Fall 2009 – UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GPA: 3.3 Los Angeles, CA Spring 2013 Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering (General)
Dean’s List for the Viterbi School of Engineering
AP Chemistry 5/5, AP Calculus AB 5/5, AP Microeconomics 5/5, AP Macroeconomics 5/5
Relevant Coursework: Separations Processes, Chemical Reactor Analysis, Viscous Flow, Nanotechnology and Nanoscale Engineering, Polymers, Probability and Statistics, Chemistry (Analytical, Physical, and Organic)
Spring 2012 – AZOBENZENE RESEARCH LABORATORY Los Angeles, CA
Summer 2012 Graduate Laboratory Assistant
Synthesized azobenzene molecules from its base components in a laboratory.
Utilized various analytical procedures to test for impurities and isolate the desired product.
Employed sum-frequency generation (SFG) vibrational spectroscopy to examine the reversible isomerization of self-assembled monolayers (SAM) on a flat gold substrate.
Determined the chemical and physical functions of azobenzene on the substrate surface as a precursor for other molecular switches.
Spring 2010 – BETA OMEGA PHI FRATERNITY INC. Los Angeles, CA
Present Active Membership
Fall 2010 External Representative
Coordinated between the fraternity and USC's Director of Fraternity and Sorority Development.
Attended weekly meetings with USC's Asian Greek Council to discuss rules regarding the Greek houses and rush.
Renewed connections with the AGC and planned various bonding events with other ethnic organizations.
Spring 2011 Recruitment Chair
Actively recruited new potential members and planned the year's rush events.
Signed sponsors to help fund the semester's rush fees.
Contributed an approximate total of $1,000 to the house's rush account.
Spring 2011 Alumni Chair
Informed alumni on house affairs and of upcoming events through various forms of interactive media.
Planned events, such as Active-Alumni Baseball and Football, to help build relationships between actives and alumni.
Updated the Beta Mentoring Program, pairing members with alumni to help members gain real world experience.
Fall 2010 Academic Chair
Oversaw nightly academic hours and ensured both pledges and members upheld their studies.
Initiated a new penalty policy for members who failed to maintain a standard academic performance of a GPA of 2.7.
Summer 2011 – INTERVARSITY TROJAN CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (IVTCF) Los Angeles, CA
Present Ministry Team Leader
Actively served in preparing for Weekly events and making new seekers feel welcome.
Led a small group at the 2011 Fall Conference on Catalina Island to encourage spiritual development.
Collaborate with USC Intervarsity Staff Leader to create a new Greek Intervarsity Chapter at USC.
Fall 2009 ENGINEERING FRESHMAN ACADEMY Los Angeles, CA
Worked on a team of engineers with a variety of different disciplines to achieve a goal in sustainable energy.
Detailed the technical aspects of a new type of wave power generator.
Suggested improvements on the design currently employed by Pelamis Wave Power by using different materials.
SKILLS AND INTERESTS
Laboratory: HPLC, GC, UV-Vis Spectroscopy, TLC, Flash Column, FTIR
Computer: Microsoft Suite (Advanced Word, Excel, Powerpoint), MATLAB 2010, C++ (UNIX), POLYMATH, Minitab
Medical: Emergency Medical Technician Certification (EMT-B)
Languages: Mandarin Chinese Proficiency
Interests: AIChE USC, USC Dragonboat, USC Ghettobirds (Ultimate Frisbee), Snowboarding, Piano