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Work History

20142015

Graduate Assistant

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Assigned as assistant to faculty member of the Political Science Department.  Assisted in conduct of research and data collection.  Assisted in preparation of Class materials and grading assignments.  Acted as a guest lecturer in a class related to ISIL and the War on Terror.

Aug 2015Jan 2016

Program Lead, Student Planner Program

Indiana County Office of Planning & Development

Administered internship program for Government office.  Assisted in recruitment, training, of interns tasked with assisting in municipal planning and development projects.  Supervised and directed interns as they carried out tasks in support of county and municipal projects and public outreach.  Developed and implemented improved workflow processes tailored to the organization.

May 2015Jul 2015

Student Planner (Internship)

Indiana County Office of Planning and Development

Assisted in planning and community development projects, including updates to comprehensive plans.  Assisted in planning and facilitation of multiple community outreach events.  Developed and submitted award packet submission which received a certificate of merit from the American Planning Association. 

20042011

Soldier

United States Army 

Served as member of 28ID, Pennsylvania Army National Guard.  Deployed three times to Iraq , and to Afghanistan, in support of the Global War on Terror.  Awards include Combat Infantry Badge, Army Commendation Medal (multiple awards), and Good Conduct Medal.

Education

2016

M.A. Public Affairs

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

GPA 4.0, Program completed, graduation award pending May 2016

2016

M.A. Employment Labor Relations

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

GPA 4.0, Program completed, graduation award pending May 2016

2012

B.A. Political Science

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Magna Cum Laude Honors Graduate, Ronald E McNair Scholars Program

Skills

Analysis

I possess strong analytical skills, with extensive training and experience measuring qualitative and quantitative data through the application of models based upon nomothetic and idiographic approaches.

Leadership

I possess leadership training and experience successfully leading groups on projects including research and analysis, polling, public outreach, as well as more physical tasks.

Interpersonal Communication

I have training and experience communicating and coordinating work with a diverse array of people over a range of projects ranging from physical labor through office work.  This includes the presentation of materiel to both specialized and generalized audiences, and negotiations.

Technology

I am trained, experienced, and proficient in computer and software applications including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) SPSS (and similar statistical analysis software) database (including Department of Defense networks such as TIGR, SIPR and NIPR) use and organization, and network applications.

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