Jessica A. Aumick
Wilkes Barre, PA
I grew up in a small town in New York, where New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey all meet.
In high school, I attended a career technical school (Orange-Ulster BOCES) for half of the school day, studying Principles of health and Medical Assisting. I acquired my Certified Medical Assistant License (CMA) before graduating. I was in the top percentile of my graduating high school class, and was the top student in my CTEC class.
I competed in both Skills USA (a competitive program for vocational academies) and HOSA (health occupation student alliance,) eventually going on to win state championships, and compete in the national ranks for competition.
I graduated high school with a number of academic honors, including the Principles Prestige Award, the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship and placed 4th nationally in the Voice of Democracy essay competition.
I participated in key club, art club, drama club, spring musicals and Model UN, which I continued in college. I was also a member of the National Technical Honor Society.
I graduated King's College, with a major in Neuroscience, with a minor in Physical Biology and an emphasis in Microbiology.
While in college I participated in a plethora of different activities, including King's Players, Biology club, S.A.F.E. (student allies for equality), The King's College Book Discussion Club, Scholars in Service to PA (through Americorps) and The Model UN, where I represented Russia, or the Russia Federation.
I have over 500 hours working in research labs, where I have honed many skills, including (but not limited too) labrotory skills, such as preforming basic tests, proper care and use of a microscope, slide staining and pipetting. I also have extensive expirience working with small animals for research purposes.
Along with my lab expirience, I have also learned scheduling and most basic office skills when working with volunteer participants in neuroscience labs. Not to mention the importance of confidentiality practices and HIPPA regulations.
Besides lab expirience, I have over 3,000 hours of community service and volunteer work, specifically in the medical field, which includes about 100 hours shadowing Dr. Leslie Lyness in the Neurosurgery department
My future ambitions after graduation are to find a position in a laboratory setting as a clinical biologist, or a neuroscience specialist.