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     Date Submitted:02-05-2018
     Last Modified:02-05-2018 (03:27)
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     Current job:Graduate Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsGeology, microbiology, leadership, communication, customer service
    CV

    Summary of Qualifications

    Geology and microbiology research scientist with a combined 5 years of leadership and customer service experience. Strengths include:

    Attention to detail - including sample handling, preparation, and processing, as well as laboratory procedures and safety.

    Communication – highly technical subject material, written and verbal, to audiences of varied levels of expertise.

    Problem solving – ingenious and original solutions consistently produced to resolve challenges.

     

    Education

    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

    Master of Science: Space and Planetary Science, May 2018. GPA: 3.8.

    Thesis: Growth of Sulfate Reducing Bacteria in Simulated Martian Sulfate-brines Utilizing a Combination of Experimental and Theoretical Techniques.

    Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA.

    Bachelor of Science: Geosciences, May 2015. GPA: 3.4. President’s Scholar.

    Thesis: Changes in the Bathymetry of Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington, since the 1800’s.

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

    School of Earth Sciences Field Camp in Dillon, MT, 2015.

     

    Work & Research Experience

    The Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

    Laboratory Supervisor: 2016-Present.

    Responsible for growth medium preparation, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analyses, colorimetry/absorbance/optical density determinations, and anaerobic sample preparation.

    Mentorship of summer-interns.

    Extensive verbal and written presentation on project progression and results.

    NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.

    Jacobs Research Internship: September 2017-December 2017.

    Examined microbial responses to impact shock using experimental-impact techniques.

    Performed ion chromatography (IC) analyses, anaerobic microbe culturing, shallow sediment coring, PCR, DNA concentration quantification, and DNA sequencing preparation.

    Verbal and written presentation on project progression to NASA supervisors.

    The Environmental Science Institute at the University of Texas, Austin, TX.

    National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Researcher: June - August 2014.

    Prepared and analyzed cave stalactites for δ18O to track Central-Texas climate change.

    Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA.

    Instructional Technologies Technician Supervisor: February 2012 - February 2015.

    Managed and mentored ~50 college-level student technicians.

    Gained proficiency in technical concert audio and video hardware setup and analysis, managing employees, customer service, inventory management, client financials, and professional video capture, processing, and publication.

    Home Depot, Spanaway, WA.

    Tool and Equipment Rental Technician: February 2015 – June 2015.

    Performed preventive maintenance, diagnosed, repaired and demonstrated tools and large-scale equipment.

    Processed tool rental transactions (logging repairs and work orders, generating contracts, taking deposits, turning contracts into invoices upon equipment return, etc.).

    Adecco Staffing, Renton, WA.

    Scholastic Book Fair Temporary Employee: July 2015 – December 2015.

    Performed warehouse duties such as efficiently processing requests and supply orders, packing boxes, inventory management, and quality control.

     

    Volunteer Experience

    Camp Leo, Camp for Children with Type 1 Diabetes, Enumclaw, WA:

    Counselor Supervisor: June 2011 to Present.

    Supervision of counseling staff who (along with myself) are responsible for the mental, medical, and physical care of diabetic children ranging from 7 to 18 years in age.

    Provision of general support to all medical and executive camp staff.

    Consistently promoted every 2 years.

    Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA:

    Pacific Lutheran University Progress Volunteer Organization, President: September 2011 - May 2015.

    Oversaw the design and operation of 22 fundraisers, outreach programs, and club events dedicated to the betterment of children and their families at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Washington.

    Gained proficiency in coordinating large scale volunteer events between multiple organizations.

    Became proficient at managing communications between 10 club officers and 125 club members.

    Techniques

    Ion Chromatography, growth-medium and chemical-solution preparation, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), gel-electrophoresis, optical density measurement, sediment-coring, anaerobic culture preparation, and bio-chemistry laboratory management.

    Software Skills

    Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere, Encore, and Final Cut Pro, ArcGIS 10.1, and Computer Information Systems.

    Publications, Presentations, and Workshops

    Abstract and poster at the 2014 American Geophysical Union (preparation and presentation by colleague).

    Abstract and poster at the 2016 Network of Researchers on Horizontal Gene Transfer and Last Universal Common Ancestor conference (preparation and presentation by intern).

    Attended the 2016 Humans to Mars Summit at George Washington University in Washington D.C.

    Abstract and oral presentation at the 2017 Lunar and Planetary Science Convention.

    Abstract and poster presented at the 2017 Astrobiology Science Conference.

    Abstract and poster presented at the 2018 Gordon Research Conference and Seminar on the Origins of Life.

    Two abstracts and posters presented at the 2018 Lunar and Planetary Science Convention.


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