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Personal Development

Strengths

  • Quick Learner
  • Rarely miss work days…
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Analytical
  • Introverted
  • Humble

Weaknesses

  • Public Speaking- I suck at it, but I’m working on it!
  • Perfectionist- I just want to get it right!
  • Introverted at times
  • Humble

Enthusiasm for Languages

Spanish

  • High written and intermediate oral fluency

French

  • Intermediate written and oral conversational fluency

Interest in Sciences

Research Assistant, August 2007-December 2007

Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences, Blacksburg, Virginia

Mentor Dr. Jill Sible

  • Prepared Escherichia Coli cell cultures.
  • Created gels for electrophoresis.
  • Fertilized Xenopus lavis eggs.
  • Monitored stages of embryo development until the neural tube stage.
  • Exposed embryos to Ultraviolet Radiation to prevent division.
  • Ran Poly(ADP-ribose)Polymerase Assays to check for cleavage.
  • Created presentations on progress of the research.

Research Assistant, August 2005-January 2006

Virginia Tech Center for Applied Behavior Systems, Blacksburg, Virginia

Mentor Dr. Steve Clark

  • Interviewed Tailgaters on various Tailgating behaviors and alcoholic intake before, during and after football games
  • Measured Blood Alcohol Levels after football games
  • Recorded data

Research Assistant, June 2003- August 2005

Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences, Blacksburg, Virginia

Mentor Dr. Lynn Adler

  • Researched the differences in production of secondary compounds using near-isogenic Nicotiana tabacum lines.
  • Measured tobacco growth in all dimensions.
  • Recorded and analyzed data using ANOVA software.
  • Presented poster at the Multicultural Science Scholars Annual Summer Conference.
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