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Kayla Kostroske

Phone (817) 929-1322

Email kaylak@me.com
Location New York, NY

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ABOUT

I love numbers and people.

I first blended these passions during my medical research in cognition and have since focused my skill set towards client development, customer experience, and strategic business operations. My unique perspective as a manager, consumer, salesperson, and published scientist allows me to utilize a holistic approach to leadership that empowers the individual first and produces data-driven results.

Testimonials

Customer Reviews, Mast Market

“The whole staff is amazing, sweet, and loving. The Manager Kayla is amazing and accommodating… You will thank me later.”

"Whoever does the hiring knows what they are doing. They all are engaging, accommodating and kind."

Assistant Manager, Mast Market

"She has an amazing skill of building relationships with every employee and creating a work environment that is both positive and productive."

Director, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine

“You are one of the best colleagues I have worked with. I'm confident you will do great things in your program and beyond! You will be successful!!”

Professor, Southern Methodist University

“She is easily one of the best students that I have taught in my 11+ years, and I believe that she will succeed in any goals that she sets for herself. She is personable and highly professional in her interactions with others."

resumé

SKILLS & EXPERTISE

Generating and executing strategic business plans

Hiring, developing, and retaining passionate teams
Supply chain management, purchasing, vendor coordination
Visual merchandising, monitoring trends, market research
Budgeting and forecasting, cash flow management 
Designing and evaluating research methods
Translating data into practical application

Proficient in SPSS, MATLAB, Excel, Microsoft Office

Leadership anchored in trust and empathy

WORK EXPERIENCE

2022 - Present

Manager, Retail and Operations

Mast Market

New York, New York

2020-2021

Medical Assistant, Plastic Surgery

Fifth Avenue Millennium Aesthetic Surgery

New York, New York

2019-2020

Psychometrician, Clinical Researcher 

Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine

Dallas, Texas

2017-2019

Clinical Research Assistant, Psychobiology

SMU Department of Psychology

Dallas, Texas

2018

Acquired Brain Injury Intern

Headway Brain Injury Services and Support

Dublin, Ireland

EDUCATION

Columbia University

New York, New York

Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program

Dean's List, Linkage Nominee

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, Texas

Bachelor of Science: Applied Mathematics

Bachelor of Science: Psychology

Minor in Cognitive Science

magna cum laude

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Fastest Promotion in Company History
Led Company Merger, Store Closure/Opening
Proposed, Developed, and Led New Product Line
Oversaw Retail at NYC Climate Week Summit
Co-Founded Cognitive Neuroscience Organization
Received Department Award, Clinical Research Psychology

Awarded Phi Beta Kappa, Mathematics

ACTIVITIES

Event Curation and Coordination, NA Nightlife

Volunteer, West Side Campaign Against Hunger

Social Media Manager, Postbaccalaureate Council

Shadowing, Baylor Surgical Hospital

Co-Founder & President, SMU Neuroscience

Volunteer, St. Jude Children's Hospital

Present

2022-23

2021-22

2019-20

2018-19

2016-19

PUBLICATIONS

Journal of Internal Medicine

Aerobic exercise training and neurocognitive function in cognitively normal older adults: A one-year randomized controlled trial

2022, Sixth Author

Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism

One-Year Aerobic Exercise Increases Cerebral Blood Flow in Cognitively Normal Older Adults

2022, Third Author

American Psychosomatic Society Annual Meeting

Stress reactivity during a period of real-life sustained stress: The role of sleep and asthma

2019, Sixth Author

* Additional presentations are available upon request

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CONTACT

Phone (817) 929-1322

Email kaylak@me.com
Location New York, NY

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