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Class Projects

Work experience

Dec 2009Present

Executive Assistant

Pfenex Inc.

Pfenex develops biosimilar therapeutics and vaccines to provide safe and cost-effective treatments for critical health issues.

·Coordinates 10-15 trade shows and conferences a year

·Interacts with people from around the world regarding products, orders and shipments

·Frequently updates two company websites with press releases, products and new company information

·Arranges travel for senior management: flights, hotels and transportation

·Maintains both electronic and paper filing systems for contracts and trade shows

·Interviews coworkers and writes for the quarterly company newsletter

·Arranges meetings and coordinates catering

·Back up for shipping manager and purchasing administrator

Jun 2009Dec 2009

Document Control Administrator

Toray Membrane
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Reason for leaving: Recruited to work with former Paramount Bioscience’s management at Pfenex Inc.

Toray Membrane offers integrated skills and expertise in water and wastewater treatment technologies.

Monitored and maintained the Document and Data Control System database

•Processed and updated the Corrective and Preventive Action Program’s database

•Organized necessary documentation for the Quality Department’s part of an audit

•Made daily inspections on the production floor for the Quality Department

Jul 2007Jun 2009

Receptionist/HR Assistant

Nanogen, Inc.

Reason for leaving: Nanogen filed for bankruptcy.

Nanogen, Inc. was a biotech company specializing in advanced diagnostics.

·Welcomed and directed visitors, employment applicants, and vendors

·Provide administrative and staffing support for the HR department

·Answered multiple phone lines; handled special/conference calls, and paging system

·Maintained postage equipment and supplies, processed mail and Federal Express shipments

·Scheduled meetings utilizing Microsoft Outlook; coordinated catering as needed

·Coordinated T.G.I.F. parties and other company events; managed associated budgets

·Maintained employee Spot Awards program

·Prepared orientation materials for new employees

·Supported recruitment process by processing resumes, scheduling interviews, making travel arrangements, and closing out staffing files

·Supported EEO program by processing Applicant Surveys, maintaining Applicant Log, and updating EEO binder.

Jul 2007May 2008

Administrative Assistant/Receptionist

Paramount BioSciences, LLC

Reason for leaving:The San Diego office closed.

Paramount BioSciences, LLC is a venture capital firm specializing in seed stage investments.

·Transcribed confidential emails and meeting reports for the Vice Chairman

·Prepared expense reports for the Vice Chairman and multiple CEO’s

·Assisted with travel arrangements for the Vice Chairman

·Served as backup for the Office Manager/Assistant to the Vice Chairman during her absences

·Generated service related tickets through onsite building maintenance

·Answered multiple phone lines, screened and directed calls, and coordinated conference calls

·Received visitors, processed mail, and coordinated catering for meetings

·Inventoried and ordered supplies

Sep 2005Apr 2007


Regus/HQ Global

Reason for leaving: Recruited to work for Paramount BioSciences.

The Regus Group is the world’s largest provider of outsourced workplaces for companies of any size.

·        Managed Reception area for Executive Suite offices

·        Answered multiple phone lines for over 60 different executive companies

·        Received and dispatched deliveries; sorted and distributed mail

·        Greeted and directed clients and guests of clients

·        Reserved meeting rooms, ordered catering, and set up video conferences for Executive meetings


Oct 2011Jun 2013

Strategic Communications

National University
Sep 2001May 2005

Associates Degree

Grossmont College