Relevent Experience

9/12 – Present

Website Creator (; Self Employed

Learned wordpress to created a science education site anyone can use.

4/09 – Present

Science Tutoring; Self Employed

Tutoring in chemistry, biology, and physics up to a college level. Can provide reference of clients if needed.

1/07 – 4/09

Dr. Robert Zeller; San Diego State University; Cell and Molecular Biology Department

Master’s Student

The focus of the research is aimed at the developement of ascidians as a model chordate organism for the study of mutations effecting cilia function using the techniques of molecular cloning, misexpression of endongenous genes (GAL4/UAS system), and fluorescent microscopy.

4/05 – 4/09

Scripps Clinic Orthopedic Research and Education, Shiley Center

Research Associate

Duties included experimental design, calibration and operation of joint simulator machines, cytological imaging, maintenance of cartilage cell cultures, cell viability testing, and determination of signal transduction and protein expression after injury through western blot for the purpose of improving surgical techniques and patient care for recipients of joint surgery.

5/01 – 10/02


1/07 – 4/09 San Diego State University

Masters of Science in Molecular and Cell Biology

Thesis: Cell localization of BBS genes and the development of the GAL4/UAS system in the ascidian, Ciona intestinalis

Was unable to complete my masters due to funding issues.

9/00 – 12/05 San Diego State University

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Cell and Molecular Emphasis

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