Objective: Seeking an advanced position in Chemistry/Quality Assurance or related field
in attempt to further my experience and knowledge in the industry.
Scholarship winner Marshall University 1994-1998 Marshall University's Outstanding Junior in Chemistry/Best Analytical Chemist 1997 Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Member Member and former officer in Alpha Chi Sigma professional chemistry fraternity Member of the American Chemical Society Analytical Chemistry Division Scholarship/Tuition Waiver winner University of Houston Research Paper published appearing in Organometallics, Volume 20, Number 4, pages 734-740 Masters Thesis completed and defended March 2001 Completion of Introduction to HPLC Short Course by the Chromatography Institute of America May 2002 Completion of Practical HPLC Method Development Short Course by LC Resources February 2005 Completed Short Course in Supervisory Training October 2006 Completed Short Courses in Ion Chromatography Maintenance and Troubleshooting, and Ion Chromatography Calibration June 2007 Completed Web Short Course in Modern HPLC Development in the Pharmaceutical Industry for Practicing Scientists October 2007.
November 2001 to Current
Metrics, IncSenior Analytical Chemist
Experience writing validation documents, method monographs, and protocols for analytical method validations and method transfers Experience reviewing and/or approving validation documents, validation protocols, method monographs, stability data, standard operating procedures, method specification documents, and client-communication documents Experience witnessing and reviewing laboratory notebook write-ups for analytical method validations, analytical method transfers, stability studies, routine analytical testing, and instrument performance qualifications Experience using Master Control document management software Currently performing method development and validation using GC/FID and GC/MS techniques Experience in method development involving derivatization reactions for GC/MS sensitivity Experience performing method development and validation including GC, HPLC, and IC Experience in contract laboratory stability and release testing including HPLC (normal and reversed phases), GC (head.
Experience working in the polymer science industry performing organometallic synthesis and characterization Experience running reactions in a nitrogen-purged glove box Extensive use of NMR Spectroscopy, column chromatography, gel-permeation chromatography GPC), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).
August 1998 to December 2000
University of Houston Chemistry DepartmentResearch/Teaching Assistant
Performed spectroscopic research on metalloporphyrins Extensive use of Raman, IR, NMR, and UV-vis spectroscopy Taught several undergraduate laboratory classes including senior level instrumental analysis (Raman, IR, NMR, UV-vis, GC, AA) Marshall University Chemistry Department/Research Corporation.
June 1996 to June 1998
Performed synthetic and instrumental analysis research on air-sensitive organometallic.
Extensive Use of IR and NMR spectroscopy.
Extensive work running reactions in a glove box under an argon atmosphere.
University of Houston Houston, TXAnalytical Chemistry Instrumental Analysis Master of Science
Marshall University Huntington, WVChemistry Mathematics Bachelor of Science
HONORS AND PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Eagle Scout Award