Maria Znidarsic

88 W. Woodruff Avenue * Columbus, OH 43210 * * 440-251-8646


The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, May 2019                          

Bachelor of Science, major in Chemical Engineering

Minor in General Business



  • General Chemistry with labs
  • Engineering Calculus
  • Engineering Fundamentals


  • Matlab
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Team/group work
  • Extraction
  • Titration
  • Infrared Spectroscopy


Engineering Career Expo Fair, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Volunteer (September 2015)

  • Worked the coat check and experienced what is expected at a career fair – attire, material, etc –in preparation for next year, when I will be attending
  • Talked with a senior chemical engineer to learn about future and possible career paths



Scooter’s Dawg House, Mentor, Ohio

Employee (March 2014-May 2015)

  • Monitored and prepared food orders for presentation to customers, meeting all special requests, while working at a very fast pace so as to be most efficient
  • Trained and supervised 3 new employees on the preparation procedures and work atmosphere
  • Worked the cash register which required price knowledge and management of $500+
  • Created a welcoming environment for customers to provide a pleasurable experience



Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

Speaker/Volunteer (2009-present)

  • Developed public speaking skills by speaking on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at several events including Walk for a Cure, Tailgate, Wine Opener, Bike Race, and Chef’s Fantasy
  • Fundraised over $40,000 for the CF Walk in Lake County annually


  • Biological Sciences Scholars (Fall 2015-present)
  • Women in Engineering (Fall 2015-present)
  • Intramural Sports Teams-Sand Volleyball, Dodgeball (Fall 2015-present)


This is a picture of me and some of my friends at the Cystic Fibrosis Walk for a Cure. This is such an important memory to me because so many people showed up to support me my senior year. Not only did this event stress the importance and value in community, but it also allowed me to develop my leadership skills. I organized the team for my school and designed t-shirts to be sold as a source of fundraising and as a source of awareness, since CF is not a very common disease. I organized the registration and publicized the event through our broadcasting network at school. I did not do this all alone though, several of my friends, my mom and my sister all helped out a lot.

This picture also, surprisingly, relates to my career goal. Within my lifetime, there have been so many improvements in therapies that have allowed me to live a healthy life that I wanted to go into biomedical engineering so that I could make that same kind of difference in someone else’s life. I know how much of a blessing it has been for me to be able to stay healthy so I wanted to do the same for anyone else living with an illness. Since coming to OSU though, I have switched my major. I am still in engineering, but I am switching to chemical. I still feel that I might be able to make a difference in other’s lives in the way that I was aspiring for with biomedical.

All in all, this picture/artifact serves as a good reminder to me of my accomplishments in team leading and fundraising while still reminding me of where I want to go and what I want to do, make a difference in the lives of those living with an illness.



Hi and welcome to my ePortfolio! My name is Maria Znidarsic and I am a rising sophomore studying chemical engineering at Ohio State University. I am involved in many different areas, which can be viewed by exploring my site. Enjoy!

Semester in Review

This first semester at college has taught me a lot both in and out of the classroom. The biggest thing that has changed for me is learning ways to study for midterms and finals. Besides my finals in high school, these tests cover more material than I was used to. I think that learning to read and review your notes several days in advance is super important. Even if you just start reading over the notes a week before, you are beginning to refresh yourself. I plan to do that with these finals coming up. I will plan to read my notes from several chapters about a week in advance and then really get to know the material when it comes closer to the final. Therefore, college has taught me better study skills. I have also recognized that I don’t procrastinate as much. I try to do things the day they are assigned so that the information is fresh in my head and it also gets done before last-minute. Outside and inside the classroom, I have worked with several different people. Learning to accept and value others for their strengths is essential to any successful project. Also, I learned that addressing issues right away was very important to maintaining peace and progress in group work. So, overall, I learned to be a better student by improving my test-taking preparation skills and by doing assignments right away, not procrastinating. Then, I grew in many aspects by learning to work in groups and accentuating the strengths of others.




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My freshman year at Ohio State has allowed me to get involved in many aspects of the Honors and Scholars G.O.A.L.S. While my first year has provided me many opportunities, there are still goals that I have left that I want to do.

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L’Oréal Information Session

At this event, I learned about career and internship opportunities available through the company. The event was more tailored to juniors and seniors but it was a good way for me to get my feet wet and learn about what kind of jobs there are available after college. I think it would be awesome to intern for L’Oréal and definitely want to consider that in the future. Also, while there, I learned about a program that I could participate in when I am older that once completed allows you to become a manager right away. They have so many opportunities and I am glad I had the chance to go to something like this.

About Me


Hello, my name is Maria Znidarsic, and I am a rising sophomore here at The Ohio State University. I come from a family of five which includes my parents and two younger sisters. I went to high school at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin in the small town of Chardon, Ohio. I graduated with about 170 students in my class. While in high school, I had a lot of opportunities to challenge myself on several different levels. Throughout my time there, my leadership experiences grew the most. Starting my freshman year, I organized a team for the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk for a Cure in Lake County, Ohio and gave people the opportunity to buy a team t-shirt. On the day of the walk my senior year, close to 100 people from all different grade levels showed up. That was a very powerful experience for me to get so much support from the people at school. I hope to continue to be involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation here at Ohio State and keep on practicing my leadership skills!

As a student here at OSU, I am majoring in chemical engineering. I joined the Women in Engineering Club as a way for me to meet others in my major. This year I used it mainly as a service resource as I got involved in the outreach program there. It allowed to work with a STEM program at a local school and help the kids with their projects. In the future, I hope to utilize this more as a career resource as there are people going through exactly what I am doing, and then there are also those who have already done this and can give advice. I really hope to get internships through this group, and then have a career lined up for myself before I even graduate college.

I joined the Delta Delta Delta sorority in January 2016. This has allowed me to become even more involved in service opportunities, as we raise funds for our philanthropy St. Jude’s. Through this experience, I have grown to meet several people including more engineers. I plan to continue to stay involved in this organization, and hopefully get a leadership position, as this offers many great connections and again is a big resource opportunity for me.