Undergrad Microbiology Research on Enterococcus faecalis, a vancomycin-resistant organism responsible for many hospital acquired infections, and E.
coli O157:H7, a potentially deadly food-borne pathogen.
Reagent preparation, lab maintenance, and microscope work.
Conducted molecular biology research on how bacteria adapt to stressful conditions and how these adaptations are linked to pathogenesis.
During this time I worked alongside a research assistant and a research assistant professor.
05/2013 － 08/2013
Researched the various techniques of catalytic metallic nanoparticle synthesis.
Primarily examined the synthesis of Platinum nanoparticles through a range of chemical reduction and laser ablation techniques.
Developed creative and self-motivational skills in designing, running, maintaining, and documenting personal laboratory experiments.
This was a competitive internship funded by grants from the University of Tennessee's Chancellor's Office and Office of Research & Engagement.
Physics Tutor01/2012 － CurrentUT Knoxville
Aid and Assist undergraduate students with physics classes.
Develop teaching skills and the ability to explain complex material in a simplified fashion.
01/2012 － CurrentUniversity of Tennessee Bike Shop
Work as a bike mechanic fixing and tuning-up road and mountain bikes.
Develop problem-solving techniques.
01/2011 － Current
Student Leader05/2013 － 08/2013English Language Institute
Taught International students about American culture and the English language.
Developed leadership, communication, relationship building, and creativity skills.
International Student Outreach Leader09/2011 － CurrentReformed University Fellowship RUF
Lead book and bible studies with groups of International students Teach International Students about the intricacies of American culture President of "Giving Back", a club at the University of Tennessee Aug.
2013-Current Created, and in the process of developing, a club which connects UT students to various service organizations throughout the downtown and Fort Sanders area of Knoxville Mission Trip To Maniwaki, Quebec Summer 2010, 2011 Ran a sports camp that created an environment of reconciliation for the impoverished Algonquian and white children of Maniwaki Play for the University of Tennessee Men's Rugby team Fall 2011-Current Accomplishments and Miscellaneous Valedictorian of the Christian Academy of Knoxville Class of 2011 May 2011 Agape Award for the Christian Academy of Knoxville Class of 2011 May 2011 The student who most represented leadership, service, integrity, and academic success University of Tennessee Physics Tutor of the Year.
01/2011 － Current
01/2013 － Current
An Interdisciplinary program allowing students to develop their own majors.
Member of the USA South All-Stars Rugby Team.
10/2013 － Current
A semi-pro rugby team I am trained in (and have research experience in) the following instruments: TEM [cryo TEM, various heavy metal staining techniques) SEM [limited work on this] AFM [training in multiple modes of AFM and currently developing my liquid imaging technique] Light Microscopes Fluorescence Microscopy [Also Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy] Various size distribution instruments [Dynamic Light Scattering, Particles Counters (SMPS)] X-ray crystallography High Powered Lasers [Laser ablation techniques, Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS)].
May 2015Bachelor of Science:The University of Tennessee - Biophysics Physics