Accomplished, energetic, and responsible analytical chemist with Gas Chromatography and High- Performance
Liquid Chromatography experience within the pharmaceutical and environmental industries.
Well organized and self-motivated with a drive for excellence offering high-quality analytical work in a timely
Persistence in achieving goals that lead to professional success.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Outstanding academic credentials.
Knowledge of laboratory software & Calorimeters & viscometers
Agilent Chemstation & Sotax WinSotax) balance and melting point apparatus.
Competency in MatLab, Python, Microsoft Office HPLC, GCMS, FT-IR, AA, UV-Vis, pH meter,
Suite, Excel, & Access Good knowledge of wet chemistry techniques.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
Attention to details, energetic work attitude & seasoned in conflict resolution
Work independently, adhere to strict professional guidelines and confidentiality protocols.
Teacher of Chemistry ( Organic & Inorganic) and Mathematics ( Pre-algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Pre-
Calculus and Calculus).
Respond well under the pressure of deadlines in order to complete work with accuracy and efficiency.
Good verbal and written communication skills as well as good computer skills.
American Environmental Testing LaboratoryMay 2012 to April 2017Analytical Chemist Burbank, CA
Served as a chemist leader at American Environmental Testing Laboratory for 2 years.
Provided assistance on recycling initiatives that saved clients hundreds of thousands of dollars annually
while minimizing waste and environmental pollutants.
Received National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant.
Studied methods for using palladium to
catalyze the synthesis of carbon-carbon molecules for pharmaceutical applications.
Prepared and analyze purgeable total petroleum hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds for water,
soils to determine chemical or physical properties, composition, structure using gas chromatography/mass
spectra, spectroscopy or spectrophotometry techniques.
Extensive experience in the operation, calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment and analytical
instrumentation within the environmental laboratory.
Led a team of researchers, including 2 chemists and 3 lab technicians to complete projects in the areas of
environmental and hazardous waste sampling.
Conferred with scientists and engineers to conduct the analysis of research projects, interpret test results.
Prepare standards, test solutions, compounds, or reagents for laboratory personnel to conduct tests and
cleanup to remove interferences.
Par Pharmaceutical an Endo International CompanyAugust 2008 to March 2012Chemist II Irvine, CA
Conducts laboratory analyses: finished product testing, stability testing, raw material testing, cleaning verification
testing and manufacturing in-process testing.
Buffer/solution & standard preparation
Operating analytical instruments: HPLC, UV-Vis, FT-IR, GC, dissolution tester, melting point apparatus,
viscometer, Karl Fischer titration, pH meter and analytical balance.
Detects abnormalities during performances of tests and reviews.
Perform lab methods transfer and participate in method validation/verification studies.
Provides general laboratory support such as routine instrument cleaning/preventative, maintenance/calibration,
sample receiving, chemical inventory, document filing and housekeeping.
Performs assigned work in a timely and safe manner conforming to regulatory, company and compendiaI
requirements within pharmaceutical manufacturing setting.
Calhoun VisionFebruary 2006 to June 2008Manufacturing Chemist Pasadena, CA
Formulation preparation of silicones in support of manufacturing line
Evaluation of new incoming materials
Analytical chemical testing of Calhoun products, in particular, the light adjustable lens including the
following methods, GC, SEC (GPC), UV/Vis, FTIR, viscosity testing and refractive index determination
Instrument maintenance GC, SEC (GPC), UV/Vis, FTIR
Record keeping, including GMP level notebook keeping and GMP laboratory record keeping
Verification of other laboratory personnel's data and results.
Applied Physic & Chemistry LaboratorySeptember 2000 to November 2005Chemist Chino, CA
Analyzed organic & inorganic compounds to determine chemical / physical properties using gas
chromatography and spectroscopy
Performed calculations related to testing to convert raw data into final sample results and evaluated results
to ensure that they met reliability standards.
Prepared planning documents, data quality assessment, data interpretation and reporting.
Induced changes in composition of substances by introducing heat, light, energy and chemical catalysts for
quantitative or qualitative analysis.
Initiated assays, moisture determination, wet chemistry and titrations.
Maintained laboratory instruments to ensure proper working order and troubleshoot malfunctions when
Education and Training
University of California2005Bachelor of Science: Chemistry/ MathematicsSanta Barbara Santa Barbara, CA, United StatesChemistry/ Mathematics
Orange Coast College2000Associate of Arts: Business ManagementCosta Mesa, CA, United StatesBusiness Management