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Work experience

Dec 2009Nov 2011

Writer/Editor & Customer Service

Licensure Exams, Inc.
  • Provided first-class customer service.
  • Used oral and written communication skills to coach candidates for national counseling licenses.
  • Learned new skills as needed in order to provide the best possible service.
Jan 2008May 2011

Bacterial Meningitis Laboratory Researcher

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Conducted international and domestic disease surveillance and original research, leading to multiple professional publications and presentations.
  • Managed confidential data sets and kept meticulous laboratory records.
  • Independently tested clinical specimens using biochemical, molecular and sterile culture techniques.
  • Maintained high standards of laboratory safety (BSL 2/3).
  • Effectively communicated scientific findings with co-workers; trained peers in new techniques.
  • Provided laboratory support to international vaccine campaigns, leading to multiple federal awards
Aug 2006May 2011

Student Worker

Agnes Scott College

  • Conducted administrative assistance work, including data entry, paperwork, phones/faxes, copying, labeling and mass mailing.
  • Performed original Neuroscience research.
May 2006Jan 2007

Medical Assistant

Lakeside Surgery Center / LaserVue
  • Provided medical customer service.
  • Maintained accurate patient records and performed data entry.
  • Demonstrated ability to respond quickly and multi-task in clinical setting.
  • Assisted physicians in operations and examinations; Scribed for physicians and took initiative to learn medical terminology.
  • Measured patient vital signs, visual acuity and corneal shape; Instructed patients in pre- and post-operative care.

Education

Skills

DNA Purification and Sequencing
Light Microscopy
Inorganic and Organic Chemistry Techniques
Chromatography Techniques
Serogroup/Serotype Slide Agglutination
Electrophoresis
PCR
Standard & Real-Time
Basic Statistical Analysis
SPSS, MS Excel
Follow SOPs
Excellent Interpersonal Skills
Professional office etiquette and phone manner.
Strong Analytical and Organizational Skills
Microsoft Office Suite
Identification and Characterization of Pathogens
Strong skills in detection and characterization of bacteria from clinical specimens and isolates. Techniques to selectively isolate cultures from clinical specimens. 
Data Entry and Word Processing
55+ WPM/ 16500+ KPH
Clinical Specimen/Isolate Transport
Clinical Specimen Handling
Experienced in safe treatment of blood, serum, cerebrospinal fluid, sputum, serum, fixed tissues. 
Sterile Culture Techniques
Centrifugation

Summary

Highly-trained, professional laboratory technician with extensive customerserviceand communication experience. Committed to clinical and laboratory excellence. Reliable, motivated and intelligent. Prepared to immediately deliver outstanding clerical lab assistance.

Volunteer History

Open Door Community

Volunteer & Resident Volunteer

Atlanta, Georgia

March 2007- June 2012

  • Coordinated women’s reproductive health clinic in collaboration with Emory School of Medicine.
  • Managed community volunteers in leadership rotation; Delegated tasks, discerned service needs and performed basic administrative duties.
  • Maintained safe driving record as organization’s driver.
  • Assisted in podiatric clinic for homeless individuals.

Center for Ethical Solutions

Bioethics Research Intern

Remote

July 2012 - present

  • Innovates Bioethics research and Public Health communication.
  • Writes and edits resources on current Public Health and Bioethics topics.

Awards

  • National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Public Health Impact Award, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, June 2011. For laboratory contribution to Meningitis Vaccine Project.
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Research Grant Finalist, National Fulbright Screening Committee, March 2011. For scientific collaboration with international researchers and successful grant proposal.
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, U.S. Federal Government, January 2009. For excellence in scientific research as student.
  • Outstanding Unit Citation Award, U.S. Public Health Service, December 2008. For laboratory support to Hib Initiative to prevent childhood pneumonia and meningitis in developing nations.
  • Bevier Public Health Scholarship, Agnes Scott College & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008, 2010. For public health research activities. Based on performance, the CDC requested my continuing service, leading to unique renewal of scholarship funding.
  • Heart of the City Foundation Scholarship, 1st Presbyterian Church of Orlando, 2006, 2007, 2009, for committment to learning and medical service.