As an undergraduate I started out as a physics major, exploring a variety of interdisciplinary subjects, and I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (major) and Chemistry (minor). In 2011 I completed my Master's degree in Cell Biology and Biotechnology, where I also completed an independent research project (thesis). I am an adept scientific writer, having authored a number of scientific journal articles.
I have extensive lab experience in cell biology and molecular biology, where I had been primarily focused in the field of neuroscience research, but I also have experience in bone and cartilage research and virology (studying hepatitis B and viral liver disease at the National Institutes of Health).
Last summer I taught a six-week molecular biology lab course as an Adjunct Professor at Monmouth University. This past year I began the first professional year in the pharmacy program at Rutgers, working toward my Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Additionally, I have served as President of a local Toastmasters club, where I have been an officer and member for over 9 years, so I am an experienced public speaking coach.
I am an Eagle Scout (Boy Scouts of America) and enjoy outdoor activities such as camping and hiking. I am a friendly, easygoing person, and I have always enjoyed teaching others and learning while doing so.
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