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Experienced & highly motivated Laboratory Professional seeking to attain a dynamic leadership position with an innovative Healthcare Facility.

Medical Laboratory Technologist
Round Rock, TX
Texas Oncology/ Jul 2019 to Current
  • Followed laboratory guidelines for handling biological specimens.
  • Maintained clean and fully operational laboratory equipment.
  • Obtained variety of blood samples through venipuncture or capillary puncture using syringes, butterfly needles, and straight needles.
Medical Lab Technologist - Laboratory Manager
Kansas City, KS
Saint Luke's Community Hospitals/ Jun 2018 to Apr 2019
  • Managed equipment, building areas and inventory to keep 5 stand alone ER's,  running at peak levels.
  • Assisted in 5 CLIA Inspections, resulting in 0 deficiencies for 4 locations
  • Scheduled, oversaw and trained staff to ensure competency for lab testing.
  • Tracked and escalated compliance, care and quality issues.
  • More than 100 hours spent training on boarding healthcare professionals
  • Monitored staffing patterns and nursing care hours for efficiency and made changes when necessary.
Medical Laboratory Technician
Kansas City, MO
Hellman & Rosen Endocrine Associates/ Jan 2018 to Jun 2018
  • Prepared specimens for analysis and established proper chronological priorities in testing.
  • Revised policies and procedures in accordance with changes in local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Organized, updated and maintained over 200 patient charts.
  • Performed lab tests and communicated results.
Sr. Registered Laboratory Technologist
Kansas City, MO
Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill/ Jun 2017 to Dec 2017
  • Accurately recorded and reported more than 500 test results daily,  according to established procedures.
  • Performed highly complex tests on clinical specimens for diagnostic purposes.
  • Developed and maintained positive customer relationships through effective communication.
  • Neatly and accurately completed all required SMP, SOP and BHR documentation in accordance with set guidelines.
  • Performed various administrative duties, including data entry and document preparation.  
Medical Laboratory Technologist
Westwood, KS
The Midwest Transplant Network/ May 2016 to Jun 2017
Performing High Complexity testing, within the top HLA Lab in the region, to provide support to the growing numbers of Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation in KS/MO.  I had to perform proficiently at each of the following tasks:
  •  50+ Infectious Disease Tests proficiently completed, while utilizing the Navios & Taqman systems.
  • Performed more than 75 Enzyme-linked Immunosorbent Assay Testing, for Donor HLA crossmatching.
  • Successfully performed time sensitive Flow Cytometry Donor Crossmatching and Cell Preparation, more than 25 times.
  • Daily/ Monthly Maintenance of machinery
  • Phlebotomy/Patient Care: More than 50 donor patients and families
  • Reliably attended 100% of Weekend Donor Calls
Medical Laboratory Technician, Active Duty, USN
Camp Lejeune, NC
Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune/ Apr 2012 to Apr 2016
While serving in the USN, I worked as an MLT.  The duties required proficient performance and competency in the following:
  • Independently performed more than 500 tasks in the Chemistry, Urinalysis, Hematology & Transfusion Services sections of the laboratory.  
  • Processed Microbiology samples for plating, as well as, KOH and Wet Preps.
  • Served 2 years (2014-2016), as 1 of 6 technologists specifically chosen to perform testing ranging from low to high complexity testing in the Transfusion Services section of the Lab, exclusively.  
  • ABO ID, Antibody Titer & ID, Blood Product Preparation and Issue. Lead as Senior Technician on Evening shift, successfully assisting in more than 2 "Massive Transfusion Protocols", helping to save many people's lives.
  • Specimen Processing and Mail-Out Samples
  • Effectively communicated with Physicians and Nurses in person, as well as over the phone, to help streamline patient care efforts.
  • Checking-in Patients for blood draw, as well as, performing more than 200 successful phlebotomy draws, during my tenure.
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Health Science The George Washington University 2015 Washington, DC, United States
Medical Laboratory Technician Medical Education and Training, USN 2012 San Antonio, TX, United States
  • Achieved MLT Certification from Accredited Institute
  • Successfully completed and maintained MLT ASCP Certification
  • Maintained Dean's List GPA

