CURRICULUM VITAE 

EDUCATION

 Robert Morris University, Moon Township, Pennsylvania         August 2012-May 2016                            Bachelor of Science in Biology, Pre-Medicine & Minor in Chemistry                                                                                                                      

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, Washington, DC      2011-2012  Department of Entomology, David O'Brochta, Ph.D.             

Title: The Effect of Temperature on the Rate of Pupation in the Mosquito, Aedes aegypti. A Model System for Studying Environmental Conditions Related to the Transmission of Malaria

  • Researched and analyzed the effect of temperature on the rate of pupation in the Mosquito, Aedes aegypti.
  • Created and organized research experiment

 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD                                           June – August 2012 Intern (Volunteer)(Substance Use and Disorder Services Unit (SUDS))

  • Received clinical exposure accompanying Dr. Alvanzo on patient consults.
  • Completed clinical data collection for patients seen by the consultation service.
  • Performed follow-up calls to get status on previous patients

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA             Sept 2015- May 2016 Intern (Department of Immunology and Dermatology, Melanoma Cell Research)

  • Completed PCR test to amplify Braf Gene.
  • Used problem solving techniques to figure out further research.
  •  Cultured mouse cell lines.
  • Extracted RNA from BP and BPR20 Strains.
  • Completed and ran gel electrophoresis.
  • Completed flow cytometry.
  • Recorded daily findings and results.
  • Completed Western Blot technique
  • Working to Complete a publication on Melanoma Research (co-author)

 SHADOWING EXPERIENCE

 Soderma Dermatology, Laurel, MD                                                                    June 2015

  • Shadowed Dr. Cyl Soden
  • Learned sterile techniques when dealing with dermatological procedure
  •  Engaged in conversation with patients

Truly Blessed Health & Wellness Center, Beltsville, MD                                   July 2015

  • Shadowed Dr. Carla Lambert
  • Took patient vitals (blood pressure, temperature, pulse rate)
  • Learned proper patient etiquette
  • Engaged in conversations with patients of all ages
  • Tested urine samples for pH
  • Witnessed proper technique for administering a PAP Smear  

WORK EXPERIENCE

Noodles n Company, Silver Spring, MD                                             June – August 2013 Cashier/Salad Preparation

  • Took orders from customers, bused tables, and closed shop, which included cleaning and restocking.
  • Prepared food for customers.

Rebels Club Lacrosse, Olney, Maryland                                                        Summer 2015                                   Rebels 2016 Black Coach

  •  Taught rising seniors lacrosse techniques.
  • Coached in five tournaments.
  • Mentored players.

 Drs. Jaffe, O’Neill, & Lindgren, Bethesda, MD                                    May 2016- Present                                                                  Medical Assistant

  • Assists doctors with patients with biopsies: Shave, Punch, ED+C and post care instructions
  • Stocks medical and cosmetic rooms
  • Sterilize instruments
  • Trained in Intramuscular injections, Subcutaneous injections, Phlebotomy, Acne surgery, and Chemical Peels
  • Pharmaceutical Representative Liaison
  • Preps and Assists with cosmetic procedures such as Neuromodulators, Fillers, Sclero, Microneedling, Fractionated Laser,  and KTP Laser

 Robert Morris Women’s Lacrosse Athlete                                                                               Fall 2012- May 2016

  • Colonial Classic Hope for the Cure Tournament three years in a row
  • National Girls & Women in Sports Day Even three years in a row
  • Volunteered with Burke's Extreme Speed Training

SKILLS

Computer: POE Database (JHH), Microsoft Excel (Advanced), OCTAVE, MS Word, Power Point, Access, Clinical Data Collection

Laboratory: Electron Microscope, Gel Electrophoresis, Flow cytometry, sterile technique, PCR

Communication:  Completed 12 semester hour communication curriculum

HONORS/AWARDS

Top 26 Student to Receive President's Undergraduate Award

STEM Deans List                                                                                                                                                                              2015 RMU Woman of Achievement Award Nominee                                   January 2015                                                    Northeast Conference Scholar Athlete                                                                                                                            National Society of Collegiate Scholars                                                  Inducted Fall 2013                                    Founding Member of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society                                                 Inducted Spring 2014 International Baccalaureate Scholar                                                                                                   Received Award 2012

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Colonial Leadership Academy Senior Project, Moon Township, PA                            Fall 2015- Current                    

  • Created a RMU Student Body/Pittsburgh Community Drive in collaboration with GlobalLinks Non-Profit Organization
  • Collected personal health care items as well as mobility items such as crutches
  • Packaged items to be sent to countries in the Caribbean, South America, and neighboring Pittsburgh communities in need
  • Raised awareness for healthcare needs in third-world countries

Guatemala Missions Trip, Immanuel’s Church, Silver Spring, MD                          2009                           

  • Conducted a summer vacation bible school for children in an Orphanage.
  •  Served medical supplies to families in the community.

 El Salvador Missions Trip, Global Expeditions, Texas                                             2008                                  

  • Conducted summer vacation bible school for community
  • Taught community members about Christianity

 Girls into Women Mentor Program, Silver Spring, MD                                 2006-2010                                              

  • Mentored and empowered young women through fellowship and teaching.

 Homeless Ministry, Immanuel’s Church, Silver Spring MD                    2006 – Present                         

  • Conducted bible study and church service for residents.
  • Serve food to residents.

Girl Scouts of America- Daisy to Cadet                                                              2002-2009                                                                   

  •  Received highest award for Girl Scouts Bronze Award
  • Planned, organized, and accomplished a philanthropic project which included raising donations to planted trees in vacant areas. 

LEADERSHIP/PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Robert Morris University Ambassador of Equality                                                                       Awarded Fall 2015

STEM Dean’s Student Advisory Board                                                                                                 Spring 2015-May 2016

Historian, Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Professional Honor Society                      Spring 2015-May 2016

Publicity Officer, Pre-Med Club                                                                                                           Spring 2014-May 2016

Pre-Med Club                                                                                           Fall 2012-May 2016                                                      

  • Volunteered for the Pre-Med Club Bake Sale benefitting Relay for Life.
  • Volunteered with the Donate Blood Cancer event to raise awareness about bone marrow donations and to recruit future donors.

Colonial Leadership Association                                                            Accepted Fall 2013                                         

  • Completed three stages of leadership training.

National Society of Black Engineers                                                 Inducted Spring 2014                                                   

 CERTIFICATIONS

HIPAA Privacy & Security Training                                                              Summer 2014                                                                                     HIPAA Privacy & Security Training                                                               Summer 2015                                                                                  

ACTIVITIES

Captain of Division 1 Women’s Lacrosse at Robert Morris University                                             Fall 2012 - May 2016