Teresa Costa
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Location: Yonkers, NY, USA
School: University of the Sciences
Field of Study: Chemistry

Teresa Costa

Teresa Costa
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E D U C A T I O N
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a Minor in Humanities, Graduated May 2020
American Chemical Society certified degree
• I have taken in-depth courses in at least 4 out of 5 areas of chemistry including, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Analytical, Organic and Physical Chemistry and have completed 400 hours or more of hands-on lab experience in these fields
W O R K E X P E R I E N C E
PHILADELPHIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Intern at Environmental Lab, June 2019-August 2019
• Tested water samples of Philadelphia area pools for E. coli, Coliform, and Enterococcus using Quantitray and Simplate protocols
• Assisted in food and milk testing
• Logged and reported results
DR. MICHAEL BRUIST’S RESEARCH LABORATORY, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Computational Chemist, Jan 2018 – May 2020
• Designed RNA molecules and manipulated their sequences using Amber and Chimera in order to study a viroid’s ability to infect the sarcin-ricin domain in potato RNA
• Interpreted communication propensity data recorded from molecular dynamics runs of RNA
• Presented a poster at University of the Sciences Annual Research Day 2018 and 2019, as well as the Center for Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster Fair in 2019
• Poster at the American Chemical Society 2020 National Conference in Philadelphia moved online due to coronavirus
UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Laboratory Prep for Undergraduate Chemistry Lab September 2018-May 2019
• Prepared solutions to be used in Freshman lab experiments
• Laid out materials necessary for conducting experiments
Secretary, Sep 2016 – Dec 2016
• Optimized system of assigning tutors to students
• Handled correspondence for the Student Academic Support Services office

Historian of the American Chemical Society- August 2018- May 2020
• Responsible for events such as Haunted Lab, Chemistry Demonstrations in the Quad, and Mole Day activities
• Run the social media for the University of the Sciences chapter of American Chemical Society
• Planning committee for Chemistry Wars, a competition among the greater Philadelphia area universities in chemistry related games and quizzes
P R O F E S S I O N A L A F F I L I A T I O N S A N D A W A R D S
• ACS 2020 National Meeting and Expo Computational Poster Session Entry: Molecular dynamics study of the sarcin-ricin domain ------------
• Certified Contact Tracer through Johns Hopkins University online course ------------
• Member of the American Chemical Society 2016-present
• Historian of University of the Sciences Chapter of ACS 2018-May 2020
• Prep Tuition Grant awarded to students who did an accelerated program in the summer before their Freshman year
• Dean's List recipient
• University of the Sciences Distinction Award