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Law School Anticipated Graduation: May 2009

University of South Carolina School of Law

University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, SC Anticipated Graduation: May 2009

•  Bioethics Seminar – wrote my student note The Ethical Debate Surrounding PGD and Sex Selection proposing that regulation by government entities is necessary, but not to the extent of a blanket prohibition. 

• Intellectual Property

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC May 2006

Bachelor of Science Degree: Biology Minor: Chemistry

• Hallmarks of Cancer class studying and examining the literature, research, and development surround cancer

• Independent Study testings the efficacy of enzymes in conjunction with DNA testingProfessor David Reisman, PhD, Professor of Biological Sciences

Work experience

2008Present

Research Assistant, Special Project

Professor Doriane Lambelet Coleman and Dr. Philip M. Rosoff, MD, MA, FAAP Duke Hospital Clinical Ethics Program, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Duke University Medical Center

  • Research focused on the issue of whether the law imposes either barriers or obligations to medical providers who wish for ethical reasons to treat illegal immigrants.
  • Conducted 160 hours of research (including writing), and delivered analysis and findings proving restrictions but no absolute prohibitions which potentially allow treatment of Illegal Immigrants for specific medical conditions.  Discovered that funding of care serves as most significant limit to care.
  • Identified key conflict and the impact of defining/categorizing the specific treatment types under Emergency Medical Condition definitions as governed by state and federal law.
2007Present

Intern

Governor Christine O. Gregoire, State of Washington
  • Performed research to determine Governor’s Seal authority in State of Emergency Declaration.
  • Assigned to shadow departments of:  General Counsel, Ecology, Risk Management, and Policy Research.
2001Present

United States House of Representatives Page

Representative Richard Gephardt (sponsor)
20062005

Teacher Assistant, Department of Chemistry

Professor Daniel L. Freeman, PhD, Chemistry in the Modern Society
  • Assisted in the development of basic chemistry laboratory experiments and oversaw laboratory class. 
  • Kept daily attendance, extra credit assignments, and grade reports (including both laboratory and lecture) for more than 300-400 students.  Maintained current records for all students using Blackboard software. 
  • Assisted in the compilation and preparation for examinations and chapter reviews for 750-800 students.

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Summary

Self-managed, autonomous, and highly motivated Juris Doctor Candidate with an undergraduate degree in Biology, and a keen interest in Bio-Ethics and Biotechnology (specifically Genetics and Reproduction) and related Science Law fields.

Recognized ability to stay on task and complete projects to deadline.  Disciplined and goal-oriented as demonstrated by national ranking as a competitive equestrian, and by both undergraduate President and Dean’s list honors.

Skills include:

Time Management                                                                                          Project ManagementTraining and Presentation                                                                             Deadlines ComplianceScientific Research and Documentation                                                    Legal Research and WritingLaboratory Proctoring                                                                                     Findings Analysis/PresentationBioethics                                                                                                           Blackboard, Microsoft Office SuiteProject Logistics                                                                                              Westlaw, Lexis

Activites Snapshot

The Student Chapter of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Present

Palmetto Law Society, Present

Equestrian, 1988-Present

National Level Competitor, Hunter/Jumpers Division 1994-Present: Ranked national top 50 for many of the last 11 years

Relay For Life Executive Team 2004-2005, Public Relations Co-Chairman

Carolina Clemson Blood Drive November 2003, Executive Committee

Delta Delta Delta Fraternity, Alpha Lambda Chapter Pledged August 2002

Tri Delta Tee Off, Logistics ChairMember of Chapter Partner

Volunteer:Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital

Meals on Wheels, Angel TreeProject Clean Carolina

Activities Detail

The Student Chapter of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association, Present

Palmetto Law Society, Present

Equestrian, 1988-Present

  • National Level Competitor, Hunter/Jumpers Division 1994-Present, and top 50 for many of the last 11 years
  • Utilized time management for the last 15 years to balance traveling to competitions while being a full-time student. 
  • Maintained GPA traveling on average twice monthly up and down the Eastern Seaboard and Westward to KY and TN. 

Relay For Life Executive Team 2004-2005

Public Relations Co-Chairman

  • Helped Create and Execute PR Plan, and assisted PR Taskforce with Community Relations Outreach

Carolina Clemson Blood Drive November 2003, Executive Committee

  • Worked closely with local businesses to provide incentives and rewards to participants. Continue to serve as volunteer

Delta Delta Delta Fraternity, Alpha Lambda Chapter Pledged August 2002Tri Delta Tee Off, Logistics Chair

  • Member of Chapter Partner Spring Philanthropy team, acted as logistics chair.
  • Planned, recruited golfers, secured prizes and donations, arranged teams (total of 120), and raised $10,000

VolunteerPalmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital

Meals on Wheels, Angel TreeProject Clean Carolina

Academic Honors

Phi Delta Phi, National Legal Honor Society January 2007

Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization May 2004-2006

President’s List Spring 2006

National Dean's List Spring 2004-2006

Life Scholarship Recipient Fall 2003-Spring 2006

Hope Scholarship Recipient Fall 2002-Fall 2003