Boston University 2020 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and dedicated goals of attending Physician Assistant school. Previously worked as a program assistant at Boston University School of Medicine and currently employed as a phlebotomist at Trinity Health of New England. Maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.7.
Pre-Health Shadowing | March 2020-present, Volunteer
Pre-Health Shadowing is an online service founded by college students during the challenging times of the COVID pandemic. This service provides pre-health students an array of opportunities including live sessions with health care professionals, volunteer and leadership opportunities. As a volunteer myself for this service, I spend 1-5 hours a week assisting in asynchronous tasks such as outreach and nominating professionals for future shadowing sessions. I work alongside students from around the globe that are pursuing a similar field.
Global Medical Brigades, Boston University | September 2018-May 2020, Member & Volunteer
As a member of the global medical brigades chapter at my university, I participated in weekly meetings in which I developed close relations with college students that were also on a pre-health track. Throughout the year, I volunteered and participated in various fundraisers that we prepared prior to the two brigade trips throughout the academic year. I was able to go on the trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, January of 2020. Prior to the trip, we collected donations and organized over 300 hygiene kits that we would be able to provide community members in Tegucigalpa. On the week long trip, I met healthcare professionals from both Honduras and the United States. I was able to learn about the differences and similarities in the healthcare systems. Furthermore, I had the opportunity to shadow these professionals when we went out into the community.
UNICEF, Boston University | September 2018-May 2020, Member & Volunteer
During my time as a member of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), I attended weekly meetings and volunteered in various services regularly. I participated in and coordinated fundraisers working to support the United Nations Children's fund. UNICEF has been improving the lives of children for many years by supplying clean water and sanitation, safe shelter, nutrition, education, health care, and protection from disasters. The goal of Boston University UNICEF is to continue support through fundraising, advocating, and education. During weekly meetings, speakers would present on a scope of topics with the essential theme of children's rights across the globe. Fundraisers included bake sales, collection donations, and collaborating with local businesses. I participated in volunteering locally in locations including the Greater Boston Food Bank, Room to Grow Foundation, Cambridge Fridge in the Square, etc.
FYSOP, Boston University | August 2020, Staff Leader
In August 2020, I worked as a staff leader in The First-Year Student Outreach Project (FYSOP) at Boston University. This is a week-long program in which continuing students who have been trained as staff leaders, are grouped together with new students in order to build connections and assimilate into the environment. During FYSOP, we were also able to volunteer in various places including nursing homes, food stores, and elementary schools. FYSOP is essentially an opportunity to engage in the community, provide service, and gain knowledge before the start of a new school year. My fellow staff leaders and I led a group of approximately 10 incoming college students.
Academic Tutor| September 2015-June 2017
I volunteered as an academic tutor at my high school for two years. I spent my free periods tutoring students in subjects including biology, calculus and chemistry. I provided assistance to students with questions to improve their academic achievement. I strived to be enthusiastic and caring to motivate students. Prior to the tutoring sessions, I prepared lesson plans to meet goals identified inthe students study plans. I educated students on study tips and exam strategies, including time management. It was important for me to be able to motivate the students I tutored towards learning and building self confidence.
Masonicare Health Center | August 2014-June 2016, Volunteer
I volunteered at Masonicare Health Center over a period of two years. Tasks included maintaining a clean, safe and well-organized patient environment. I helped transport patients to and from their appointments. Furthermore, I participated in various entertainment services provided to the patients including playing games, nail care, reading books, etc.
Masonicare Daycare| August 2014-June 2016, Volunteer
While volunteering at the Masonicare Health Center, I also volunteered at the Daycare. I assisted two teachers with a classroom of 7-8 students from ages 2-3. I set up playroom and childcare areas for safety and cleanliness. I made sure to comply with strict safety and organizational regulations, policies and procedures. I Instructed children in crafts and other activities to promote gross and fine motor skills. I helped teachers prepare healthy foods and beverages for children based on their individual dietary guidelines and restrictions. Furthermore, I sanitized dishes, tabletops, toys and other frequently touched surfaces to prevent spreading of germs. I was committed to serving as positive role model for the children.
Wallingford Public Library| September 2013-September 2014, Volunteer
As a volunteer for my local public library, I assisted librarians with a variety of tasks. These tasks included, placing books on proper shelves upon return to circulation and handling check-in and check-out process of library books and materials. Furthermore, I helped to maintain cleanliness of our library when necessary. I volunteered consistently for a year, ranging from one to two days a week. I greeted visitors and answered questions they may have had regarding finding desired materials. During my time at the library, I stayed up to date on references, catalogs and automated information systems. I supported staff with facility maintenance, security, services and daily staff tasks.
American Academy of Physician Assistants
National Healthcare Association
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
Global Medical Brigades
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