I am a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with degrees in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and French. My main focus was in microbiology; currently, I am a researcher at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado, studying the diatom Didymosphenia geminata. After the current field research season ends in mid-August, I will be transitioning to a laboratory pathogen-research position at the Ministry of Health in Jerusalem, Israel.
I had the position of a Foundations of Biology II Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for two semesters during my junior and senior year of college. I mainly assisted first and second-year students; this assistance included helping students adjust to college-level material and updating their study techniques to help them succeed.
Israel Ministry of Health, Research Intern
2017 - Present
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Independent Researcher
2017 - 2017
Conducts both field and laboratory research on the diatom Didymosphenia geminata. Performs observational and experimental techniques to draw conclusions about growth patterns.
University of Pittsburgh CRISMA Molecular Lab Core, Laboratory Assistant
2016 - 2017
Processed and securely stored human biohazard specimens (blood, urine, and other body fluids). Performed specimen assays (ELISA and Luminex).
University of Pittsburgh Department of Biological Sciences, Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
2015 - 2016
Held open office hours and assisted Foundations of Biology II students in study techniques, understanding material, and test preparation.