OBJECTIVE Chemist A role that will challenge me to use research and analytical skills as they apply to investigating commercial, scientific or academic programs.
EDUCATION B.S. Chemistry•••••Accredited - the American Chemical Society (ACS)
5/••••••••••BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY, Lisle, IL
RESEARCH &#•••••; Chemical Research •••••Created a micro-scale calorimeter to determine heat capacity of metals.
Focus This peer reviewed paper will be published in The Journal of Chemical Education once completed. I was praised for redesigning the experiment in order to reduce total outcome error from •••••% to under •••••%.
&#•••••; Investigative Research Geometric analysis of potential energy relationships among
•••••Focus conformations of Cyclohexane Bond Angles. Investigated links between mathematical knot theory, topological graph theory and fundamentals of chemical bonding and structure. Explored the spatial orientation of chemicals relative to orientation, structure, function and reactivity.
&#•••••; Biochemistry/Chemistry Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals on Wildlife and Human Health.
Literature Research Discovered how industrial chemicals leach into the environment and
Focus attempted to identify long/short term issues that society should be made aware exist.
&#•••••; Biology Research Germination Of Stiff Goldenrod.
Focus The study included soil and sand analysis as well as data collection of germinated and fungal infested seed samples.
PROJECTS &#•••••; Identifying an unknown Isolated an unknown bacterial species from an environmental sample.
Bacterial Species After isolating and obtaining a pure culture, performed different types of tests on the unknown sample which revealed the bacteria as Bacillus Cereus.
&#•••••; Determine Herbicides A water sample was contaminated with herbicides. Average recovery at
in Water Sample each fortification level and analyte exceeded •••••%. The method precision has standard deviations under •••••% for all analytes at all fortifications levels.
&#•••••; Identification of Organic Conducted chemical tests to discover what the unknown organic samples
•••••Unknown Samples actually were as determined by their physical and spectral properties and then prepared crystalline derivatives.
•••••Tests Included Beilstein Sliver nitrate Ferric chloride
••••• Iodoform Hinsberg Bromine water Tollens reagent•••••
MILITARY NAVY, Ocean Systems Technician - E5
•••••Performance ratings by senior managers and their comments:
&#•••••; Comment 1 Highly dedicated technician. Extremely competent and thorough who can be counted on to complete all assigned tasks with minimal supervision. Rapidly progressing towards increased levels of authority.
&#•••••; Comment 2 ••••• developing into an exceptional Petty Officer. She has sustained a superior level of performance with exacting attention to detail.
TECHNICAL HPLC, GC/MS, IR, NMR, Spec •••••, Atomic Spectroscopy
COMPUTER Excel, MS Word, STN, CAChe molecular modeling, DERIVE
&#•••••;&#•••••;&#•••••;&#•••••;&#•••••;&#•••••;&#•••••; Conducted QC and R&D tests on various clay minerals and polymers.•••••