Work History

Work History

Other Experience

Office Experience

Research Experience
Jul 2011 - Present

Digital PR Intern

APPetite Public Relations

Corresponded with magazine and publications to publicize the latest mobile app Utilized social media outlets to reach and update customers on products of interest

Sep 2009 - May 2011

Security Monitor

UMass Amherst, Residence Hall Security

Checked all residents' IDs and signed in guests with valid IDs into the residence halls

Reported all incidents and urgent maintenance concerns to Area Supervisor or UMPD

Jan 2011 - May 2011

Research Scholar

UMass Amherst, Department of Biology

Designed and executed experiments to determine the function of an unknown gene

Collaborated with other scholars on observing mutated Arabidopsis thaliana  for gene expression

Sep 2008 - May 2011

Resident Assistant

UMass Amherst, Housing and Residence Life

Conducted administrative duties during working and duty hours in cluster officePlanned, budgeted and implemented community development activities and initiatives Responded to negative behavior by enforcing all university and housing policies

Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Supplemental Instructor

UMass Amherst, Learning Resource Center

Held office hours and review sessions for students in an intro level biology course

Assisted professor and graduate assistants in proctoring exams

Jul 2010 - Aug 2010

Store Receptionist

Left-Click Computer Repair

Scheduled appointments by phone and e-mail and processed services and purchases

Troubleshooted software and hardware problems with customers and repair technicians

Oct 2007 - Dec 2009

Help Desk Consultant

UMass Amherst, Office of Information Technologies

Provided technical support to students and faculty with all supported hardware and software

Prepared and updated all workstations, tools, databases, and documentations

Campus Involvement

BioSci (Secretary  & Webmaster)

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

Resident Assistant Council

Community Leaders



Outing Club

Fall Intramural Volleyball

Spring Intramural Soccer

Soccerfest  '08, '09, '11

Technical Skills

Microsoft Office 2010: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Pub, AccessAdobe: Photoshop, PremiereHTML w/CSS, Javascript, PHP

C, C++, JavaSoftware/Hardware Repair

Laboratory Skills

Primer designRestriction mappingDNA/RNA extractionSpectrophotometerSite-directed mutagenesisPCR, qPCR, RT-PCRGel electrophoresisRestriction digestDNA ligationTransformationPlant tissue cultureInsect cell tissue culturePlaque assayFlow CytometrySDS-PAGEWestern blotCell lysis Size Excl. chromatographyAffinity chromatographyFPLCGram stainingImmunoglobulin precip.ELISAMice/Frog dissection

Awards and Scholarships

The National Society of Leadership and Success

John & Abigail Adams Scholarship

Commonwealth College Scholarship 

NRHH Program Award, March 2011

NRHH Program Award, Dec 2009

NRHH Resident Assistant Award, May 2009

NRHH Program Award, October 2008

Relevant Courses

Intro. Biology I & II w/Labs

General Chemistry I & II w/Labs

Organic Chemistry I & II w/Lab

Intro. Physics I & II w/Labs

Anatomy and Physiology I & II

General Microbiology w/Lab

General Genetics

General Biochemistry I

Cell and Molecular Biology

Principles of Modern Biotechnology

Intro. Biotechnology Lab

Gene and Genome Analysis Lab

Writing in Biology

Biology of Cancer & AIDS

Infectious Diseases & Defense

Microbial Genetics

Microbial Physiology

Microbial Diversity


Plant Biology

Calculus I & II

Intro. to Statistics

Computer Literacy

Web Design


GED Math Tutor  (Jun 2010 - Aug 2010)

UMass Student Bridges Volunteer Program, Holyoke, MA

Volunteer (Jul 2009 - Aug 2009)

Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina

Programming/Website Development Mentor (Jan 2008, 2009)

FIRST Robotics Team, Tewksbury Memorial High School



Jennifer Corriveau

Cluster Office Manager

Dr. Elsbeth Walker

Associate Professor

Noga Flory

Resident Director

Dr. Daniel Yang


Dr. Sherine Chan

Assistant Professor

Dr. Om Parkash

Assistant Professor