Missouri State University Springfield, Missouri, USA Master of Public Health
Carleton University Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaIntegrated Sciences Biotechnology Psychology Bachelor of Science
Integrated Sciences Biotechnology Psychology
January 2009 to Current
Ozarks Public Health InstituteSpringfield, MissouriHealth Promotion Specialist
Graduate advisor/assistant position to SMASH (Students of Missouri State Against Smoking Hazards), a tobacco education and advocacy program.
SMASH's goal is to educate on the hazards of secondhand smoke exposure and promote the adoption of a stronger tobacco use policy at Missouri State University.
Provide assistance and resources to students, faculty and staff; increase awareness of the dangers of secondhand smoke; address clean indoor air policies; and increase availability of cessation treatments.
Planning and conducting events, conferences and meetings, as well as facilitating trainings for students involved with SMASH.
Developing collaborative relationships with community partnerships such as the Breathe Easy Springfield coalition, and other university organizations that target tobacco use.
Provide regular feedback to grant sponsors regarding progress towards SMASH goals.
September 2006 to June 2007
Rx SolutionsChicago, IllinoisMarket Research Analyst
Research the consumption of Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) nationwide in the past 5 years.
Conduct comprehensive research of IVIG utilization in specific medical specialties i.e.
neurology, immunology, rheumatology, and oncology.
Monitor yearly supply and demand trends of IVIG in each specialty.
Prepare and present inclusive report to executive management.
February 2006 to May 2006
University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburgh, PennsylvaniaResearch Assistant
In charge of research and synthesis of results at the Starzl Transplantation Institute under the supervision of Dr.
David Cooper in XenoTransplantation research.
Examine cloned and genetically modified animals to test sugars, in an attempt to use animal hearts as a temporary bridge to a permanent human organ transplant.
Perform laboratory procedures including endothelial cell cultures, ELISA testing and PAEC harvesting.
July 2005 to August 2005
Department of Canadian HeritageHull, QuebecAdministrative Clerk
Conduct studies using IRIMS (Integrated Records Information Systems) to manage & capture record information in both data & document format.
Sort files in appropriate records area in the Heritage Department namely the Arts, Heritage, Official Languages, Citizenship and Participation, Multiculturalism, Aboriginal, Youth, and Sport Initiatives Programs.
Track and organize records in the internal database.
President of Future Public Health Professionals - Missouri State University.
Collaborate with public health professionals from local public health agencies and coordinate guest lectures and informational sessions.
Foster opportunities for student involvement and promote university's goal of public affairs and public service to the state of Missouri.
Community Heroes Volunteer A regional volunteer initiative sponsored through the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.
Trains and prepares volunteers to assist the local public health department in responding to a public health emergency.
Member of the Missouri Public Health Association.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
Selected to participate as a panel member at the IPCC Conference.
Represented Canada's environmental strategies to combat global warming and its effects on climate change.
In charge of preparing and presenting the Climate Change: Physical Science Basis Report.
Identified key effects of global warming on environmental and human health issues.
Organize and mediate advisory group in charge of drafting final report outlining possible solutions.
Kids Against Hunger - Package meals to feed hungry children locally and globally.
The Watershed Committee of the Ozarks - Preserve and improve the water supplies of Springfield.
Collect and analyze spring water from various springs located in the greater Springfield area.
Excellent oral, written and presentation skills. Experience in researching, writing, analyzing, and editing memos, correspondence, and legislations. Ability to work well under pressure and deliver excellent results during tight deadlines. Enthusiastic, resourceful and trainable; able to adapt easily to new environment. Dependable, consistent, self motivated and exceptional organizational skills. Flexibility and ability to manage multiple, competing, changing priorities and deadlines.
Government Security Clearances
Canadian Federal Government Reliability, Confidential (Level I) and Secret (Level II) Security Clearance.
Government Security Clearances Canadian Federal Government Reliability, Confidential (Level I) and Secret (Level II) Security Clearance. Soft Skills Excellent oral, written and presentation skills. Experience in researching, writing, analyzing, and editing memos, correspondence, and legislations. Ability to work well under pressure and deliver excellent results during tight deadlines. Enthusiastic, resourceful and trainable; able to adapt easily to new environment. Dependable, consistent, self motivated and exceptional organizational skills. Flexibility and ability to manage multiple, competing, changing priorities and deadlines.