Sarah L. Summerlin
M.S., Chemistry, University of North Carolina Wilmington, May 2019
Thesis title: “Biofuel Impacts on Atmospheric Cycling of Ethanol and Butanol”
Advisors: Dr. Megumi Shimizu, Dr. Robert J. Kieber, Dr. Ralph N. Mead, Dr. G. Brooks Avery, and Dr. Joan D. Willey
B.S., Criminal Justice, cum laude, University of North Carolina Wilmington, May 2015
MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
GC IsoLink II
Varian MS Workstation
Bruker Compass Data Analysis
Research Assistant, University of North Carolina Wilmington, May 2016 – May 2019
Created a set of standards and samples to determine VOC concentrations utilizing instrumentation including GC-FID and GC-MS/MS.
Maintenance of instrumentation including source cleaning, column changing, and troubleshooting when necessary.
Utilized GC-IRMS to determine carbon isotopic composition.
Aided in taking apart, moving, and putting instrumentation back together after hurricane caused the UNCW campus lab to become inhabitable.
Collected and analyzed rain samples for pH, DOC, peroxides, ethanol, anions, and Gen X.
Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Jan. 2015 – Dec. 2017
Taught 2 to 3 general chemistry labs of up to 24 students each semester
In charge of lab preparation for general chemistry labs 101 and 102.
Aided in creating new lab activities and moving lab equipment to new lab spaces for college students after hurricane.
Chemistry Camp Coordinator for forensic and general chemistry May 2017-May 2018
Create general chemistry and forensic based lab activities for kids 7-14 years old.
Summerlin, L.S., Shimizu, M., Mead, R.N., Kieber, R.J., Avery, G.B., Willey, J.D. “Biofuel and Biogenic Contributions of Ethanol in Rainwater.” Poster presentation at the Breathe, NC yearly conference held in Wilmington NC, April 2019.
References available upon request.