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Kathleen Ashbaker


About Me

As a graduate student specializing in bioinformatics, I am enthusiastic about exploring career opportunities within the realms of data science and bioinformatics. My academic background and passion for these fields have equipped me with the skills and knowledge required to excel in diverse roles, and I am eager to contribute to cutting-edge research and innovative solutions in these thriving industries. Leveraging my background in molecular and microbiology, I am eager to transition my career and research interests toward computational biology and bioinformatics. By combining my strong foundation in molecular and microbiology with advanced computational techniques, I aim to contribute to cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and unlock new insights within these rapidly evolving fields. My data science and bioinformatics skillset extends beyond the realm of bioinformatics alone. By combining expertise in data analysis, machine learning, and programming, I am well-equipped to tackle complex problems across various disciplines, applying these versatile skills to generate innovative solutions and drive advancements in multiple scientific and business domains.

Ideal Workplace Values

An ideal workplace for me is one that values and actively promotes diversity and inclusivity, including support for neurodiversity. I believe that fostering an environment where individuals from different backgrounds, experiences, and cognitive styles can thrive is essential for nurturing creativity, innovation, and effective problem-solving.


Seattle, Washington, US

Open To

Full Time InternshipCo-opFull Time JobFreelance/Contract WorkPart Time Internship

Work Settings


Career Interests

Data-Related WorkResearchInformation Technology & CybersecurityScience & Mathematics

Skills & Strengths

Neuroexceptional Talents

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

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Inclusion Essentials


Send Questions in AdvanceFrequent Interview BreaksInterviewer Experienced with NeurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesExtra timeAlternate Interview FormatWritten interview instructionsReceiving 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

Sensory Sensitivities

Working with food
Heavy lifting