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GINA M POLIZZO

Address: 50 Barnum Avenue Apt 213 Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Email: gmpolizzo@gmail.com

Tel: 1-(631)-848-1368

Summary

Pre-medical graduate seeking work in healthcare and research-based fields in order to broaden experience and fortify pre-existing passion for medicine.

Education

Jan 2011May 2015

B.S.

St. Joseph's College
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology
  • Studio Art Minor
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Beta Beta Beta Honor Society (Biology)
  • Gamma Sigma Epsilon Honor Society (Chemistry)
  • Active member of community and involved in the organization and execution of  many volunteer and community service-based events
    • Founded Chess Club on Campus and ran as president for 3 semesters
    • Event Coordinator for SJC Sharps Acapella Group
    • Secretary (2012) and Vice President (2013) of SJC Biology Club
    • Treasurer of SJC Fit club

Graduated: May 27, 2015

    Sep 2007Jun 2010

    High School Diploma

    Shoreham Wading River Highschool
    • Graduated from high school a full-year early at age 16
    • Received honors recognition for maintaining 3.5 or higher throughout high school career
    • NYS Regents Diploma

    Work History

    Aug 2011Present

    Freelance (On call) Make-up Artist

    MAC (Estee Lauder)

    Summary: Make-up artist for M.A.C Cosmetics

    Job Description:

    • Customer Service
    • Sales
    • Make-up Application
    • Make-up Consulatation
    • Product Maintenance / Sanitation
    • Organization and stocking

    Store Manager: Alexandra Gagliardi

    Email: gagliardialexandra@gmail.com

    Tel: 1-631-724-5960 

    Jun 2012Present

    Contracted Catering Server

    Fresh Flavors

    Summary: Wait service for esteemed Hamptons catering company Fresh Flavors.

    Job Description:

    • Event set up and break down
    • Team work
    • Wait service
    • Client hospitality

    Employer: Cheryle Manary

    Tel:1-631-907-0060

    Jun 2013Aug 2013

    Research Intern

    Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Summary: Highly competitive 2-month long program for undergraduate students in the STEM fields. Worked in Photon Sciences under Biophysicist Dr. Alexei Soares.

    First author on publication in Acta Crystallographica Section D titled "Hitting the target: Fragment screening with acoustic in situ co-crystallization of proteins plus fragment libraries on pin mounted data-collection micro meshes." April 2014

    Job Description:

    • Protein purification
    • Protein crystallization 
    • X-ray diffraction
    • Structure determination
    • Data collection 
    • Use of ECHO 550 ADE Software

    Supervisor: Dr. Alexei Soares 

    Email: soares@bnl.gov

    Tel: 1-631-344-7306

    Jan 2013May 2014

    Biology Teaching Assistant

    St. Joseph's College Biology Department

    Summary: Assisting preparation of laboratory procedure materials for the students as well as other instruction-mediated tasks.

    Job Description:

    • Grading labs
    • Preparing necessary lab materials
    • Assisting students with lab procedures
    • Offering students opportunities for lab review

    Contact Supervisor: Dr. Valerie Giordno

    Email: vgiordano@sjcny.edu

    Tel: 1-631-687-1459

    Apr 2012May 2013

    Sports Medicine Aide

    St. Joseph's College Athletic Center

    Summary: Assisting athletic trainers with rehab and training for student athletes at St. Joseph's College.

    Job Description:

    • Performing stretches on athletes
    • Performing ultrasound on muscle tissue of athletes
    • Administer EMS therapy
    • Assistance with training exercises
    • General training room maintenance
    • Prepping medkits, ice bags, and coolers for games
    • Any necessary clerical duties (faxes, copies, creating documents etc)

    Supervisor: Lisa Cronk

    Email: lcronk@sjcny.edu

    Tel: 1-631-687-1454

    Sep 2010Dec 2010

    Promotions Manager

    Pratt Radio

    Sales Representative 

    Summary: Researched contemporary websites, monitored the station, blogged, and coded a custom html website through Tumblr to enable easier communication and advertisement aimed towards the Pratt student body and surrounding New York area to promote Pratt Radio.

    Job Description:

    • Communication
    • Networking, Research, and Writing
    • Advertisement
    • Graphic Design and Web Design

    Advisor: Nick Childers (graduated)

    E-mail: prattradio@gmail.com

    Jun 2007Nov 2007

    Clerk

    Tilda's Bakery

    Summary: Sales for Tilda's Bakery.

    Job Description:

    • Customer service
    • General maintenance and cleaning
    • Packaging and Register operation
    • Arrangement & Presentation
    • Opening & Closing

    Employer: Ed Maher

    E-mail: emaher@tildas.com

    Volunteer Experience

    2013Present

    Stonybrook University Hospital

    Volunteer Services
    • Work under the guide of Nurse Clerks at Stonybrook University Hospital to help assist with generalized tasks. Help to fulfill responsibilities regarding supplies, patient care, and communications with staff.

    Internship Experience

    June 2012August 2012

    Long Island Pathology 

    LI Path Laboratory Aide
    • Assisted LI Pathology Histotechnicians with grossing, staining, organization and prep of specimens, and printing slide labels,  in addition to software based and general clerical work. 
    • Completed 93 unpaid hours of internship work
    • Worked night shift independently opening lab at 9:00 pm to prep specimens working collaboratively through 2:00 am with laboratory histotechnicians

    Supervisor: Nurten Hayirli

    Tel: 1-631-675-1777