MS in Biomedical Sciences, Research & Leadership in Organizational Development

Business Analyst • Communications Specialist • Client & Partnerships Management | Tech + Healthcare innovations

Business Development + Science & Tech Savvy + People Relations. I'm extremely data analytical but also incredibly heart-centered and amazing at bridging gaps. My background as a 1st generation community leader who studied Political Science, Biology, and Business Management as well as Medical education gives me valuable & unique perspectives in understanding people of all backgrounds and industries. I’ve taught myself specialized skills from violin to web scraping. I keep an “I can learn anything” attitude and am driven by challenges, solving problems, helping people, and being a force of good. At the end of the day, I want to do things that truly matter in bridging our world together for the better.

Hi! I’m Jacky So, a Science Socialite.


Thanks for visiting my site! You can see what I’m up to on my main blog: SNOBBYHIPPY.com . I love interacting on instagram and chatting on twitter–feel free to reach out to me there! You can also visit my linkedin profile.

My work philosophy is that it’s not just about what technical skills you bring to the job but also about how you can make a positive difference in other peoples’ lives. From looking at my résumé, you could reason that I must have a plethora of technical skills in order to achieve the things I’ve been able to achieve–and you would be right–but I also have been very fortunate to have people who believed in me as much as I believe in myself, and they’ve allowed me to bring that special something to the team: the “X factor.” In terms of what I bring to a company, team, and community, I have that X factor to take projects above and beyond.

I’m an eccentric academic, meaning that I’m constantly, actively learning everywhere and all the time. My mind is always pulling different fields together in a relatable way and seeing how I can apply what I learn in one field to solve a question in another one.

Strategy, trend forecasting, crises management, and sound decision making (after visualizing all options and results) are intuitive to me. Sometimes I think that it’s because I’m a middle child, ambidextrous, exact Astrological Cuspian, and I grew up first-generation-Cambodian-after-the-genocide-but-well-assimilated-into-suburban-America. Other times, I think it’s because I’m not afraid of failure or risks, and so I’m extremely honest and will step back, take an “outside-in” view of what’s going on all around the world, and I’ll actually predict the possible, very realistic scenarios that can occur later on down the line. The ability of balancing my natural extroversion with regular introspection can be seen most recently applied in thinking about my future and the kind of impact I want short and long-term (read about it here).

Truthfully, I’ve been hungry for that kind of knowledge and seeking it out ever since I was little. I never thought of myself as a kid when I was a child, but instead thought of myself as a “mini adult.” Now, I’m a real adult who has kept that insatiable appetite for knowledge about what makes our world tick and how we can make it better.

In reality, I just really love people and getting to know them. I think every person has a special story, and if we reached out to each other more, we could find a lot of solutions through shared experiences and collaborations. This is what I love to do as a Community Organizer, leader, and team player. Being an optimistic problem solver and motivator is what I give back to those around me, and I create nurturing environments that allow others to do the same.

Life isn’t a competition, but a collaboration. This is the way we are headed.


Thank you for stopping by my portfolio and reading a little bit about how my mind works!

If you are curious to learn more about me, please feel free to visit my personal blog: SNOBBYHIPPY.com. Or you could always Google me–as my sister and I joke, I’m very searchable! I’ve also included a downloadable pdf version of my résumé, in case you would like to see that instead.

Have a lovely day!



July 2016 Dissertation:

Studying the Effects of Hormonal Withdrawal on Prostate Cancer Progression at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).

Collab with the IT Dept to record my dissertation at my request of wanting to provide real resources for future students to help them prepare & know what to expect.

Read the Blog Post: Thesis Defense Tips & What to Expect.

Published Thesis Avail @ PCOM Library: Oncology Commons.