Lebanese American University September 2015 - at PresentMy Chemical Principles Professor asked me to join the university's Department of Natural Sciences as a teacher assistant. As such, I had various tasks pertaining to assisting student with the challenging chemistry course. I conducted 3 problem-solving sessions per week for over 70 students in the area of chemistry. I also guided students to develop optimal study plans and methods to progress in this as well as other courses. I did not just solve the required problems, but I answered any and all questions related to the coursework and the premed track.
Lebanese American University June 2014 - at PresentAn eager undergrad, I started participating in research in the summer of my sophomore year. Working in a research lab was new to me, and due to few participating students, my involvement and tasks quickly escalated. I started with investigating compounds’ effects on cell proliferation, DNA content, and apoptosis via cytotoxicity assays and PI and Annexin V/PI staining. This was done to evaluate targeting cancer cells with different compounds separately and in combination to determine possible synergistic effects that maximize efficacy and selectivity while minimizing cytotoxicity. Currently, I am performing western blots to uncover the pathway underlying programmed cell death upon treatment with the different combination therapies. Moreover, on April 14th (2016), I presented the lab’s results on how to selectively treat AML cancer cells in the Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science (LAAS) conference in an extended scientific abstract and a research poster.
Lebanese American University February 2014 - at PresentIn my work with the University Scholarship Assistance Program, my job consists of guiding 7 financially disadvantaged scholarship students in studying and addressing academic difficulties at the university level. My responsibilities are not restricted to academia, but I also ensure that my mentees have an active student life, engaging in different university clubs, activities, and projects. I have to motivate them to meet their scholarships' strict academic and extracurricular criteria or else they would be prone to losing their scholarship. Since this is a matter of dire importance, I always monitor the scholar’s academic standing and evaluate their progress. Accordingly, I report to university officials, meeting weekly with the program coordinator and submitting detailed bimonthly reports on each student.
Bachelor's of Science
Lebanese American University
2013 - 2016
(3 years) Beyrouth