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Taja Stancil

  • Bowie , MD
  • 202-680-3632


Innovative graduate possessing superior communication and organizational skills with 3+ years of client relations experience. Adept at working in an environment requiring problem resolution, with proven effectiveness to multitask in a high-impact and fast-paced environment while juggling multiple priorities simultaneously with good judgment.


Jan 2015Aug 2012

Biotechnology, Master of Science

Catholic University

Relevant Coursework: Regulation of Biotechnology Products, Gene Organs and Expressions, Rational Drug Design, Molecular Genetics and Recombinant DNA Methodology

Aug 2006May 2011

Chemistry (General), Bachelor of Science

Bennett College 

Work History

May 2013Nov 2013

Science Intern

National Foundation for Cancer Research
  • Assisted Senior staff with with annual update of health statistics for public education materials and website
  • Developed electronic directory of archived contracts and research proposals.
  • Worked collaboratively with Senior staff to write and edit new and current public education documents for both written and electronic distribution
  • Performed  subject-oriented literature searches for senior staff and gathered references 
  • Performed general administrative duties as assigned including screening and answering phones, copying, and data entry.
May 2009Aug 2009

Research Assistant

"Practices and Perspectives" REU Program at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Conducted research utilizing institution library and electronic databases, to collect, record, and critically analyze, and evaluate science literature.
  • Prepared reports of completed projects for presentation to peers for use in further applied or  theoretical research activities
  • Edited scientific documentation including laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and work instructions

Additional Experience

Mar 2011 - Present          Customer Service Associate             Macy's

  • Maintains exceptional floor standards as recognized by Senior staff
  • Meets and connects with customers per Macy’s “MAGIC” customer service standard
  • Demonstrates knowledge of store products and services, using this knowledge to generate sales
  • Communicates effectively with customers, peers and management
  • Greets and escorts visitors; receives and responds to inquires and complaints tactfully and constructively


Student Achievement in Chemistry Award, Bennett College, 2008; 2010

Chemistry Academic Achievement, Bennett College, 2008

Research Achievement in Chemistry Award, Bennett College, 2010

Virginia- North Carolina Lois Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program Scholar, Bennett College ,2007-2008;2010

William J. Kenan Diversity Scholar, Bennett College,  2006-2010