Startup Institute

Summer 2016

Web Design Track  - UX Focus

Selected from a highly-competitive applicant pool for an eight-week immersive web design and UX education program. Startup Institute helps individuals develop the skills, mindset, and network to be high-impact at innovative companies. Coursework Included:

• HTML, CSS, CSS3, JavaScript, and jQuery
• Best practices and techniques for responsive design
• Conducting user research and testing
• Wireframing, low-fidelity mockups, and rapid prototyping

The Sinclair


Bartender - Created seasonally appropriate cocktails for an upscale, high-volume restaurant and live-music venue.



Research Assistant II - Managed all aspects of a Sleep Health Disparities study of low-income single mothers; including protocol creation, staff training, field data collection and sharing research results with participants.

•Interviewed, surveyed, developed relationships and built trust with 25 single mothers to gather valuable actigraphy and oximetry data to learn more about their sleep health
•Explained study results to every mother individually
•Taught new research staff how to conduct interviews, collect survey, oximetry and actigraphy data
•Created study protocols, surveys and other study documents for sleep health pilot study 



Research Assistant I - Assistant to project manager for third phase of data collection in vitamin D cancer prevention trial

-Prepared protocol amendments and assisted with annual continuing reviews and DSMB reports
•Conducted field research by; administering surveys, instructing participants on dosage and possible side effects, lab preparation and study data management
•Alerted management of any participant issues or study violations, assisted with the reporting of adverse events and followed-up with participants as advised
•Reviewed and cleaned all written data in preparation for analysis



Administrative Research Asisstant - Enrolled over 200 African Americans in a vitamin D cancer prevention trial and provided comprehensive project support in collaboration with PI’s, management team, and field research assistants

•Singlehandedly contacted over 100 primary care providers to provide medical eligibility for a backlog of more than 600 eligible participants waiting to be enrolled
•Registered new patients, scheduled appointments, prescription fulfillments, study documentation and data entry into Patient Tracking System (PTS)
•Scheduled hard to reach participants for baseline events and kept field RA’s on task with their participant timelines and study phase windows
•Logged, compiled and organized confidential study and participant data


Wheaton College


Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy

Summa cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, received the Holcombe M. Austin Prize in Philosophy