Brand Brand ambassador
After leaving my job as a Research Assistant in Biotechnology at the University of
California, Santa Barbara, I followed my dream to travel around the world. I’ve
explored 36 countries so far and shared my experiences on my Instagram, which
has grown to over 200,000 people who follow me and ask about travel tips.
Oct 2018 –
Influencer and content creator at TravelWithMaryam San Diego, California
TravelWithMaryam is a travel and lifestyle Instagram page. I work with a variety of businesses, help them grow, and train them on how to use social media to reach a wider audience.
Oct 2015 –
Research Assistant at Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental
Biology. University of California, Santa Barbara
Aim of research was to make antibiotic resistant gram negative bacteria permeable to current antibiotics in the market. I worked on mechanisms involved in contact-dependent growth inhibition.
May 2013 –
MSc projects, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Using phonotypic and ribotyping methods for screening of bacteria from a terrestrial lake for antimicrobial production. Found three strains showing antibacterial activities against their neighboring pathogenic bacteria.
Sep 2012 –
MSc Biotechnology, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
Won Cambridge Bioscience Prize for being the top student in Biotechnology and Food Science programs.
Oct 2011 – Jul 2012
Catering Assistant, John Lewis Partnership, Edinburgh, UK
Working in the café and restaurant. Good manufacturing practice to ensure food safety.
Oct 2010 – Feb 2011
Sales Adviser, Debenhams, Edinburgh, UK
Worked in the Fashion Accessories Department during the busy shopping season. Till work, customer service, store and credit cards setup for customers.
2009 – 2012
General English Courses, Stevenson College, Edinburgh Studied for the IELTS academic English exam.
2005 – 2009
BSc Biology, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran