I am a Research Specialist with 4+ years of experience in biochemistry labs. I have an aggressively interdisciplinary education consisting of coursework in chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy, and engineering.
My current work at ASU’s Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery involves the protein purification of photosynthetic membrane proteins for structural analysis. I also grow & harvest 120 liters of cyanobacteria culture weekly to support this research. Additionally, I train incoming students in biochemistry techniques and provide research project management support.
The highlights of my work are guiding my peers to comprehending difficult subject matter, as well as getting to design and build my own solutions to new challenges. I take pride in systemizing haywire processes in the lab and improving efficiency.
Prior to my current work as a research specialist, I earned my B.S. in Astrobiology & Biogeosciences at Arizona State University in 2020. This culminated with my capstone project in which my team launched an atmospheric sounding radiometer on a NASA HASP payload to investigate the evolution of water vapor in desert monsoons and tropical storms. Since graduating, I’ve furthered my education as a non-degree graduate student at ASU and completed courses in biochemistry and analytical techniques.
Non-Degree Graduate Student. Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.
January 2021 - October 2021. Biochemistry Focus; completed 12 credits.
B.S. Earth & Space Exploration (Astrobiology & Biogeosciences). Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.
Graduated August 2020