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Texas Tech University Health Science Center, Paul L Foster School of Medicine El Paso, TX Doctor of Medicine - 2017-Current, anticipated graduation May 2021
University of Washington Seattle, WA

Master of Health Administration - 2016

University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio, TX

Post-baccalaureate Premedical Studies - Summer 2012-Fall 2013

Bachelor of Science in Biology - 2009
  • American College of Emergency Physicians      
  • Emergency Medicine Residents Association                                             
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Texas College of Emergency Physicians
Professional Experience
Hospitalist Coordinator
November 2016 to July 2017
Sound Physicians San Antonio, TX
  • Served as the point of contact between Sound Physicians management, hospital personnel, and on-site physicians as it relates to administrative functions within Christus Santa Rosa Medical Center & Westover Hills Hospitals in San Antonio, TX as well as Peterson Regional Medical Facility in Kerrville, TX.
  • Supported Regional Medical Director and Regional Director of Operations in developing projects for Sound Physicians including: primary care outreach initiatives and internal operations deficiency analysis.
  • Established physician scheduling across multiple facilities, coordinated physician credentialing and orientation, collaborated with regional teams from Sound Physicians as well as external hospital representatives to achieve clinical goals.
Administrative Intern
June 2015 to August 2015
University of Texas Health Science Cancer Therapy and Research Center San Antonio, TX
  • Collaborated with senior management as well as independent consultants to assess the current state of patient services and highlight inefficiencies of car.
  • Collected operational data in order to construct patient service metrics.
  • Implemented various process improvement initiatives to align internal departments with organizational care objectives.
Emergency Department Medical Scribe
June 2012 to June 2018
ProScribe LLC San Antonio, TX
  • Created electronic medical records by reviewing triage notes, recording physician examination assessments, and transcribing laboratory results.
  • Facilitated provider efficiency by expediting abnormal radiology impressions and laboratory results to the physician in order to reduce time delays in patient care.
  • Trained new medical scribes to adhere to operating procedures as well as facilitate the efficiency of expected duties.
Molecular Biologist
June 2009 to August 2012
South Texas Blood and Tissue Center San Antonio, TX
  • Trained new employees to conduct nucleic acid isolations using manual and automated methods to screen for known viruses across various platforms.
  • Performed validation studies for the development of new assays and screening techniques in conjunction with the research and development department.
  • Developed and implemented sample tracking system to streamline production testing and decrease interdepartmental errors.
Delaership Porter
August 2006 to February 2009
Ken Batchelor Cadillac San Antonio, TX
  • Primarily responsible for detailing dealership and customer vehicles.
  • Completed requests by management, including transporting customers, acquiring and distributing parts, and long distance car deliveries.
Seattle Children's Research Institute Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Graduate Student Researcher - March 2016-June 2016
  • Conducted assessment initiatives to research the integration of institutional ethics into healthcare.
  • Collaborated with Dr. Ben Wilfond to gauge how healthcare organizations across the nation are addressing institutional ethic issues.
  • Generated recommendations for Seattle Children's Hospital based on findings of research.
Emergency Medicine Interest Group
  • Treasurer - 2017-2018
Community Activities
Broadview Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Facility
Volunteer Child & Youth Tutor - October 2014-June 2015
  • Served as a weekly volunteer tutor to young children seeking temporary housing at the shelter.
  • Provided insight to basic math concepts and problems as well as helped children learning to write.

Alamo Maxillofacial Surgical Associates

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Associates Volunteer Intern - June 2012-August 2014

  • Observed oral & maxillofacial inpatient surgeries in the operating room and outpatient procedures in a private practice setting.
  • Witnessed the skill required to operate for long periods of time as well as the communication skills needed to convey pre-op expectations and post-op results.
  • Observed administrative functions and strategic planning within the private practice.
University of Texas Health Science Cancer Therapy and Research Center
Clinical Oncology Volunteer and Trainer - June 2012-August 2014
  • Oriented and trained volunteers to provide patient care services throughout chemotherapy treatment areas.
  • Restructured the allocation and distribution process of consumable resources by volunteers throughout the various triage areas in the facility.
  • Aided nursing staff by preparing medical consumables for use, restocking treatment floor, and replacing items used by patients.
  • Served patients food and drinks during their treatments, provided blankets and pillows to each patient, and assisted them around the chemotherapy treatment area.
St. Luke's Baptist Hospital of San Antonio
Emergency Department Volunteer - June 2012-July 2013
  • Assisted nurses and technicians in cleaning patient rooms, restocking medical consumables, and rearranging empty patient beds to meet the demands of an 8 room emergency department.
  • Observed Emergency Medicine physicians prioritize and provide healthcare services to a diverse patient population.
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement Certificate in Quality & Safety
  • Hiking & Trail running
  • Camping
  • Photography
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Skilled in forensic DNA testing, report writing, and testifying in court. Experienced collecting, documenting, analyzing and preserving evidence. Knowledge of processing crime scenes and chain of custody.
  • DNA typing
  • Statistical calculations
  • Expert witness testimony 
  • Crime lab procedures
  • Evidence collection and preservation
  • Top secret security clearance 1995
Science Instructional Assistant Jun 2015 to Current
  • Manage science department consisting of ten teachers, prepare lab set-ups including agarose gels, buffers, stains, and chemical solutions, inventory and order supplies and chemicals, lead classroom instruction during teacher absence.
Forensic Investigator Jul 2014 to Current
  • On call response to scene of death to conduct physical examination, photograph, document and collect evidence, interview law enforcement, family, witnesses, and medical staff, arrange for removal of decedent and write report, testify in court when necessary.
Substitute Teacher Dec 2011 to Jun 2015
  • Led classroom instruction in kindergarten through high school including secretary and special education on an on-call basis.
  • Followed lesson plans, managed classroom behavior and prepared lessons as needed for all subjects.
Forensic Consultant Mar 1999 to Feb 2000
  • Reviewed forensic casework and provided written and oral evaluation of procedures and results of DNA typing for legal counsel and law enforcement.
  • Testified as an expert witness in court.
Staff Molecular Biologist Aug 1996 to Jan 1999
Extracted, quantified, amplified DNA using DQA1 and PM reverse dot blot, STR, and D1S80. Calculated statistical probabilities, prepared reports, maintained evidence and testified as an expert witness.
Associate Biologist Oct 1995 to Aug 1996
  • Extracted, amplified, and typed DNA using PCR for a Department of Defense classified program.
Crime Lab Technician May 1993 to Jul 1995
  • Processed crime scenes including documentation, collection, preservation and chain of custody of physical evidence.
  • Performed laboratory assays on biological evidence
Medical Examiner Technician Oct 1992 to May 1993
  • Responded to scene of death for removal, assisted Medical Examiners in autopsies, prepared specimens for examination and preservation, managed identification of deceased.
Research Technician Sep 1990 to Sep 1992
  • Assisted in designing, developing and testing prototype medical devices including mechanical drawings with computer assisted design.
Emergency Medical Technician May 1990 to Jun 1991
  • Provided basic life saving techniques, maintained and operated ambulance, communicated with medical personnel, wrote report.
Emergency Medical Technician May 1988 to May 1990
  • Provided basic life saving techniques, maintained and operated ambulance, communicated with medical personnel, wrote report.
Education and Training
Graduate Course, Biochemistry II Hood College Frederick, MD
Graduate Courses, Criminalistics, Crime Scene Reconstruction, Physical Analysis University of New Haven New Haven, CT
Bachelor of Science, Biology University of Massachusetts/Boston Boston, MA Biology
Professional Affiliations
1 American Academy of Forensic Sciences - Prov. Member
1 Mid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Sciences - Member
1 Northeastern Association of Forensic Sciences - Assoc. Member

