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Education

Sep 2011Mar 2015

Clinical Nutrition with a minor in Chinese

University of California, Davis
Accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics
Cumulative GPA: 3.87

Honors and Awards

Dean's Honors List
Fall 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; Winter 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2012, 2014
Integrated Studies Honors Program
Fall 2011-Spring 2013:
entry by invitation, selected based on high academic standing
Henry A. Jastro Scholarship
Four-Year Award (Fall 2011-Spring 2015)

Work experience

Feb 2014Present

Research Intern

Food for Health Institute - J. Bruce German Lab
  • Organizes and prepares clinical data and samples from clinical trials
  • Creates surveys with SurveyMonkey and contacts subjects for responses
  • Promotes current clinical trials publicly for subject recruitment
Sep 2012Jun 2015

Chemistry Tutor

Student Academic Success Center, University of California, Davis
  • Covered a range of tutoring techniques: individual, group, and drop-in
  • Created connection with various tutees in order to enhance personalized learning
  • Approached topics in various perspectives for most effective and efficient learning
Apr 2014Jun 2015

Patient Advocate

Paul Hom Asian Clinic 
  • Took basic vitals on patients: height, weight, body temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure
  • Translated between Mandarin and English for the patients, medical students, and physicians, occasionally translated documents for the patients to understand
  • Filled out all information forms and blood draw lab forms for the patients’ blood work
  • Rotated among various office positions: receptionist team, lab log out, and lab follow-ups
Jun 2014Sep 2014

Intern

California WIC (Women, Infant, and Children) Association 
  • Entered and organized responses of a state-wide hospital survey regarding policy on infant feeding in hospitals
  • Attended office meetings as well as webinars regarding the current issues of breastfeeding and of infant and mother care
Jul 2013Aug 2013

Nutrition Research Intern

School of Nutrition and Health Sciences and Masters Program in Global Health and Development - Taipei Medical University 
  • Fed and weighed test hamsters on a regular basis
  • Assisted in sacrifice days: set-up, procedure, organ clean-up and packaging, clean-up
  • Learned cell culturing procedures as well as maintained own culture of cells

Skills

Language: Mandarin Chinese
speaking, reading (Traditional, basic Simplified), writing (Traditional)
Computer: Microsoft Office
Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Computer: SurveyMonkey
various answer formats, jump question and page logic, formatting questions for ease of participant understanding
Laboratory
preparation of standard solutions, micropipette usage, titration, data analysis, 1H NMR Spectroscopy, IR Spectroscopy, gas chromatography, crystallization, simple and fractional distillation