Medical Laboratory Technician, ASCP, cm

Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 

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  • Working knowledge in biological principles
  • Scientific and numerical skills
  • Proficient in managing multiple tasks simultaneously with outmost professionalism
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills    
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Planning and problem-solving skills 
  • Office management
  • Attention to details
  • HIPAA regulations
Fluent in English and Russian
Research Professional 1 09/2017 to Current University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
  • Improve formulas and process to increase efficiency
  • Complied and analysed test information
  • Oral and written communication
  • Employed immunohistochemistry skills
  • Judgement and decision making skills
  • Fluorescent microscope skill
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Microtome skills
Laboratory Assistant 05/2014 to 05/2016 MedTox Scientific Saint Paul, MN
  • Performed pre-set up station tasks: pipetting, supply stocking of the line, storage and disposal.
  • Performed all duties accordingly to standard operating procedures and/or supervisory procedures.
  • Demonstrated excellent knowledge of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Checked into database and aliquoted blood products.
  • Prepared lab reagents, lab buffers and mobile phases.
  • Ensured proper sterilization and storage of glassware.
  • Supported laboratory quality and safety initiatives.
  • Scanned bar codes and built work lists.
  • Performed lab equipment calibrations.
  • Prepared laboratory standards.
  • Documented temperatures.
Administrative Assistant 11/2011 to 06/2014 Fostar Telecom Minneapolis, MN
  • Filed and retrieved documents using various electronic databases and systems.
  • Prepared financial spreadsheets, correspondence, merged mailings
  • Collaborated with department managers on weekly projects.
  • Answered, screened and routed all incoming telephone calls.
  • Assisted in the coordination of internal meetings and events.
  • Completed and mailed bills, contracts, invoices and checks.
  • Maintained customer database of hundreds of companies.
  • Reviewed client bills for accuracy and completeness.
Guest Service Agent 06/2006 to 12/2012 Crowne Plaza Bloomington, MN
  • Attended several phone calls at a time and provided customers with required information about the hotel products, packages, services and facilities.
  • Responded to any request of the guest in a timely fashion and followed through.
  • Administrated the policies and procedures of the Guest Services Department.
  • Organized, confirmed and conducted guest check-ins/check-outs.
  • Secured payments and verified billing procedures.
  • Trained part-time and full-time associates.
  • Completed shift audit as required.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Biology 2015 University of Minesota Minneapolis, MN, USA Coursework Includes: Cell Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, Histology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry
History of Science, Technology and Medicine 2017 University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN, USA
Volunteer Experience
  • Volunteer Worker Feed My Starving Children Children's 2011 - 2015
  • Tutor Mary's Place Shelter 2011- 2012
  • Volunteer Worker Veterans Affairs Medical Center 2010 - 2011
  • Blood Drive Host American Red Cross 2008
  • Observation/Shadowing Fairview Southdale Hospital 2008 - 2009
Leadership Experience

  • Board Member  Pre-Med Student Club, Normandale Community College 2008 - 2009
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Professional Summary

Multi-talented Environmental Research Scientist with a deep understanding of public health and strong analytical and critical thinking skills. A technical individual experienced in the management of toxicological studies, human risk assessment, forcast modeling, and communicating data to stakeholders.

  • Monitoring in vivo and in vitro studies
  • Toxicology and risk assessment
  • Statistical analysis (SPSS and SAS)
  • Analytical chemistry
  • Project management
  • Technical and grant writing
  • Public health policy and education
  • Interpersonal and written communication
Work History
Public Health Manager, 03/2019 to Current
University Of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
  • Executed well-informed critical decision making in high-pressure situations.
  • Identified process improvements in day-to-day functioning of department.
  • Led health community workers and members of the public about the importance of health, prevention and treatment.
  • Established and maintained positive relationships with government regulators, politicians, health care providers, and community at large.
  • Enhanced awareness of health resources and worked to connect individuals with programs.
Environmental Research Scientist, 08/2014 to 05/2019
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI
  • Successfully led key projects resulting in 5 peer-reviewed publications.
  • Effectively communicated findings to state, federal and international regulatory agencies resulting in the amendment of regulatory law.
  • Conducted in vivo and in vitro testing of chemicals and water samples
  • Examined toxicological effects and environmental degradation of emerging contaminants.
  • Detected emerging contaminants and their degradation products in food, water, soil, and sediment samples.
Environmental and Microbiology Laboratory Intern, 01/2014 to 01/2014
Milwaukee Health Department Milwaukee, WI
  • Identified pollutants in surface and drinking water samples.
  • Analyzed and communicated data to regulatory agencies and the public.
  • Developed forecasting models for E. coli levels at three Milwaukee beaches.
  • Maintained data on the Wisconsin Beach Health website daily.
  • Drafted standards and specifications for processes, facilities, products and tests.
Ph.D.: Environmental Health Sciences, 2019
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
Master of Public Health: Environmental And Occupational Health, 2015
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Milwaukee, WI
Bachelor of Science: Biology, 2013
St. Norbert College - De Pere, WI

