Christopher Perry

  • Seattle WA


Through my work experience I have had abundant opportunity to develop my leadership skills while working with fellow peers.  My academic experience has afforded me the opportunity to experience life both as a student and also from a teacher's perspective when I was hired as a TA.  During my last year of obtaining my associate's degree I worked in both chemistry and biology labs for an average of ten hours per week, where I gained invaluable experience.  I am looking forward to a career at UW where I will be able to continue this experience, but from a different side where I am working exclusively in the social sciences and researching from a psychology lens.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2013 - Apr 2014

Teacher's Assistant

Seattle Central College, Psychology Department

Initially hired to grade papers and perform various office related tasks for my mentor.  I was quickly trusted to aid in online learning, tutoring, and was invited to guest lecture.  I was an assistant in general, abnormal, developmental and physiological psychology.

Apr 2008 - Jan 2009

Deli Clerk

QFC Port Hadlock

At QFC I cooked, maintained food safety standards, and served customers.  Within two months the company invested in a day-long training course where I learned to use the cash register to further my customer service skills.

Jul 2007 - Mar 2008

Administrative Assistant

Sterling Clay Couch, CPAs, PC

Initially I answered phones and aided clients, finalized tax returns, but was asked to take on more administrative responsibilities by handling all cash and deposits.  I was also placed in charge of collections for past-due accounts.  As the company transitioned I moved into a more technical role where I was expected to promote the company using search engine optimization.

Nov 2006 - Jun 2007


Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital

In addition to reception, I was asked to stock the front counter, and place orders for products.  As technology evolved I was also asked to maintain our HomeAgain pet recovery system.  This position required detailed knowledge of the AVImark computer platform.

Feb 2006 - Oct 2006

Prep Cook

Waterfront Pizza.

Initially hired to do prep work, however was asked to also act as a line cook and cashier.  My cashier duties included handling money and reconciling cash logs.

May 2005 - Feb 2006

Auto Parts

St. Clair Auto Parts

This position required much knowledge about auto parts, where I acted to assist customers with their auto needs.  My position evolved into one where I was expected to help with special projects, aid in ordering parts, participate in inventory, and run deliveries.

Jan 2003 - Feb 2005

Swing Manager

McDonalds of Port Townsend

Quickly moved through the ranks until promoted position where I was the direct supervisor for all crew members, trainers, and floor supervisors.  I was expected to display excellent customer service, which included helping unsatisfied customers.  I had full cash and administrative responsibilities. Unusual for my position was the expectation that I maintain inventory nightly and complete a weekly product order.  Administrative duties were carried out using a Windows-based PC using the Office suite.

2002 - 2005


E Fish Solutions

This was strictly an online business that retailed freshwater tropical fish through. Customer service was a must along with good sales skills. In order to run this company knowledge of website design and maintenance was required, as well as the use of Quickbooks.


Sep 2015 - Aug 2016

Bachelor's of Arts, Psychology, minor in Bioethics and Humanities

University of Washington

In progress

Apr 2013 - Apr 2015

Associate's of Science, graduated Phi Theta Kappa

Seattle Central College

Focus on both social sciences with an emphasis on psychology, and natural sciences/math with a year's experience in labs.  Consistently made dean's and/or president's list.



Peninsula College

Scored in the 98th percentile for reading, the 93rd percentile for writing, and the 99th percentile for science.

Extra Curricular


MAPS Study, UW

Research assistant in current UW study.

Phi Theta Kappa,             Seattle Central College

National Honor Society; worked in various leadership positions and was involved in many community outreach projects.

Queer Straight Alliance, Seattle Central College

Was both a member and also served as chair of their outreach committee.  Our goal was to bring harmony between all individuals within the college, as well as to have events that were a safe space for the queer community.

Volunteer, Seattle Central Foundation

Volunteered through the summer of 2015 performing various office duties.

Ambiance Cafe, Seattle Central College

Founding member of Seattle Central's French club.  We worked to promote a safe space for those who call themselves Francophone through various club events.


2015 - Present

NSF Capstone: Managing Microaggressions Within a Classroom Environment

Literature Review
2014 - 2015

Hugh S. Cannon Foundation Scholarship

Academic Scholarship


2013 - 2014

Dr. Charles H. Mitchell Fund for Excellence

Academic Scholarship