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Jessica Spillman


M.S. University of Illinois, Springfield (Environmental Studies)
B.S. University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Biology)


As the laboratory manager for environmental studies and field courses for non-majors in Biology, I order supplies, test lab methods and set out equipment. I also manage part of the Environmental Studies budget.

I have a master's degree in environmental studies with a concentration in sustainable development and policy and a bachelor's degree in biology with a concentration in ecology/environment.

Prior to Davidson, I worked as an instructional lab facilitator for a local community college as well as an environmental educator and a sea turtle intern for the Bald Head Island Conservancy.

My research projects include nest site selection of European honeybees as well as water quality and aquatic insect identification in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. I have also been involved in policy research with a Raleigh law firm regarding upcoming hydraulic fracturing programs across our state.