) July 2013(8 days) Learned field research methods of live trapping and GPS British Virgin Islands Assisted in taking morphological data on iguanas in the headstart facility Set and maintained live camera traps daily to capture iguana behavior and recorded data and stills

Animal Work Experience

Western Veterinary Clinic (Kennel Assistant) November 2007- present Charting boarding animals to ensure they are monitored/fed accordingly South Bend, IN Assist doctors and technicians in surgery, in exam rooms, and in x-ray Administer vaccines and other medications and perform laboratory testing Wildcat Creek Wildlife Center (volunteer employee) August 2012- present Assisting with educational talks and programs Delphi, Indiana Practice animal care through preparing diets, administrating medication, and proper cleaning techniques Potawatomi Zoo (Zookeeper Internship) February 2010-August 2011 Improved teamwork skills by completing tasks alongside fellow keepers South Bend, IN Administered enrichment and assist in the training of animals Practiced basic animal care including feeding and exhibit sanitation Morris Animal Hospital and Laser Center (Veterinary Assistant Intern) October- December 2009 Aided staff by performing laboratory testing and assisted with animal restraint Granger, IN Practiced animal care through preparing meals and exhibiting proper cleaning techniques

Non-Animal Work Experience

Animal Science Dept. of Purdue University (Office Assistant) Organizing and preparing dept. handouts Editing and various tasks for Dr. Russell Holy Family Catering (Server) Utilize interpersonal skills while on the serving floor Assist in the preparation and clean-up of event dinner January 2011-present West Lafayette, IN December 2007- present (seasonal) South Bend, IN

Activities and Leadership

Heifer International Webmaster Purdue University Dance Marathon Entertainment Committee Captain Ian Somerhalder Foundation College Advisory Board Member CEO and Founder of