Ma H, Lenz KA, Gao X, Li S, and Wallis LK. (2019). Comparative toxicity of a food additive TiO2, a bulk TiO2, and a nano-sized P25 to a model organism the nematode C. elegans. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26(4): 3.

Lenz KA, Miller TR, and Ma H. (2018). Anabaenopeptins and cyanopeptolins induce systemic toxicity effects in a model organism the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Chemosphere, 214: 60-69.

Lu C, Svoboda KR, Lenz KA, Pattison C, Ma H. (2018). Toxicity interactions between manganese (Mn) and lead (Pb) or cadmium (Cd) in a model organism the nematode C. elegans. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25(3).

Sreevidya VS, Lenz KA, Svoboda KR, Ma H. (2018). Benzalkonium chloride, benzethonium chloride, and chloroxylenol - Three replacement antimicrobials are more toxic than triclosan and triclocarban in two model organisms. Environ Pollut, 235: 814-824.

Lenz KA, Pattison CR, and Ma H. (2017). Toxicological effects of Triclosan (TCS) and Triclocarban (TCC) to a model organism the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Environ Pollut, 231: 462-470.

Awards and Honors
  • Nominee, Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science, North America (2015, 2018, and 2019)
  • Constance A. Grieser Merit Scholarship (2014-2015)
  • Exemplary Leadership Award (2011-2013)
  • Outstanding Service Organization of the Year, Disability Advocacy President (2011)
  • John F. Kennedy Scholarship (2009-2013)
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To obtain employment in a stimulating and challenging environment related to my education and work experience as a field engineer and contribute to the goals and success of such organization.
MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), SeisX, Accumap, ProMax, Fractor, Remote data collection/transfer (FTP) via satellite, 3G/4G Operating Systems: UNIX, LINUX, Windows XP, MAC, Honeycomb
10/2012 to Current
Medical Laboratory Assistant Alberta Health Services Brooks, AB
  • Register patients and order laboratory tests in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Collect and process blood specimens using macro and micro phlebotomy techniques safely.
  • Perform microscopic urinalysis and report results.
  • Perform QC and maintenance on Urinalysis, glucometer equipment.
  • Assist with pre analytical preparation ; spin, aliquot and send out specimens to referral labs.
  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with patients/clients, families, staff, interdisciplinary team members and personnel from other departments in a fast paced, changing environment.
02/2010 to 09/2012
Field Engineer/Supervisor Calmena Energy Wireline/MicroSeismic Red Deer, AB
  • Coordinate, set up, deploy and monitor microseismic acquisition during well stimulation
  • Train and mentor other engineers in microseismic
  • Acquire, QC and transfer acquired data and databases from remote locations via satellite and real time
  • Take full responsibility for services being performed at the client's job site
  • Manage/Supervise wireline truck and crew
  • Perform 10K Pump down cased hole logging and perforating services
  • Troubleshoot complex technical problems Safely handle and destroy explosives
  • Deal directly with clients from corporate to field levels exhibiting an excellent company image and executing utmost customer satisfaction.
01/2008 to 01/2010
Field Engineer/Supervisor Baker Atlas Wireline Nisku Bonnyville, AB
  • Take full responsibility for services being performed at the client's job site Manage/Supervise wireline truck and crew Perform open hole and cased hole logging and perforating services Perform Preventative maintenance on logging and perforating equipment/vehicles Troubleshoot complex technical problems Safely handle and be responsible for explosives and radiation Produce and interpret: Induction/Acoustic/Density/Neutron/Vertilog/ Cement Bond/Cement Volume/Production Logging Gain knowledge of drilling and completions services through field experience Practice Safety awareness Deal directly with clients from corporate to field levels.
01/2005 to 01/2008
Field Specialist/Supervisor Schlumberger Wireline Brooks, AB
Education and Training
April 2006
Diploma: Exploration Information Technology Southern Alberta Institute of Technology Calgary, AB Exploration Information Technology
