North Dakota Science & Engineering Fair Grand Forks, ND, United States Apr 2017 Science & Engineering Fair Judge
The North Dakota State Science & Engineering Fair is a state and regional competition that allows the opportunity for middle school and high school students to compete for awards and scholarships. The competition takes place each year in the Memorial Union of the University of North Dakota. This is a fun and eventful time for the students to present their hard work and for the judges to witness the amazing minds of North Dakota students.
I was very excited and privileged to be a judge at the NDSSEF. While growing up I entered many science fairs, so this experience not only hit close to home, but also allowed me to rub elbows with potential future scientists and researchers in the North Dakota district.
U-Nited for Autism Minneapolis, MN, United states Apr 2015 5K-Run Volunteer
U-Nited for Autism is a group that raises autism awareness. The group is based at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. This group is primarily run by the student body, and is funded by events organized by those associated with the organization.
I was able to assist with the set up and take down of a 5K race that took place on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus. This was a valuable experience to witness and be a part of, as the Twin Cities student body came together to support a cause that is not always spoken of, but is often in our midst.
Blaine USA World Cup Medical Staff Blaine, MN, United States Jul 2012 - Jul 2012 Front Desk Medical Staff Technician
Pediatric Sports Physician, Dr. Steven Elias gave me an opportunity to volunteer as a front desk technician. The job requirements - - ability to work with Apple products, proficient typing skills, maintain a cool temper, and be knowledgeable of certain types of injuries. I assisted in typing HIPAA information from the patients for the physicians to review prior to patient care.
American Red Cross Blood Drive Fridley, MN, United States Feb 2012 - Aug 2012 Blood Drive Coordinator
Setting up and working through the long hours of making a blood drive happen is not as easy as it sounds. In the month of February I came up with the idea of running my own blood drive through the American Red Cross, although I wasn’t sure how to get started. By looking on www.redcross.org and contacting their blood drive services I was able to move forward in conducting a blood drive. The process to complete this project took roughly 6 months and the goal of blood donors needed to be around 20 participants. The blood drive was successful and took place on August 31st, 2011, in the parking lot of Bob’s Produce (Fridley) and was sponsored by Dunn Brothers Coffee (Fridley).
Unity Hospital Fridley, MN, United States Dec 2011 - Dec 2012 ER Volunteer
Unity Hospital instills strong values that employees and volunteers need to have in the work place, at home, away from home, with friends and family and even with those who are challenging to be around. Volunteering at Unity for over 150 hours helped me develop skills that I use today, such as attentiveness while on shift, caring for those who are in need of comfort or peace of mind, always staying true to strong values and never leaving a task or obligation unfinished, regardless of the degree of difficulty.
As a hospital volunteer I gained experience that I would never have received in other fields of employment. It was there I found my heart’s interest in the medical field. I am so looking forward to working full time as a Physician Assistant.