I am currently attending Appalachian State University studying Cell/Molecular Biology and Chemistry as a Pre-Med student. I have received licensures to practice as a Certified Nursing Assistant and Medication Aide. I will be graduating with my bachelor’s degree in science one full year early this coming May. I am looking to fortify my application by acquiring more work and leadership experience to become a competitive candidate for medical school.
Instructor of Summer Ventures and Future Doctors and Scientists July of 2016
nResearch Instructor (150 hours):
oAssisted in teaching high school students several methods for providing health care (venipuncture, vitals, suturing, etc.) and conducting college level research. Students were also taught the fundamentals for how to keep a lab notebook and how to write a professional, publishable manuscript from their research data. Hours were 30-40 per week for a total of four weeks.
Physical Labor January of 2011- Present
nPrimary Landscaper for Father:
oTasks included but were not limited to: cutting grass, spraying weeds, power washing the house, and washing cars. Most of the work was distributed throughout the week after school. Hours range from 6-10 per week.
Clinical Experience May of 2017- Present
nCNA I (370+ hours):
oCertified Nursing Assistant I (CNA I) at Summit Place of Kings Mountain. Daily tasks were focused around resident care which includes assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. Hours range from 40+ per week during the summer and PRN during the school year.
nMedication Aide (95+ hours):
oMedication Aide at Summit Place of Kings Mountain. Daily tasks include passing medications in the form of pills, inhalers, insulin pens, etc. as well as filling orders for prescriptions and carrying out physician orders.
Biomedical Research August of 2015- Present
oCurrent member of Dr. Mowa’s Reproductive Biology Research Lab. The primary focus of my projects deal with the antibacterial properties of Moringa oleifera subfractions against Escherichia coli.
oAbstract accepted and attended the Experimental Biology Conference in San Diego, California for 2016
oAbstract accepted to Experimental Biology Conference in Chicago, Illinois for 2017
oAbstract accepted and attended the Triangle Consortium for Reproductive Biology conference in Durham, North Carolina for 2017
oAuthor of Published Abstracts and Papers
Anti-bacterial properties of ethanolic Moringa oleifera leaf extract and proteomic analysis of its effects on Escherichia Coli, FASEB, Annual Experimental Biology Conference 2016
Select Moringa oleifera Subfractions Exhibit Potent Antibacterial Properties against Escherichia coli, FASEB, Annual Experimental Biology Conference 2017
Death by a thousand cuts: Moringa Oleifera lysis Escherichia Coli by altering multiple biological processes, FASEB, Annual Experimental Biology Conference 2017
Moringa oleifera Hydroethanoic Subfractions Lack Antibacterial Synergistic Properties against Escherichia coli, Triangle Consortium for Reproductive Biology conference 2017
Phi Chi Pre-Medical Fraternity August of 2015- Present
oOfficial member of The Beta Chapter of Phi Chi Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Honors Society at Appalachian State University.
oAttended the 10th Annual Surgical Education Conference at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Health Professions Club August of 2015- Present
oLeader of the MD/DO Special Interest Group for the Health Professions Club at Appalachian State University (Fall 2016-Spring 2018).
oAs a leader of the MD/DO SIG, medical school representatives were recruited to present at the semester’s meetings and a blood drive was organized for club participation each semester.
oHealth Professions Club offers information on varying careers in the field of medicine, resources for clinical experience, and recommendations for professional schools after graduation.
oASU Marching Mountaineers (2015-2016)
oASU Mountaineer Basketball Band (2016-2017)
oASU Mountaineer Basketball Band (2017-2018)
oMember of the ASU Archery Club (2017-2018)
oPublic Relations Chair (Spring 2018)
oCompetitive Compound Bow Shooter
Cherokee Bow Hunters Shoot (7 weekly competitions)
Boneyard Vegas Turkey Shoot
Cherokee Bow Hunters Championship Shoot: Runner-Up
Sage Creek Outdoor Outdoor 3D Tournament
New River Archery Club Outdoor 3D
Big Pine Archery Club Outdoor 3D
nHealth Professions Club
oFall 2015 Homecoming Blood Drive (2 Hours)
oSpring 2016 Relay for Life (4 hours)
oSpring 2016 K9 Brushing at Humane Society of Boone for HPC (3 hours)
oFall 2016 Homecoming Blood Drive (2 hours)
oFall 2016 MD/DO Blood Drive (4 hours)
oSpring 2017 MD/DO Blood Drive (4 hours)
oFall 2017 Homecoming Blood Drive (2 hours)
oFall 2017 MD/DO Blood Drive (4 hours)
oFall 2017 MD/DO Donations to Community Care Clinic of Boone (1 hour)
oSpring 2018 MD/DO Blood Drive (4 Hours)
oSpring 2018 Carolina Traditional Archery Range Cleanup (8 hours)
Kings Mountain High School August of 2011- June of 2015
Graduated third in the Class of 2015 with a 4.91 cumulative GPA and as a member of both the National Beta Club and National Honor Society.
Appalachian State University Honors College August of 2015- May 2018
Current student of the Appalachian State University Honors College studying Cell/Molecular Biology with a Pre-Med focus. Member of the Dean’s list and Chancellor’s list with a GPA of 3.98. I have been named to the Dean’s and Chancellor’s Lists at Appalachian State University each semester since enrolling. Additionally, I will be graduating one full year early.
Appalachian State University Biology Departmental Honors Program
Current student of the Appalachian State University Biology Departmental Honors Program. The Biology Departmental Honors Program allows students to expand their academic experience by participating in rigorous courses outside of the University Honors College. The Biology Departmental Honors Program also provides some funding for research endeavors.
ABB Baldor Electric Scholarship Recipient 2015
Nominated for Most Outstanding Freshman in the ASU Chemistry Department 2015
Office of Student Research Funding for Experimental Biology Conference 2016
ABB Baldor Electric Scholarship Recipient 2016
ASU Honors College Funding for Triangle Consortium for Reproductive Biology Conference 2017
Biology Department Alumni Scholarship Recipient 2017
Peggy-Harmon Shore Pre-Health Scholarship Recipient 2017
ASU Honors College Funding for Zambia Clinical Experience Study Abroad 2018
Licensed Certified Nursing Assistant I of North Carolina
Licensed Medication Aide of North Carolina
Certified in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher
Adaptive Learning to Specific Situations
Dr. Chishimba Nathan Mowa
Dr. Nicholas Shaw
Organic Chemistry Professor and Thesis Mentor