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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Self-motivated, collaborative student with a passion to learn. Ability to efficiently handle fast-paced environments; excellent working with teams and possess the ability to perform high quality work independently.

  • Pattern & trend analysis
  • Strategy development
  • Leadership
  • Resource coordination
  • Communication
  • Data analysis
07/2021 to Current
Staff Writer Enloe Medical Center Chico, CA,
  • Used social media outlets to connect directly with the public.
  • Shaped narrative on key issues through effective storytelling and knowledge of public opinion.
  • Drafted accurate, engaging and fact-checked stories.
  • Formatted works correctly to meet publishing guidelines and reduce rejections.
  • Worked with development editors, copyeditors and line editors to publish works.
  • Developed and pursued stories independently and for assignment, covering range of topics and events.
  • Completed research and checked all facts to maintain high standard of journalistic integrity.
  • Interviewed sources, contacts and leads to gather information for stories.
05/2021 to Current
Undergraduate Researcher Penn State University University Park, PA,
  • Cleaned and sterilized lab area, tools and equipment.
  • Employed sterile technique methods to assure quality of collected samples and stored specimens in proper manner.
  • Optimized DNA extraction from tissue and liquid medium using qPCR and serial dilution.
  • Loaded pipette tips, autoclaving, glassware washing, counter cleaning, organizing and refilling materials, lab coat washing.
  • Monitored standard laboratory freezer and low temperature long term freezer and storage.
  • Assisted in and preformed polymerase chain reactions (PCR), gel electrophoresis, dsDNA fluorometric quantitative assays, aliquoting, quantitative polymerase chain reactions (qPCR) with serial dilutions and fluorescent tagging, centrifugation.
12/2019 to 04/2020
Student Researcher Ucla Health Laguna Hills, CA,
  • NASA CoP Student Research Program, 1 of 8 students selected from CSN for the Spring 2020 program.
  • 1 semester of experience as a student researcher; worked closely with Dr. Chelsey McKenna, PhD Professor of Biology at the College of Southern Nevada.
  • Completed genome annotation and comparative genomic analysis of a novel virus.
  • Created and presented a poster at the statewide CoP NASA meeting; responsible for effectively communicating and explaining research results.
  • Utilized various bioinformatic techniques and computational programs to assess genome sequencing, including: Genemark, DNA Master, Phamarator, Blast Alignments, TMHMM, and Starterator.
  • Frequently operated HHPRED to access the protein databank and conserved domains database to focus on amino acid sequences.
  • Analyzed several results at once to determine best function for each gene and cross referenced data to identify two new genes for possible coding potential.
04/2019 to 11/2019
Elected Student Senator ASCSN Student Government | CSN City, STATE,
  • Responsible for event planning, budgeting, marketing, and successful execution.
  • Encouraged students to become more involved in politics and campus life, frequently hosting student centered events, giving speeches, and marketing to the student population.
  • Elected to chair of the grievance committee and served with knowledgeable leadership, developing an in-depth knowledge of subject matter and proposals.
  • Nominated to serve on the Academic Integrity committee
  • Served as Director of Public Relations on the outreach and planning committee
  • Organized and lead committee meetings when necessary, as well as being involved in biweekly senate meetings and weekly team meetings.
Education and Training
Expected in
Associate of Science: Biology
College Of Southern Nevada - Las Vegas, NV
Expected in 11/2023
Bachelor of Science: Microbiology
University Nevada Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV,
  • Major coursework completed in:

Cell and Molecular Biology I & II

General Chemistry I & II

Year and a half of English

College Algebra through Calculus & Statistics

  • Minor in Neuroscience
  • Awarded the 2019 Condom Collective Safe Site Scholarship by the Advocates of Youth
  • Member of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society
  • 2019 NASA & Nevada Space Grant recipient
  • Clinical Chair & Sergeant of Arms for Volunteers Around The World
  • Founder & President of the Association for Undergraduate Research Advancement
  • BSL-2 Certification - [2021]

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School Attended
  • College Of Southern Nevada
  • University Nevada Las Vegas
Job Titles Held:
  • Staff Writer
  • Undergraduate Researcher
  • Student Researcher
  • Elected Student Senator
  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Science