Utilize my analytical and communication qualifications to educate students and encourage a team work approach and to work in an environment where I promote scientific knowledge and student achievement.
Bartender / Waitstaff•••••6/••••• •••••/•••••
Broadway Dive / Dive Bar, NYC
Prepared and served food and beverages in a busy bar/restaurant, plus organized parties and special events. Maintained good rapport with returning customers and reached out to new clients. Responsible for conducting weekly inventory and ordering supplies to ensure a well stocked establishment.
Science / Math Tutor•••••9/••••• 6/••••• Private Residents, NYC, NY
Worked with high school students in biology and algebra 1 through pre-calculus. Pinpointed areas where students required additional assistance helping them to strengthen their understanding of their schoolwork through various teaching techniques.
Adjunct Professor, Biology Department •••••1/••••• 6/•••••
LaGuardia Community College, Queens, NY
Conducted laboratory classes for the Anatomy / Physiology and Fundamentals of Biology courses. Reviewed topics discussed in lecture and integrated material with practical experiments. Introduced students to lab equipment and lab protocols.
Adjunct Professor, Anthropology Department•••••1/••••• 6/•••••
York Community College, Queens, NY
Taught a cultural anthropology course on the culture of aging. Communicated with students via the Blackboard program. Assigned reading and writing projects and term papers.
Forensic Anthropologist / DNA Laboratory Technician•••••5/••••• •••••/•••••
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner / Kenyon Emergency Services, NYC, NY
Integral member of a small team who identified, preserved and categorized thousands of human remains of the people who died in the World Trade Center on 9/••••• Sampled DNA for the purposes of positive identification and returning the remains to family members. I employed methods of forensic anthropology and DNA testing protocols to determine identification. Worked on individual cases of suspicious deaths for the OCME in the forensic anthropology and DNA /Biology departments.
Forensic Anthropologist and Archaeologist•••••6/••••• 8/•••••
Foundation of Forensic Anthropologist of Guatemala, Guatemala
Participated in expeditions in the Guatemalan countryside to exhume bodies of massacre victims from the Guatemalan Civil War (•••••s and •••••s). Analyzed hundreds of skeletal remains in the lab for identification and to return these human remains to surviving family members. Worked with forensic scientists and human rights activists to reconcile human rights violations inflicted on the indigenous Mayan population.
Intern, Forensic Anthropologist •••••1/••••• 5/••••• Medical Examiners Office, Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Assisted forensic anthropologists at the Juarez medical examiners office to identify murder victims along the U.S. / Mexico border. Worked on cases with the Mexican authorities and communicated with members of the legal and judicial system.
Graduate Assistant, Anthropology and Biology Departments•••••1/••••• - •••••/•••••
New Mexico University, Las Cruces, NM
Worked for three anthropology professors and one biology professor in their undergraduate courses. Conducted research, gave lectures, designed exams and led lab classes. Met with students to provide additional help and discuss class projects.
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM•••••9/••••• •••••/•••••
MA: Forensic Anthropology
Tufts University, Medford, MA•••••9/••••• 5/•••••
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Trained in human DNA sampling, amplification and testing in accordance with New York State and FBI protocol (January ••••• - May •••••)
Presentation and Awards
The Latin American Studies Association, Dallas, TX (March •••••)
Presentation: Mass Graves, Missing People: Locating the Disappeared in Guatemala
New Mexico State University Latin American Students Association Grant (May •••••)
Additional Skills: Fluent in Spanish
••••• Proficient in Word computer programs and the Internet