Fields of Interest
Mid Term Goals
My short to mid-term goal is to become a Medical Laboratory Technician.
Long Term Goals
Long-term, I would like to move into a research position focusing on infectious disease.
Feb 2020 - May 2020Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Physiology & Medical Terminology
I completed two classes as pre-requisites for the Medical Lab Technology program at NAIT, that reviewed physiology and medical terminology.
Feb 2013 - Apr 2017University of New England
BSc in Chemistry
I acquired my bachelor's with a major in Chemistry. I was only one class short of a minor in Microbiology due to restrictions of the program which capped off my degree.
May 2018 - Oct 2018Symbol Design Inc
With Symbol Design I managed inventory and lab space to research and produce cosmetic perfumes. This included autonomously performing chemical extractions and distillation to create viable raw materials. I also ordered commercial supplies in production quantities to produce over 300 saleable products that were later put up for purchase in a local store.
Sep 2017 - May 2018Exova (Element)
As a lab technician, I met tight client turnaround times for rush samples while accurately performing test methods from standard procedures. I routinely loaded, operated, and automated GCMS tests. I also prepared samples, buffers, and reagents to industry-certified standards.
Jun 2017 - Sep 2017Samuel Mugo, MacEwan University
During my time with Sam, I independently designed and conducted experiments in polymer, analytical, and electrochemistry for an NSERC Discovery Grant funded project. This included the preparation of samples for SEM-EDX, potentiometry, voltammetry, and spectrophotometry. I also wrote technical progress reports and drafted manuscripts for journal submission.
Jul 2016 - Oct 2016University of New England
I volunteered as a research assistant, which involved the synthesis of macrocyclic ligands with Dean Woods (PhD candidate). I devised reactions, set up and maintained experiments, and worked up/analyzed reaction products.
Jun 2015 - Sep 2015University of New England
PASS Chemistry Facilitator
As a PASS facilitator, I led peer study sessions in the discipline of Chemistry. This included designing worksheets, planning content delivery, and assisting students with problems. I also directed student attention to important areas of the course.