American University, College of Arts and Sciences Washington, D.C.
Bachelor of Science in Biology May 2019
Minor: Music Performance in Voice
Laboratory Research in Cancer Research Lab at American University Washington, D.C.
Research Assistant May 2018 – Present
- Working in Dr. Katie DeCicco-Skinner’s research laboratory on multiple myeloma and squamous cell carcinoma
- Cleaning, prepping and running different equipment and experiments such as Western Blotting, Cell Culture, PCR and gel electrophoresis; and handling and euthanizing mice following the Animal Care and Use in CITI Program
- Collaborating with 3-5 research assistants in the lab, and training and directing new research assistants on experimental procedures
Neurology Department at Children’s National Medical Center Washington, D.C.
Student Volunteer November 2017 – May 2018 and August 2018 – Present
- Prepping patients’ charts for the clinic and filing documents, and shadowing doctors and nurses in the clinic
- Completing projects for myelin disorders such as making brochures for X-ALD, and writing flyers and preparing for the Family Conference on Labrune Syndrome and Coat’s Plus Syndrome
Laboratory Research in Microbiology Lab at American University Washington, D.C.
Research Assistant June 2017 – May 2018
- Worked in Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan’s research laboratory to study about the biofilm dispersal of Staphylococcus aureus.
- Cleaning, prepping and running different equipment and experiments such as making TSB, TSA, and PBS.
- Assisted with the development of novel procedures on rod and flow-through assays
Shadowing Physicians in El Paso Spine and Pain Clinic El Paso, TX
Observer December 2017 – January 2018
- Shadowed Dr. Carlos Viesca, Dr. Patricia Lopez-Po, and Erick Del Pozo (APRN) at the Spine and Pain Clinic
- Observed spine procedures such as epidural steroid injections and medial branch blocks, and OR procedures such as laminotomy, laminectomy, and kyphoplasty with Dr. Viesca, and Interacted with patients of all ages who speak English or Spanish or both
AmeriCorps Jumpstart at American University Washington, D.C.
AmeriCorps member September 2015 – April 2016
- Implemented early childhood curriculum, supported family involvement, and promoted children’s language and literacy skills through ongoing relationships with 20 children in unprivileged neighborhoods in D.C.
- Collaborated with a team of 5 team members to plan twice weekly in classroom activities for a class of 20 preschool children
- Received intensive training and professional development in early childhood theory and practice, language and literacy development, leadership skills, and communication with families
ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS
American University Chorus Washington, D.C.
Alto I September 2015 – Present
- Attending rehearsals to practice at least three different pieces of music for each performance in multiple languages including English, Spanish, Italian, Latin, French and German
COMPUTER AND LANGUAGE SKILLS
Computer: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Language: Japanese (native)