Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN.
Graduated with Bachelor’s degree Fall 2016. GPA: 3.826 (4.0 scale)
Major: Plant and Soil Science. Minor: Entrepreneurship
Dean’s list Spring 2013 – Fall 2016
Undergraduate Research Experience and Creative Activity Grant involving “The Evaluation of Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) Germination Behavior in Response to Stratification Duration, GA3, and De-coating”
Whitehouse Productions, Whitehouse, TN
Professional Videographer, Jan 2010 – December 2016
Went to multiple venues to record live shows. Set up and disassembled professional camera equipment and operated within shoots up to four cameras. Determined cable routing.
Petal Land, Tullahoma, TN
Internship, May 2016 – November 2016
Helped to maintain greenhouse and flowerbeds by clearing weeds, laid drip tape to ensure adequate moisture, maintained the lawn so that it has a professional look.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Biosciences Division), Oak Ridge, TN
Internship, Jan 2017 – Dec 2017
Responsible for any projects which needed completion. Sterilized leaves and roots for extractions. Extracted and cleaned DNA from leaves, roots, xylem, and soils. Have also run PCRs and gels to confirm presence of DNA. Also lyophilize material to boost DNA quantity numbers.
My project was “Determining Ectomycorrhizal Colonization Patterns Across Contrasting Populus Genotypes, Chemotypes and Soil Sources” as part of the project “Effects of host genetic variation in metabolite profiles on the microbiome”.