August 2004 - July 2009 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
August 2000 - May 2004 Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics, Minor in Mathematics
  • Highest Distinction


Technical Work Experience

April 2011 - Present University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
Lecturer and Lab Coordinator
  • Courses: Physics 140/150 - Mechanics, Physics 141/151 - Electricity and Magnetism
  • Participation in and development of scientific outreach programs
  • Computer modeling of nanoscale and biophysical systems
2002 - Present
Freelance web and graphic designer
  • Designed scientific images that appeared in books, journal covers, magazines and press releases
  • Designed web sites for scientific research groups
August 2009 - March 2011 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
Post-doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Computational Molecular Science
  • Computer modeling of nanoscale chemical and biological sensing devices
August 2004 - July 2009 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
PHD Candidate
  • Molecular dynamics simulations of carbon nanotubes complexed with biological molecules (proteins/DNA)
  • Mentored and supervised six undergraduate research projects
  • Taught workshops on high performance computing at the University of Puerto Rico, Humacao, Puerto Rico and Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Proficient in Linux and shell scripting (BASH, TCSH, AWK, TCL)
January 2005 - May 2006 Princeton Review Philadelphia, PA
MCAT Physics Instructor
  • Prepared and taught physics lectures for students preparing for the MCAT


Volunteering Experience

April 2014 - Present Big Brothers Big Sisters Philadelphia, PA
  • Big Brother
March 2009 - December 2012 University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
  • Social coach for Penn Behavioral Health Adult Social Learning Disorders Program
December 2004 - September 2011 University City Hospitality Coalition Philadelphia, PA
  • Served meals to West Philadelphia's poor and homeless
January 2008 - June 2009 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
  • Visited patients on the Cardiac Care Unit