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Summary

Objective: To obtain a position in industry utilizing my strengths in communication, teamwork, passion for learning, and resourcefulness. Seeking positions in product development or consulting. Highlights: - 5 years research in basic sciences and engineering, with experience in managing students, scientific presentations, technical writing, GLP/GMP. - 2 product development projects with working knowledge in Product Life Cycle, Six Sigma Metholodogy, Prior Art Analyses, Invention Disclosures, FDA Medical Device Regulations. - Strengths in teamwork, energy, teaching, and communication at all levels, from working with customers to exchanging ideas with technical scientists.

Work experience

Nov 2009Present

Research Associate

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
Lipid Disorder and Metabolism - Improved sensitivity and specificity of bioassay by optimizing Design of Experiments (DOEs) and experimental variables. - Developed hamster model to study cholesterol absorption in gut applying techniques in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Animal Physiology.
Apr 2009Nov 2009

HS Private Tutor

Brighter Futures In Home Tutoring, Inc
- Privately instructed 6 students in Chemistry, Algebra I/II, Geometry, Biology, and ACT prep.
Apr 2009Nov 2009

Consultative Sales Associate

Foot Solutions
- Consulted 100+ customers in lower extremity disorders and imbalances, delivering personalized solutions and providing first-rate customer service, increasing sales by $700 per sales day. - Analyzed prior art, designed and constructed prototypes for a novel orthotic design, collaborating with USAF nanotechnology company NanoSperse.
Jun 2008Feb 2009

Research Student at the Cole Eye Institute

Cleveland Clinic
- Obtained skills in small animal handling (rodents) and in molecular biology techniques such as PCR, Westerns, ELISAs.
Sep 2005Dec 2008

Research Assistant

Case Western Reserve University
Cardiovascular Biomaterials - Engineered functionalized nanoparticles that satisfied two key specifications (in vitro) for effective platelet substitute: platelet adhesion and aggregation. - Developed colorimetric assay that detected successful synthetic chemical conjugation, bypassing detection difficulties of Mass Spectrometry. - Published one paper and two abstracts. - Directed 4 undergraduate projects.
Jun 2002Aug 2004

Summer Student Scholar

Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center
Human Genetics - Obtained laboratory skills in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, genetic engineering. - Published two papers.

Education

20102011

Adult College

University of Cincinnati
20052008

MS

Case Western Reserve University
20012005

BS

Northwestern University