Vitae & Contact

Summary of qualifications

  • 10+ years in the lab using electrochemical, titration and UV-Vis spectrophotometric methods.

  • 7 years experience with good laboratory practices (GLP), laboratory and SOP management.

  • 3 years with advanced methods such as high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), atomic absorption (AA), atomic emission (AE), and fluorescence spectroscopy.

  • Hands-on experience with interpretation, evaluation, and statistical analysis of data.

  • Hands-on experience with quality control & regulatory compliance, including state and federal frameworks.

Education and Certifications

University of North Carolina Wilmington


     Dec 2017

Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Minor in Mathematics

Bachelor of Arts, Physics






North Carolina Water Treatment Operator Certification Grade A


     Aug 2008




Western Piedmont Community College


     May 2006

Associates in Applied Science, Environmental Science Tech

Certificate, Water Resource Management



Laboratory Skills

Laboratory Methods: Proficient with Atomic Absorption, Atomic Emission, Liquid Chromatography (LC, HPLC), and Spectroscopy.

Laboratory Practices: Knowledgeable in SOP Development and State, EPA, FDA Regulated Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and laboratory management.

Working Conditions: Experienced in sampling and analyses in Industrial operations using PPE Safety and OSHA procedures.

laboratory Experience

Student Researcher and Analyst, UNCW Chemistry and Physics Department

  • Conducted experiments with variety of advanced laboratory techniques such as High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Atomic Absorption (AA), Atomic Emission (AE), and Fluorescence Spectroscopy.

  • Explored cGxP (EPA and FDA cGLP, cGMP, cGDP)

  • Performed extensive data analysis of analytical results and calibration curve generation.

  • Performed statistical analysis work including large data sets with programming languages like Python, FORTRAN, and Mathematica

  • Conducted frequent technical research & writing in timely fashion.



     May 2015 – Dec 2017

Surface Water Treatment Facility Operations, Davidson Water Inc.

  • Performed water analysis using various methods, including, titrations, UV/Vis Spectrophotometry and electrochemical methods for EPA and NC regulatory compliance.

  • Evaluation and interpretation of data for process control and compliance.

  • Maintaining laboratory environment for safety, hazard-free, clean, and efficient work environment including equipment maintenance, inventory control, safety procedures review and updates.

  • Analyzed ultra-low range chlorine in filter discharge for NPDES compliance using an US EPA Regulated Method for Spectrophotometry. Required to legally certify results.

  • Analyzed E-Coli & Total Coliform presence/absence in water samples using enzyme substrate method. US EPA Regulated Method.

  • Participated in a team project for the evaluation of Quality Control Laboratory Design and Setup. Instrumentation and equipment selection and training of staff in use, maintenance, and procedures.

  • Conducted extensive laboratory analysis under industrial environment conditions, including hazardous chemical analysis and handling.

  • Performed laboratory analysis using good laboratory practices (GLP) for environmental regulatory compliance.

  • Required knowledge environmental regulations such as safe water drinking act, and clean water act.

  • Frequent customer relations and crisis management.



      Aug 2006 – May 2013

Technical Project Highlights

Analysis: Bifurcations in Interstellar Gas Clouds

  • Explored chaotic chemical systems of Gas Cloud molecular composition. Taking data from astronomical spectroscopic measurements and modeling the chemical relationships. Analysis performed in FORTRAN.



Jan 2017 – May 2017

Team Project: Resonance Frequency Effects of Earthquakes on Buildings

  • Modeling resonance effects on buildings in Mathematica using a system of ODEs.



Jan 2016 – May 2016

Team Project – S.I.R. Measles Model for Wilmington NC

  • Mathematical modeling of measles outbreak in Wilmington, NC using the S.I.R ODE model.



Aug 2015 – Dec 2015

Team Project: Modernization and Automation of Data Logging and Management

  • Increased efficiency and decreased transcription errors by modernizing and automating the data handling procedures. Continual improvements implemented to address new issues.


Jan 2008 – Aug 2009

Technical Skills

Programming Languages: Proficient in Python, FORTRAN, and Mathematica.

Regulatory Frameworks: Knowledge of Safe Drinking Water (SDWA), Clean Water Act (CWA), EPA and FDA Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). Able to research, understand and communicate new regulations & policies unaided.

Interpersonal Skills: Experienced in Team Management, Customer Service and Public Relations.

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