At each stage in my career, I've thrived by being connected to the broader community. I believe that stronger communities make for happier and more productive lives. I have participated in diverse ways at each university with contributions to outreach, mentoring, residential life, athletics and music.
Judge, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, Easton High School, February 2016
Assessed science projects by middle school and high school students in the Lehigh Valley.
Volunteer, Insectapalooza, Cornell University, October 2014
Talked with members from the community about immunity research in fruit flies.
Volunteer, Scientist Constellations, Barron Park Elementary School, May 2012
Ran a demonstration on my PhD work geared towards 2nd graders (3 sections)
Volunteer, Exploring New Worlds, Stanford University, May 2009
Ran demonstrations and activities for elementary students exploring polymers.
Volunteer, Junior Science Olympiad, Stanford University, April 2009
Lead a group of early elementary students orienteering around Stanford Campus.
Volunteer Teacher, Expanding Your Horizons, San Jose State University, March 2009
Co-organized and executed activities for female elementary students exploring chemistry.
Volunteer, Science Olympiad, Cambridge Rindge & Latin School, Winter 2005
Traveled weekly to the school to help students prepare for the ‘Human Diseases’ Event.
2009-2011 Graduate Representative on the Acts of Intolerance Advisory Committee, Stanford University
Advocated for graduate student awareness of Acts of Intolerance literature and protocols
2009-2010 President, Stanford Bioscience Student Association (SBSA; formerly BioMASS)
Chair of the Stanford biomedical graduate student organization. Served as an advocate for graduate students, a liaison to the Stanford School of Medicine Faculty Senate and Dean for Graduate Education, and organized social, educational, and career development events.
Specific achievements include pioneering the 1st year mentoring program and obtaining a larger budget for future years from the Dean’s Office.
Previous positions include: Camping Trip Coordinator, 1st Year Mentor, Member at Large
Microbiology and Immunology Admissions Committee, Winter 2010
Served as a student representative; responsibilities included attending all admission meetings, reading applications, and interviewing candidates.
Microbiology and Immunology Recruitment co-chair, Winter 2008
Organized and ran the recruitment activities for Microbiology and Immunology.
Host for Microbiology and Immunology Diversity Recruits, October 2007
Hosted 4th year undergraduates at our yearly departmental retreat as part of a diversity recruitment program.
Community Associate, Residential Life, Stanford University, Stanford CA 2009-2011
Mediated basic residential conflicts, organized social events and served as a representative for a graduate housing neighborhood on Stanford’s campus.
Summer Residential Associate, Residential Life, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 2004
Mediated basic residential conflicts and organized social events for summer residents living on MIT’s Campus.
Burton-Conner Dormitory Government
Vice President; 2004 – 2005
Secretary; 2003 – 2004
Dormitory Floor Chair; 2003 – 2004
Organized dormitory wide social events, recruitment, and renovation of shared spaces while also serving as a liaison between the housemaster (professor in residence) and the dormitory students.
2009-2012 Alto Section Leader, Memorial Church Choir, Stanford University
2007-2009 Singer, University Singer, Stanford University
2016 - present Faculty Mentor, Buckenell Women's Water Polo Team
2013 - 2015 Volunteer Coach, Cornell Women's Water Polo Club
2005 - 2006 Captain, MIT Women's Water Polo Club (player 2002-2006)
2002 - 2006 Member, MIT Women's Swimming and Diving Team (Varsity)