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Consultant/Project Manger, Solon Inc. 2010-present
Managed client interaction for small business IT offshore projects. Responsibilities included drafting IP agreements, contract letters, as well as developing use case analysis and functional specifications from complex sets of client requirements.
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist, AstraZeneca, 2006-2008
Carried respiratory medications portfolio and managed over 100 accounts in San Francisco area sales territory producing over $10 million in yearly revenue. Product trainer for the US launch of Symbicort asthma therapy. Recognized for outstanding Symbicort launch presentation during US launch meeting. Awarded as a top Pulmicort Turbuhaler asthma inhaler territory in 2006.
Scientist, Labcon North America, 2001-2005
Director of quality assurance/product development lab. Created industry-first protocol for routine DNA contamination screening of products. Designed and oversaw construction of new laboratory. Implemented value-added testing services to position products in a premium position in the marketplace. ISO 9001 internal auditor. Routinely performed PCR, endotoxin screenings, protein analysis.
Bachelor of Arts, Molecular and Cell Biology 1996-2000
University of California, Berkeley
Co-Founder/CTO, Disabled and Productive, 2008-present
Designed magazine-style website (www.DisabledAndProductive.com) offering information targeted to the mobility disabled demographic. Conducted market and keyword research, developed search engine optimization strategy, and created brand identity. Manage marketing campaigns. Create custom written, image, and video content.
President of the Board of Directors, Lambda of Kappa Delta Rho, Inc., 2001–present
Increased nonprofit corporation yearly revenue from $24,000 to over $100,000. Lead board meetings, oversee management of property, member functions, and fundraising. Past editor of biannual newsletter.
Educator, Lululemon Athletica, 2009-2010
Greeted and initiated sales conversations with customers on all functions and features of products. Part of sales team that ranked #1 in region in sales improvement from Q3 2009 compared to Q3 2008. Managed store’s social media strategy.
Toastmasters International, Novato Adult Soccer League, distance and cross-country running, mountain biking, scuba diving, triathlons, crossfit, writing, Cal football.