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Stephanie J.

Baima
sjb5234@psu.edu 220 Brill Hall, University Park, PA 16802 978.518.2505

Education The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Minor in International Studies University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

Expected Graduation Date: May 2012 Overall GPA: 3.24/4.0

Participated in spring semester-long study abroad, Spring 2011

Work Experience Researcher Feldman Group, Penn State Chemistry Department June 2011 Present Worked on organic syntheses including the optimization of an aldol reaction under the guidance of a graduate student Intern Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chem., Wilmington, MA May-Aug 2010 Worked within groups of scientists on several company projects including precious metal recovery and chemical leeching Contributed research to to-be-published papers

Resident Assistant Penn State University, University Park, PA Aug 2010 Present Represented Residence Life by communicating its vision and enforcing its standards Worked as part of a 7-12-member student Supergroup under leadership of a faculty coordinator to maintain a high quality of living in campus residence halls Dietary Aide Wilmington Health Care Center, Wilmington, MA July 2008-Present Worked closely with the chef to adapt generic meals to very specific nutrition requirements Provided expeditious and requisite service to residents and acted as a competent intermediary between the dietary department and nurses/residents Extracurricular Activities President Nittany Chemical Society Fall 2010-Present Held and directed weekly meetings of this ACS student affiliate group, responsible for organization and running of outreach events, coordination with faculty Founder and President Environmental Club, Wilmington High School 2007-2008 Headed the acquisition of recycling receptacles, collected from and maintained them weekly Planned and conducted Earth Week activities, including procuring donations from numerous local businesses to support the purchase of a tree and the creation of a raffle Quartermaster, Section Leader Wilmington Wildcat Band (Marching and Concert) 2006-2008 With a group, organized and ran twice-weekly rehearsals for a 250 member band Taught a 29 member flute section a halftime show, tutored to improve musical proficiency Honors/Awards Best Undergraduate Research Poster, Penn State Undergraduate Research Symposium 2010 National Merit Commended Scholar, 2008 Member of the National and Junior National Honor Society 2007-2008 High Jump Champion, PSU Intramural Track Competition, 2008, 2009 Two-time State High Jump Champion, Massachusetts State Track and Field, 2007, 2008 Skills Excellent communication with people from diverse backgrounds Microsoft Office, ChemDraw