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Traveling, Playing Volleyball, Cooking, Volunteering, Working with People

Community Service

Humane Society of Central Illinois, Normal, IL, Fall 2012 – Spring 2013 - Walking dogs, laundry, washing bowls, litter boxes and toys, cleaning and disinfecting cat roomsMidwest Foodbank, Bloomington, IL, Fall 2012 – Spring 2013 - Assisting agencies who come to Midwest Food Bank to pick up products for their food pantry or soup kitchen

  during Distribution WeekCleveland Foodbank, Cleveland, OH, Spring – Summer 2012 - Assisted in meal preparation and other kitchen dutiesGeauga County Habitat for Humanity, Spring 2012 - Assisted in various aspects of outdoor and indoor home constructionCrawford County Humane Society, 2009 – 2011


Strong nucleic acid techniques
- In vitro RNA transcription - Analytical and preparative gel electrophoresis - Stopped flow enzyme kinetics - PCR - Quantitative and Real-Time RT-PCR.

Work experience

Jun 2013Present

Dental Assistant

Dentistry at Winbury

- Assist dentists with diagnostic, preventative and general dental procedures- Educate patients on proper dental care and provide pre- and post-operative instructions- Operate x-ray machines and develop digital radiographs- Digitally chart periodontal and restorative conditions to prepare for diagnosis and treatment by dentist- Maintain dental records of each patient- Build good relations with each patient- Properly sterilize all dental equipment and operatories to maintain hygiene

Feb 2014Present

DAT/OAT Test Prep Instructor

Kaplan Test Prep

Teach and tutor students to best prepare for their upcoming entrance exams.

Oct 2012May 2013

Delivery Driver

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Jun 2012Sep 2012

Delivery Service

Town and Country Dry Cleaners
Feb 2012Sep 2012

Delivery Driver

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Aug 2011Feb 2012

Chemistry Teacher

Central Falls High School

- Taught 4 periods of Chemistry to 105 10th grade students- Prepared daily differentiated lesson plans- Documented student data daily to demonstrate improved student achievement and used    data to inform instruction- Collaborated with a veteran Chemistry teacher to ensure consistency and develop a    Chemistry Curriculum where none had previously existed- Served as the assistant coach for the girls’ volleyball team

May 2011Feb 2012

Teaching Fellow

Rhode Island Teaching Fellows

Alternative Teacher Certification Program- Participated in intensive summer training, including practice teaching, observations and  coursework geared toward preparedness for a full time teaching position in Fall 2011- Participated in a year-long seminar on science content pedagogy working toward full   certification in Spring 2012

Jun 2011Aug 2011

Student Teaching

Central High School

Taught a 19-day summer make-up Chemistry course to 33 students who did not pass during the academic year

Jan 2009Dec 2010


Allegheny College Learning Commons

Organic Chemistry and Biology

Aug 2008Dec 2010

Teaching Assistant

Allegheny College, Department of Chemistry and Department of Biology

Principles of Chemistry I & II; Investigative Approaches in Biology

May 2009Aug 2010

Research Intern

Case Western Reserve University, Department of Biochemistry

Under the direction of Dr. Michael Harris, I collaborated with a Ph.D student to investigate the catalytic activity of an RNA enzyme.


Aug 2007May 2011


Allegheny College


Trustee Scholarship (Academic achievement-based), 2007 – 2011

Alden Scholar (Awarded on the basis of GPA), 2008 – 2009

Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society, 2010 – present

Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority2008 – present

 ·Campus Relations Chair, 2008 – 2009

    –Enhanced transparency and improved interactions between

the Greek community and the campus as a whole

 ·Archivist/Historian, 2009 – 2010

 ·Member Development Committee (selected by peers), 2010 – 2011

    –Managed issues and recognized accomplishments within the chapter

Allegheny College Young Feminists Majority Alliance, 2009 – 2011

 ·Planned and organized events related to women’s issues and feminism, with the goal of educating

   Allegheny College students about issues related to women’s health, reproductive rights and domestic


Intramural Volleyball, 2007 – 2011

Undergraduate Course work included: Calculus III, Research Methods in Psychology, Organic Chemistry I & II, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Oxidative Stress Response Seminar

Senior Thesis: The Effects of High Light Stress on Ascorbate Peroxidase 1 and Peroxidase 33 T-insertion Mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana: a Comparative Analysis