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Picture of me from September 2018


Hey there! My name is Jennifer Chua, but I go by Jenny :)

Contact Information

My email address is jchua at lion dot lmu dot edu.


Saint Mary's College High School

  • High school diploma
    • Awarded June 3, 2016

Loyola Marymount University

  • Biology, B.A.
  • Expected May 9, 2020
  • Relevant upper division courses include:
    • Urban Ecology (and lab)
    • Coastal Ocean Habitats
    • General Microbiology Lab
    • General Physiology (and lab)
    • Environmental Microbiology
    • Plants, Pharmaceuticals, and Medicine
    • Bioinformatics Laboratory

Career interests and goals

Charismatic, diligent fourth-year student who has career goals of becoming a high school teacher in the biological sciences and a passion for service and social justice. Able to work well on a team of diverse leadership skill sets, adapt to adversity, and carry a demanding academic, extra-curricular, and work-related schedule.

Work experience

ZooCamp Instructor

  • Oakland Zoo
  • May 2019 to present
  • Responsibilities include:
  1. Teach a small group of campers grades Pre-K through 5th under the supervision of the ZooCamp Director.
  2. Utilize the zoo and the surrounding park and creek to introduce campers to animals and nature through science projects, arts, games, exploration, and observation.
  3. Implement programs that are imaginative, fun, hands-on, and centered on animals and ecology (based on the given themes).
  4. Leave campers with a greater sense of ecological wonder, connection, respect, and stewardship.
  5. Mentor Teen Assistant volunteers in the skills required to work successfully with young children.
  6. Be a supportive team member by sharing ideas, assisting others, and participating in weekly staff meetings.
  7. Follow department operating principles and ZooCamp protocols.

Resident Advisor

  • Loyola Marymount University, Student Housing Office
  • July 2018 to present
  • Responsibilities include:
  1. Provide leadership to residents and help create and maintain an accepting and respectful community atmosphere that stimulates student learning and development.
  2. Enforce university policies, confront student behavior, and document student behavior when necessary.
  3. Assist the department in coordinating campus-wide processes (i.e., RA recruitment, residence hall opening and closing, and selection process).
  4. Plan and implement experiences each semester to promote community and student development in residential communities through social and educational programming.


  • Loyola Marymount University, Biology Department
  • September 2018 to present
  • Responsibilities include:
  1. Adhere to a schedule of grading BIOL 101 and BIOL 102 exams on a tri-weekly basis.
  2. Grade fairly and efficiently between twenty and thirty exams with fifty multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank questions.
  3. Maintain a spreadsheet with exam grades, percentages, averages, and student information.
  4. Discuss outlier grades or questions with assigned professor while maintaining confidentiality and respect for each student.

Opening and closing cashier

  • Ici Ice Cream
  • May 2017 to November 2018
  • Responsibilities included:
  1. Providing excellent customer service to the front of house during both slow, cold days and busy, summer nights.
  2. Communicating openly with crew members when doing front projects, back projects, taking special orders, restocking the dipping case, etc.
  3. Maintaining inventory of ice cream, cakes, candy, special orders, and espresso drinks throughout the day.
  4. Managing the front of house and kept the ebb and flow of customers constant.
  5. Learning how to make change orders and deposits for a successful, small business at a bank.
  6. Adjusting comps, voids, and tips during closing shifts.
  7. Serving as a mentor to trainees and learned patience with new crew members during their first shifts.

Formal Resumé

For a more complete picture of my leadership and work experience, you can view my resumé here.

Personal interests and hobbies

  • The art of food and wine pairing
    • It truly is an art; good wine, better food, and the best company...what could be better?
  • Hiking
    • Being from the Bay Area, there is no shortage of trails to traverse and views to see. I recommend Inspiration Point at Tilden Park in Berkeley.
  • Music

Favorite aspect of biology

As someone who is passionate about education and wants to go into secondary science education, I find a lot of joy in understanding and discovering how life works.

Favorite aspect of computer science

With the Internet being so accessible these days (granted there is WiFi, cellular service, or a hot spot), any information we desire is at our fingertips in the most literal sense. I also enjoy the challenge of seeking out good information rather than blindly following the first available source.


  • You can access the template for my weekly assignments, class journals, and other class-related activities below.

My user page


Template link

jennymchua's template

Class Assignments

Weekly Assignments

Class Journals


  • I worked with my homework partner Drew Cartmel via text one time. I asked him a question about the Talk portion of the assignment in which we had to ask Dr. Dahlquist a question on her Talk page.
  • I corresponded with Annika Dinulos via text one time. I asked her a question about formatting a pdf document.
  • I copied and modified the syntax for editing my picture found at Help:Images.
  • Except for what is noted above, this individual journal entry was completed by me and not copied from another source.

Jennymchua (talk) 12:51, 22 January 2020 (PST)