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Bibi Powers-McCormack


Colorado College, 2021

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Bachelor of Arts

major: Organismal Biology & Ecology

minor: Human Biology & Kinesiology

Grant High School, 2016

Portland, Ore.

awards & honors

'Metro' Short Film selected for PBS InShort Season 4 | Colorado, USA (2019-2020)

Directed and produced an observational documentary on the people who use the Colorado Springs bus system. Airing soon.

Colorado College Dean's List | Colorado, USA (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Awarded to students with an average academic year GPA of 3.75 or higher. 

State of the Rockies People's Choice Photo Contest Winner | Colorado, USA (2021)

The State of the Rockies Project explores environmental and social challenges in the Rocky Mountain West, investigating the possibilities for balancing human activity without spoiling the natural environment. Selected for most compelling photo and caption.

Venture Grant Recipient | Colorado, USA (2020)

Received funding and support from Colorado College to study abroad independently in Ecuador for six weeks. 

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Life Saving Award | Oregon, USA (2014)

MCSO Search & Rescue team member suffered from a cardiac arrest. As Field Team Leader, coordinated rescue efforts to provide CPR, use of an AED, and evacuation to a helicopter. 


RAD Roller Mobility Film Intern | Colorado, USA (2020-)

Remote internship with a Denver, Colo. based international mobility and strengthening company that focuses on improving body movement through innovative tools and education. Edit videos for educational and marketing purposes. 

Freelance Photographer & Illustrator | USA (2017-)

Portrait & event photographer and digital illustrator for events and logos. Photograph people and pet portraits, as well as sports events, large gatherings, and kids camps. Clients include OutThere Colorado, The Catalyst Newspaper, Colorado College COVID-19 Reporting Project, Earth Treks Climbing Gym, and Movement Climbing Gym.

Freelance Web Designer, Graphic Designer, & Layout Editor USA (2019-)

Contract out for website design work, resume layouts, and brochures. 

Editorial Photographer & Illustrator | Colorado, USA (2019-2021)

Digital illustrator and event photographer for The Catalyst Newspaper, the Colorado College weekly newspaper. Photographed social movements (strikes, rallies, protests), parades, sports events, etc. view photos & illustrations

Editorial Web Designer & Editor Colorado, USA (2020-2021)

Web designer & editor for The Catalyst, the Colorado College weekly newspaper. Redesigned website, uploaded weekly articles, and designed and sent out weekly email newsletter.

Newspaper Layout Editor Colorado, USA (2020-2021)

Designed weekly newspaper spreads for The Catalyst, the Colorado College weekly newspaper. view layouts

Arts & Crafts Instructor & Marketing Intern Colorado, USA (2019-2021)

Taught felting and photography to college students, coordinated classes & registration withthe Arts & Crafts director. Designed advertising posters and managed the website. view posters

Spatial analysis of wetland presence & eBird data | USA (2021)

Worked with a large (500+ GB) dataset in R. Subsetted, cleaned, and mined the data for an analysis of the bird species around Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge, North Dakota with landscape metrics. 

Influence of COVID-19 on the movement of people | Colorado, USA (2020)

Initiated and created a GIS project displaying spatial and temporal data on how COVID-19 has influenced daily mobility via Apple Maps direction requests and stay-at-home orders. view project

'Activating Activism' Short Film | Oregon, USA (2015-2016)

Directed and produced a short documentary on the students of Sunnyside Environmental School standing up for change.



  • Documentary Form & Filmmaking
  • Elementary Spanish
  • Elementary Latin
  • K-12 Classroom Culture


  • Introduction to GIS
  • Applications in GIS
  • Modeling Ecological Data in R
  • Computational Thinking
  • Calculus
  • Probability & Statistics


  • Decision Making & Negotiation
  • Language Socialization
  • Anthropological Studies of the Southwest


  • Biology of Plants
  • Biology of Animals
  • Ecology
  • Animal Ecology
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Entomology
  • Ornithology
  • Study Abroad in Ecuador: Tropical Ecology
  • Fish Studies Research
  • Community Forestry
  • Molecular & Celluar Biology
  • Population Genetics
  • EMT-Basic
  • Introduction to Human Anatomy
  • Advanced Human Anatomy
  • Advanced Head & Neck Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Forensic Science

leadership & other experience

Competitive Youth Climbing Coach Team Supervisor | Maryland, USA (2021-)

Coach athletes ages 6 - 18 on the Earth Treks & Movement Rockville climbing team. Encourage bravery, instill confidence, and lead skills lessons and workouts while preparing athletes for USAC local, regional, divisional, and national competitions. Address administrative tasks, including attendance, billing, and curriculum development.

Rock Climbing Youth Instructor Oregon & Maryland, USA (2016-)

Teach lessons on climbing safety, technique and etiquette to kids and adults at The Circuit Bouldering Gym, Earth Treks Rockville, and Movement Rockville.

Rock Climbing Front Desk Employee | Oregon & Maryland, USA (2016-)

Check in members and guests at The Circuit Bouldering Gym, Earth Treks Rockville, and Movement Rockville, give first-time orientation and safety briefings, and monitor gym safety and participant behavior. 

Dog Trainer Colorado, USA (2020-)

Raised and trained a 4-month shelter dog to Pet Dog Ambassador Level 1, NACSW nose work basics, and AKC basic agility. 

Arts & Crafts Instructor & Marketing Intern | Colorado, USA  (2019-2021)

Taught felting and photography to college students, coordinated classes & registration with the Arts & Crafts director. Designed advertising posters and managed the website.

Emergency Medical Technician | Colorado, USA (2017-)

Nationally certified as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B), including experience in emergency rooms, on ambulances, and providing medical care through Search & Rescue.

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Search & Rescue Officer | Oregon, USA (2012-2019)

Oregon State Sheriff's Association (OSSA) Type 2 Searcher. Responded to natural disasters, provided assistance at crime scenes, performed body recoveries, and searched for missing persons. Taught wilderness medical response, advanced navigation, survival skills, and search techniques to new recruits. Elected to roles of increasing responsibility: Ground Searcher, Assistant Team Leader, Team Leader, Field Team Leader, President. 

USAC Collegiate Climbing Team Member | Colorado, USA (2017-2019)

Trained, climbed, and competed in the Collegiate Circuit for Colorado College. 

USAC Youth Climbing Team Member | Oregon, USA (2010-2017)

Trained, climbed, and competed in the Youth Circuit for The Circuit Bouldering Team. 

Oregon Humane Society Volunteer Oregon, USA (2010-2017)

Earned certifications in T-Touch, dog and cat behavior recognition, shy & anxious dog socialization, dog bathing, resource guarding & aggressive dog training, and animal first-aid. Held leadership roles from 2015-2016. 

CBCC-KA Dog Trainer Intern Oregon, USA (2015)

Worked in a dog boarding and training facility while learning about animal behavior and training from Doug Duncan (MA, CTC, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA), who specializes in working with shy, fearful, and aggressive dogs. 

international travel

New Zealand (2017) • Fiji (2017) • Ecuador (2020)



  • Camera Bits Photo Mechanic
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • MailChimp & ConvertKit
  • Wordpress, Wix, Format
  • Coding in Python & R
  • GIS in ArcGIS & ArcMap
  • Working with clients


  • PADI certified open water diver
  • NR EMT certified
  • Oregon State Search & Rescue certified 
  • American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR/AED/First Aid certified

other interests

data visualization • data analysis • climbing • birding • photography • videography • digital art & illustration • SCUBA diving • camping • backpacking • soccer • casual nature walks at a Christopher Robin's pace • dog training • traveling

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