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ALYXANDRA M.

KULP
325 South Garner Street Apartment 302, State College, Pennsylvania 16801
(484) 366-4152, kulp.aly@gmail.com, www.linkedin.com/in/alyxandrakulp

Professional Objective: Driven, goal oriented team player eager to use my chemistry skills to gain experience with a
progressive company in consumer products that rewards initiative and superior performance.

EDUCATION
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY University Park, Pennsylvania
Eberly College of Science Expected Graduation Date: May 2017
BS in Chemistry with a Synthetic/Biological Concentration Current GPA: 3.22/4.0

RESEARCH/RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

FOOD SCIENCE RESEARCH LABORATORY Pennsylvania State University


Undergraduate Researcher December 2016-Present
Work directly under research professor on novel experiments to evaluate quality of beer
Perform EPR tests on beer and model beer to determine amounts of reactive oxygen species left behind from transition metal
compounds
Prepare test solutions and keep detailed laboratory notebook of findings

ENOLOGY RESEARCH LABORATORY Pennsylvania State University


Undergraduate Researcher September 2016-Present
Work directly under graduate student on a newly developed project to improve wine quality and taste
Perform experiments on model wine and actual wine to remove thiols left behind after the wine-making process
Develop analytical and sanitary techniques that are essential in food chemistry

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY RESEARCH LABORATORY Pennsylvania State University


Undergraduate Researcher January 2016-August 2016
Performed and tested various organic chemistry experiments for instructional use
Developed new experiment involving the lipase enzyme Candida Antarctica and its role in enzymatic resolution of a racemic
alcohol
Reported findings through a research report that can be used in an organic chemistry laboratory course
Improved and advanced skills in column chromatography, thin layer chromatography, HNMR and IR spectroscopy

INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY LEARNING ASSISTANT Pennsylvania State University


Undergraduate Learning Assistant January 2016-July 2016
Worked with students during class time to promote learning and critical thinking, helped answer questions, and acted as
resource to the professor
Lead study sessions for students to review class material, prepare for exams, and answer homework questions
Attended a relevant pedagogy course for learning assistants that introduced learning/teaching techniques that could be used in
the classroom
CO-CURRICULAR JOBS/ACTIVITIES

LOOKS HAIR DESIGN State College, Pennsylvania


Receptionist August 2016-Present
Interact with customers, assist with product selection and place product orders, open/close store and close-out register
Work with staff and customers on appointment scheduling, improve communication skills

IRVINGS State College, Pennsylvania


Crew-Leader March 2016-August 2016
Oversaw employees during shifts and designated duties/responsibilities
Open/closed store and balanced register, performed basic restaurant duties

2015 HOMECOMING CAPTAIN Pennsylvania State University


Administrative Assistant Spring 2015- Fall 2015
Coordinated team meetings and worked closely with Homecoming director, reserved and ordered necessary materials

SKILLS & INTERESTS


Languages: Conversational in Spanish
Skills: Computer Skills in Microsoft Office; Chemistry, Biology, and Food Chemistry Laboratory Skills; Various Spectroscopic Skills
including 1HMNR, 13CNMR, IR, EPR, etc.
Interests: Organic Chemistry, Research, Laboratory Work, Pharmaceutical Medicine, Cosmetics Research, Food Chemistry