(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Versatile Chemist capable of working with different types of chemicals, compounds and materials. Proficient in performing tests, documenting results and writing papers. Well-organized and detail-oriented with good project management and planning abilities developed over 4+ years in Department of Defense.

  • Sample preparation
  • Data analysis
  • GC
  • HPLC
  • Excel
  • Word
  • Project Management
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control
Coastal Carolina University Conway, Expected in 05/2016 Bachelor of Science : Marine Science, Chemistry - GPA :
  • Member of Phi Sigma Pu Honors Society
  • Minored in Chemistry
  • YSI PRO 2030 Certified
  • YSI Orion Certified
  • YSI HANNA meter Certified
  • Hach HQ40D Certified Independent Studies
  • Work History
    Exelon - Chemist
    Malvern, PA, 05/2019 - Current
    • GS-12 Series 1320 Project Chemist, May 2019 - Present, 40 hrs/week.
    • Establish safe working procedures with glovebox systems.
    • Prepare test plans outlining the scope, objectives, and test procedures to be used for assigned tests such as training programs for soldiers and permeation testing.
    • Direct chemical laboratory technicians on chemical warfare testing.
    • Improve test teams by identifying, distributing, and balancing workloads among employees based on their skill level and occupational specialization.
    • Generate operation manuals to increase the productivity of testing.
    • Slash testing costs for customer by 20% by cross training personnel, while ensuring superior results.
    • Advise customers to determine test requirements and persuade if any adjustments need to be made.
    • Upgrade Statement of Work (SOW) and policies decreasing the payroll costs by 50%.
    • Optimize data requirements for meaningful statistical interpretation of results by presenting technical reviews.
    • Wrote test reports and operational reports to assess the performance of the items/procedures under test against performance criteria of requirement or specification documents.
    • Improve Deliberate Risk Assessment Worksheets (DRAW) to increase awareness to risks that were not previously apparent by meeting new army requirements.
    • Proactively purchase materials required to work efficently.
    • Oversee preparation and execution of Next Generation Chemical Testing.
    • Ensure compliance with chemical surety requirements in accordance with AR50-6 and DA-PAM 385-61.
    • Improve testing procedures for CADD endorsed decontamination and Stand-off Overall Early Warning T&E capability gaps.
    • Train summer interns by increasing their knowledge on chemical agent operations, how to manage test programs, and how to review data.
    Alliancebernstein Holding Lp - Senior Analyst
    New York City, NY, 06/2016 - 05/2019
    • 40 hrs/week.
    • Implemented quality control and quality assurance in everyday tasks with the integration of SOPs, ATEC, DOD, OSHA, RCRA and DPG regulations.
    • Prepared and presented technical briefings, internal plans, operational readiness inspections (ORI), and pre-operational safety study (POSS) to management and other individuals within the CTD for surety operations.
    • Responsible for maintenance, operations, and data reporting for LC/MS and GC/MS instruments.
    • Responsible for the development of more efficient processes in chemical warfare testing and their decontamination methods using near-real time permeation testing.
    • Managed and coordinated a Swatch projects including the methodology studies, design, execution, and decontamination.
    • Organized the scheduling of personnel and services within budget.
    • Performed data collection and reported results by writing test reports.
    • Prepared project data analysis and technical reports, using Excel and Word, in order to defend and report findings to project scientists and managers.
    • Executed degradations studies on non-traditional agents (NTAs).
    • Decontaminated testing equipment and engineering controls.
    • Operator and project chemist on NGCD, specifically LADF, PADF, and ATVF.
    • Responsible for the coordination and organization of a glovebox containment study for solid material.
    • Participated in methodology studies to evaluate the containment of simulant and CWA using DAAMS tube quantification for the Next Generation Chemical Detector (NGCD) project.
    • Supported field tests by calibrating analytical detectors, maintaining an accurate spatial record of sampling location, and recording qualitative observations.
    • Provided quality assurance review of analytical test data.
    • Performed routine laboratory duties such as dispose of hazardous waste following OSHA guidelines and regulations.
