Sarah Zalisko

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Sarah Zalisko

Leadership Experience and Awards

  • Elmhurst College Dean’s List
  • Interfaith Youth Corps – National Student Leadership Training, White House, Oct. 2010
  • Honor’s Program Peer Leader – Fall 2009 & 2010
  • Elmhurst College Honors Program Member
  • Elmhurst College Presidential Scholar
  • Girl Scout Gold Award (Eagle Scout equivalent)
  • National Honors Society inductee

Lab Experience

  • Chemistry: basic and organic chemistry lab techniques
  • Biology: genetics, ecology, animal dissection, and virology labs
  • Experimental Design: designed and conducted 2 biology related experiments and 2 experiments in psychology courses
  • Standard computer skills with some experience using SPSS
  • Worked in Dr. Raimondi’s lab on her research concerning the role of certain genes on cancer metastasis – ran western blots to determine the viability of certain proteins and antibodies for later use (fall 2010)

Work experience

Work experience
Apr 2012 - Aug 2012

Assistant Editor

Zalisko Publishing

Reviewed and edited test bank questions for two general biology text books

Jun 2011 - Dec 2011

Pet Care Associate


Cleaned cages, fed, handled, and administered medication to the animals kept there

Monitored the cash register

General customer service

May 2011 - Aug 2011

Intern and Neurofeedback technician

NeuroHealth Associates

Prepped and administered neurofeedback therapy to patients

  • Placed EEG electrodes
  • Ran neurofeedback software
  • Guided patients and parents through the therapy process
Entered in testing results and observed various cognitive tests

Shadowed several consultations with parents and patients

Aug 2010 - May 2011

Writing Tutor

Elmhurst College Writing Center

Guided students through the writing process

Aug 2009 - May 2011

Lab Assistant

Elmhurst College Biology Department

Cleaned supplies and prepped materials for upcoming labs

May 2010 - Aug 2010

Community Outreach Intern

National Children's Study

Met with community leaders and childcare centers to lay a foundation for recruitment

May 2009 - Aug 2009


Macoupin County Health Department
  • Aided in health clinics – geneticist, vaccinations, general health clinics (conducted some tests and assisted the nursing staff)
  • Prepped, edited, and organized information for a grant for the women’s shelter and the dental clinic
  • Received HIPAA training (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
  • Wrote health articles and anti-drinking/drug pamphlets for the local newspaper and local college. Conducted a radio interview on a researched health topic
  • Worked with the outreach center, aiding the “health van” for teen health awareness, fundraising for the women’s shelter benefit, and speaking at daycares about oral health
  • Supervisor at the “Teen Survivors” Camp (relationship/lifestyle advice day camp)
  • Participated in organizational meetings concerning the swine flu outbreak, child safety, and domestic violence programs.
  • Served as an office assistant – managed records, received and organized patients during health clinics, and updated files through research and phone calls.
  • Designed and created external media and displays (eg. lobby bulletin board, Relay for Life banner and posters)
May 2008 - Jul 2008

Field Research Assistant


Prepared plant samples and gathered field data

Jun 2006 - Jun 2007

Assistant Science Instructor

Litchfield Gifted Academy

Aided the instruction of the biology and physics courses

Guided student groups on field trips

Taught dance classes to students

**week long camp for middle school aged students


Aug 2008 - Feb 2013

Bachelors of Science

Elmhurst College