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Naperville, Illinois, United States
December 30, 2017

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• Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry: August 2014-present o Anticipated Doctorate of Optometry: May 2018

o Bachelor of Science in Vision Sciences: May 2016

• University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC): August 2009 to May 2013 o Bachelor’s Degree obtained on May 12, 2013

o Bachelor of Science in Psychology

o Minors: Biological Sciences and the Spanish Language OPTOMETRIC EXPERIENCE

• Nova Southeastern University The Eye Institute: May 2016 to present Fort Lauderdale, FL

o Comprehensive eye care in primary care, contact lenses, pediatrics, vision therapy, ocular disease, low vision, and geriatrics o Performed advanced diagnostic tests, such as corneal topography, fundus camera, and optical coherence tomography

• Wilmington VA Medical Center: August 8, 2017 to October 27, 2017 Wilmington, DE

o Comprehensive eye care to a veteran population in primary care, low vision, and ocular disease specifically focused on glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic management

o Co-management with ophthalmology for ocular conditions, such as macular edema and cataracts

• Walter Reed Military Medical Center: May 8, 2017 to August 5, 2017 Bethesda, MD

o Comprehensive eye care to active duty, veterans, and their family members with an emphasis on specialty contact lenses, urgent care, and traumatic brain injury o Observed refractive, retina, glaucoma, pediatric, and cataract surgeries and co- managed these patients with ophthalmology

• UIC Ophthalmology Department: August 2012 to July 2014 Chicago, IL

o Position: Research Assistant under Dr. Jason McAnany o Tested patients to determine their threshold for contrast sensitivity o Recorded and analyzed data using Microsoft Excel graphs

• Vision Works: June 2011 to July 2014

Naperville, IL

o Position: Eyewear Specialist and Optometric Technician AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

• Dean’s List at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

• Miniature MBA Course Certification: March 2017

• Paragon CRT (Orthokeratology) Certified: February 2017

• Valley Contax Custom Stable Scleral Contact Lens Certification: February 2017

• Student Fellowship for American Academy of Optometry: November 2016

• American Heart Association Basic Life Support: May 2016

• Certificate of Completion for A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care: August 2015

• Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program): June 2015 RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

• Case Presentations:

o Ocular Motor Dysfunction: December 2017 at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

o Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma: October 2017 at Wilmington VA Medical Center in Wilmington, Delaware

o Pseudoexfoliation Syndrome: July 2017 at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland

o Keratoconus: May 2017 at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland

o Uveitis: February 2017 at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

• Research regarding awareness of ocular diseases: April 2016 o Arend K, Bhagat R, Hunyh C, Noble A, Smith A. Assessment of awareness of harmful ocular diseases in the South Florida community. Presented as a scientific poster abstract on April 13, 2016 at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

• Research published in a peer-reviewed article in Frontiers in Psychology: July 2014 o Effect of luminance noise on the object frequencies mediating letter identification PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

• Contact Lens and Cornea Society: January 2017-present

• Ocular Disease Club: August 2015-present

• College of Optometrists in Vision Development: August 2014-present

• Nova Optometric Practice Management Association: August 2014-present

• American Optometric Student Association: August 2014-present PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS AND VOLUNTEER EVENTS

• Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Screenings: Orlando, FL in November 2017 o Performed eye screenings for the athletes doing procedures, such as autorefraction, testing distance and near visual acuities, color vision testing, stereoacuity testing, cover testing at distance and near, and assisted optometric residents in obtaining a refraction for those athletes that required new glasses o A total of 310 athletes were screened at the Opening Eyes Event

• Academy 2017: Chicago, IL in October 2017

• Optometry’s Meeting 2017: Washington D.C. in June 2017

• Academy 2016: Anaheim, CA in November 2016

• Optometry’s Meeting 2016: Boston, MA in June 2016 BOARD EXAMINATIONS AND LICENSURE

• NBEO Part 1: Completed in March 2017

• NBEO Part 2: Pending Results; taken in December 2017

• NBEO Part 3: Scheduled for January 2018


• Experienced in operating and interpreting lensometry, autorefractor, non-contact tonometry, corneal topography, visual fields, pachymetry, fundus camera, optical coherence tomography, and OptoMap

• Able to perform a basic eye exam in Spanish and Hindi

• Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

• Proficient with NextGen and Military Based EHR medical recordkeeping REFERENCES

• Available upon request

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