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Biomedical Engineering

Alexandria, Virginia, United States
February 14, 2019

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Kierstin Jenne

Permanent Address: **** Croton Drive, Alexandria, VA 22308


Biological Systems Engineering student interested in medical industry associated with materials, chemical, cybersecurity technologies and human factors engineering.


Full-time Student: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Degree: B.S. Biological Systems Engineering, Minor in Chemistry

Expected Graduation: May 2019, In major GPA: 3.04

Relevant Experience

Student Design Engineer, Biological Systems Engineering Department August 2018-Present

Student leader for ‘Team Malawi’ conducting research feasibility study and redesigned an analog/digital connection for an outdated fetal monitoring device currently used in Malawi.

Helped obtain university funding, planned travel, and worked with local Doctors and Hospital staff in Malawi.

Employed team leadership and management skills during the design process and presentation.

Student Researcher, Biomedical Engineering Department August 2018-Present

Collaborating with Dr. Vincent Wang and a PhD student characterizing mechanical properties of animal tissues

Researching tissue types for optimizing high-intensity focused ultra-sound used during cancer treatment

Naval Research Intern, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (Interim Secret Clearance) May 2018–July 2018

Investigated potential drug countermeasures prior to total body irradiation (TBI) aids in gastrointestinal tract recovery.

Tested a Proteome Profiler Mouse XL Cytokine Array to determine the expression of proteins involved in an inflammatory response to radiation.

Utilized Western Blot analysis to verify biological test results from the Cytokine Array.

Student Researcher, Hume Research Center at Virginia Tech January 2016–January 2017

Assisted Cybersecurity team with Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) cybersecurity research project to characterize effects of master/slave devices.

Assisted graduate researchers with a vehicular security research project investigating methods for increasing security in the wireless/wired interfaces of vehicles.

Work Experience

Part-time Swim Instructor, McComas Gym at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA August 2017–Present

Design lesson plans and generate monthly progress reports, for up to six swimmers of any age.

Personalize over 100 lesson plans that cater to the needs and goals of each swimmer.

Swim Coach and Lifeguard Manager, Belle Haven Country Club, Alexandria, VA May 2014–May 2018

Planned and executed meets and events for 1,000 swimmers and parents spanning basic/advanced swimmers.

Trained staff to exceed the Club’s expectations for customer service and safety standards.

Technology Skills/Experience

Software: MatLab, Ubuntu, Wireshark, Ubertooth, JMP, Minitab, Autodesk Inventor, SuperPro, Microsoft Office Proficient (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Lab Techniques: Western Blot – Cytokines Array Test Kit, Elisa, Light Microscopy and imaging, Veterinary hematology analyzer, Gel Electrophoresis, UV-Vis Spectroscopy, High Speed Centrifugation, Chromatography

Leadership Experience

Active Member-Society of Women Engineers Fall 2016-Present

Active Member/Leader - Society of Alpha Delta Pi Spring 2016-Present

oSisterhood Chair & New Member Committee, Director and Choreographer for ‘Mock Rock’ competition & fundraising event for Women’s Resource Center in 2016 (Awarded 1st Place)

oVolunteer for Ronald McDonald House, cooking/raising funds for families

Member-Engineers Without Borders Spring 2017-Spring 2018

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