Resume

On this page I have included both a web-based and downloadable copy of my resume for your convenience.  Please feel free to click the links (light blue text) that are included in my resume to learn more about my experiences, qualifications, and extracurricular activities.

EDUCATION:

Pennsylvania State University- Schreyer Honors College, University Park, PA

B.S. in Biology, Vertebrae Physiology Option, Bioethics and Medical Humanities Minor

Expected Graduation: May 2015

RELEVANT COURSEWORK:

Honors Biology: Function and Development of Organisms

General Biochemistry

Laboratory in Organic Chemistry

Laboratory in Mammalian Physiology

RELEVANT SKILLS:

Tissue culture, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), gel electrophoresis, column chromatography, thin layer chromatography, recrystallization, scientific writing

WORK EXPERIENCE:

MedImmune, Gaithersburg, MD (June 2013 – August 2013)

Oncology Clinical Development Intern

  • Assisted in designing and monitoring clinical trials for immune mediated therapies for cancer
  • Developed a clinical competitive intelligence database for current immunotherapy trials
  • Presented a formal presentation and poster on PD-1/PD-L1 pathway inhibitors

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA (January 2012 – Present)

Research Assistant, Breast Cancer Research Lab, Dr. Andrea Mastro

  • Design and execute experimental studies of interactions between metastatic breast cancer cells, osteoblasts, and kisspeptin-10
  • Experience in tissue culturing, histochemical staining, and ELISA
  • Presented a poster at the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research national conference

Dr. Roger Washington M.D. San Jose, CA (July 2012 – August 2012)

Office and Website Assistant

  • Organize patient records and filing organization
  •  Designed and created website to access medical forms and service information

STUDENT VOLUNTEER SERVICE:

Fundraising and Special Events Captain, Penn State Relay for Life

Rules and Regulations Committee Member, Penn State Dance Marathon

Junior Auxiliary, Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, CA

AWARDS/ HONORS:

Pennsylvania State University Society of Distinguished Alumni Protégé

Eberly College of Science Dean’s List

NASA Women in Science and Engineering Research Fellowship

Silicon Valley Pennsylvania State University Alumni Scholarship

CONFERENCES:

Leahey, K., Welch, D., Chen, Y., Bussard, K., Mastro, A., (2014, April).  Deadly KISS, Kisspeptin10 interaction with osteoblast and breast cancer metastatic cells. Presented at American Association for Cancer Research conference. San Diego, CA.

LEADERSHIP AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

Atlas THON (August 2011 – Present)

  • Raised $390,366 for Pennsylvania State University Dance Marathon to support Hershey Medical Center’s Four Diamonds Fund for Pediatric Cancer

Science LionPride (January 2012 – May 2014)

  • Ambassador to prospective students for the Eberly College of Science
  • Led tours, chaired student panels, and delivered presentations

Alpha Xi Delta (September 2012 – April 2014)

  • Solicitations Captain for Alpha Xi Delta’s annual Autism Speaks 5k Walk/Run
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