Work: - Tutor of chemistry, biology and physics for 3 years. - Worked in a math/science help center for 2 years. - Taught a discussion of organic chemistry (Structured Learning Assistance - like a TA) - Some random part-time jobs that weren't applicable...(was also paid to do research for 2 summers)
Clinical: - Volunteered at 2 hospitals ~3 months each (~3-8 hours/week) - Shadowed in a week-long program at local hospitals (~40 hours) - Shadowed 2 ophthalmologists and an OB/GYN (1 day each) - Many experiences with a mother and sister who both have a genetic eye disease, and being involved in their treatment process (cornea transplants, stem cell transplant, etc).
Research: - Worked on a research project in molecular biology for 1 year ('06-'07) studying how different microbial loads in tree swallows affect their return rates and survivorship. - Worked on another research project in organic chemistry for 1 year ('07-'08) working to synthesize compounds that could be potential antibiotics (specifically against MRSA). - Worked on a third research project for a year ('08-'09) in biochemistry studying the regulation of a group of proteins that controls actin polymerization in cells. I was also awarded a grant through my school (Student Summer Scholars) to work full-time in the summer of 2008 on this project. - Participated in Student Scholarship Day poster presentation
Academic: - Honors College member - Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society - Deans list every semester - Named Outstanding Student in the Honors College
Extracurricular: - Served on the Honors College Student Council executive board 2 years (treasurer and chair) - Nominated to serve on the National Collegiate Honors Council - Participated in Alternative Spring Breaks (Disaster relief from Hurricane Ivan) - Volunteered as a new student orientation (Transitions) leader 2 years (1 week each year) - Member of my school's Concert Band (2 years)and involved in the clarinet studio for 1 year (taking lessons, etc). - Some random volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2008
Undergraduate college: Grand Valley State University