EDUCATION

University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA | May 2019 | M.S. Biology (Ecology track)

Teaching & Research Assistant | Thesis: Gray Vireo migration and post-fledging ecology and research-based art

Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA | December 2016 | B.F.A. Printmaking, B.S. Biology

Cum Laude, Honors College, Dean's List 6/9 semesters | Thesis: Bird-window collisions and research-based art series

Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, England | June 2013 | US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2018     New Mexico Department of Game and Fish Share with Wildlife Grant (PI Henry Streby; $23k)

The Wildlife Society - Student Travel Grant ($500)

Sevilleta LTER Graduate Summer Research Fellowship ($4,000)  

New Mexico Ornithological Society Ryan Beaulieu Research Grant ($1,000) 

American Ornithological Society – Student Travel Grant ($400) 

2017     Sevilleta LTER Graduate Summer Research Fellowship ($4,000) 

New Mexico Ornithological Society Ryan Beaulieu Research Grant ($1,000)

Joe and Carol Trimmer Award for Outstanding Honors Thesis (Ball State University; $1,000)

Outstanding Senior in Printmaking (Ball State University) 

Outstanding Undergraduate in Field Sciences Award (Ball State University) 

National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Scholarship ($1,000) 

2016     Cum Laude (Ball State University) 

Ball State University Presidential Scholarship Extension ($12,000) 

Herbert and Mary Ladd Minshall Art Scholarship ($7,000) 

American Ornithological Society – Student Travel Award ($200) 

Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show – Merit Award (for “Collision 9: CAWA” print)

The Wildlife Professional – photo included in issue

The Wildlife Society North Central Section – Outstanding Wildlife Undergraduate ($500)

American Ornithologists’ Union Student Membership Award

2015     Janice Lee Fenske Memorial Award in Wildlife – Finalist

Bernadette H. Perham Scholarship (Indiana Women of Achievement; $800) 

Herbert and Mary Ladd Minshall Art Scholarship ($4000) 

Udall Scholarship Foundation Honorable Mention (Environmental) 

Gordy’s Fine Art & Framing Co. Award (for Sleeping in Detroit serigraph)  

ASPiRE Undergraduate Student Grant ($300) 

2014     Ball State University Honors Undergraduate Research Fellowship ($2,000)

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship ($5,000)  

Garden Club of America Summer Environmental Studies Scholarship ($2,000)

Phyllis Ann Yuhas Study Abroad Scholarship ($500) 

American Society of Landscape Architects: Student Collaboration Honor Award

Newman Civic Fellow (Public Leadership)  

2013     US-­‐UK Fulbright Summer Institute Scholarship

2012     Ball State University Presidential Scholarship in the Arts ($48,000) 

Ball State University Presidential Academic Scholarship ($48,000) 

National Gold Medal, National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Program

AP Scholar with Honor

Excellence in Fine Arts Award, duPont Manual High School

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018     Pretty Queer | River House Arts (Contemporary Arts Toledo), Toledo, OH

Printer Jam III | The Muncie Makes Laboratory, Muncie, IN

2017     Beef Baby Beef Baby Beef Baby | The Muncie Makes Laboratory, Muncie, IN

Curio Cabinet | Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN

Printer Jam III | 1111 Wheeling Ave, Muncie, IN

Ball State Annual Student Art Show | Ball State Atrium Gallery, Muncie, IN

Student and Mentor | Portland Art Center, Portland, IN

Intersections | University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN

40 Years of Student Prints | Ball State Atrium Gallery, Muncie, IN

2016     Collisions BFA Thesis Exhibition | Ball State University Atrium Gallery, Muncie, IN

Open Space: Art About the Land | Minnetrista, Muncie, IN

Monkey Thunder VI | Gordy’s Fine Art and Framing Co., Muncie, IN

Printmaking in Kentucky | Kaviar Forge & Gallery, Louisville, KY

Printer Jam II | Village Green Records, Muncie, IN

Printer Jam II | Wayne St., Muncie, IN

Ball State Annual Student Art Show | Ball State Atrium Gallery, Muncie, IN

Minnetrista Annual Juried Show | Minnetrista, Muncie, IN

2015       duPont Manual HS Alumni Show | Norma E. Brown Gallery, Louisville, KY

“Collisions” Print Series 1-­‐6 | Glass intaglio | Ball State Residence Halls Permanent Collection

Ball State Annual Student Art Show | Ball State Atrium Gallery, Muncie, IN

reSENSITIZE | Ball State University Atrium Gallery, Muncie, IN January 2015

2014     aeiou | Janney Ave., Muncie, IN

Passenger Pigeons | Minnetrista, Muncie, IN

Sleeping in Detroit | Ball State L.A. Pittenger Student Center, Muncie, IN Permanent Collection

