Curriculum Vitae

Clarissa Verish
 

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Education

 

September 2012 - January 2017

BA in Chemistry, Wellesley College

 

 

Experience

full descriptions can be found below.

2017 - 2019

Research Fellow

Human-Computer Interaction Lab, Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA, USA

2018-2019

Computer Science Teacher

Dana Hall School

Wellesley, MA, USA

2015

Educational Content Creator

Chemistry Department, Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA, USA

2012 - 2016

Student Researcher

Chemistry Department, Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA, USA

Skills

 

Programming Languages

Python

Java

JavaScript

React

HTML / CSS

C/C++

LaTeX

Software

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Microsoft Office Suite

Qualtrics

Balsamiq

Mechanical Turk

Hardware and Tools

Arduino

Paper prototyping

Electrical components

Laser cutter

Research Fellow
Human-Computer Interaction Lab, Wellesley College – Wellesley, MA

- Research fellow in an innovative Human-Computer Interaction Lab with a focus on creating tools for scince education, engagement, and outreach.
- Managed and executed multiple large-scale, multi-year research projects, employing project management, iterative design principles, user experience research, creative problem-solving, and critical thinking.
- Designed software and hardware prototypes using a variety of methods, including programming languages such as Python, Java, JavaScript, C/C ++, and LaTeX, and tools such as Arduino, electrical components, paper prototypes, laser cutter, Adobe Illustrator, Mechanical Turk, and Qualtrics.
- Created novel visualizations for user experience research, academic papers, grant proposals, presentations, and textbooks.
- Designed and conducted research studies that included in-person and online data collection methods, analyzed data using statistical software and Python scripts, published academic papers, and presented research at conferences.
- Coordinated with researchers across multiple institutions, conducted collaborative research projects, managed teams of researchers, and networked with a global research community.

Computer Science Teacher
Dana Hall School – Wellesley, MA

- Designed a project-based curriculum for high schoolers focusing on problem-solving techniques and basic coding skills.
- Introduced concepts related to computer ethics, project creation from ideation to implementation, and
multidisciplinary applications of computer science.
- Created labs to teach HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Python, and Arduino prototyping.
- Taught a combined lab-lecture class of nine high-school aged students.

Educational Content Creator
Library and Technology Services, Wellesley College – Wellesley, MA

- Worked with chemistry professors to update and improve lecture note graphics using Adobe Illustrator.
- Created LaTeX documents for error analysis lecture notes.
- Recorded, edited, and narrated organic chemistry lab instructional videos.
 

Student Researcher
Chemistry Department, Wellesley College -- Wellesley, MA

- Conducted research exploring the synthesis of organic molecules in a simulated deep-space environment.
- Analyzed mass spectrometry data and created visualizations for papers and conference presentations.
- Troubleshooted and repaired the complex research apparatus.
- Refined research protocols and wrote a lab manual for future research students.
- Mentored younger students in conducting research.