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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Resourceful Graduate Research Assistant passionate about advancing knowledge in analytical chemistry and mass spectrometry through high-quality research. Self-motivated professional with excellent communication, planning and problem solving abilities.

Expected in 07/2021
Masters: Analytical Chemistry
University of South Carolina - Columbia, SC,

Dr. Susan Richardson’s Laboratory

  • Coursework in Environmental Chemistry, Separations Chemistry, Spectrochemical Methods of Analysis, Mass Spectrometry and Electroanalytical Chemistry.
  • Graduated with 3.6 GPA.
  • Focused on extraction from various matrices, separations, and mass spectrometer instrumentation and implementation.
  • Awarded 2 Travel Awards by the UofSC Graduate School and the UofSC Chemistry Department.
Expected in 05/2018
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry
Georgia Southern University - Statesboro, GA,
  • Dean's List Spring 2017, Fall 2017, and Spring 2018.
  • ACS (American Chemical Society) Certified degree
  • Course materials development
  • Research design
  • Study coordination
  • Specimen and sample preparation
  • Scientific paper experience
  • Research and analysis
  • Quantitative and qualitative Analysis
  • Lab operations
  • Academic presentations
  • Academic research
  • Experimental design
  • Technical writing
  • Lab safety (Lab Safety Officer, Richardson Lab 2018-2019)
  • Running experiments
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Extraction techniques such as liquid liquid extraction (LLE), etc.
Work History
09/2018 to 07/2021
Graduate Research Assistant Association Of American Medical Colleges Washington, DC,
  • Utilized novel headspace extraction technique (VASE (vacuum-assisted sorbent extraction)) for nearly 70 disinfection by-products in both clean and complex matrices such as urine, drinking water, and wastewater.
  • Organized target and unknowns analysis for archaeological samples and drinking water.
  • Assisted in target & non-target analysis for matrices such as drinking water, wastewater, sewer impacted waters, etc.

Instrumentation used:

  • Gas-chromatography mass-spectrometry (GC-MS).
  • Gas-chromatography tandem mass-spectrometry (GC-QqQ-MS).
  • Liquid-chromatography mass-spectrometry (LC-MS).
  • Total Organic Halogen analysis with Combustion Ion Chromatography.
  • UV-Vis Spectroscopy.
08/2018 to 05/2021
Graduate Teaching Assistant Purdue University West Lafayette, IN,
  • Taught multiple sections of General Chemistry and General Chemistry Lab.
  • Course names include General Chemistry 2 (taught 3 semesters, with 1 semester remote), Principles of Chemistry 1 (taught 1 semester), and Principles of Chemistry 1 Laboratory (taught 1 semester).
  • Responsibilities include creating lecture material, teaching to several sections each semester, creating quizzes, polls, and grading quizzes and exams.
  • Documented attendance and completed assignments to maintain full class and student records
  • Checked assignments, proctored tests, and provided grades according to university standards
  • Streamed classes online and uploaded videos for later viewing by distance and absent students
  • Worked with teachers in evaluating student progress, needs, and gains
  • Prepared lessons according to course outline to convey all required material and deepen student understanding of subject matter
  • Mentored students through office hours and one-on-one communication
08/2017 to 05/2018
Undergraduate Student Research Assistant Georgia Southern University City, STATE,
  • Gold Nanorod-Protein Composites as Potential Novel Therapy for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Evaluated gold nanorod synthesis paired with A1-Antitrypsin protein in exploration for potential therapy of A1-Antitrypsin deficiency.
  • Attended & Presented at ACS National Convention in New Orleans, LA (March 2018)

Instrumentation used:

  • UV-Vis, fluorescence spectrometer,
  • Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Zeta Potential Analyzer.
Conference Appearances

ACS National (New Orleans, LA): March 2018

“Gold Nanorod-Protein Composites as Potential Novel Therapy for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency” (Poster Presentation)

Gordon Conference on Disinfection By-products (Mt. Holyoke, MA): July 2019

“A Solvent-Free Extraction and Thermal Desorption Technique for Quantification of Disinfection By-products in Water” (Poster Presentation)

ASMS (Atlanta, GA): June 2020

“Identification and Quantification of Disinfection By-Products Using a Solvent-Free Extraction and Thermal Desorption Technique” (Oral Presentation)

Pittcon: March 2020

“Using VASE as a Thermal Desorption Technique for the Identification and Quantification of Disinfection By-Products” (Oral Presentation)

South Carolina Water Research Conference (Virtual): April 2020

“Vacuum Assisted Sorbent Extraction (VASE): A New technology to quantify Disinfection By-Products and minimize matrix effects” (Poster Presentation)

ASMS (Virtual; Houston, TX): June 2020

“A New Way to Analyze Disinfection By-products in Drinking Water and Complex Matrices with Vacuum Assisted Sorbent Extraction (VASE) and GC-MS” (Oral Presentation)

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