Tanya Mitropoulos

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Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Ph.D. Student in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Duke University, Durham, NC
B.S. in Interdepartmental Chemistry & Physics, cum laude, May 2011

Virginia Tech Department of Psychology
Work Stress and Recovery Laboratory

  • Graduate Student                                                                    August 2018 – Present

Use multilevel modeling techniques to assess within-person mechanisms by which workday demands influence employee well-being, with special interest in after-hours emailing habits, recovery experiences, and the commute.
Duke University Department of Chemistry
Laboratory of Dr. Warren S. Warren

  • Research Associate in Laser Imaging                                                                June 2011 – June 2012

Examined potential of pump-probe microscopy as a new diagnostic technique for melanoma. Took in-vivo images of human pigmented tissue xenotransplanted onto mice using a pump-probe channel and compared those to images taken with confocal reflectance and multiphoton autofluorescence channels – methods currently used in clinical settings. Varied depth, interpulse delay, and time point to gather data related to current state, contrast potential, and evolution of disease. Rendered 2-D images using Matlab and image processing softwares. Those resulting from the pump-probe channel showed highest melanin sensitivity and displayed useful contrast between eumelanin and pheomelanin.

  • Independent Study Project in NMR Imaging                                  Summer 2010 – May 2011

Compared effects of different NMR pulse sequences in imaging fatty tissues. Showed enhanced signal detection when applying Uhrig dynamic decoupling (UDD) multiplulse echo sequences versus the conventional, equally-spaced Carr–Purcell–Meiboom–Gill (CPMG) sequences by rendering subtraction images. Disparity resulted from the structured nature of fats, where UDD sequences better refocused their chemical shifts and J-couplings. Results contributed to medical application exploring anisotropy in brain development and to ongoing development of computer simulation in Matlab.
Innovolt, Inc., Atlanta, GA                            Summer 2008
Research Assistant
Collected statistics on electronic power problems and analyzed quality of electronic power protection. Synthesized findings into a report demonstrating need for company’s technology.
Wilson, J. W., Degan, S., Gainey, C. S., Mitropoulos, T., Simpson, M. J., Zhang, J. Y., & Warren, W. S. (2014). Comparing in vivo pump–probe and multiphoton fluorescence microscopy of melanoma and pigmented lesions. Journal of Biomedical Optics20(5), 13-20.
Stokes, A. M., Feng, Y., Mitropoulos, T., & Warren W. S. (2012). Enhanced refocusing of fat signals using optimized multipulse echo sequences. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 69, 1044-1055.
Minnen, M. E., Mitropoulos, T., Rosenblatt, A. K., & Calderwood, C. (2019). The Incessant Inbox: After-Hours Email, Rumination, and Next Morning Well-Being. In Mitropoulos, T. (Co-chair) & Butts, M. M. (Co-chair), Well-Being of Being Well-Connected: How Off-Job Technology Use Hinders Welfare. Symposium under review for Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference, Austin, TX (Conference canceled)
Mitropoulos, T., Minnen, M. E., & Calderwood, C. (2019). Daily relationships between post-work email characteristics and recovery-relevant outcomes. Talk for Work, Stress, and Health Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
Wilson, J. W., Simpson, M. J., Degan, S., Gainey, C. S., Mitropoulos, T., Zhang, J. Y., & Warren, W. S. “Mapping pigment chemistry of melanoma in vivo with femtosecond pump-probe microscopy.” in World Molecular Imaging Congress, Savannah, GA (2013).
Mitropoulos, T., Wilson, J. W., Degan, S., Selim, M. A., Zhang, J. Y., & Warren, W. S. (2012) In Vivo Pump-Probe Microscopy of Eumelanin, Pheomelanin in Melanoma. Paper Bsu4B.2. Biomedical Optics and 3-D Imaging, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America). Talk for Biomedical Optics 2012, Miami, FL.
Stokes, A. M., Mitropoulos, T., & Warren W. S. (2011). Optimization of Interpulse Delays in Multi-pulse Echo Sequences to Enhance Refocusing of Fat. Poster presented at 2011 ENC Annual Conference, Monterey, CA.
Laserfiche, Tysons Corner, VA                            Nov 2014 – June 2018
Senior Presales Engineer
Speak with employees from myriad organizations (federal agencies, universities, manufacturing plants, insurance agencies, healthcare providers, etc.) and configure software solutions to address their specific business needs; demonstrate solutions to make them comfortable with incorporating into everyday work lives. Have overseen development of in-person trainings and online training module, including course design, script writing, interactive exercise implementation, and presentation review. Manage local presales team to ensure high quality of work, technical understanding, and job satisfaction.
Clayton Eye Center, Atlanta, GA                            July-October, 2012
Assistant Study Coordinator
Managed multiple clinical trials by maintaining study developments, reviewing patient records, and ensuring compliance with study protocol and IRB, ICH, and FDA regulations.
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA                            Aug 2019 – Dec 2019
Research Methods Teaching Assistant
Designed and graded homeworks, as well as worked with instructor to plan course material
Sogang Language Program, Seoul, Korea                            Jan 2013 – Feb 2014
Head Teacher
Taught English to students ages 5-12 and led meetings with teachers, assigned office duties, and trained new teachers.
Duke University, Durham, NC

  • Cardea Fellows Program, Instructor                                                       Aug 2009 – Dec 2010

Selected as one of four inaugural instructors to teach students in Cardea Fellows Program, a program for high-achieving students pursuing health care careers. Learned theory and psychology behind learning and devised innovative teaching methods in weekly meetings with director of Academic Resource Center and fellow instructors. Implemented methods in interactive study groups for General and Organic Chemistry.

  • Organic Chemistry Tutor                                                                         Aug 2008 – May 2009

Identified problem areas to develop new ways of conceptualizing the material tailored to the students’ strengths.
Second Story Alternative House, Vienna, VA                          Feb 2017 – Present
Assist at emergency teen shelter, including supervising residents, screening candidates, and answering phones.
Duke Lemur Center, Durham, NC                            Jan-July 2012
Technician Assistant
Assisted primate technicians with tasks such as food preparation, cleaning animal areas, and facility upkeep.
Engineering World Health (EWH), Central America                            Summer 2010
Troubleshot and fixed medical equipment with hospital staff following training at EWH Summer Institute.
Powers Ferry and Town and Country Veterinary Hospitals, Atlanta, GA                            Summer 2009
Spoke with animal owners to learn the reason for their appointment and assisted doctors where needed.
Duke Tea Club, President                Aug 2009 – May 2011
Ice Skating Club, Treasurer             Aug 2010 – May 2011
Wellness Selective Living Group, Duke University, Board Member               Aug 2008 – Dec 2009
Duke University, Freshman Advisor                             Aug 2008 – May 2009
Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society                            2011
Graduate Research Development Program Award                            2019
Georgia Tech Science Award                            2007
National AP Scholar                             2007
National Merit Scholarship Finalist                             2007