Joseph Fratello

2711 Wisconsin Ave NW, 20007

(551) 574-3511 |


Leonia High School Leonia, NJ

Graduated with Honors, 3.7 GPA June, 2015



American University, Washington Mentorship Program Washington, DC

Biology / College of Arts and Sciences (Currently Pursuing) 2015- May, 2019



Research: Hyperglycemia in Zebrafish   American University

Researcher 2016-2019

  • Approached to work under Dr. Victoria Connaughton in her lab  
  • Create solutions, feed fish, and transfer fish from solution to solution
  • Independent research on how hyperglycemia affects eyesight and behavior in zebrafish


Hackensack River Keepers: Overpeck Kayak Center   Teaneck, NJ

Assistant Manager Summer 2015

  • Taught the general public kayak and canoe safety protocol
  • Lead guided nature tours down the hackensack river, educating public on various plant and animal species
  • Dealt with customers daily and fixed minor problems around center such as kayak and canoe repair
  • Handled financial transactions, payment of workers, and collection of funds  


City Wildlife Washington, DC

Intern Fall Semester, 2015

  • Practice husbandry and handling of wild animals
  • Aided veterinarias in administration of antibiotics and food
  • Released injured animals back into their natural habitats


Englewood Hospital Englewood, NJ

Internship Program: Shadowing a Doctor September 2014- June 2015

  • Shadowed Dr.DeGregorio, a Cardiologist, in the cardiac catheterization lab and invasive cardiology lab
  • Observed surgical procedures and learned about the human body
  • Learned the importance of a strong relationship between the mentor and mentee
  • Demonstrated diligence and dedication by staying past required hours to gain total knowledge of the procedures



Delta Tau Delta- Theta Epsilon Chapter American University

Brother October 2016-Present

  • Chosen as one of 11 out of a group of 45
  • Public Relations and Technology Chair



National Honor Society Member May 2014