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Professional information

I have experience working in the field of medical research as well as working for non-profit arts organizations in Santa Clara County in the capacity of marketing and funds development.

medical research
Lab Manager / Research Associate, May 2013-Present


Stanford University School of Medicine and Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research

Senior Life Science Research Assistant, 2003-April 2013


Department of Biochemistry

Stanford University School of Medicine

Extensive experience working with principal investigators and post-doctoral fellows designing  experiments and performing skilled technical procedures to gather data in support of assigned

research projects while remaining flexible to changing priorities. Management of daily lab functions including conducting chemical inventories and safety inspections, maintaining specialized equipment, securing hazardous waste and scheduling meetings.



Laboratory Manager & Research Assistant, 2000-2003


Department of Genetics

Stanford University School of Medicine

Life Science Research Assistant

Department of Genetics

Stanford University School of Medicine


Real-Time qPCR

Tissue culture


RNA/DNA/Protein purification


Microarray analysis

Handling human blood & tissues


SAM Analysis



Grant writing

Managing membership drives

Board development

Funds development

Content management

Program coordinator

Workshop coordinator

Press releases

Public speaking

Research Technician

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Stanford University School of Medicine

non-profit literary arts
President, Poetry Center San José, January 2013-Present​


​Board recruitment and development.

Contract management.

Grant writing.

Liaison to San José City Council, San José Office of Cultural Affairs, History Park/San José and Works/San José.

Manage fundraising operations.

Manage social media accounts.

Secure and maintain tax exemption. 


2010 - present

​Coordinator, The Well-RED Reading Series @ Works/San José, January 2013-Present
Marketing Director for Poetry Center San José, 2004-2007

2010 - present

Executive Secretary for Poetry Center San José, 2000-2004
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