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Curriculum Vitae


University of Arkansas, 2017-present
Graduate Student in Cell & Molecular Biology

Pennsylvania State University, Jan 2003 – Dec 2005
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

University of Central Florida, Aug 1999- Dec 2002
Degree: Associate of Arts in Biology

Computer Skills

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint, CLC Genomics Workbench, Galaxyproject.org, QIIME, HTML/CSS, WordPress, Blackboard, R*, Python*, JavaScript*   *Familiar, not fluent

Laboratory Skills

Basic chemistry, sterile technique, bacterial culturing, bacteriophage isolation, gas chromatography, dissection microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), high-throughput sequencing library preparation for Roche 454 and MiSeq, molecular cloning, DNA and RNA extraction and purification, DNA sequence analysis, polyacrylamide and agarose gel electrophoresis, restriction digestion

Work Experience

GreenSpace, Sep 2014 – Present
Clayton, Delaware
Job Title: Systems Manager

Major Accomplishments:

  • Cofounded company in 2014
  • Constructed indoor growing shelf
  • Constructed 50 gallon Dutch-bucket aquaponics system
  • Developed Microgreen Nutrition Fact Sheets
  • Developed Plant Science and Sustainability Lesson Plans for 3rd – 5th Grade (NGSS Compliant)

Delaware Technical Community College, Dec 2013 – Aug 2016
Dover, Delaware
Job Title: Adjunct Instructor and Educational Lab Specialist

Major accomplishments:

Penn State University, 2010 – 2013
University Park, PA
Job Title: Research Technologist

Major Accomplishments:

  • Schiff Steven J., Kiwanuka Julius, Riggio Gina, Nguyen Lan, Mu Kevin, Sproul Emily, Bazira Joel, Mwanga-Amumpaire Juliet, Tumusiime Dickson, Nyesigire Eunice, Lwanga Nkangi, Bogale Kaleb T., Kapur Vivek, Broach James R., Morton Sarah U., Warf Benjamin C., Poss Mary. Separating Putative Pathogens from Background Contamination with Principal Orthogonal Decomposition: Evidence for Leptospira in the Ugandan Neonatal Septisome. Frontiers in Medicine, Volume 3, 2016. [Link to Paper]

Office Team, Jan 2006 – Dec 2009
Temporary Office Assistant
Tempe, AZ

Additional Post-Baccalaureate Training

Code Academy: Fundamentals of JavaScript, 2016

Topics Covered: Functions, ForLoops, WhileLoops, Control Flow, Data Structures, Objects

Coursera: Algorithms in DNA Sequencing, 2016

Topics Covered: Manipulating strings, matching, indexing using Python

Delaware State University 2016: Summer Research May 2016 – Aug 2016

Project: Assisted with collection of environmental samples, culturing, and purification of bacteriophage present in local freshwater habitats.