Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • 2012
    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine | M.A. in Medical and Biological Illustration
    • Thesis title: Revealing the Face of an Ancient Egyptian: Synthesis of Current and Traditional Approaches to Evidence-Based Facial Approximation
  • 2010
    • Iowa State University | B.A. in Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration with Music minor
    • Summa cum laude with honors

Certification

  • 2013-2014
    • Board-Certified Medical Illustrator

Professional Membership

  • 2011-2014
    • Association of Medical Illustrators

Software Proficiency

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    • Adobe AfterEffects, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop; Maxon Cinema 4D; Osirix; Pixologic ZBrush; Autodesk Studio 3DS Max

Work Experience

  • 2012-now
    • Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C., Dallas, TX
    • Producing medical illustrations and animations for the plaintiff side of personal injury and medical malpractice civil suits.
  • 2012
    • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Biophysics & Biophysical Chemistry Department, Baltimore, MD
    • Producing an illustration of a cell membrane receptor complex for use in a research journal.
  • 2011
    • National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD
    • Producing a series of images illustrating the nitrogen cycle for presentations to volunteers.
  • 2009-2010
    • iMed Studios, Ames, IA
    • Working on a team to produce Flash assets for presentations used by pharmaceutical drug representatives illustrating mechanism of action, indications, and results of clinical studies.
  • 2009-2010
    • Science Illustration Internship
    • Client: Heather York, Assistant Professor of Biology, Doane College, Crete, NE.
    • Producing 50 line drawings illustrating a field key for bats of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, publication pending.
  • 2010
    • Workshop Leader and Presenter, Doane College, Crete, NE
    • Leading a half-day workshop on science illustration for undergraduate students.
  • 2009-2010
    • Freelance Science Illustration
    • Client: Iowa State University and the Iowa Soybean Association
    • Weed Identification Field Guide, published 2010 by the Iowa Corn and Soybean Initiative
    • Collaborating with four other students to produce 22 digital illustrations of key identifying features of various grass species.
  • 2007
    • Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
    • Working at a lab researching medical ultrasound imaging techniques.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2013
    • Poster presentation | Lindsay K, Rühli F, DeLeon V. Revealing the face on an Egyptian: Synthesis of current and traditional approaches to evidence-based facial approximation. 8th World Congress on Mummy Studies, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 6-9 August 2013
  • 2012
    • Vesalian Scholar research grant | The Vesalius Trust for Visual Communication in the Health Sciences
  • 2011
    • Award of Excellence, Student Instructional Tone | Association of Medical Illustrators Annual Salon
  • 2010-2012
    • W.B. Saunders Scholarship, talent-based scholarship | Johns Hopkins University
  • 2009
    • Warren D. Dolphin Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration Studio Achievement Award, talent-based scholarship | Iowa State University
  • 2008-2009
    • Exhibitor, Art and Design Student Annual, juried exhibition | Iowa State University
  • 2006-2010
    • Award for Competitive Excellence, academic scholarship | Iowa State University
  • 2006-2010
    • Dean’s List | Iowa State University
  • 2009
    • Member of Mortar Board National Honors Society
  • 2008
    • Member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society
  • 2007
    • Member of Phi Eta Sigma/Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society

Activities & Leadership

  • 2011-2012
    • Member, Johns Hopkins University Symphony Orchestra | Johns Hopkins University
  • 2010-2012
    • Member, Johns Hopkins Chamber Music Society | Johns Hopkins University
  • 2008-2010
    • Treasurer, Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration Club | Iowa State University
    • Responsibilities included budgeting, collecting dues, and trip coordination, organization and planning.
  • 2006-2010
    • Member, Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra | Iowa State University
  • 2004-2010
    • Instructor, private and group music lessons | Kearney, NE and Ames, IA