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Nikki Patrio

   

545 Oakland Way Ritters, CA 97263 (941) 555-8763 nikkipatrio@hcc.edu

Summary

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Education

Courses

Research

Experience

Honors

Related
Activities

  Summary
Botany major with course work and experience in plant ecosystems and biotechnology.

Career Goal
Specialization in biotechnology or genetics. 

Rationale: The increasing world population requires the need for better food supplies. With the demand for new drugs and medicines and useful genes for improving crop plants, explorers in botany are essential. I have an interest in how to insert desirable genes into plants and how those genes are subsequently expressed.

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Education
My current course of study is in the Plant Science Option in Botany at Hilltop Community College. This will prepare me for continued work in botany at a research university. I am experienced in several computer applications, including Word, Excel, and Access, and currently I am learning FrontPage for Web development.

 The Plant Science Option provides an introduction to plant science with courses in biology, botany, plant structure and classification, and ecology, and a solid background in the analytical sciences. This work is preparatory to a summer field practicum with a faculty member from the University of Upper Michigan.

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Courses Completed or In Progress

 

Semester

Courses

Credits

First
Semester

BIO 110 Principles of Biology

4

ENGL 101 - English Composition I

3

CHM 115 - General Chemistry I

4

MA 161 - Calculus I

4

Second
Semester

BNTY 120 Introduction to Botany

4

ENGL 102 - English Composition II

3

CHM 116 - General Chemistry II

4

MA 162 - Calculus II

4

Third
Semester

HORT 250 - Biotechnology in Agriculture

3

CHM 255 - Organic Chemistry I

3

CHM 255L Organic Chemistry I Lab

1

COM 114 - Fundamentals of Speech

3

BTNY 205 - Fundamentals of Plant Classification

3

SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I

3

Fourth
Semester

CHM 256 - Organic Chemistry II

3

CHM 256L Organic Chemistry II Lab

1

BTNY 230 - The World's Forests and Society

3

PHIL 220 - Philosophy for the Biological Sciences

3

SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II

3

SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

3

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Research and Practicum

This summer, I will participate in a forest resources practicum for five weeks in the upper peninsula of Michigan, led by Dr. Gregory Fields of the University of Upper Michigan. This practicum is designed to familiarize students with the significance of the primary and secondary wood manufacturing industries, the socio-economic conditions in a forest-dominated region, and industrial forestland management. The program will include facilitated discussions of ecosystems and cooperative learning exercises to introduce basic principles of ecosystems management and to develop a professional ethic. Class members will keep a required field notebook that consists of important points such as the economic and social significance of the activities observed, site conditions, management activities, harvesting operations, and manufacturing processes observed.

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 Experience

Summer Intern,
Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, Missouri
June 2002 August 2002

Park Aide, Washington State Department of Parks and Recreation
Sequim Bay State Park, Environmental Learning Center
May 2001 August 2001

        Maintained Ramblewood Environmental Learning Center

        Assisted with camper registration

 Teaching Experience
Peer TA,
Hilltop Community College, Department of Biology, Spring 2003

        Assisted in a two-hour lab session each week

        Graded homework and lab work

Tutor, Hilltop Community College, Student Support Services
September 2002 - December 2002

        Tutored students in botany and chemistry

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Honors and Awards
American Society of Plant Physiologists Student Achievement Award

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Related Extracurricular Activities
2001 Hilltop High School Science Fair Judge
2002 2003 Hilltop Community College Botany Club Vice-President

 

This site was updated on Monday, 01. December 2003