Sarah V. Luna

Sarah V. Luna

Ph.D. Candidate at Cornell University

Location
Ithaca, New York Area
Industry
Research

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Sarah V. Luna's Summary

I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual currently in the midst of my PhD at Cornell University. Once I'm finished with that, I seek a challenging position that requires strong analytic and research skills.

Dissertation: "Inflammation, physical performance, and changing iron status in an iron biofortification efficacy trial"

You can contact me at sarahvluna @ gmail . com

Sarah V. Luna's Experience

Ph.D. Candidate

Cornell University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

August 2013Present (1 year 2 months)

Dissertation: "Inflammation, physical performance, and changing iron status in an iron biofortification efficacy trial"

• Designed and implemented pre-post study of iron-deficient Rwandan women examining changes in inflammation status and iron status after vigorous anaerobic exercise.
• Supervised physical performance data collection of larger randomized controlled study of efficacy of iron-biofortified beans. Specifically examining aerobic performance and free-living physical activity and iron status.
• Hired, trained, and supervised 6 Rwandan research assistants

Graduate Research Assistant

Cornell University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

August 2010Present (4 years 2 months) Ithaca, New York Area

- Collected anthropometric data at baseline and endline of Engaging Health, Agriculture, and Nutrition through the Cornell Experience" (EnHANCE) pilot study

- Performed secondary data analysis of the HarvestPlus Mexico data to determine the effects of inflammation on the interpretation of changes in iron status

-Trained research assistants in cognitive measures in the field for efficacy trial of iron bio-fortified pearl millet in Maharastra, India

- Trained and supervised undergraduate research assistants in data collection, entry, and processing

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Cornell University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

August 2010December 2011 (1 year 5 months) Ithaca, New York Area

Mentor to Undergraduate Research Assistants, Cornell University
- Interviewed and recruited 3 students
- Created reading list of relevant journal articles and led weekly discussions
- Advised and evaluated students' presentations to larger research group and term papers
- Trained students in research skills (Actigraph data processing; physical performance assessment; data management, and analysis for VO2max, energetic efficiency, and energy expenditure)

Food and Contemporary Living
- Assisted professor in teaching two, four-hour laboratory sessions per week
- Held weekly oce hours to help students learn course material and prepare for exams

Human Growth and Development: Biological and Behavioral Interactions
- Worked with teaching team to write and grade examinations
- Organized and led two weekly discussion sessions and held weekly office hours
- Developed and presented lecture slides on complementary feeding practices

Nutrition, Health, & Society
- Worked with teaching team to write and grade examinations for the 600-plus freshman class
- Organized and led a freshman writing seminar and held weekly oce hours

Group Exercise Instructor

Texas A&M University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

April 2009August 2010 (1 year 5 months) College Station, Texas

I taught kickboxing, yoga, water aerobics, and resistance classes to students, faculty, and community members.

FITLIFE instructor

Texas A&M University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 2009August 2010 (1 year 8 months)

I taught water aerobics to students, faculty, and community members as part of the Texas A&M Department of Health and Kinesiology.

Undergraduate Honors Research Fellow

Texas A&M University

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

May 2008May 2010 (2 years 1 month) College Station, Texas

Thesis: "Religious and Social Continuities Along El Camino de Santiago" under Dr. Nancy J. Dyer

Thesis: "Analyzing the effects of partial gravity on skeletal integrity" in the HLKN Bone Biology Laboratory under Dr. SA Bloomfield.

Sarah V. Luna's Honors and Awards

  • ASN Global Nutrition Council Student Prize

    • April 2013
  • Human Ecology Alumni Association Grant

    Cornell University
    • April 2013
  • Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research Assistantship

    Cornell University
    • August 2012

Sarah V. Luna's Skills & Expertise

  1. SAS programming
  2. R
  3. RefWorks
  4. Evernote
  5. Microsoft Excel
  6. Microsoft Word
  7. Presentation Development
  8. Research Design
  9. Report Writing
  10. Technical Writing
  11. Social Media
  12. Event Photography
  13. Digital Photography
  14. Ballroom Dance
  15. Nutrition
  16. Inflammation
  17. Statistical Modeling
  18. Science
  19. Human Nutrition
  20. Lifesciences
  21. Public Health
  22. SAS
  23. Research
  24. Qualitative Research
  25. Teaching
  26. SAS Programming

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Sarah V. Luna's Education

Cornell University

Human Nutrition

20102015 (expected)

Activities and Societies: Cornell Dancesport Team, Nutrition Graduate Student Organization (NGSO)

Texas A&M University

Bachelor of Science, Nutritional Sciences

20062010

Activities and Societies: Lechner Hall Sophomore Advisor

Pacifica High School

20022006

Sarah V. Luna's Additional Information

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Interests:

photography, ballroom dance

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Honors and Awards:

Melbern G. Glasscock Humanities Award (2009)
George Bush Presidential Library International Travel Grant (2008-2009)
National Space Biomedical Research Institute Space Life Sciences Award (2008-2010)
National Merit Recognition Award (2006-2010)
Texas A&M President’s Endowed Scholarship Recipient (2006-2010)

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