Biomedical Engineering Major
Tissue Regeneration & Stem Cell Therapy Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
Biomedical Engineering major with experience in the areas of pathology, tissue engineering, cell and tissue analysis, medical device prototyping and production, physiological psychology, and molecular biochemistry. Demonstrated ability to deliver optimized research assistance which includes troubleshooting, calibrating, utilizing laboratory equipment and instruments, in addition to recording and summarizing test data. Proficient in complying with all Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) including all research and safety polices, practices, and protocols. Collaborative communicator, with strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work within a cohesive environment to support research objectives.
Areas of Excellence:
Project Coordination/Leadership • Data Reporting/Documentation • Tissue Engineering • Strategic Planning
Team Building & Leadership • Controlled Experiments • Behavioral Analysis • Laboratory Process & Procedures
Research & Development • Microscopic, Molecular, and Biochemical Techniques • Soft Polymer Engineering
Professional Work History
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, Tucson, AZ 2017 – Present
Deliver the “wow” factor while greeting customers and preparing their orders to their satisfaction. Work within a team environment to achieve operational and business goals. Plan and execute in-depth-training to acclimate junior staff and lead them through the on-boarding process.
INTERNSHIP PROGRAM AT ICAGEN-T, Phoenix, AZ 5/2017 – 8/2017
Industry Student Researcher (Volunteer)
Brought onto a team with this reputable drug discovery company, as one of the only Bachelor of Science students in a program that is only available to master’s degree graduates. Leveraged biomedical engineering principles and education to assist in research that was focused on developing innovative techniques to analyze amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Strictly adhered to all operating and laboratory policies and procedures.
Conceptualized, devised, created, and standardized procedure to test ALS muscle samples using SolidWorks.
Leveraged engineering education to design and create a machine mount that consistently tested muscles. Created a prototype utilizing 3D printing polymer science and implemented strict quality controls. Handed prototype over to a reputable engineering firm for further development that was required to refine the prototype.
Increased efficiency by 40% by cutting significant time off the pre-development phase.
UNDERGRADUATE BIOLOGY RESEARCH PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, Tucson, AZ 2015 – 2017
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Contributed to various projects while working in the capacity of Student Researcher. Created comprehensive and critical research laboratory techniques in biomedical pursuits such as biomechanical analysis of glaucoma, neurological and behavioral study of ant colonies, and prostate organ-on-a-chip applications. Prepped and completed tissue engineering works within the Integrated Microsystem Laboratory.
Led new prostate cell line project and created tissue engineered device. Investigated function of device and cells versus normal organ function.
Mentored and instructed 3 laboratory technicians on the process of replicating the results of the study.
Realized a 50% reduction in time by leveraging prior experience in the research field including the knowledge of proper documentation and results communication.
Completed behavioral analysis project which included taking time-lapsed videos of individual ant colonies. Introduced humanely standardized stimulus and recorded behavior. Documented and reported results to project mentor.
Reported to the Soft Tissue Biomechanics Laboratory as a research apprentice. Assisted the Lab Manager to quantify project using high-powered laser to take images of the sclera and evaluate the level of deformation as glaucoma progressed.
Earlier Career History
THINK TANK AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, Tucson, AZ 2016 – 2017
Supplemental Instruction Leader
Hired to assist with increasing student confidence and proficiency levels in traditionally difficult classes such as physics.
WORDCATS & MATHCATS AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, Tucson, AZ 2014 – 2015
Middle School Tutor
Provided mentorship to middle school students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses.
Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project)
Sterile Technique and Biological Experience
Contamination Reduction/Avoidance Protocols
Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing
SolidWorks and TinkerCAD (prototyping engineering designs)
C / R / MATLAB Programming Languages
Professional Laboratory Procedures
Specialized Safety Certifications
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, Tucson, AZ
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Biomedical Engineering
Minor in Mathematics, 3.20 / 4.00 GPA (Expected May 2018)