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Work experience

May 2010Jul 2011

Veterinary Student/PetNurse

Banfield, The Pet Hospital

Performed physical exams, discussed differential diagnoses, developed treatment plans, and practiced effective client communication under the mentorship of veterinarians. Assisted in surgical procedures. Developed proficiency in technical skills.

Aug 2003Jul 2009

Research Assistant

Carolinas Healthcare System

Research assistant supporting the Surgical Oncology and Immunotherapy teams in the Department of General Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center.

Dec 2000May 2003

Research Associate

SABIC Americas

Research chemist support in the Aromatics Research Group; developed and tested catalysts to improve product yield and increase revenue in existing petroleum plants in Saudi Arabia.

Sep 1999Dec 2000

Contract Lab Technician

Resolution Performance Products

QA/QC testing of commercial coatings products. New product development/research.


Aug 2009Present


North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

Phi Zeta, Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta

Aug 1995Dec 1999


Rice University