Sonate Gandonu

Sonate Gandonu




Skidmore College

Tiffany & Co project, Business and Management coursework, Skidmore College                                   Spring 2008

I analyzed organizational structure, objectives and marketing strategies of Tiffany & Co. I developed new business and marketing ideas for improvement and expansion, allocated finances for the proposed ideas as well as projected financial outcomes. The data was then presented to a board of executives.

Jan 2009 - May 2010


Skidmore College

Independent study, Biology Department, Skidmore College, Spring 2010

  • Gene disruption and deletion in silver resistant C. metallidurans CH34 using suicide plasmids that I constructed over the summer

Collaborative Researcher, Biology Department, Skidmore College, Summer 2009

  • I constructed suicide plasmids for gene disruption and deletion in silver resistant C. metallidurans CH34

Microbiology Introductory Researcher, Biology Department, Skidmore College, Spring 2009

  • I investigated silver resistance in bacteria using the following techniques; culturing bacteria, DNA isolation and PCR, transformation, phenotypic screening and replica plating

Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - Present

Medical Records Specialist

Saratoga Cardiology Associates
  • Process and obtain accurate requested information, ensuring proper release while maintaining the strictest confidentiality
  • Answer telephone calls regarding medical records in a friendly and knowledgeable manner
  • File charts gathered from doctors' offices and other testing clinics.
Sep 2009 - Dec 2009

Research Assistant-Intern

Arclay Natural Technologies
  • I conducted pertinent research on eco-friendly raw materials, preservatives and sterilization processes that are currently used in the healthcare, personal care and cosmetics industry.
  • I researched the different formulations of products and their various applications.



Work related skills

Strong organizational, communication and time management skills Excellent team player Strong laboratory skills: PCR, gel electrophoresis, bacterial cultures, transformations, cloning, immunoblotting, mutant analysis, separation techniques, compound analysis and identification. Strong computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint Fluent in English; conversational French


Sciences, Travel, Books, Music, International Affairs

Extracurricular Activities

Vice President, French Club, Skidmore College                                                                                    Fall 09 - Spring 10

Treasurer, International Students Union, Skidmore College                                                              Spring 08 - Fall 08