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Kathleen Ashbaker (She/her)


Currently living in

Seattle, Washington, US

Willing to relocate

Work Preferences


Open to roles

InternshipCo-opLong Term EmployeeShort Term Contract

Hello, I am a microbiologist by training and trade. I am also an aspiring data scientist in a time of Covid-19. I am looking to enter the field of data science so I can use my skillset to produce the best quality research. Research is my life and my passion. I immensely enjoy what I do and want to find a company which values me and my abilities.

Ideal Workplace Values

Diversity supportive, neurodiversity tolerant.

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

I have incredible hyperfocus on what I am passionate and knowledgeable about.

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

Active ListeningWorking AutonomouslyStrategic ThinkingCritical ThinkingAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials


Send questions in advanceFrequent interview breaksInterviewer experienced with neurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesExtra timeAlternate interview formatWritten interview instructionsReceive information in advanceFlexible scheduleExtra time off for appointmentsPeriodic rest breaksUninterrupted work timeMeditation / quiet roomQuiet / individual workspacesSelf-stimulation tools / gadgetCounselingJob coachingSupport group for stressTherapyEmployee resource group

Environments I'm comfortable with

Working with food
Heavy lifting
Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Interaction with the public
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

Education and Credentials

Attending since 2022

University of Washington

Master's degree - Medical Laboratory Technology