Charlotte Guerrera Student

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
-Bachelor of Arts (Major: biology; minor: Italian)
-Dean’s List
-Graduated Magna Cum Laude
-Distinction in Biology

Convent of the Sacred Heart, New York, NY
-Participated in exchange program to Sacred Heart School in Rome, Italy (Spring 2009)

EXPERIENCE

Laboratory Research Intern at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
-Conducted laboratory experiments in a hematology lab supervised by Dr. Valder Arruda and completed a year-long independent research project entitled “Insights on the evolution of canid clotting factor VIII sequences and its implications for human factor VIII biology.”

Dental Office Assistant
-Worked at the practice of Dr. Pasquale Malpeso, D.M.D., in New York City

Introduction to Dentistry Course (Penn Dental Medicine)
-Attended lectures, participated in hands on laboratory sessions and used advanced simulation machines during a week-long course supervised by faculty and current students.

Penn Tutoring Center, Tutor
-Tutored students in general and organic chemistry, biology and Italian courses at Penn.

Phi Sigma
-Member of Penn’s biological sciences honors society.

Penn Pre-Dental Society
-Mentors younger pre-dental students and participates in community service initiatives.

The Kite and Key Society, Executive Board Member
-2013: Ambassador Program Coordinator (organize student ambassadors to volunteer in Penn’s admissions office).
-2014: VP of Communications (liaison between board and admissions volunteers).

UPenn Italian Club, President & Founder
-Created “Casa Italiana” Residential Living Program and serves as Program Manager.
-Worked with Italian Department faculty to teach Italian to veterans from local hospital.
-Organize events such as movie nights, Italian conversation hours, Italian-themed study breaks, tour of Philadelphia’s Italian Market, etc.
-Collaborated with the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) on campus.

Peer Advisor
-Provided support for a group of incoming freshman and work with their academic advisor.

Creative Arts Summer Camp, Camp Counselor
-Designed and taught Fashion Magazine class of 15 students, ages 8-15.
-Assisted with visual arts classes, fundraisers, field trips, talent shows, and website photography.

Italian American Committee on Education, Summer Intern
-Conducted all work in Italian and prepared data for Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome.
-Assisted with large event and with organizing summer program for high school students.

SKILLS
-Language: fluent in Italian and French
-Computer: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Photoshop