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High School Diploma

August 2012 – June 2016


Muskegon, MI

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

August 2016 – May 2020

Alma College

Alma, MI

Continued Education

May 2020 – PRESENT


Food Service Cashier

July 2014 – June 2015

Michigan's Adventure

North Muskegon, MI

  • Handled cash at the various food stands scattered around the park

Brand Ambassador

October 2014 – August 2016

Old Navy

Norton Shores, MI

  • Provided excellent customer service by aiding customers with any questions they had regarding merchandise and recommending other products
  • Utilized Point-of-Sale software to handle transactions

Line Cook

March 2016 – September 2016

Bernie O's Pizza

North Muskegon, MI

  • Assisted a team of six cooks to get over 200 pizzas out a night

Senior Resident Assistant

November 2016 – March 2018

Alma College Student Life Office

Alma, MI

  • Presented on various Student Life topics in front of groups of over 50 Resident Assistants, Hall Directors, and Student Life Staff
  • Managed a team of ten Resident Assistants and led weekly team meetings to ensure the team and their floors were receiving the support they needed
  • Designed an atmosphere of learning and growth in a college residence hall of 26 students from diverse backgrounds

Student Researcher

January 2017 – October 2017

Alma College Chemistry Department

Alma, MI

  • Studied the fundamental physical chemistry knowledge required to be able to contribute to research through a specialized curriculum involving a combination of self-paced textbook learning and hands-on training
  • Presented on the pharmaceutical applications of the boron cluster and the computational techniques used for the research in front of a group of over 50 peers, professors, and faculty
  • Researched under the guidance of a professor to better understand the chemistry of a boron cluster using theoretical computational methods with the aid of software programs such as: iQmol, Linux Terminal, Vim, Q-Chem, and LaTeX

Table Games Dealer

January 2018 – June 2018

Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort

Mt. Pleasant, MI

  • Protected the casino from cheating and theft by actively watching the table and properly handling over five thousand dollars of cash a night in accordance with casino procedures
  • Created a friendly and entertaining atmosphere at the table by engaging with the customers and helping new players understand the games and table etiquette


April 2018 – April 2019

Sigma Chi Theta Nu

Alma, MI

  • Led a chapter of undergraduate peers through a year of unprecedented growth by placing our values and brotherhood at the forefront of every decision
  • Grew the brotherhood from 22 members to 41 members through a strict no-hazing policy
  • Delegated chapter duties to the Executive Committee and other positions to get every brother involved
  • Shifted the mentality of the brotherhood from viewing the chapter through a lens of complacency to seeing it through a lens of growth
  • Promoted transparency within the chapter system by continuously communicating with the Chapter Advisor, Sigma Chi Headquarters, Alma College, and the undergraduate brothers

Line Cook

June 2018 – June 2019

River Rock Bar and Grill

Saint Louis, MI

  • Communicated with up to four other cooks and five servers to close tickets in under 20 minutes
  • Stocked inventory while continuing to fill orders and communicate with the wait staff
  • Prepped the kitchen for the day while filling breakfast orders

Lead Cook

August 2019 – November 2020

Braveheart's Pub

Alma, MI

  • Maintained safety within the bar for its patrons and its employees by only allowing of-age people to drink and removing threats from the premises
  • Expedited tickets in the most efficient method possible by continuously improving the kitchen and trying to find small ways to more easily complete tickets
  • Optimized the pub's Toast POS system to take and fill each guest's order as seamlessly as possible

Line Cook

January 2021 – March 2021

Miner's Diner

Morenci, AZ

  • Expedited tickets for both the morning and night shift
  • Collaborated with a team of peers to enthusiastically and accurately serve multiple customers as quickly as possible
  • Worked the flat-top grill, fryer, or steam table depending on the need for the day
  • Cleaned and prepped the kitchen while filling orders for the guests

Haul Truck Operator

March 2021 – July 2021

Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Morenci, AZ

  • Skillfully operated a 200-ton haul truck to move over 300 tons of copper, gold, and molybdenum containing dirt per load
  • Utilized the two-way radio to maintain concise but accurate communication between myself, dispatch, and fellow vehicles on the road
  • Followed Safe Operating Procedures to maximize the copper haulage totals each day while keeping a safe and clean work environment

Relief Shift Supervisor

July 2021 – May 2022

American Chemical Solutions

Muskegon, MI

  • Supervised a tank farm and three plants containing over ten 2000+ gallon reactors, twelve 500+ gallon holding tanks, two industrial centrifuges, and various types of support equipment used to keep the chemical process flowing smoothly
  • Supported engineering, instrumentation, maintenance, and outside contractors, both in the lab and in the plant, with the successful implementation of a new pharmaceutical process
  • Troubleshot any equipment or chemical process issues and assisted maintenance, instrumentation, or engineering with the vessels in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures
  • Carefully operated support equipment such as 2000lb super-sack lifts, forklifts, high-pressure steam, nitrogen, and 350-gallon metal and plastic totes
  • Safely handled multiple tons of toxic and combustible powders, in addition to thousands of gallons of various flammable or corrosive liquids such as: Phthalic Anhydride, Toluene, Methanol, 50% NaOH Solution, and 98% Sulfuric Acid

Formulations Operations Engineering Technician

June 2022 – December 2022

Actalent Services

Kalamazoo, MI

  • Trained multiple operators on the setup and tear-down of the equipment used in the production of the Pfizer COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine by following Standard Operating Procedures
  • Demonstrated Good Manufacturing Practices to accurately complete batch records and various logs by utilizing ALCOA principles
  • Followed all Aseptic Gowning and cleaning practices required when entering, leaving, or working in Grade D or Grade C spaces

Vaccine Formulations Operations Specialist I

December 2022 – PRESENT

Pfizer Inc.

Kalamazoo, MI

  • Assist with continuous improvement projects by working with operations, engineering, and leadership to implement solutions that are in accordance with Kalamazoo Site Standards
  • Communicate with leadership and various departments such as Engineering, Cleaning Validation, Quality, and Micro to ensure that maintenance work is completed with no product impact
  • Create Work Orders for the facility and assist maintenance personnel with any confined space entry, Lockout Tagout, or Safe Work Permits required to complete the work