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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
- Bachelor of Science, Molecular and Cellular
Biology. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
- 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.
||University of Arizona, Computer Science
||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
||University of Arizona, Computer Science
||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.
||January 1999 to August 2000
Administering and maintaining a commercial
website for a locally owned Tucson business.
Duties included writing and modifying HTML,
security functions and designing web graphics.
|Office Automation Specialist
||Department of Defense, Defense Contract
||August 1993 to August 1994
Responsible for conducting general office clerical
support and technical computer support for a
government business office.
||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
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
- Programming experience with Prolog, Icon, and
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
- Vice-president of the Japan Club, University
- 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
- 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,
References: Available upon request