The Grid | The Cup, Muncie, IN

The Art of Injustice | The Cup, Muncie, IN

Muncie Arts Walk | The Rose Court, Muncie, IN

2013     Fulbright Summer Institute Exhibition | Nottingham Trent University, England

Foundations Show | Ball State University Atrium Gallery, Muncie, IN

2012      Impressions | The Cup, Muncie, IN

The World Is Ending | The Cup, Muncie, IN

Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition | Parsons the New School for Design, New York City, NY

Scholastics Art Awards Exhibition | Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY

Treasures | Norma E. Brown Gallery, Louisville, KY

Fresh Prints | Kate Torp Gallery, Louisville, KY

Circadian Rhythm | Norma E. Brown Gallery, Louisville, KY

TEACHING AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant |  Biodesign Challenge, U. Toledo | 2018

      |  Down to Earth: Environmental Science, U. Toledo | 2017

Co-Mentor, National Science Foundation REU Prgm, Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge | 2017-2018

SELECTED BIOLOGICAL ILLUSTRATIONS

2017     Cerulean Warbler geolocator attachment | Condor: Ornithological Applications journal

Southern Flying Squirrel | Southern Bat Diversity Network conference logo

2016     Golden-winged Warbler | Studies in Avian Biology (CRC Press) book cover

Golden-winged Warbler | National Military Fish and Wildlife Association conference 

Northern Long-eared Bat | National Military Fish and Wildlife Association conference

Habitat paintings | Red-tail Land Conservancy promotional materials

2015     Sandhill Crane | National Military Fish and Wildlife Association conference logo

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

1. Oral. S.E. Fischer*, K. Granillo, and H.M. Streby. 2018. Tracking under-studied songbirds in the desert: the post-fledging period of Gray Vireos at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, NM. (The Wildlife Society national conference, Cleveland, OH)

2. Oral. S.E. Fischer*, K. Granillo, and H.M. Streby. 2018. Inter-annual variability in the post-fledging period of Gray Vireos in New Mexico. (Western Field Ornithologists' meeting, Ventura, CA)

3. Oral: S.E. Fischer*, K. Granillo, and H.M. Streby. 2018. Beyond the nest: the post-fledging period in Gray Vireos. (56th New Mexico Ornithological Society Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM)

4. Poster: S.E. Fischer*, K. Granillo, H.C. Stevens, C.E. Nemes, and H.M. Streby. 2018.  Tracking desert songbirds: the post-fledging period in Gray Vireos (Vireo vicinior). (78th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Milwaukee, WI)

5. Oral: S.E. Fischer* and K. Islam. 2017. Bird-window collisions: a comparison of migration phenology and collision rates on a university campus in Indiana. (77th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Lincoln, NE)

6. Poster: S.E. Fischer* and K. Islam. 2016. Comparing migration phenology using bird-window collision rates on a university campus in Indiana. (North American Ornithological Conference [NAOC] in Washington, D.C.)

7. Oral: S.E. Fischer*, H.C. Stevens*, and K. Granillo. 2016. Gray Vireo (Vireo vicinior) nesting success and territory characteristics in Los Pinos Mountains. (2016 Sevilleta Research Symposium in La Joya, NM)

8. Poster: S.E. Fischer* and K. Islam. 2016. Bird-window collisions on a university campus: comparison of migration phenology and collision rates. (2016 Ball State Student Symposium in Muncie, IN)

9. Oral: S.E. Fischer* and K. Islam. 2016. Bird-window collisions on a university campus in Indiana: comparing collision rates and migration phenology. (131st Annual Indiana Academy of Science Meeting in Indianapolis, IN)

10. Poster: S.E. Fischer* and K. Islam. 2016. Bird-window collisions on a university campus: comparison of migration phenology and collision rates (76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference in Grand Rapids, MI)

11. Poster: S. E. Fischer* and K. Islam. 2015. Bird-window collisions on the Ball State University campus. (2015 Ball State Student Symposium, Muncie, IN)              

OTHER PRESENTATIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS

1. Oral: S.E. Fischer, C.E. Nemes*, and H.M. Streby. 2017.  “Biscuits and GRVI”. (Klamath Bird Observatory Annual Meeting, OR)

2. Workshop/Visiting Artist: S.E. Fischer*. 2016. “Drawing Birds with High School Students”. (Presentation about bird-window collisions and led a drawing workshop with bird specimens for students at Muncie Central High School in Muncie, IN)

2. Demonstration: S.E. Fischer* and S.J. Johnson*. 2016. “Glass Intaglio with Sarojini Johnson and Sarah Fischer”. (Co-led a glass intaglio printmaking demo at MAPC 2016 in front of 50+ printmakers, Louisville, KY)

3. Demonstration: S.E. Fischer*. 2016. “Glass Intaglio at Grand Valley State University”. (Led a printmaking demo workshop as a visiting artist for advanced printmaking students, Grand Rapids, MI).

4. Oral: S. E. Fischer*. 2015. “Bird-window collisions on the Ball State University campus”. (Invited talk to the animal behavior class at Ball State University, Muncie, IN)