Summary

UIC senior looking to work in an environment in business, designing, learning, biotechnology, medical research, international affairs, science, creativity, and writing. I focus on various perspectives to one issue, and I also complete specific tasks amazingly under pressure. I want to eventually get a masters in health informatics. Technology and science is the way to unlocking the future. I also want to learn AMWA writing style.  Let’s talk current events and international news. 

Relevant Experiences

Work History
Jan 2015 - Present

Research/Media Intern

The Energy Initiative

• Blogger for the UIC Energy Initiative Blog

 • Honed communication and research skills in self-driven student survey exploring the intersectionality of student awareness and sustainability practices used in the science labs and energy efficiency (green chemistry, etc.) with info later presented in a poster presentation.

 • Continuing Intern for various projects including creating a new urban sustainability course at UIC, marketing/advertising, writer, and researcher.

Aug 2014 - Present

Student Office Aide

University of Illinois at Chicago
•Helping Students in Scholarship Information and Redirecting to appropriate Resources •Creating Visuals and Knowledgeable Internet Information for Any Need •Forwards Information by Receiving and Distributing Communications
Jan 2014 - May 2014

Undergraduate Research Assistant 

Maki Lab at Neuropsychiatric Institute at UI Health Systems

• Researching Women Perinatal Mental Health in the Chicago Land Area (including to potentially start a Biorepository at UIC for other research studies involving perinatal data still under IRB review)

• Occasionally Assistance with RISE

• Variable research experience given with the opportunity to have direct contact with research participants by conducting surveys on mental health in an OB/GYN clinical setting and to work with data in the lab
http://www.psych.uic.edu/wmhrp-people?id=243:pauline-maki

Sep 2012 - Oct 2013

Student Volunteer

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System

• Aid physical therapists with gait, dayroom, and equipment
• Assist patients emotionally, mentally, and physically
• Exposure to PTs in woundcare and ICU

Others


National Association of Science Writers- Student Member- 2015

Summer of Sustainability and Energy 2015 Recipient (SISE)- August 2015
SISE is a summer intensive workshop that focuses on current topics in energy, science, technology, and sustainability. Participants converge at Chicago where they live and work together in a tight-knit, diverse community of like-minded students and professionals. These future leaders are educated to make decisions about energy at the personal, civic, and global levels, in related fields including science, technology, entrepreneurship, economics, policy, planning, and behavior. SISE will give the next generation of professionals in science, technology, government, and business knowledge of basic energy science and its relationship with other disciplines to address the rapid advances it brings to the scientific, technical, and cultural foundations of society. It will promote the inclusion of basic energy science research into entrepreneurial endeavors by future scientists, business leaders, and policy makers. It will also foster awareness of the interdisciplinary issues in society, industry, and technology that shape the ultimate outcome of basic energy science discoveries.

Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services at University of Illinois at Chicago-Chancellor’s Student Service Award (CSSA)
CSSA has honored students who have made an outstanding contribution to the University through campus and community service. Student recipients must contribute a significant amount of time, effort, and creativity to one or more campus and/or community service projects. Students must be enrolled during the academic year in which the award is received, be in good academic and judicial standing, have volunteered in a campus and/or community service organization, and must have made a significant contribution to an organization.

AANAPISI Scholarship Fall 2013-
Recipient of the 2013 Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Scholarship

Certifications

  • HIPAA On-Line Training Certificate- University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System- Dec 2013
  • BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INVESTIGATORS AND KEY PERSONNEL-COLLABORATIVE INSTITUTIONAL TRAINING INITIATIVE BY UIC- Dec. 2013


Education

Education
2012 - Present

Biochemistry B.S minors in Art and Psychology 

University of Illinois at Chicago

The BS in Biochemistry is certified by the American Chemical Society and endorsed by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UIC.

Skills

Skills

Community Outreach

One should reach out of their comfort zone to find the answer. No one solution fits all. 

Research

Research helps to determine the best research design, data entry/collection method, and trend predictors. I am well versed in research from the lab to social studies. I also use it to my writing/blog posts. 

Microsoft Office

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, etc. 

Interpersonal Skills

A successful skill in life is the ability to interact and build relationships- socially, persuasively, and effectively.