3G, INTERPERSONAL SKILLS, Excellent communication, CPR, client, clients, customer satisfaction, customer service, data collection, databases, fast, First Aid, FTP, image, laboratory tests, leadership skills, LINUX, listening, Logging, MAC, mentor, Excel, MS Office Suite, Outlook, PowerPoint, Windows XP, Word, negotiation, Operating Systems, organizational, personnel, phlebotomy, problem solving, problem solving skills, real time, retail, Safety, supervisory, technical writing, Troubleshoot, UNIX, Urinalysis
Additional Information
  • INTERESTS AND HOBBIES I enjoy the great outdoors and participate in a number of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, dirt biking and snowboarding, as well as traveling to new places with my family.
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Professional Summary
Work History
Laboratory Assistant 04/2017 to 06/2017
University of Massachusetts Boston Boston, Massachusetts
  • Responsible for receiving, registering and processing specimens according to the laboratory protocol, as well as distributing specimens to testing areas.
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of specimen requirements and processing procedures.Performs basic laboratory procedures.
  • Performs routine laboratory work, with supervision, for which there are well-established procedures and minimal steps. This work contributes to the efficient operation of the laboratory.*performing quality control and assigned technical work under direct supervision registration of patients, performing such activities as specimen processing, labeling and preparation of specimens as required
  • Assigned duties may include but not limited to: a. centrifugation of specimens b. preparation and staining of slides c. labeling of tubes/slides for testing d. storage and retrieval of specimens e. filing and photocopying of documents f.performing computer functions.
  • Performed both routine and emergency maintenance on laboratory instruments.Monitor and stock consumable inventory and laboratory supplies. 
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High School Diploma: 2013
Paxon School for Advanced Studies - Jacksonville, Florida
  • Graduated with an IB Diploma
  • Top 5% of class
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Bachelor of Science: Microbiology and Cell Science, December 2017
University of Florida - Gainesvillle, Florida
  • Minor in Anthropology
  • Currently completing
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Certified Emergency Medical Responder 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR Certification
Awards and Scholarships
  • UF Dean's List
  • National Merit Scholar
  • Joe Berg Science Scholar
  • AP Scholar with Honors
  • University of North Florida Recognition of Excellence Award for Environmental Science, 1st Place
  • Florida State Science Fair: Second Place, Environmental Sciences Junior Section
  • Northeast Regional Science Fair: 1st Place, Zoology and Environmental Science
  • Northeast Regional Science Fair: 1st Place, Zoology and Environmental Science  


Work History
Volunteer Emergency Medical Responder, 08/2017 to Current
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
Operates as a volunteer EMR for the Gator Emergency Medical Response Unit (GEMRU), a public safety-partnered volunteer medical response unit on the University of Florida campus that responds to campus 911 calls and provides medical standby services at official university events
Undergraduate Advanced Microbiology Lab Teaching Assistant, 08/2017 to Current
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
Assists the University of Florida's  Professor of Advanced Microbiology lab with equipment set up, technical preparations, and assists with aiding students
EMR Teaching Assistant, 06/2017 to Current
University of Florida Gainesville, Florida
Instructs a class of students in emergency medicine techniques and protocols
Hospital Volunteer, 08/2014 to Current
UF Health Gainesville, Florida
Volunteer work in UFHealth's Medical Intensive Care Unit, Anesthesiology Workroom, and Operating Rooms
Laboratory Research , 08/2014 to 12/2016
UFHealth CTRND Gainesville, Florida

Conducted research and analyzed data concerning novel stroke therapies

Interpreted and analyzed data using advanced computer programming

Trained subsequent undergraduate laboratory assistants in techniques and protocols 

