EDUCATION ▪ B.S. in Microbiology?Brigham Young University, August 2006. Visual Art Minor. ▪ Korean Language Proficiency: reading, writing, and speaking.
WORK EXPERIENCE ▪ Graphic Designer for BYU Wellness and Human Resource Development. ▪ Biology Core Facility teaching assistant. ▪ Central Utah Water Conservancy District (CUWCD): Water Quality Analyst. ▪ BYU Research assistant, department of Integrative Biology: State of Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) Trout project. ▪ BYU Research assistant, department of Microbiology: Mitochondrial genomic analysis of sculpin fish.
ACADEMIC AWARDS AND ACHEIVEMENTS ▪ $1500 Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) Grant recipient. ▪ Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society Member, BYU Chapter. ▪ Golden Key National Honors Society Member. ▪ BYU Academic Scholarships. ▪ BYU Visual Arts Scholarship. ▪ Deseret News Sterling Scholar Competition, Finalist and Runner-up in Visual Arts for the state of Utah.
LAB EXPERIENCE ▪ 2 years lab experience in Molecular biology lab. Studied mitochondrial genomic analysis of sculpin distribution in Montana. ▪ 9 months lab experience in physiology lab working with mouse colonies in BYU?s Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) facility. Projects included transgenic phenotype rescue of mice models that express disorders comparable to human osteoarthritis. ▪ 4 months lab experience with CUWCD doing water quality tests, sampling, and short research projects.
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE ▪ Boy Scouts of America Varsity Leader. ▪ Humanitarian aid to Ethiopia, opened a clinic & teaching tents. ▪ 6 months volunteer service at UVRMC in the Radiology Department (CT). ▪ 6 months volunteer service in the Cottonwood Hospital Emergency Room. ▪ 4 months volunteer service in the Huntsman Cancer Institute infusion room. ▪ 2 year volunteer representative to South Korea for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ▪ Eagle Scout Award recipient.
PERSONAL INTERESTS ▪ BYU Men's Chorus.
// Applications //
Application Cycle One: 2009
Undergraduate college: Brigham Young University
Undergraduate Area of study: Biological/Life Sciences
Total MCAT SCORE: 498
MCAT Section Scores:
Overall GPA: 3.62
Science GPA: 3.40
Summary of Application Experience
Took the MCAT, got married, sang in LDS Conference session, took my finals, worked in two labs, all in the same month, therefore my MCAT stunk. Applied to a ton of DO school, got in 5 and I'm as pleased as punch!