Karen Whitestone

Karen Whitestone

Owner, Rim Trail Ranch

Currently employed at United States Postal Service, Rim Trail Ranch

Previous: United States Forest Service


Previous: University Of California, Davis



    I am interested in performing environmental impact assessments following natural disasters, or in anticipation of development, specifically researching cellular affects of plant-soil-fungi-bacteria interactions. I am also interested in how humans benefit from these cellular interactions, and teaching biology.



Post Office Clerk (PSE)

At United States Postal Service

From March 2014 to Present
Deliver mail to post office box sections, provide customer service and over-the-counter mail acceptance including educating customers about mail delivery options, completing sales with a friendly demeanor, and ensuring security and correct sorting of the mail from acceptance through to delivery....
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At Rim Trail Ranch

From December 2013 to Present
Co-owner of family business removing naturally downed and dead wood from private property near Yosemite National Park. Cutting, splitting, and delivering firewood by the cord (128 cubic ft stacked) to local customers, of mostly seasoned oak and pine in 16- 20 inch lengths including kindling in...
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Biological Science Technician

At United States Forest Service

From May 2014 to October 2014
Supervise a 3-4 person crew taking botanical surveys in the Stanislaus National Forest, including data collection and plant identification within the Rim Fire burn area, as part of a BAER rehabilitation effort (Burned Area Emergency Response). Main tasks include invasive plant identification and...
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University Of California, Davis, Davis

Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis

From September 2008 to December 2013
- Bachelor of Sciences in Biological Sciences, emphasis Plant Biology - Cal Aggie Christian Association & Multifaith Living Community - Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club - Cal Aggie Alumni Association


  • Emergency Medicine
  • Field Work
  • Genetics
  • Microscopy
  • Microsoft Office
  • Project Management
  • Research
  • Taxonomic Keys (Jepson Manual, 2nd ed.)
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