Goodman Research Group Inc. Cambridge, MA
Project coordinator—Sept. 2008 to present
+ Coordinating the evaluation for "Sid the Science Kid," a new PBS show and website for 3-6 year olds.
The Orange County Register Santa Ana, CA
Reporter—Feb. 2007 to Aug. 2008
+ Reported, photographed, and designed web multimedia for science, health, and education stories.
The Scientist Magazine Philadelphia, PA
Writing Intern—Fall 2006
+ Wrote profiles and features for monthly life sciences magazine and reported breaking news online.
University of California, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
Staff Research Associate—Fall 2005 to Summer 2006
+ Designed experiments, created a lab website, and worked on grants, manuscripts, and news releases.
McGraw-Hill Education New York, NY
+ Wrote 80 pages of physical science chapters for a sixth grade textbook.
Science Magazine Washington, DC
Writing Intern—Summer 2005
+ Wrote and copyedited articles. Interviewed and wrote scripts for Science Update, a daily radio segment.
UCSB Chemistry Outreach Santa Barbara, CA
Coordinator—Spring 2002 to Spring 2005
+ Taught fifth grade students physical science through interactive workshops.
+ Organized and trained volunteers. Created program’s website.
Community Teaching Fellowship in Math and Science Goleta, CA
Teaching Fellow – Fall 2003 to Spring 2004
+ Taught a seventh grade life science class at Goleta Valley Junior High School and attended science education seminars.
Harvard University Cambridge, MA
+ Masters in Technology, Innovation, and Education. Expected June 2009.
University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
+ Bachelors of science in biopsychology, minor in professional editing. June 2005.
Cultural Psychology Lab Santa Barbara, CA
Researcher—Fall 2004 to Spring 2005
+ Conducted senior honors thesis project on stress and social support in Hong Kong and California.
Developmental Psychology Lab Hong Kong, China
Research Assistant—Fall 2004
+ Conducted research on teaching students how to learn English as a second language with minimal accents.
Psychophysiology Lab Santa Barbara, CA
Researcher—Fall 2003 to Spring 2004
+ Supervised an independent research project that examined the effects of positive and negative subliminal messages on blood pressure and heart rate.
Thomas More Storke Award. June 2005. UCSB's highest student honor, for outstanding scholarship and extraordinary service to the university, its students, and the community
Frances Colville and Terry Dearborn Memorial Award. June 2005. Awarded for outstanding academic achievement to one UCSB College of Letters and Science honors student majoring in the mathematical, life, and physical sciences division.
+ Gymnastics, figure skating, extreme sports, traveling, and designing.