Laboratory Technician, 02/2013
to Current Dr. Reddy's Laboratories – Shreveport,
Conducts analysis on finished product and raw materials using approved methods.
Analytical methods performed include manual and automated dissolution with UV and HPLC analysis, assay with HPLC analysis, related substances with HPLC analysis, degradation and related substance with UPLC analysis, total organic carbon (TOC), conductivity, moisture determination by Karl Fischer, and weight variation.
Microbiological methods performed include total aerobic plate count, total yeast and mold count, and tests for specified organisms (Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Salmonella spp.).
Additional microbiological testing includes coliform testing, testing water for free chlorine, sampling for hold time studies, performing suitability studies, using API diagnostic strips, making and qualifying media, and reconstituting microorganisms.
Chemist, Quality Control, 09/2012
to 02/2013 Omni Specialty Packaging – Shreveport,
Performed testing of raw materials, finished oil blends, and packaged product.
Techniques and tests utilized include Inductively-Coupled Plasma (ICP), NOACK Volatility test, FT-IR, manual and automated viscosity, Brookfield viscosity, moisture determination by Karl Fischer, manual and automated pour point, flash point, total base number (TBN), particle counts, and density.
Additional duties include maintenance and calibration of certain pieces of laboratory equipment, running and maintaining Statistical Process Controls (SPC) on most equipment, adjusting and correcting out of specification blends, maintaining the paper and electronic laboratory logbooks, and generating and issuing Certificates of Analysis.
Lab Technician, 04/2011
to 09/2012 Dean Foods – Shreveport,
Performed testing of raw milk, which includes testing of/for
Graduate Assistant, 08/2008
to 12/2010 Louisiana Health Sciences Center at Shreveport – Shreveport,
Maintained a 3.7 GPA in coursework; Performed biomedical research at the bench; Attended and presented in weekly Journal Club, Departmental Seminar, and Bacteriology Research Conference.
Instructor of Biology, 08/2006
to 06/2008 Louisiana Delta Community College – Monroe,
Instructor of Biology I & II for majors, lecture and lab; Microbiology lecture & lab; Biology I & II for nonmajors, lecture; and Anatomy & Physiology labs.
Adjunct Faculty, 08/2005
to 08/2006 Louisiana Delta Community College – Monroe,
Instructor of Microbiology and Anatomy & Physiology lectures and labs.
Master of Science: Biology,
2005 University of Louisiana at Monroe - Monroe,
Coursework in Biology
Emphasis in Microbiology
Bachelor of Science: Biology Chemistry,
2001 University of Louisiana at Monroe - Monroe,
Coursework in Biology
Minor in Chemistry
Ph.D: Carl Gilbert -
University of Mary Hardin - Belton,
Associate Professor of Science: Tiffany Green -