University of California, Santa Cruz
Graduated: June 12, 2014 GPA: 3.2
B.S. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Minor in Bioinformatics
Genetics, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Infectious Diseases and Populations, Anatomy w/Lab, Quantum Mechanics and Basic Spectroscopy, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry w/Lab, Biochemistry w/Lab, Phage Genomics Lab, Advanced Biochemistry Lab, Computational Methods and Applications, Computational Biology Tools, Organic Structure Analysis from Spectra, Differential Equations, Classical & Bayesian Inference, and Database Management Systems.
Multi-channel, Qubit, Nanodrop, magnetic-beads, autoclave, centrifuge, thermocycler, rotavap, sonicator, fluorescence light microscope, IR spec., GC spec.,and UV-vis spec.
Cloning, DNA library construction, FISH, colorimetric activity assays, immunoblot, DNA/RNA purification, qPCR, affinity column chromatography assays, MS analysis, HPLC analysis, 2D-NMR analysis, TLC, PCR, culturing bacteria, and buffer preparation.
Meristem Technician Nov2015- present
Cleaned, excised, and catalogued meristem tissue of strawberry plants at Sweet Darling Farms.
Data Entry May2015- Sep2015
Compiled list of auto transport contact information via whois queries and made cold calls at Auto Transport Leads.
Science and Math Tutor 2006- May2015
Assisted students in learning chemistry, mathematics, and statistics by presenting problem solving methods and creating mnemonic devices.
Computational Biology Tools Tutor- UCSC Sep2013- Dec2013
Addressed questions of students enrolled in Computational Biology Tools(BME110) at UCSC.
Laboratory Assistant Jun2013- Aug2013
Optimized transposable element(TE) library construction protocol for small quanitities of DNA, constructed TE DNA libraries from planaria and dog blood, and provided computational solutions to organize and index sequence data.
Notetaker Sep2010- Dec2012
Provided notes for students requesting Disability Resource Center services at UCSC by transcribing lectures, presentations, and discussions.
Undergraduate Researcher Sep2009- Jun2010
Isolated and annotated genome of bacteriophage from soil on UCSC campus through HHMI's SEA-PHAGES program
Two 2nd place ribbons in 2014 Santa Cruz County Fair Homebrew competition
2010 Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium of UC Santa Cruz Participant