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- Ph.D., Civil Engineering; North Carolina State University; Expected Graduation 2017
- M.Eng., Systems Engineering; Stevens Institute of Technology
- Graduate Certificate, Space Systems Engineering
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering; Florida Institute of Technology
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering; Florida Institute of Technology (magna cum laude)
North Carolina State University, Ph.D. Student (August 2012 – Present)
Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering
- Integrated solid waste management (ISWM) research group: refining a process model to represent the complex system of collecting residential and commercial municipal solid waste (MSW) and the environmental impacts and cost implications associated with a particular collection strategy. This accounting framework will be modified and integrated with ISWM optimization model to identify options with minimized cost or environmental impact. (August 2012-Present)
- Preparing the Professoriate fellow: worked under experienced faculty mentor while instructing the undergraduate course Hydraulics/CE 382 (Spring 2014). Selected homework exercises and assisted developing quizzes and exams. Developed learning objectives and class notes for one section of course material.
- Hydraulics Laboratory/CE 381 Instructor Teaching Assistant, Fall 2013; Hydraulics problem sessions (Fall 2012-Spring 2013)
One Senior Place
Marketing and Tech Integration (January 2012-August 2012)
- Program manager for development of new company website and web portal. Developed system and functional requirements for all aspects of the site, worked with contractor on data imports, database architecture, and functional testing. Procured of new hardware and software, developed training plan and job aids, managed daily technology and IT needs for 25-suite Office Business Center including VoIP, internet via virtual LAN, VLAN wifi, and Audio-Visual.
Millennium Engineering and Integration Company (MEI)
System Safety Engineer (August 2008-January 2012)
- System Safety Engineer supporting NASA Launch Services Program, Safety and Mission Assurance at Kennedy Space Center.
- Developed and responsible for the execution of a safety surveillance plan for the ground processing activities supporting the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission performed at Kennedy Space Center.
- Experience with all aspects of system safety and operational safety.
- Served as lead Mission Safety Engineer (MSE) on NASA missions (Kepler, Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), MSL, Infrared Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), MArs Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN), and Solar Orbiter). Was technical focal point for system safety design and evaluation as the Payload Safety Working Group chairperson. Directed, reviewed and evaluated comprehensive safety programs supporting these missions and ensured that applicable safety policies and requirements were implemented leading to more reliable and safer spacecraft design.
Florida Institute of Technology
Research Assistant, College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering (2006-2007)
- Worked in a collaborative research environment coordinating with other professionals, students, and professors from 2006-2007 while pursuing a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at FIT.
- Responsible for carrying out advanced research and development activities involving theoretical, computational and experimental investigations into laser effects on tissue.
- Published author, attended American Society of Mechanical Engineers Biomedical Engineering Conference in 2007 and presented paper.
Graduate Student Assistant to the Dean, College of Engineering (2006-2007)
Developed and implemented a program aimed at improving retention among first-year engineering students through (1) adaptation of curriculum (2) schedule monitoring and (3) tutoring, mentoring and tracking success focus group.
Coordinated recruiting activities for the College of Engineering. Performed tours of the College of Engineering facilities and promoted the university during large recruiting events such as “Open House”.
Engineering Intern, Government Communication Systems Division (GCSD) Microsystems Technology R&D Group (2003-2006)
Full-time and part-time intern. Led an effort to compile a specification sheet and manual for a microchip die extraction process. Created job aids to help operators increase the reproducibility of the results obtained and to simplify data collection. Improved and expanded MS Access database of such results. Supported existing programs through materials acquisition, research, creating technical drawings in Pro/E for machining and planning/scheduling using MS Project.
Tau Beta Pi (TBP) 2004-Present, Society of Women Engineers (SWE) 2008-Present, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2008-Present, Professional Engineers of North Carolina (PENC) 2014-Present (NCSU Student Chapter Treasurer 2013-2014)
Spanish: Professional Working Proficiency (ILR Level 3) French: Elementary Proficiency (ILR Level 1)