Georgetown University, Georgetown College, Washington, D.C.
Bachelor of Science in Biology of Global Health; Expected Graduation: May 2019
Dixon High School, Holly Ridge, NC
Valedictorian, North Carolina Academic Scholar; Graduated: June 2015
Georgetown University Global Health Initiative, Washington, D.C.
Global Health Fellow, December 2017-Present
Currently hold a student fellowship position for the global health initiative where I conduct global health related research focused on influenza-like-illnesses using computer science, participate in regular global health seminars, and write on global health issues.
Georgetown University Biology Department, Washington, D.C.
Research Assistant, Bansal Laboratory, January 2017- January 2018.
Worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the Shweta Bansal, PhD laboratory, a mathematical disease ecology and epidemiology lab where my duties include data collection and dissemination concerning network structures, as well as developing mathematical disease modeling software through the use of the python coding language.
Research Assistant, Elmendorf Laboratory, January 2016 May 2017.
Previously worked in the Heidi Elmendorf, PhD laboratory where I studied the intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia where my responsibilities included conducting and overseeing projects regarding the epigenetic mechanisms of Giardia lamblia and how they can be used as novel drug targets.
Food Lion, Sneads Ferry, NC
Customer Service Supervisor, May 2014 – August 2016
Bagger/Cashier, May 2013-May 2014
Supervised 20+ cashiers & baggers in the Front End Department of Food Lion Grocery Store. Was responsible for tactfully handling customer complaints and issues, directing the organization and flow of the work schedule, and accounting for all of the cash money in the store at the end of every shift.
Innovo Consulting, Washington, D.C.
Consultant, January 2017-Present
Currently work as a consultant for an entirely student run consulting group based out of Georgetown University. Clients include socially-minded start-ups and non-profit organizations. Main responsibilities include researching problems and providing innovative feedback and suggestions. My area of expertise is with global health and general science.
Students of Georgetown, Inc. Washington, D.C.
Philanthropy Committee, October 2016-Present
Member of the philanthropy committee for the largest entirely student-run 501(c)(3) non-profit in the world. Responsibilities include working with a team of 18 to manage the yearly profits and distribute them in the form of scholarships and grants to serve the Georgetown community, coordinate fund-raising events, and act as a liaison between students, businesses, and university administration.
Georgetown University Roosevelt Institute, Washington, D.C.
Healthcare Policy Center Writer/Researcher, September 2015-Present
Author of REACHing for Safety: Restructuring the Chemical Regulation Process in the US (Published in 10 Ideas 2016), Mapping the Health of the Nation & Health Food for All (Published in GU Excelsior 2017).
Work as an independent policy researcher and writer for healthcare related topics. Current research includes the effects of unregulated & under-regulated chemical additives in food and consumer products and their effect on public health, the effects of food deserts on obesity in North Carolina, and the use of Geographic Information Systems for tracking and predicting disease outbreaks.
Health Occupations Students of America, North Carolina
North Carolina State Alumnus, August 2015-Present
National Finalist in Epidemiology Competition, 3rd place at HOSA National Leadership Conference, June 2015
Vice-President, August 2012 – June 2015
Executed leadership tasks including fundraising, membership expansion, and regional and state competition preparation sessions. Won 3rd place award in the Secondary School division for Epidemiology under Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response for the 2015 National Conference in Anaheim, CA.