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Dedicated researcher with comprehensive experience in a variety of environments. Demonstrated expertise in identifying appropriate approach, resources and opportunities in any office environment. Able to distinguish relevant information to the topic and create reports, providing the reader with requested information in an organized format. Capable of adapting to new environments, quickly grasping the language and jargon of various industries, groups, cultures, and professions. Capable of analyzing data to draw conclusions and summarize significance to issues at hand. Successfully works individually or comfortable leading and working with diverse groups to create cohesive teams of motivated and productive individuals.

Work experience

Research Assistant

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Participated in multi-million dollar projects funded by the National Institute of Health studying mechanisms of infectious viruses carried by mosquitoes
  • Awarded The Fralin Institute Summer Student Fellowship where I presented my research at an annual symposium
  • Assisted in mosquito colony maintenance and various experimental procedures carried out in Biosafety Level  2 laboratories while adhering to strict protocols
  • Carried out lab duties such as the preparation of media and chemical solutions
Sep 2009Present

Research Assistant

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Performs and monitors nonclinical studies related to the development of cancer under an $1 million dollar project funded by the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas
  • Gathers, organizes, and interprets important data that will be published in high impact journals
  • Compiling research data in to visual data sets in both Excel and graphs to effectively communicate progress for project supervisor
  • Independently solves experimental problems through maintaining detailed experimental methods and procedures
  • Conduct weekly literature searches in order to stay up to date with current scientific findings by giving presentations on new publications related to the field of study
  • Coordinates training and development of new staff
  • Manages laboratory budget of $4,000/month while ordering supplies and equipment
May 2006Aug 2006

Research Analyst Intern

  • Led a team of 8 interns in the research and mapping of critical infrastructure in the United States. Data now used by The Department of Homeland Security
  • Organized effective strategies for gathering important data sets in a strict time period
  • Efficiently mapped over 20,000 critical data points in a detail specific manner using satellite imagery and coordinates
  • Exhausted a variety of different research tools in order to obtain data needed for the completion of the project


Aug 2005May 2009


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


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