    • Participated in Aerosol, Vapor, Liquid Assessment Group (Swatch).
    • Tested the protection factor of individual protection equipment.
    • Sustained test fixtures used in routine chemical surety operations.
    • Maintained change configuration log of test fixtures.
    • Resolved maintenance issues independently and reported to project scientist.
    • Efficiently and effectively developed an inventory report of TMDE items.
    • Researched and evaluated defected calibrated items.
    • CALS.
    • Executed methodology studies on stimulants and CWAs using various analytical techniques and detectors.
    • Certified operator for Agilent 6975C Series GC/MS and Agilent 1200 Series LCMS.
    • Responsible for sample preparation and analysis of referee using Agilent 6975C Series GC/MS, Agilent 1200 Series LCMS, Raman and other referee systems.
    • Responsible for constructing the test schedule based off limited personal, agent expiration, and other testing being performed.
    • Responsible for coordinating the vault work, including MINICAM support.
    • Provided guidance to test control officer on the difficulties in the test program, i.e.
    • Limited resources.
    • Composed and maintained quality data packets to self-assure the customer the work at Dugway is reproducible.
    • Per the Test Officer - "During the test execution Ms.
    • Claire demonstrated a level of expertise that was critical to the overall success of the mission in providing threat-representative, operationally-realistic samples to Warfighters to determine system effectiveness.
    • Ms.
    • Claire took it upon herself to ensure that each sample was refereed to a high level of standard to enable critical assessments of system performance and possible improvement strategies.
    • The work provided by Ms.
    • Claire also improved test efficiency by influencing the arrangement of the test execution order to take advantage of synergism between the target threats and corresponding test conduct.
    • As such, the program was able to demonstrate a flexibility to address both unanticipated test issues, as well as attain cost efficiencies that saved the customer several thousands in after-hours surety work.".
    • Chair of Jacobs Dugway safety committee:.
    • Created safety events for the workforce to increase safe mentality and 'beyond zero' safety culture.
    • Awarded Safe Employee of the Year in 2017 from Jacobs Technology Corporate and from Dugway Proving Ground site management.
    State Of Michigan - Student Assistant
    Howell, MI, 10/2014 - 05/2016
    • 20 hrs/week.
    • Designed and executed soil analysis study to analysis the amount of volatile organic components in storm water ditches.
    • Collected water and soil samples in support of Storm water Source Tracking and Determination of Host Contributions of Fecal Indicator Bacteria using qPCR.
    • Performed multiple parameter calibration for Hach, Orion, HANNA, and level logger meters while following standard operating procedures.
    • Collected and analyzed experimental data of salinity, conductivity, and enterococcus parameters for Beach Monitoring Project, Community-Based Groundwater and Lake Level Management Project, River Gauging the Waccamaw and Pee Dee River.
    • Trained new employees for Groundwater and Lake Level management and maintenance in the lab.
    Additional Information
    • Planned and executed water quality analysis of effluent discharge effects from International Paper Mill wastewater in the Sampit River, SC.
    • Conducted biological oriented analysis on wastewater to establish the water quality of dioxin treated water. Explored time trends to evaluate water quality in coastal swashes to identify the threats to the receiving waters, i.e. the nearshore ocean.
    • Examined the bioaccumulation effects of Mercury levels of higher tropic organisms by determining the concentration of mercury assimilated in the tissues of Mummichogs (Fundulus heteroclitus) and Silversides (Menidia menidia).
    • Conducted limnological surveys with biological and chemical analysis of sea water. Studied the possible eutrophication present in Winyah Bay in Georgetown, SC. Independent Study on the biogeomorpholic zonation study on a fringing reef in Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island relating substratum type and the flora and fauna abundance.
    • Evaluated the effectiveness of the occurrence and distribution of intertidal organism of Pallarenda Beach, QLD Australia.

    Cousins, Matthew. Koons, Mckenna. Macek, Amanda. Claire, Jessica N. Starovasnik, Caleb. "Water Quality Analysis of Effluent Discharge Effects on The Sampit River from International Paper Mill in Georgetown, SC," Marine Science Today, February 9, 2015.

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