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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

Apr 2012Aug 2012

Assistant Editor

Zalisko Publishing

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

Jun 2011Dec 2011

Pet Care Associate

Petsmart

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

Monitored the cash register

General customer service

May 2011Aug 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 2010May 2011

Writing Tutor

Elmhurst College Writing Center

Guided students through the writing process

Aug 2009May 2011

Lab Assistant

Elmhurst College Biology Department

Cleaned supplies and prepped materials for upcoming labs

May 2010Aug 2010

Community Outreach Intern

National Children's Study

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

May 2009Aug 2009

Intern

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 2008Jul 2008

Field Research Assistant

Monsanto

Prepared plant samples and gathered field data

Jun 2006Jun 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

Education

Aug 2008Feb 2013

Bachelors of Science

Elmhurst College