Research concluded with paper authorship, publication pending
Virology Laboratory Assistant, 08/2013 to 12/2013
UF Phage Lab Gainesville, Florida
Assisted in gathering and analyzing data for the University of Florida's virology research lab
Habitats for Humanities Volunteer, 01/2012 to 12/2013
Habitats for Humanities Jacksonville, Florida
Aided in work site volunteering and construction of homes for  underprivileged communities
Camp Counselor and Volunteer, 06/2008 to 08/2010
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens Jacksonville, Florida
Lead and organized small groups of young students for educational camps involving animal backgrounds and  health
Publications and Posters
  • Shekher Mohan, Emily Koller, Jawad Fazal, Gabriela De Oliveria, Anna Pawlowicz, Sylvain Doré. Genetic deletion of PGF2α-FP receptor exacerbates brain injury following experimental intracerebral hemorrhage. Pending review, 2016
  • Poster: Shekher Mohan, Shuh Narumiya, Sylvain Doré. The Role of PGF2a FP Receptor in a Mouse Model  of Intracerebral Hemorrrhage; presented at the University of Florida Celebration of Research, 2014
  • A. Pawlowicz Will Current Life in the St. John's River Be Destroyed by Increased Salinity? presented at the Florida State Science Fair, 2009
  • Advanced computer and data experience 
  • Quick learner
  • Technical problem-solving
  • Extensive knowledge of biological and social sciences
  • Extensive experience in hospital and patient care scenarios
  • Proficient in multiple languages
  • Responses well to high stress and irregular schedules
  • Quickly adapts to new environments 
  • Works well in diverse team environment
  • Gator Emergency Medical Response Unit (GEMRU)
  • First Responder Gators  
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success  
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • University of Florida Honors Program
  • University of Florida Intramural Soccer
  • Golden Key International Honor Society  
  • University of Florida Neuroscience Club
  • American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
  • Health and Outreach Committee University of Florida Polish Student Association
  • Society for Viral Studies
  • National French Honor Society
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HR Learning Specialist trained in both large corporate and small non-profit settings. Maintains clear lines of communication between HR staff, employees and management.
budget, Continuous Improvement, data entry, delivery, DNA, documentation, HRIS, HR, inventory, laboratory equipment, LIMS, logistics, managing, marketing, Works, PCR, promotional material, quality, quality control, reporting, sales, scheduling, supervising, Transcription, troubleshooting, on-boarding, employee relations
04/2017 to Current
HR Learning Specialist Genomic Health Redwood City, CA
  • Main administrator for the Learning Management System (LMS).
  • Accountable for data entry, reporting and troubleshooting.
  • Generates data and reports on a biannual basis for the Learning and Development (L & D) program metrics.
  • Analyzes data to report trends and assists in managing cost projections/budget.
  • Responsible for the delivery of marketing and promotional material for the L & D program.
  • Works cross-functionally to improve the onboarding experience for remote sales employees.
08/2016 to 04/2017
HR Specialist
  • Provides back up support for the onboarding of new employees into the HRIS systems and the generation of HR company-wide metrics.
  • Provide back up support to the HR Executive Assistant to ensure timely delivery of HR programs.
10/2015 to 08/2016
HR Project Coordinator
  • Responsible for logistical support for all L & D offerings including location, scheduling, and webinar coordination.
  • Coordinates logistics and manage relationships with third party vendors.
  • Responsible for the administration of the recognition program for all employees.
  • Created termination packets and provided documentation support for exit interviews.
08/2015 to 10/2015
Laboratory Technician
  • Maintained all duties and responsibilities of a Laboratory Assistant.
  • Acted as a lead and helped support the Laboratory Management team in supervising the other Laboratory Assistants.
08/2013 to 07/2015
Laboratory Assistant
  • Assisted Clinical Laboratory Scientists in running all assays to ensure that all samples are processed in the Clinical Laboratory for Oncotype DX (Extraction, RNA Purification, RNA Quantification, Genomic DNA Detection, Reverse Transcription, Quantitative PCR).
  • Prepared Breast, Colon, and Prostate RNA samples for analytical testing while ensuring sample integrity and quality control.
  • Managed sample inventory and create sample batches for analytical testing in LIMS.
  • Responsible for all required maintenance of laboratory equipment including managing the maintenance and quality records for QC and CLIA requirements.
  • Improved laboratory practices by being a member of the Continuous Improvement team.
  • Trained other Lab Assistants in daily, weekly and monthly tasks.
  • Created and revised Standard Operating Procedures for equipment used in laboratory.
Education and Training
May 2013
Bachelors of Arts: Environmental Studies Public Health Tulane University New Orleans, LA Environmental Studies Public Health Dean's List * Academic Merit Scholarship * Cum Laude