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 up to high school students to compete for awards and scholarships. The competition takes place every year in the Memorial Union of the University of North Dakota. This is a fun and eventful time for the students to present all of the hard work that they've gone through to get to where they are, as well as for the judges to witness the amazing minds of North Dakota students.
I was very excited to have the privilege of being a judging at the NDSSEF; I had performed at many science fairs while growing up, so this really hit close to home, and allowed myself to see what types of future potential scientists and researchers are out there 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 ran 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 that allowed me to witness and be a part of the Twin Cities student body coming together to support a cause that is not often spoken about, but is all around us.
Blaine USA World Cub Medical Staff Blaine, MN, United States Jul 2012 - Jul 2012 Front Desk Medical Staff Technician
Pediatric doctor, Dr. Steven Elias, gave me an opportunity to volunteer as a front desk technician. The job requirements -- ability to work with Apple products, fast typing, maintain a cool temper, and be knowledgeable of certain types of injuries. I assisted in typing up HIPAA information from the patients for the doctors and physicians to review prior to patient care.
American Red Cross Blood DriveFridley, 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, nor was it unbearable. 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, while including myself in that lump sum of 20. The blood drive was successful and took place on August 31st, 2011, in the parking lot of Bob’s Produce (Fridley) which 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 hard to be around. My volunteer work at Unity helped me develop skills that are appropriate in a health care environment, 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.
Volunteering in a hospital environment for 150 hours has given me experience that I would never have gained in other fields of employment. It has broadened my perspective in regard to the medical field opportunities, as I am looking forward to working in healthcare while durring college as well as afterwords.