Currently, I am a PhD student at the University of Georgia working on my Bio-Analytical Chemistry degree. I attended Spring Hill College where I obtained my undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. I have tutored math and science since I was in high school, and I enjoy it immensely.
Beginning my sophomore year of college, I started work as a teaching assistant in general chemistry labs and that continued into my transfer over into my PhD program at UGA. I also worked in a Center for Academic Excellence at Spring Hill where I tutored math (anything from pre-algebra/biostatistics to Calculus III), chemistry, and physics. During my tutoring position, I also held workshops for students to learn in a larger setting. These workshops focused on algebra and calculus topics with the occasional basic physics review. During my...
University of Georgia, PhD Student
2013 - Present
Bio-analytical chemistry PhD student working on the development of separation methods combined with mass spectrometry for structural analysis of glycosaminoglycans.
University of Georgia, Graduate Teacher's Assistant
2013 - 2014
Preparing and teaching General Chemistry labs of approximately 25 students per lab session.
Spring Hill College, Recitation Leader
2011 - 2013
General Chemistry lecture material was reviewed and extra problems were worked with the students to clarify any confusing material from lecture.
Spring Hill College, Teacher's Assistant
2010 - 2013
Prepared lab material and assisted the professor in General Chemistry Lab I and II, Forensic Chemistry, and Forensic Biology.
Spring Hill College, Center for Academic Excellence Math/Science Tutor
2010 - 2013
Math tutor for Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Biostatistics, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus (I, II, III).
Science/math tutor for Physics and General Chemistry.
Presented workshops for specific topics in the courses listed above to prepare students for exams. Some of the workshop topics included derivatives, integrals, trigonometric functions, limits, exponential functions, and logarithmic functions.
University of Arkansas, Undergraduate Research Assistant (REU Program)
2012 - 2012
Advisor: Dr. Bill Durham
Sythesis of the JWH-018 metabolite and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) analysis of the products to determine detection limits.
University of Alabama, Undergraduate Research Assistant (REU Program)
2012 - 2012
Advisor: Dr. Carolyn J. Cassady
Investigation of negative ion mode in-source decay (ISD) in a matrix assisted laser desportion/time-of-flight mass spectrometer (MALDI/TOF MS) to determine the fragmentation pattern and optimize parameter conditions for peptides.