Community Project Volunteer


June 2010-September 2011

Involved in cycle maintenance events, acting as the liaising person between the public and the bike fixers, ensuring that things move smoothly. In a typical 3 hour session I deal with around 75 people and co-ordinate work between 5 fixers.

Environmental Monitoring Assistant

UCL Centre for Sustainable Heritage

April - August 2009

Was involved in an environmental monitoring project at St Paul's Cathedral, carrying out pollutant, dust and ventilation monitoring.

Analytical Services Laboratory Analyst

Actavis (Malta)

June - August 2008

Was involved in the analysis of finished pharmaceutical products to ensure that they conform to requirements.

Laboratory Demonstrator

Department of Chemistry, University of Malta

October 2007 - June 2008

Helped in the explanation of practical sessions for first year chemistry students, duiding them through the experiment. Responsibilities also included correction of subsequent lab reports.

Incoming and Financial Officer

International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience [IAESTE] National committee (Malta)

September 2006 - June 2008

In the first year I was the incoming officer where I was responsible for facilitating the smooth running of the internships by liaising between the local employers and international students. Was also responsible for coordinating all paper work, including work permits and VISAs. In the second year I was the financial officer, repsonsible for the committee's accounts.

IAESTE Intern in Wood Conservation Science

Department of Chemical Technology of Monument Conservation, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic

August - September 2007

Assistant in the area of wood conservation science, working on ongoing research on the penetration of consolidants into wood, adhesion of lacquers to different substrates, and defibrillation of timbers. Had the opportunity to work for a few days at the National Archives (Prague), where I worked alongside paper conservators and scientists.

Assistant at an Environmental Consultancy Agency

Adi-Associates Environmental Consultants Ltd, San Gwann, Malta

June - December 2006

Helped in tasks including the development of GIS systems and report writing for ongoing projects. Was involved in the organisation and adminsitrative requirements of a wokshop on Environmental Managament Systems.

IAESTE Intern in Microbiology

Chair of Microbial Ecology, University of Konstanz, Germany

August - September 2006

Assistant research mainly in the cultivation of anaerobic bacteria, chemical analysis of their metabolic products by various techniques, and bacterial characterisation by DNA extraction and profiling.