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University of Maryland
University Honors College
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Bachelor of Science Cell Biology and Genetics
UMD Deans Scholarship Recipient
University of Maryland Gemstone Honors Program

Cumulative GPA: 3.42

Graduation Date: May 2013

Drexel University
College of Nursing and Health Professions
Master of Science Human Nutrition
Drexel Deans Award Scholarship Recipient

Cumulative GPA: 3.91

Graduation Date: June 2015

University of Maryland Dietetic Internship

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department of Nutrition and Food Science Dietetic Internship

Internship Completion Date: June 2016

Gemstone Honors Program
University of Maryland, College Park
Researcher, Team Liaison, Emergency Lab Coordinator
August 2009 May 2013

Researcher for Team KERMIT, a group of 11 undergraduate students investigating the effects of endocrine
disrupting compounds in poultry litter on amphibian sexual development

Helped to formulate and write project proposal, methodology, grant applications, and thesis

Worked in laboratory: cared for specimens, excised amphibian gonad tissue for histology, analyzed histology
slides for malformations and abnormalities, responded to emergencies involving specimen supervision

Met with faculty as team liaison and relayed information between Gemstone staff and research team
Excellgen, Inc.
Rockville, MD
Research Intern
May 2011 August 2011

Carried out recombinant DNA experiments with the goal of transforming competent cells

Performed polymerase chain reaction, restriction enzyme digestions, and DNA purification

Daily gel electrophoresis and DNA analysis

Drexel University
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Graduate Assistant to Dr. Stella L.Volpe, PhD, RD, LDN, FACSM
July 2014 Present

Involved in Philly Play pilot study, an investigation on the effectiveness of a physical activity program on youth
camper fitness levels

Collected data from ten different recreation centers throughout the greater Philadelphia area

Preparation of data for statistical analysis

Drexel Eat.Right.Now
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Graduate Student Assistant
March 2014 Present

Aided nutrition educators by accompanying them to classes and preparing lesson materials

Led after-school cooking club at Kensington High School for Creative and Performing Arts (KCAPA)

Taught five-week long summer camp lesson series at Edward Heston Elementary School and KCAPA

Data entry and error checking


Completed Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD), expecting Registered Dietitian certification in 2016
Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Certified in Adult, Child, and Infant CPR/AED by the American Heart Association

Certified Personal Fitness Trainer by the International Fitness Professionals Association

Proficient in many molecular biology techniques, including PCR, restriction enzyme digestions, DNA ligation
and purification, miniprep, and gel electrophoresis
Proficient with Microsoft Office Products