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Record Specialist Administrative Assistant

Germantown, MD, 20874
January 24, 2023

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To work in an establishment where I can achieve my full potential and effect positive change.

To build on my skill sets and strive for career advancement.


Henry M. Jackson Memorial Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Rockville, MD

09/2019 to Present

Administrative Assistant II

• In-processing and on-boarding of new hires within the Henry M. Jackson’s Foundation’s Diagnostic and Countermeasures Branch and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR).

• Prepare Travel and reimbursement requests including rates for per diem and hotel accommodations.

• Documenting, and tracking of travel arrangements.

• Training of, and badging processes for new employees.

• Handling and tracking of required new hire documentation.

• Troubleshoot issues faced by employees within the branch and liaise with the different departments to resolve issues including IT.

• Work closely with the Director of Operations and Program Manager to draft memos and emails within our branch.

• Create, send, and track office orders and laboratory supplies through FileMaker Pro.

• Maintaining and updating supply inventory and spreadsheet.

• Work with Purchasing department to track all Packing Slips, and initiate returns.

• Writing of guides and work instructions for the branch

• Drafting and writing of SOP’s

• Writing of memos and email communication to employees and some senior management staff

• Writing of introductory emails for new hires

Henry Jackson Memorial Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Rockville, MD


Research Assistant

• Handling and processing of specimens for research and diagnostics purposes.

• Organized specimen racks and boxes in LN2 tanks and freezers in the repository

• Shipping and receiving of laboratory samples

• Ordering and tracking of laboratory supplies.

Laboratory Corporation of America, Washington, DC


Test Record Specialist for Laboratory Corporation of America (LABCORP), George Washington University’s Hospital Laboratory.

• Ordering, accessioning, proper storage and shipment of various kinds of specimens.

• Pipetting and sub-aliquoting of specimens

• Confirmation of test requirements for doctors and residents sending samples to LABCORP.

Laboratory Corporation of America, Herndon, VA


Specimen Courier for the Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia areas. Duties included transporting and handling of specimens from various medical facilities to LABCORP’s central laboratory in Herndon, Virginia. Job performed while adhering to HIPAA regulations regarding patient privacy.

Goodwin House, Alexandria, VA


Certified Nurse Aid in a nursing home. Played a vital role in residents’ activities of daily living while also making sure that their nursing home environment felt like home.

Goodwin House, Alexandria, VA


Food service worker in a nursing home. Waited on residents and helped with their nutrition requirements by serving appropriate meals at appropriate times.


Fourah Bay College – University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone

(Bachelor of Arts – English)

Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, December 2007

Milton Margai College of Education and Technology, Freetown, Sierra Leone

(Associate Degree, English)

Graduated with a teaching certificate in 2003

Creative Writing


Completed creative writing classes at the Longridge Writer’s Group, now Institute of Writers.

Fall of 2016

Creative writing classes at The Writers Center in Bethesda, MD.

Just finished a novel that is being edited by an editing firm in New York and working on a second one. I love writing fiction.

Creative Writing

Spring 2021

The George Washington University Jenny McKean Moore Free Community Writing Workshop

Completed a semester of creative nonfiction classes and essay writing. Learned about immersive writing that depict real-life events, places, people, and experiences. Helped me hone my writing skills to become a better writer. Learned possible ways to write in an honest, and brilliant, and creative style.


Available upon request

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