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Gina Polizzo

MS1 Medical Student at Stony Brook University School of Medicine


Current first-year medical student seeking to broaden clinical experience  and research exposure    in order to fortify pre-existing passion for science and the practice of medicine.


Jan 2011May 2015

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology

St. Joseph's College
  • 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 2 semesters
    • Secretary (2012) and Vice President (2013) of SJC Biology Club 1 semester each
    • Founding Treasurer of SJC Fit club 1 semester

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



    Native English speaker. Basic-Intermediate Spanish.

    Computer Applications

    Proficient in MS Powerpoint, Word, Excel. Highly skilled in Adobe Photoshop.

    Work experience

    June 2012Present

    Catering Server

    Fresh Flavors Catering

    Summary: Seasonal part-time catering server for esteemed Hampton's catering company, Fresh Flavors. 

    Job Description:

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

    Employer: Cheryle Manary


    August 2011December 2016

    Make Up Artist

    M.A.C. Cosmetics

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

    Job Description:

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

    Supervisor: Alexandra Gagliardi

    Email: [email protected]

    Tel: 1-631-724-5960

    Jan 2013May 2014

    Teaching Assistant in Biology 

    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
    • Administering lab exams
    • Preparing necessary lab materials
    • Setting up lab activities
    • Assisting students with lab procedures and concepts
    • Offering students opportunities for lab review

    Supervisor: Dr. Valerie Giordano

    Email: [email protected]

    Tel: 1-631-687-1459

    June 2013August 2013

    Brookhaven National Laboratory Intern

    Brookhaven National Lab

    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: [email protected]

    Tel: 1-631-344-7306

    April 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: [email protected]

    Tel: 1-631-687-1454

    June 2012August 2012

    LI Path Laboratory Aide Intern

    Long Island Pathology

    Summary:  Night Lab Assistant Intern at Long Island Pathology.

    Job Description: 

    • 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

    Volunteer Experience

    December 2016February 2017

    Soup Kitchen Volunteer

    First Presbyterian Church of Port Jefferson
    • Volunteer work with local church assisting with set-up and break down, meal preparation, and food service for underserved populations.
    November 2016February 2017

    Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

    Habitat for Humanity
    • Volunteer work on active construction sites building homes for undeserved populations of Long Island. Responsibilities are widespread and vary depending on the stage of each project, but may include painting, laying tile and grout, laying ceiling support beams, edging and moulding. Team-based and active learning environment. 

    Supervisor: Chris McNamee and Walter Mackey


    Stonybrook University Hospital

    Volunteer Services in Nursing
    • 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.

    Supervisor: Bruny Chevres