In 1999, I graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelors of science in Zoology. During my last year of college, I worked as a research assistant at OSU for a professor in the Zoology department. My research focused on the microbiology study of the bleaching process in sea anemones. This was studied in order to better understand the process of coral bleaching and its affect on the health of the coral reef system.
After graduating in 1999, I accepted a position in California at Ceres, Inc, a agricultural biotechnology focused on increasing crop yield for an ever increasing global population. At Ceres, I worked as a research associate conducting genetic experiments on plants in order to increase harvest production. I also presented my research to top management and participated in weekly group meetings aimed at sharing research results and brainstorming methods to increase laboratory efficiency.
In 2001 we moved to New Hampshire for my husbands job. During the next 8 years, I focused on starting a family and raising children. After this extended period away from the workforce, in 2009, I accepted a position with Reserve America as a virtual customer service representative. This position allowed me to ease back into the work force and gain experience in the customer service field.
In 2010, my husband earned his Physics Ph.D and accepted a post doctoral position with the University of New South Wales, relocating our family to Australia.
It is my desire to enter into the workforce in the customer service field as I found that not only do I work well in this field but also very much enjoy the position of customer service representative.