May 2018 B.S. Health Physics Graduate seeking opportunities

 

Education:

Idaho State University: B.S. in Health Physics expected May 2018, Minor in Mathematics

                                                        

Employment History:

Internal Dosimetry Intern at Idaho National Laboratory, May 2017 – July 2017

  • Developed facility-specific action levels for taking medical action for dose reduction of contaminated wounds based on measurements from a portable wound counter
  • Determined through measurements and calculations the attenuation effect of a clean barrier between the portable wound counter probe and the wound during a count

 

Health Physics Intern at Idaho Department of Environmental Quality: Division of Idaho National Laboratory Oversight and Radiation Control, November 2015 – March 2016

  • Learned theory of Gaussian puff and plume models of atmospheric dispersion of radionuclides and their applications in emergency planning
  • Determined the capacity for dispersion modeling software (e.g. RASCAL and HotSpot) to analyze specific emergency scenarios and probing the accuracy of the model outside its intended scope

 

Laboratory Assistant at Environmental Monitoring Laboratory, Idaho State University,

May 2015 - November 2015

  • Prepared and analyzed alpha and beta counts in residue from environmental water samples
  • Determined alpha and beta counts from air filters using a proportional counter
  • Performed and analyzed routine contamination swipes for tritium contamination

 

Reactor Operator (RO), Reed Research Reactor (RRR), August 2014 - April 2015

  • Developed internal training lab: wrote a procedure, resolved preparation-related problems, facilitated lab implementation, and later advised license candidates on their closely related fall project
  • Provided training, including teaching, mentoring, and testing of license candidates; educated other groups such as scheduled classes, tours, and labs
  • Performed relevant duties including (but not limited to) operating the reactor, handling radioactive material, completing required checklists, inserting and removing experiments, and maintaining appropriate logs, and meeting regular requirements to keep an active operating license

 

Skills and Certifications:

  • Reactor Operator (RO) and Senior Reactor Operator (SRO) licenses granted by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Brief familiarity with RASCAL, HotSpot, GammaVision, MCNP6
  • Use of proportional counters, liquid scintillation counters, gamma spectrometers, and other common nuclear instrumentation

 

Relevant Coursework and Training:

  • Nuclear Measurements
  • Radiation Physics I & II
  • Internal Dosimetry
  • Advanced Radiobiology
  • External Dosimetry / Monte Carlo Methods

(This résumé was posted on 16 November 2017.)