CV: Research Assistant


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 Date Submitted:02-01-2014
 Last Modified:02-01-2014 (04:44)
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 Current job:Research Assistant
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
International Space University
August 2013 | Strasbourg, France
• Master of Science in Space Management | cum laude
The Colorado College
May 2010 | Colorado Springs, USA
• Bachelor of Arts in Biology, minor in Chemistry | magna cum laude
• Honors: Colorado College Scholar, 2006-2010 | Frank Marion Mobley Award, 2010 | Phi Beta Kappa
Science & Space Sector Experience
Research Assistant, The Space Foundation
October 2013 – Present | Washington D.C., USA
• Researched 2013 spinoff technologies and novel and important uses of space assets and technologies worldwide
• Wrote Space Products & Services chapter of The Space Report 2014

Director of Partnerships, Yuri’s Night
2010 – Present | International
• Cultivated over 25 new partnerships with related organizations internationally and served as liaison to all partners
• Contributed to development of long term strategy to increase global support
• Maintained master database of outstanding tasks for entire team and confirmed their timely completion

Research & Analysis Intern, The Space Foundation
Summer 2013 | Washington D.C., USA
• Analyzed current status and future potential of International Space Station (ISS) research & utilization
• Wrote white paper detailing ISS utilization assessment and questions to address for policy makers
• Attended congressional hearings and space industry events

Project Coordinator, International Space University
2012 – 2013 | Strasbourg, France
• Managed team of 24 international students to develop a situational awareness system for the Arctic region
• Compiled team member written contributions and edited final report

Program Director, Cool Science
2010 – 2012 | Colorado Springs, USA
• Developed and led interactive science activities and lessons for students ages 5-18
• Coordinated all programs, including content development, client base expansion, and scheduling
• Created and managed social media presence, particularly for eight day citywide Science Festival
• Wrote newsletters and served as point of contact for public inquiries and interviews
USRP Research Associate, NASA Ames Research Center
Fall 2009 | Moffett Field, USA
• Designed and conducted experiment to test interaction of micrometeoroids with Earth’s atmosphere
• Collaborated with graduate and postdoctoral students on data collection
NASA Academy Research Assistant, NASA Ames Research Center
Summer 2009 | Moffett Field, USA
• Characterized marine microbial mats using genetic techniques
• Generated idea, identified accessible funding and resources, and executed a group research project
• Participated in leadership events with space industry scientists and officials

Other Experience
Environmental Protection Clerk, Environmental Protection Agency
Summer 2008 | Denver, Colorado
• Converted raw survey data into reports for Regional Administrator
• Crafted procedural flowcharts based upon interviews and an examination of existing documentation
• Reconciled Region 8 website with federal parameters
Hotel Attendant, the Towne Place Suites by Marriott
2007 – 2008 | Golden, Colorado
• Resolved guest issues and complaints
• Provided reservation, check-in, and concierge services

• Media Preparation, DNA Extraction and Purification, PCR, Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, Restriction Mapping, Bacterial Cloning and Transformation, Light Microscopy
• Size-Exclusion Chromatography, Thin Layer Chromatography, Affinity Chromatography, Protein Purification, Titration, IR Spectroscopy, NMR, Distillation, Recrystallization
• Intermediate French
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Windows/Mac Operating Systems, Internet

Conference Attendance
International Astronautical Congress, Presenter, 2013 | Beijing, China
Future Space, 2013 | Washington D.C., USA
NewSpace Conference, 2012 | Santa Clara, USA
Spacevision Conference, 2011 | Boulder, USA
International Space Development Conference, Presenter, 2011 | Huntsville, USA
American Geophysical Union Conference, Presenter, 2009 | San Francisco, USA
Western Regional Space Grant Meeting, Presenter, 2009 | Reno, USA

Professional Associations
American Astronautical Society, 2013 - Present
Women in Aerospace, Europe, 2013 - Present
National Space Society, 2011 - Present
Phi Beta Kappa Society, 2010 - Present
American Geophysical Union, 2009 - 2010  

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