Erin Schneider

Erin Schneider

Howard Beach, NY, US



I am a writer/editor, environmentalist and scientist. Having extensive involvement in scientific writing and research, I have a unique background that combines my writing and editorial experience with my field research.


Xaverian High School, Brooklyn, Physics Teacher

· Designed and implemented “Conceptual Physics” program within the school
· Reviewed, wrote, and implemented curriculum as needed to suit Department of Education Requirements and student needs
· Taught high school advanced-honors physics, conceptual physics and 6th grade general science

Sep 2012 - current

Hudson River Foundation, New York, Research Fellow

· Authored journal report for Hudson River Foundation for use in public awareness and safety
(see “Published Work”)
· Generated grant proposals
· Designed and outlined environmental research projects
· Presented report at a national symposium, generated from collected data
· Performed analysis on samples to detect presence and persistence of sediment associated bacteria in Hudson Bay and Queens Estuary water bodies
· Worked in conjunction with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University

May 2011 - Aug 2012

New York Hall of Science, Corona, Assistant to the Director of Communications

· Authored and edited organization literature including: press releases, exhibit blurbs and newsletters
(see “Published Work” )
· Liaison to visiting press, including organizing and managing press events and exhibit openings
· Facilitated and assisted with the filming of NBC’s Wednesday’s Child
· Website Content Administrator

May 2010 - Aug 2012

Fairfield University Biology Department, Fairfield, CT, US, Research Scientist

· Developed a research project investigating condition of the campus’ drain-water quality
· Generated report, using compiled and catalogued data (see “Published Work” below)
· Performed chemical analyses and assessed concentrations of Nitrogen and Phosphorous
· Supervised undergraduate laboratory assistants

Sep 2009 - Dec 2010

E-Environmental Magazine, Norwalk, Writer/Editor

· Authored feature environmental studies articles
· Edited news blurbs for the website
· Conducted interviews for article content

Jan 2010 - May 2010

Dogwood Literary Magazine, Fairfield, CT, US, Associate Editor

· Selected fiction and non-fiction literary submissions for publication
· Edited the short stories and poems pre publication
· Facilitated group editorial and publication meetings

Sep 2009 - May 2010

School for Field Studies, South Caicos, Research Scientist

· Presented data collected to the local Department of Environmental and Coastal Resources reporting the status of the local Marine Protected Areas
· Produced an information packet on Marine Ecology and Preservation to be utilized by high school teachers
· Collected data on: reef fish, sea urchin, benthic covering (sea floor)
· Determined population density of species within and around the Marine Protected Areas of South Caicos
· Performed research duties via dive/research boat, dock/shore entry and within inland water bodies

Jul 2009 - Aug 2009

New York Hall of Science, Corona, NY, US, Technical Editor

· Authored and edited organization literature including: press releases, news letters and advertisements
· Worked with exhibit designers to develop content material
· Selected publishers and submitted museum events listings for advertisement

May 2008 - Aug 2009


Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY, Masters, Environmental Geoscience

· Environmental Engineering classes - include Methods to Field Hydrology, Environmental Microbiology, Geomorphology/Surficial Processes

Field Research including:
- water and sediment bacterial assessments - persistence and diversity
- field hydrology assessments

Aug 2010 - May 2012

Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, US, Bachelors, Enironmental Studies and Creative Writing

Course Highlights: Theoretical Mechanics, Mediterranean Ecosystems, Sustainability and Human Development, Marine Protected Areas Management Techniques and Policies

- benthic covering surveying and health assessments
- water quality (nutrients)

Aug 2006 - May 2010

Areas of Specialization