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To find a career in Food Microbiology and work with means to prevent or decrease outbreaks of foodborne pathogens.

Work experience

Sep 2012Present

Research Assistant

USF Center for Biological Defense

Volunteer in conjunction with Dr. Tatavarthy. Aid in sample preparation and processing for rapid detection and isolation of food pathogens including Real Time PCR and Immunomagnetic separation.

Oct 2011Present

Research Assistant

Integrative biology department at USF

Volunteer in conjunction with Dr. Harwood’s Laboratorystaff under the Department of Integrative Biology researchingtopics of environmental microbiology. Create media, prepare Q-PCR and PCR reactions, bacterial typing, filter and culture samples.


Aug 2010Present

Bachelor's of Science

University of South Florida
Aug 2008May 2010


University of Central Florida