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CARA FARLEY

U.C. Berkeley B.S. Graduate


I earned my Bachelor of Science in Physiology/Metabolic Biology at the University of California Berkeley in May 2016. I have explored many fields of health and life sciences and am interested in using my knowledge to pursue a career in intellectual property law. I have extensive work/intern experience dating since age 15, and have thrived in the work environment in addition to my academic course load. I am currently living in Sydney, Australia and working at Allianz.

Contact



Email: carafarley@berkeley.edu

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carafarley

Phone : +61 467 691 379

EMPLOYMENT



Primary Healthcare Ltd - St Leonards, Australia

Stakeholder Relations Officer / Feb 2017 - present

Processing medical malpractice, public liability and incident reports across 72 medical centres nation-wide; writing and issuing response letters to patients; liaising with General Practitioners and Practice Managers; planning/attending weekly pre-investigation meetings; processing patient bans; conducting legal research; writing summaries for monthly healthcare collection; generating litigation, compliance and bankruptcy reports; managing data integrity

Employsure - Sydney, Australia

Property and Facilities Assistant / Jan 2017

Catered office events, performed PA duties for Managing Director, monitored integrity of office work health and safety, evaluated office needs and liaised with appropriate business or team, directly addressed Senior Management needs, tracked invoices and receipts, maintained registers, calculated expenditure, booked meetings, addressed concierge desk enquiries, ordered and restocked office supplies and food, validated parking, maintained meeting rooms, delivered goods to employees, mailed parcels, cleaned and maintained office space

Allianz Insurance - Sydney, Australia

Human Resources Officer / July 2016 - Jan 2017

Wrote and issued contracts/letters of offer, processed new employees and internal transfers, conducted background checks, performed integrity checks of reports and project activities, trained and mentored staff, coached four teams through digital filing widget installation, managed HR inbox, processed interstate recruitment requisitions, created user logins, orchestrated multiple projects for system improvements, allocated tasks to team, programmed systems data, prepared payroll paperwork, answered phone enquiries, processed mail, managed files

Armstrong Legal Criminal Law

Receptionist / July 2016

Channelled phone reception, entered cases, assisted clients, managed calendars, processed payments, mailed legal documents, cleaned/maintained area

Stradling Attorneys at Law - Newport Beach, CA

Legal Intern / Summer 2011; Summer 2014

Drafted client guidelines for tax-exempt bond revenue procedures, formatted IRS audits/inquiries, prepared excel spreadsheets, evaluated data precision, searched court rulings and bylaws for use in reexemption application, filed and organized documents, entered cases into the database, bound books, scanned and sorted paperwork

University of California Press – Lake Merritt, CA

Production Assistant / August 2012 - May 2016

Executed digitization project, evaluated vendor trajectories, implemented file-naming system, monitored print specifications, streamlined journal author agreements, authorized digital invoices, performed data entry with Excel, organized server files, managed and distributed books, sorted paperwork

UC Berkeley Labs - Berkeley, CA

Gene Research Assistant / June 2015 - Jan 2016

Examined functions of retinol in knock-out mice gene expression studies (testing effects on metabolism, immune function, energy balance, fatty acid retention, etc.), implemented system to efficiently organize colony data in JCMS software, performed polymerase chain reaction assays, ran gel electrophoresis plates, attended research seminars, monitored mice specifications, adhered to mice weighing and feeding schedules, cleaned and maintained lab area

Mission Optometrics Center - San Juan Capistrano, CA

Doctor's Staff - June 2013 - Aug 2014

Pretested patients, authorized insurance, ran IOP tests, collected Auto-refraction data, performed Visual Fields tests, managed paperwork, scanned documents, scheduled appointments, made/answered phone calls, maintained eyewear, assisted patients, cleaned equipment

UC Berkeley Doe Library - Berkeley, CA

Digital Production Assistant / June 2015 - May 2016

Pretested patients, authorized insurance, ran IOP tests, collected Auto-refraction data, performed Visual Fields tests, managed paperwork, scanned documents, scheduled appointments, made/answered phone calls, maintained eyewear, assisted patients, cleaned equipment

Cal Athletcis Ticket Office - Berkeley, CA

Student Staff / June 2015 - Sept 2015

Provided customer service, sold tickets for 11 Cal sports, assisted with will call, admitted player's guests and recruits

Wild's Animal Supplies - Laguna Niguel, CA

Employee / June 2010 - Aug 2012

Provided customer service, performed cashier and labor tasks, managed inventory, increased sales with advertising techniques, cared for and trained animals, restocked merchandise, cleaned and maintained area

VOLUNTEER / COMMUNITY SERVICE



Delta Delta Delta Chapter - Berkeley, CA

Philanthropy Representative / January 2013 - January 2014

Orchestrated mandatory alcohol safety/awareness presentation and assisted with IFC Panhellenic Risk Management tasks

Dana Point Ocean Institute - Dana Point, CA

Gift Shop Volunteer / June 2009 - June 2010

Provided customer service, performed cashier and shop-keeping tasks such as restocking and cleaning

PRESENTATIONS



UC Berkeley Department of Nutritional Science & Toxicology - Berkeley, CA

Oct 2015

Presentation: Adipose subtype-selective recruitment of TLE3 or Prdm16 by PPARγ specifies lipid storage versus thermogenic gene programs

PAST SPORTS / EXTRACURRICULARS



High school Varsity and Club Swimming - ANHS swim team and NOVAquatics

Sept 2006 - May 2012

Participated in year-round competitive swimming since 2006

High School Music Ministry Band – Saddleback Church

June 2010 - July 2011

Played keyboards and vocals on stage for high school services

Classical Piano training – Mrs. Aleli Tibay

January 1999 - July 2009

Learned to play piano by ear via Suzuki method, read music, performed numerous complex works such as Beethoven Pathetique Sonata Op. 13

LANGUAGES



• English

Fluent/native


Chinese (Mandarin)

Basic/conversational

SKILLS & QUALITIES



Administrative

• 91 WPM   • Phone reception   • Formatting spreadsheets   • Data entry   • Editing/proofreading   • Inventory
• Customer service

• Microsoft Office   • Microsoft Excel   • Microsoft Word   • Adobe Photoshop   • Adobe Bridge   • Adobe Acrobat • Adobe Dreamweaver   • Evernote

Miscellaneous

• Project management   • Customer service   • Processing/Assisting Patients   • Organizing

Qualities

• Time efficient/strategic   • Organized/meticulous   • Prompt/timely   • Detail-oriented/thorough 
• Helpful problem-solver   • Take criticism well   • Flexible/adaptable   • Tenacious

HOBBIES



• Fitness/Exercise   • Food experimentation   • Music   • Drawing   • Journaling   • Data tracking  
• Obsessing over Google Calendar   • Gratuitously organizing my workspace