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Alexandra Goler

Alexandra Goler

Data Analyst

Simons Foundation


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Introduction to R

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Intermediate SQL Queries


Introduction to the Tidyverse


Introduction to R

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

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Boston Children's Hospital | Jan 2024 - Present

Clinical Research Assistant II

I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as Clinical Research Assistant II, SPARK, at Boston Children's Hospital! Excited to continue working alongside my SPARK and Simon's Colleagues!
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Simons Foundation | Jun 2021 - Dec 2023

Research Assistant, SPARK

Increasing Authorization Rates - Leveraged R studio to analyze online engagement rates of over 2,000 study participants to identify factors predictive of pursuing genetic result return - Applied findings to design and manage a multimodal outreach program to target participants identified as likely to authorize for genetic result return - Drove up genetic result return rates by 25% through targeted participant outreach programs Created and implemented protocol to identify and rectify biospecimen samples stuck in the genetic analysis and data release pipeline - Leveraged SQL to identify 20,000 biospecimen samples stuck in the genetic analysis pipeline - Systematically documented 20,000 biospecimen samples stalled in the genetic analysis pipeline into groups based on failed criteria - Collaborated with developers to rescue 50% of stalled biospecimen samples, enabling genetic analysis and release of data to researchers Spearheaded identifying participants without genetic results to send informative communications - Collaborated with clinical geneticists to determine criteria defining participants without genetic results - Designed protocol based on no-result criteria and leveraged R studio to identify participants without results - Identified and subsequently informed 33,000 study participants of their no- result status Published several posters at national conferences analyzing study engagement rates and consent across racial groups Co-authored a manuscript reporting on the above, target journal is Genetics in Medicine. Reviewed 1,000+ genetic reports and related materials before notifying study participants about genetic results

Lafayette College | Sep 2020 - Dec 2023

Treasurer of SHEESH

Founding member and executive of SHEESH, an inclusive space for women and non-binary folks at Lafayette College. Coordinates communications and budget requests with Student Government. Helps plan events internally and with external women’s organizations.

Lafayette College | Aug 2019 - Dec 2023

Student Representative on the Academic Progress Committee

- Attended all APC and faculty meetings - Served as a voting member in the approval or denial of student academic petitions - Gave student input to proposed updates to academic policies - Served as a student representative in academic conduct hearings

Lafayette College | May 2019 - Dec 2023

Student Government Academic Affairs Committee Chair

Collaborates with committee members to improve access to academic opportunities for students. Advocates for changes to the Common Course of Study to reflect an increasingly complex and layered world. Sits in on faculty meetings with professors and the administration.

Lafayette College | Jan 2019 - Dec 2023

Resident Advisor

Oversees an upper-level student floor with 38 residents. Develops and delivers programming to foster a cohesive community and healthy living environment. Enforces college policies to maintain safety of residents. Attends weekly staff meetings with my head resident and area staff.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center | Jun 2019 - Dec 2020

Clinical Research Intern

- Assisted in the day-to-day execution of the research protocol through EEG sleep coding and behavioral analysis. - Exposure to clinical research, neonatology, legal affairs, operations, and hospital administration. - Administered the Welch Emotional Connection Scale (WECS) to mother-child dyads. - Developed a system to qualitatively code 80+ interviews about nurse burnout that will serve as a basis for a publication in a nursing journal.

DIS - Study Abroad | Jan 2020 - Sep 2020

Research Assistant

- Completed a systematic review and meta-analysis of existing research in early brain development of autism spectrum disorder - Participated in weekly research meetings - Attended workshops outlining strategies on successful international research and communication techniques - Conducted literature reviews and analyzed 80+ scientific papers

St. Mary's General Hospital | Jan 2020 - Jan 2020


- Shadowed a podiatrist in an outpatient clinic. - Learned about day-to-day hospital operations.

Tri Delta | Nov 2018 - Dec 2019

Director of Risk Management

Created a risk and crisis response plan. Continuously plans workshops encouraging healthy living and risk awareness. Meets with Public Relations team regularly. Organization has raised 60 million dollars for St. Jude’s Children Hospital within 10 years.

Kew Management Corporation | Jun 2018 - Aug 2019



My Education

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Bachelor's degree, NeuroscienceLafayette College | 2021
Bachelor's degree, NeuroscienceDIS - Study Abroad | 2020
High School Diploma Ridgewood High School | 2017

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