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Trent Koga


Trent Koga

Analytical Chemist / Data Analyst

Pleasanton CA


Technical Skills





Google Apps Scirpt


IR Spectroscopy





Method Development

Data Analysis


General Skills

Microsoft Office

Critical Thinking

Problem Solving



Data Automation

Work Experience

Data Admin / MoonGoat Coffee
July 2023 - Current

  • Developed a tailored web platform in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for floor managers across multiple locations, enabling easy access and analysis of location-specific data for informed decision-making.
  • Utilized SARIMA models for accurate sales trend predictions, integrating forecasts into a customized web platform for floor managers to enhance strategic decision-making.
  • Developed VBA macros to automate repetitive tasks, resulting in a net increase in overall workflow efficiency.
  • Conducted data analysis and generated insightful reports, aiding decision-making processes for the organization.
  • Implemented data quality checks and validation procedures, reducing errors and improving the integrity of the data

Technical Support Scientist / Shimadzu
August 2023 - Current

  • Provided technical support for the region, including assisting with demonstrations and sales calls.
  • Conducted successful installations of analytical instruments at customer sites, ensuring proper setup, functionality, and customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills, leveraging technical proficiency of analytical instrumentation to troubleshoot and resolve customer issues.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills in both written and verbal interactions, ensuring clear and concise communication with customers and internal teams.
  • Developed and maintained in-depth knowledge of product specifications, functionalities, and troubleshooting procedures to assist customers effectively.

Analytical Chemist for R&D / Air Protein
August 2022 - August 2023

Wet Lab Work

  • Performed nucleic acid phenol extraction analysis on various samples, utilizing various purification techniques to isolate and extract high-quality DNA and RNA.
  • Conducted moisture and ash analysis on a variety of samples, utilizing oven drying and gravimetric techniques for moisture content and muffle furnace and incineration techniques for ash content.
  • Conducted routine analyses on various food samples, utilizing analytical chemistry techniques to ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards.

Data Work

  • Developed and presented database management system models using historical data, resulting in improved data accuracy and more efficient data retrieval processes.
  • Analyzed complex data sets using VB and Python, identifying patterns and trends to inform business decisions and improve operational efficiencies.
  • Streamlined workflow for the analytical department by developing and deploying a custom web application using Google Apps Script and other front-end frameworks.

Analytical Chemist / Merck EMD Electronics
June 2021 - August 2022

  • Prepared inorganic solutions with various matrices in a clean room environment, adhering to standard operating procedures and regulatory standards to ensure product quality.
  • Integrated VBA code to automate standard workflows, resulting in increased productivity and efficiency.
  • Operated ICP-MS and successfully troubleshot both mechanical and technical issues to ensure accurate analysis and timely completion of projects.
  • Executed raw material analysis and collected NWA data, providing key insights and recommendations to improve product quality and consistency.
  • Worked collaboratively with cross-functional teams to release customer products on time and to quality standards, ensuring customer satisfaction.

COVID-19 CLINIC / Western University of Health Science
Feb 2021 - May 2021

  • Conduct medical screening per CDC guidelines.
  • Vaccinate patients with the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Educate current information about COVID-19 to patients and help alleviate pandemic stress.
  • Reconstitute the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to then be administered.

Academic Research Assistant Under Dr. Marco Lopez / CSULB
July 2018 - March 2020

  • Implemented catalyst synthesis tests from literature using microwave technology, resulting in improved efficiency and faster reaction times.
  • Characterized organic products using a variety of instrumentation, including NMR, GC-MS, TLC, UV-VIS, and IR, to ensure product quality and consistency.
  • Explored various chemical processes to optimize reaction time, resulting in improved yields and reduced waste.
  • Gathered inventory through UC Chemicals, ensuring that all necessary materials were available for experiments.
  • Maintained a detailed laboratory notebook to ensure accurate and thorough record-keeping and collaborated effectively across various teams to achieve project goals.


California State University, Long Beach

Chemistry B.S.

Biochemistry B.S.

College of the Canyons

Liberal Arts and Sciences degree: Mathematics and Science A.A