User:Taylor Makela

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Taylor Makela

Contact Information


  • Biology Major
  • Expected to graduate in May of 2022
  • Upper Division Courses:
  1. Bioinformatics Lab
  2. Immunology

Career Interests and Goals

  • After graduating from LMU and obtaining my BS in Biology, I hope to go to medical school.
  • My specific interests within medicine include pediatrics and surgery.

Work Experience

Katherine Johnson STEM Academy

  • Tutor
  • Katherine Johnson STEM Academy
  • 01/2019 - 05/2020
  • Responsibilities:
    • Worked closely with students in grades 6 through 8, helping to develop math and essay writing skills.
    • Helped students with subject knowledge as well as general abilities in learning, studying and retaining information.
    • Recorded student progress and tutoring session details.
    • Structured tutoring environment to promote productivity and foreign language learning.

Hoag Hospital

  • Volunteer
  • Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
  • 01/2017 - 12/2018
  • Responsibilities:
    • Worked with others to greet and direct patients entering the hospital.

Saddleback Church

  • Volunteer
  • Saddleback Church
  • 08/2015 - 01/2016
  • Responsibilities:
    • Worked with 3-year-old children during church services.
    • Read to and taught 3-year-old children/

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Personal Interests and Hobbies

  • My interests/hobbies include:
  1. Baking
  2. Going to the Beach
  3. Reading
  4. Fashion
  5. Community Service

Favorite Aspect of Biology

  • My favorite aspect of biology is its ability to allow us to learn about the world around us, as well as how our bodies function.
  • I am very interested in medicine so I enjoy learning about how our bodies and different diseases/viruses work.

Favorite Aspect of Computer Science

  • My favorite aspect of computer science is the ability to connect my interest in science to the ever-evolving and important tool that is technology.
  • I enjoy looking at and comparing data involving medication concentrations in the blood over time or infection rates of various diseases over time.

Template Links

Assignment Pages

Individual Journal Pages

Class Journal Pages


  • I acknowledge my homework partner, Nida Patel, who I consulted before and after class for several hours.
  • I copied and modified the protocol shown on the Week 1 page.

Except for what is noted above, this individual journal entry was completed by me and not copied from another source. Taylor Makela (talk) 14:03, 11 September 2020 (PDT)


  1. Denning, P. J. (2008). Voices of Computing [Abstract]. The Profession of IT. doi:10.1145/1378704
  2. Denning, P. J. (2008). Computing is a Natural Science [Abstract]. The Profession of IT. doi:10.1145/1272516
  3. Janovy, J. (2004). Ch. 1: Naturalists. In On becoming a biologist (pp. 1-33). Lincoln, NB: University of Nebraska Press.
  4. OpenWetWare. (2020). BIOL368/F20:Week 1. Retrieved September 10, 2020, from