Manage to ensure all department employees receive specific and detailed orientation, skills and safety training, appropriate materials and information, regular evaluations, and pro-active coaching to support their continued development.
*Manage and maintain an aggressive cross-training program within the department to promote development, enhance flexibility, and ensure backup coverage of vital functions and processes.
*Establish and promote a positive, team-oriented work environment emphasizing employee involvement, pro-active communication, inter-departmental cooperation, and continual improvement on all levels.
*Proficient in General Lab techniques, Bioinformatics, Immunology techniques, Molecular biology protocols, and Research tools.
01/2009 - 01/2010
The Limited － New Orleans, LaCustomer Sales Lead
Assist upper management with the maintenance of expected operational and merchandising standards.
Supports staff in maintaining store presentation, organization, and supports brand consistency.
Acquire and utilize product knowledge to thoroughly assist the client, assist with inventory control and merchandising/restocking while acting as sales lead and offering associate support.
Handles store level loss prevention issues, customer service processes, customer satisfaction, and profitability goals for the store in compliance with company procedures.
Develops and executes short and long-term plans to achieve goals in support of district/region strategy.
01/2005 - Current
United Parcel Service － New Orleans, LaTransportation Manager /Operations Supervisor
Manage and implement action plans to ensure service center achieves planned productivity and service targets.
Responsible for managing, supervising, training and/or development of facility operations employees and contract staff.
Able to solve problems involving multiple functional areas of mail operations and logistics; Interpret, implement, and enforce Industry work Instructions and Company policies.
Responsible to ensure that all employees adhere to safety policies and procedures at all times, operating in full compliance with department, station, corporate, DOT, and OSHA requirements.
Actively participates in Health, Environmental, Safety and Security (HESS) programs to assure a safe and environmentally sound workplace.
Assumes accountability for meeting safety goals and various other requirements including training, work permits, critical items inspections, job observations, reporting hazards and issues, and working safely in job assignments.
Oversees load modifications and improve service commitments to reduce costs (e.g., service failures, mileage, hours, intermodal time-in-transit performance, etc.) and verifies on-time performance to identify areas of improvement.
01/2005 - 01/2007
University of New Orleans － New Orleans, LaBiological Laboratory Technician
DNA cloning, DNA purification, transformation, PCR, DNA sequencing.
Protein expression, protein purification, centrifugation, affinity and ion exchange chromatography, sucrose gradients, protein radiography analysis.
Immunology techniques, Western and Northern blots.
Southern Regional Research Center, USDA － New Orleans, LaBiological Science Technician
Identification and analysis of bacteria and fungi found on plants and in soil from plants.
Protein purification through size exclusion and affinity chromatography.
Conducted research on EPA regulated bait for Subterranean Formosan Termites and Fire Ants.
Utilized ERSI ArcGIS software to illustrate species distribution.
Research on mycotoxin contamination and aflatoxin producing soil fungus Aspergillus flavus.
Collected, homogenized, and analyzed soil and crop samples, (corn, cotton, cotton seed, sorgum) to determine pH, Conductivity, Temperature, Soil Texture.
University of New OrleansNew Orleans, LaMaster's of Science
University of New OrleansNew Orleans, LaBachelor's of Science
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*Nicolle A. Saunée, Shervonda R. Williams, Donald A. Bryant, and Wendy M. Schluchter. 2008. Biogenesis of Phycobiliproteins: II. CpcS-I AND CpcU COMPRISE THE HETERODIMERIC BILIN LYASE THAT ATTACHES PHYCOCYANOBILIN TO CYS-82 OF *-PHYCOCYANIN AND CYS-81 OF ALLOPHYCOCYANIN SUBUNITS IN SYNECHOCOCCUS sp. PCC 7002. J. Biol. Chem., 283: 7513 - 7522.
*Crystal A. Miller, Heidi S. Leonard, Ivan G. Pinsky, Brandy M. Turner, Shervonda R. Williams, Leon Harrison ., Jr, Ariane F. Fletcher, Gaozhong Shen, Donald A. Bryant, and Wendy M. Schluchter. 2008. Biogenesis of phycobiliproteins.III. CPCM IS THE ASPARAGINE METHYLTRANSFERASE FOR PHYCOBILIPROTEIN*-SUBUNITS IN CYANOBACTERIA.