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Abigail Sido Resume

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Abigail Sido Resume

  1. 1. Abigail Sido Phone: (717) 512 – 2189 124 S. Butz Street Abigail.sido@gmail.com State College, PA 16801 CAREER OBJECTIVE: Obtain an entry-level research and development position in a growing food company EDUCATION Master’s of Science in Food Science May 2016 (Expected) The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA GPA 3.93 • Thesis: “Vacuum Frying to Eliminate the Need for Reconditioning After Long-Term Cold Storage and to Retain Health-Benefiting Compounds, Reduce Toxins, and Maintain Quality Attributes in White-, Red-, and Purple-Fleshed Potato Chips” • Led the design of vacuum frying processing equipment for the application on potato chips • Utilized thermal processing techniques such as frying, pasteurization, ultraviolet, retort, freezing, and baking for the production of chips, juices, sauces, breads, wine, and beer • Skilled in food analysis techniques including spectrophotometry, chromatography, texture, color, moisture content, Brix, Scanning electron microscopy, and pH • Developed methodology for using high-pressure liquid chromatography to measure trigonelline in raw potatoes and potato chips Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology May 2012 Minors in Biostatistics and Sociology Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA GPA 3.43 • Dean’s List • Beta Beta Beta Honor’s Society EXPERIENCE Teaching Assistant, Jan. 2014 – May 2015 The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA • Taught Unit Operations in Food Processing, an undergraduate course of 60 students, for 2 semesters. Assisted with the semester long product development project. Led, organized, and coordinated labs including studying thermal processing through the use of a retort to study the effect of rotation and headspace on heating parameters in the pilot plant. Aided in design and execution of the lab to study the effect of ingredient formulations on bread quality. Developed and graded lab reports, quizzes, and exams. Contributed to the development of course material to ensure the course met its learning objectives • International experience teaching Global Perspective on Agriculture and Food Systems in India, an undergraduate embedded course. Assisted the students with their semester long product development project. Research Assistant Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Hershey, PA 2012 – 2013 • Investigated genetic mutations of rare bone marrow diseases using cell culturing, advanced sequencing, and cell sorting and identification techniques. • Enforced lab chemical and safety procedures • Wrote standard operating procedures for the institutional review board (IRB) protocols for blood collection, flow cytometry analysis, purchasing, and the biological safety lab (BSL2) • Oversaw lab activities including safety procedures, purchasing, human sample collection and analysis in accordance with the IRB protocol
  2. 2. Summer Internship June – Aug. 2011 Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Hershey, PA • Researched novel drug treatments for leukemia in sensitive, delicate samples Administrative Assistant 2010 – 2011 EMKA Inc., Middletown, PA • Complete requests by greeting customers, in person or on telephone and routing calls • Format, input, edit, and copy data, text, and graphics • Complete order requests through maintaining inventory and reporting or ordering supplies as needed Summer Research Assistant June – Aug. 2009 Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA • Served as Project Coordinator to assess the efficacy of an innovative virtual bronchoscopy procedure by collecting, organizing, and analyzing large data sets in Microsoft Excel as well as learning the manuscript writing process. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Institute of Food Technologists 2014 - Present Potato Association of America 2013 - Present EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND RECOGNITIONS • Team Member - Developing Solutions for Developing Countries Product Development Team for IFT Competition. Focus was to enhance nutritional qualities of food products to benefit malnourished pregnant women in Africa 2015 • Conference Organizing Committee- “Food Systems Approach to Gut Health Conference” 2015 • Coach - State College Pee-Wee’s Little League Softball Team 2015 • Rosskam Scholarship (College of Agricultural Sciences) 2015 • Gamma Sigma Delta Honors Society 2015-present • 3rd Place Frank L. Hayes Graduate Student Research Award Competition 2014 • Academic Chair-Tau Sigma Gamma Sorority 2011 - 2012 • Varsity Softball Player- Ursinus College Division III 2008 – 2012 • Member- Student/Athlete Advisory Committee Ursinus College 2012 • Athletic Academic Honor Roll for Centennial Conference 2011 • All-America Scholar/Athlete- National Fastpitch Coaches Association 2010 REFERENCES Upon Request

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