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Objective: A challenging and interesting career in bioinformatics, utilizing my experience in molecular biology, computer science and computational biology.


  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. December 2001.
  • Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular Biology. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. May 1997.
    • Field of Study: Molecular and Cellular Biology (emphasis in Virology, structured minor in Chemistry, Biology, and Physics; second minor in Japanese.


IBM TotalStorage Test Engineer IBM, Tucson, Arizona January 2002 to Present
Test Engineer for both Field Support and System Level Test. Duties include planning and performing open systems attachment, SAN, and storage hardware testing for both the IBM Total Storage DS8000 and DS6000, ESS 2105-F10/F20/800 Storage Server. This includes both hardware and software systems tests. Experience with open systems storage management on IBM pSeries and xSeries, HP, Sun Solaris, Windows, and Intel and pSeries Linux.
Research Assistant University of Arizona, Computer Science Department June 2001 to December 2002
Undergraduate Research Assistant working for Dr. John Kececioglu studying and implementing algorithms relevant to computational biology and bioinformatics; specifically multiple alignment algorithms.
Section Leader University of Arizona, Computer Science Department August 2000 to December 2002

Assist in teaching the introductory and intermediate level object-oriented design and development courses. Duties include teaching a one hour discussion section each week, grading assignments and tests, holding review sessions, developing course materials and answering individual questions and problems raised by the students.

Webmaster Tuscan, Inc. January 1999 to August 2000

Administering and maintaining a commercial website for a locally owned Tucson business. Duties included writing and modifying HTML, JavaScript, CGI scripts to handle commerce and security functions and designing web graphics.

Office Automation Specialist Department of Defense, Defense Contract Management Command August 1993 to August 1994

Responsible for conducting general office clerical support and technical computer support for a government business office.

Research Assistant University of Arizona, National Aeronautics and Space Administration September 1992 to May 1993

Responsible for conducting research on the effects of disturbed gravity on the development of Xenopus laevis (South African Clawed Toad). The research included developing a suitable medium to maintain the embryos while in clinorotation, assessing health, stages of growth and degree of abnormality of the growing embryos compared to controls. Presented the results at the Second Annual Space Grant Symposium Undergraduate Research Internship Program sponsored by NASA and hosted by the Arizona Space Grant Consortium at Arizona State University, April 1993.


  • Knowledgeable and experienced with various Unix platforms including AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, SuSE and RedHat Linux.
  • Experienced with various enterprise versions of Windows including NT, 2000, and 2003
  • Experienced in Java, C, MIPS assembly, Perl, and HTML.
  • Experience with CGI scripting, JavaScript, E-commerce basics and web security.
  • Experience with Graphical User Interfaces/Event Driven Programming with the Java AWT and Swing classes.
  • Design paradigms such as Extreme Programming, Test First Design and the use of Unified Modeling Language
  • Programming experience with Prolog, Icon, and ML

Languages: Japanese. Basic fluency in speaking, reading and writing.


  • Founding member and Secretary of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Student Chapter, University of Arizona
  • Member of Women in Computer Science (WICS), University of Arizona
  • Vice-president of the Japan Club, University of Arizona


  • American Red Cross / National Marrow Donor Program (1996 - 97 and 1999 - 2000)
    Organized and founded a bone marrow donor recruitment drive for the Southern Arizona Red Cross and the National Bone Marrow Donor Program, resulting in the recruitment of over 300 potential minority bone marrow donors. Coordinated volunteers from various student minority groups on the University of Arizona campus.
  • Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair Volunteer Judge.


  • University of Arizona College of Arts and Sciences Dean's List with Distinction
  • Valedictorian of Wickenburg High School, Wickenburg, AZ

References: Available upon request