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Professional Summary
  • Technical field sales representative covering competitive and dynamic UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley accounts.
  • 12 years biotech research experience in industry and academic sectors.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in a broad range of molecular skill sets.  
  • Strategic account management
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Molecular Biology
  • Life Science
  • Luminex Assays
  • NextGen Sequencing
  • Genotyping
  • Automation
  • Instrumentation
  • Data Analysis
Work History
10/2014 to 11/2016
Research Sales Representative Thermo Fisher Scientific Berkeley, CA
  • Manage competitive UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley accounts to achieve >$7 million forecast targets.
  • Retain and grow customer base by targeting research needs through product knowledge and experience in many research application workflows.
  • Identify prospective customers by utilizing directories, laboratory websites and news headlines.
  • Record daily activities, customer information and opportunities in company database.
  • Prioritize demands to increase sales.
  • Build relationships with researchers and administration.
10/2010 to 09/2014
Research Associate Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute Oakland, CA
Investigation of genes that play a role in the development of metabolic diseases using mouse models.
  • Automation - Programming and operation of Qiagen BioRobot and Eppendorf epMotion liquid handlers for high-throughput preparation of genotyping plates and Next-Generation Sequencing RNA libraries.
  • Cell Culture – Culturing of Mouse Embryonic Fibroblasts to determine efficacy of Transcription Activator-Like Effector Nucleases (TALENs) in genome editing.
  • Gene Expression Analysis – qRT-PCR to determine relative expression of targeted genes in knockout mice. Bisulfite conversion and sequencing to determine silencing of genes.
  • Genome EditingIn vitro TALEN mRNA preparation for mammalian cell transfection.
  • Genotyping – qPCR to determine inheritance of knockout transgene. Marker design for genetic mapping.
  • Metabolite Analysis - Measurement of metabolic hormones using Luminex bead-based technology. Lipid extraction and analysis.
  • Next-Generation Sequencing - High throughput RNA purification and library preparation. RNA quality assessed using Agilent Bioanalyzer and Advanced Analytical Fragment Analyzer.
  • Pre-Clinical - Conduct insulin and glucose tolerance tests on mice to study effects of diet on response.
  • Quantitative Trait Loci Analysis – Assessment of linkage between genotypes and phenotypes using Microsoft Excel and R/qtl software with J/qtl graphical interface.
10/2001 to 08/2009
Molecular Biologist Monsanto Davis, CA
Genetic modification of oilseed crops for increased oil yields and enrichment of omega-3 fatty acids in vegetable oil.
  • Cell Culture - Preparation and maintenance of yeast and other fungal cultures for transient expression of lead genes, and mining of novel genes.
  • Molecular Cloning - PCR amplification and cloning of lead genes, promoters and terminators into transformation vectors. Preparation of cDNA libraries. Site-directed mutagenesis for directed evolution of lead genes. High-throughput and large-scale preparation of plasmid DNA.
  • Enzyme Characterization - Expression of novel and mutagenized integral membrane fatty acid desaturases, and elongases in yeast, and characterization through substrate feeding and GC-MS analysis of products.
  • Gene Expression Analysis - Transgene expression analysis via qRT-PCR in lead transformation events/lines. Profiling of genes targeted by transcription factors.
  • Sequence Analysis - Identification and classification of novel genes, including genome walking, utilizing a variety of software applications.
  • Southern Blotting - Fingerprinting of lead transformation events utilizing P-32 and DIG labeling methods.
  • Western Blotting - High throughput antibody screening to determining tissue-specificity of transgene expression. 
Bachelor of Science: Biotechnology
University of California - Davis, CA
Ursin, V.; Froman, B.; Nava, A.J.; Gonzales, J.; “Expression of fatty acid desaturases in corn” 2005, US Patent No. WO A1


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