MS Chemistry candidate, seeking career in Environmental Chemistry. Highly observant; focus on factual information; value and promote efficiency. Excel in assignments that are action-oriented and practical. Employ logic to overcome obstacles. Combine no-nonsense need for facts and figures with openness to new strategies. Most productive when under pressure. Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Fluent in Arabic.
MS, Chemistry, Brooklyn College/CUNY Degree expected September 2020
•GPA: 3.63; recipient of Bergman, Paula D. and Rosalind D. Memorial Scholarship (Fall 2019 – Spring 2020)
BS, Chemistry (minor in English), Brooklyn College/CUNY May 2017
•GPA: cum Laude 3.53; Dean’s List (Fall 2013 – Spring 2014, Spring 2016 – Fall 2016)
•Recipient of the Presidential Scholarship (Fall 2013-Spring 2017)
Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY January 2019 – Present
Research (6 hours daily, Monday – Thursday)
•Conduct research relevant to solvatochromic response of benzo-a-fluorenone and benzo-b-fluorenone in protic and aprotic solvents, and interactions with g-quadruplex DNA.
•Mentored by faculty member (Professor Leslie Davenport), and achieved proficiency in relevant techniques such as competitive dialysis and serial dilutions in biochemical research and use of laboratory equipment spectrophotometer, fluorometer and dessicator.
Al-Noor School, Brooklyn, NY September 2019 – June 2020
Physics Teacher (4 hours daily, Monday – Thursday; 7 hours on Friday)
•Taught necessary physics-based lessons to 32 high school students in preparation for NYSED Regents.
•Coached approximately 50 students in Grades 10 through 12 on leadership and communication skills relevant to MIST (Muslim Interscholastic Tournament).
•Coached 12 teams of 3 students Grades 10 through 12 for NYS Science Olympiad held February 2020.
•Also assisted chemistry teacher in lab twice weekly to ensure that rules are followed scrupulously, including appropriate attire and lab protocols.
Bath and Body Works, Brooklyn, NY November 2017 – August 2019
Cashier Lead (part-time; full time during holiday season)
•Trained 3 to 5 seasonal employees (cashiers) in providing professional and satisfactory service – obtain email addresses, answer questions thoroughly and politely, cheerfully handling returns -- to customers.
•Built customer relations by asking specific questions to assist with finding and selling products, and increased personal following and return visits.
Khan’s Tutorial, Brooklyn NY September 2012 – July 2013
Tutor (6 hours each Saturday and Sunday)
•Tutored ages K-12 on various topics such as social studies, math, English, biology, chemistry, and environment science.
My NYC Leadership Project, Brooklyn NY September 2012 – July 2013
Volunteer (2 hours each Friday)
•Attended leadership workshops that provided public speaking skills and lessons in professional demeanor led by community leaders and professionals.
Maimonides Breast Center, Brooklyn, NY May – September 2012
Volunteer (5 hours daily, Monday – Friday)
•Guided patients from the waiting room to doctors’ offices.
•Maintained clerical order by filing paperwork.