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REBECCA S. B.
East Fairlawn Drive Urbana, Illinois cell ·
Demonstrated flexible skill set, and the ability to acquire technical proficiency across a broad variety of diverse roles. Previous positions have all required a great deal of precision and attention to detail. Wellversed in the management of personnel, animals, materials, scheduled maintenance tasks, and information. Practiced and familiar public speaker, having presented and taught an array of topics in a variety of settings. Skilled in writing for persuasive, informative, and scientific applications.
University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Economic Sciences Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, concentration in Food Animal Science Dean&;s List Spring Fall , graduated magna cum laude
United States Marine Corps: , Honorably Discharged Aviation Life Support Systems ALSS Technician, HMLA, MCAS New River, May March Inspected and maintained aircrew survival equipment and aircraftmounted safety equipment, survival and egress systems on UHN Iroquois "Huey," AHW "Cobra," CHE "Sea Knight," and CHE "Super Stallion" model helicopters. Manufactured aircrew survival equipment from basic materials to meet specific guidelines. Fitted, inspected and maintained personal protective flight gear for approximately squadron aircrew members. Taught AHW Canopy Removal System safety to all maintenance personnel, managed and maintained records of classes to ensure that training of maintenance personnel within the squadron was kept current. Training NonCommissioned Officer NCO, MALS ALSS Paraloft, March November Arranged for the timely annual training of approximately Marines. Managed requisitioning of needed supplies within a severely limited budget. Tool Control NCO, MALS ALSS Paraloft, MCAS Cherry Point, September November Reorganized the entire Paraloft&;s tool room to allow for better practice of Tool Control protocols. Designed entirely new tool boxes, and requisitioned new tools to fit each work center&;s actual needs smaller work centers as well as the larger Paraloft&;s main Tool Room, after careful review of each work center&;s tasks and needs. Barracks Manager, H&HS, MCAS Cherry Point, November September Instituted proper accountability measures and programs that had been delinquent for over years. Managed security and timely maintenance of housing for barracks buildings, each housing roughly Marines. Led weekly meetings and formations to disseminate squadron information and arrange for appropriate housekeeping of the common areas of the barracks.
University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, Urbana, IL: , January January Presented and discussed scientific research in a professional graduate seminar setting. Wrote ethograms to meet specific research objectives, observed and quantified key swine behaviors for research. Cultured K stem cells and managed growth of cell populations for use in immune assays, using aseptic techniques. Performed Immune Assays, including white blood cell count, whole blood smear differential, I Cortisol Radioimmunoassay, Natural Killer cell function assay, Lymphocyte Proliferation Assay LPA. Separated neutrophils, lymphocytes, and plasma from whole blood. Managed two different labs&; research mouse colonies, including ear tagging and tracking of identified animals. Planned breeding strategies and selected rodent stock from available animals to meet the labs&; research needs. Innovated novel tracking systems for both rodent research labs to manage information pertaining to their mouse colonies, which are still in use today. Performed Assays to genotype prospective research and/or breeding animal stock in mouse colonies, including tissue sample collection, digestion, DNA extraction, Polymerase Chain Reaction PCR, and GelElectrophoresis. Wrote standard protocols in clear, concise, and informative language. Processed and prepared poultry feed and excreta samples. Performed Nutrition Assays, including bomb calorimetry, and Kjeldahl Nitrogen content analysis.
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