I am passionate about chemistry as seen by my degree and I would be happy to teach anyone who needs help or is interested in the chemical sciences. When teaching I want students to both understand the basics of the problem and core concepts instead of generic regurgitation of information. Furthermore, I also find that explaining and understanding each step in a problem is vital and I have found that my students learn best when I lecture to them first.
I am a recent UCSB graduate who graduated cum laude with a degree in chemistry. At UCSB I was a teaching assistant for 3 years and have taught over 150 students. Many of my students found chemistry to be tedious and dull, but through my teaching and lecturing, I helped many find and appreciate chemistry from a practical standpoint. Furthermore, my efforts in a research group have imparted me with career advice that works as a strong conversational starting point for students interested in what they can do with a degree in the sciences.
University of California Santa Barbara
GPA: 3.67 (Cum Laude)
UCSB | Santa Barbara, CA | Aug 2017-June 2018
Researcher, Sepunaru Lab
Research into the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles. Ran analytical tests using UV-Vis spectroscopy, TEM and electrochemical analysis. Also responsible for writing results into a publishable paper
Leading Edge Tutors | Santa Barbara, CA | Aug 2017-June 2018
Provided academic assistance for high school and community college students in chemistry and math. Adapted teaching style to students needs including scheduling and email sessions when in person meetings were impossible.
UCSB | Santa Barbara, CA | Jan 2016-June 2018
Assisted students with pre-lab lectures by explaining the theory behind the labs. Helped students with their laboratory techniques, calculations and analysis of the data. Spent extra time explaining and tutoring struggling students with their homework.
OWL Biomedical | Goleta, CA | Mar 2016-Jul 2017
Quality Control Engineer
Assembly, inspection and quality control of interposer chip assemblies through manual and automated test protocols in a clean room environment. Also ran biological gauges to test the Tyto software for any anomalies. Attend progress meetings on the state of the Tyto and its disposable cartridges.
UCSB | Santa Barbara, CA | Jan 2015-Mar 2016
Researcher, Zach Ma Lab
Researching the effects of mDPy-30 and its mechanisms on membrane trafficking through gel electrophoresis, western analysis, western transfer, and cell immunofluorescence.
ACS Physical Chemistry Award
Phi Lambda Upsilon Award
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