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Research Assistant

Troy, Michigan, United States
October 29, 2016

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Onyinye Okoli

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Troy, MI 48083

Professional Summary

Recent graduate, with a strong background in biological sciences, seeking to leverage problem-solving and organizational skill sets in the position of research assistant. Highly prepared to learn and successfully utilize new research techniques. Education

Bachelor of Arts: Genetics, Pre-Medicine, French; Minor: Chemistry, May 2016 Ohio Wesleyan University - Delaware, OH

• Cumulative GPA: 3.48

• Study Abroad: Institut d’Études Françaises d’Avignon, France Skills

Record-keeping, Budget Making, Scientific Manuscript Writing, Data Analysis and Presentation, Meticulous attention to detail, Cell and Molecular Biology lab techniques, Spectroscopy, SPSS, Microsoft Office (Windows and Mac), Willingness to Learn, Adaptability, Fluency in English and French Relevant Experience

Research Student May 2015 - July 2015

Chris Wolverton, Ph.D. - Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH

• Collaborated in a team of four students on a NASA funded project titled "Optimizing Growth Conditions for the Study of Plant Gravity Perception on the ISS"

• Investigated elevated CO2, seed longevity, and growth media parameters to optimize Arabidopsis seedling growth on the ECMS flight hardware

• Conducted literature searches to find appropriate protocols and new findings in the field

• Collected and analysed image data on root gravitropism

• Managed overall laboratory functions

• Presented research findings at the 31st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research

Other Work Experience

Lead Assistant October 2016 - Present

Viavinum, S.L.

Madrid, Spain

• Processed time-sensitive client transactions to elevate client satisfaction and maintain a sterling reputation for the company

• Provided standardized financial reports for processed transactions Tutor February 2013 - April 2014

The Columbus Initiative - Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware, OH

• Coached 3rd grade underprivileged pupils in mathematics and literacy skills

• Assisted the classroom teacher to ensure pupils met standardized requirements

• Mentored and served as a positive role model for pupils Volunteer Work

Grace Clinic October 2012 - April 2015

• Volunteered for about 4 hours a month at the free clinic which served uninsured members of the local community

• Managed patient flow at the clinic, took patient vitals, helped set up and tear down supplies Lifeline Children’s Hospital July 2013

• Shadowed physicians as they completed their rounds

• Observed in the pediatric ICU

• Interacted with the children and their parents

Honors and Awards

• Branch Rickey Scholarship: $20,000 awarded annually for 4 years to a select group of students who present strong promise of achievement at Ohio Wesleyan University

• Omicron Delta Kappa Society: National Leadership Honor Society; Awarded 2015

• Phi Sigma Iota: National Foreign Language Honor Society; Awarded 2016

• KuShinda Academic Achievement Award: Awarded 2012 - 2016 Leadership and Activities

• Events Coordinator, Botany-Microbiology Student Department, 2015 - 2016

• Co-President, Gospel Lyres, 2015 - 2016

• Treasurer, Rafiki Wa Afrika, 2013 - 2016

• Member, Kappa Phi Service Club, 2013 - 2016

• Member, Delaware Mission Team, 2015

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