The College of William and Mary - The Mason School of Business
GPA - 3.54
To challenge myself everyday with new opportunities and knowledge, answering those challenges with diligent work and applying my skills, and to still leave enough time to experience life outside of work.
-Following Industry News for:
Energy Sector, Space Sector, Mobile Business, Video Game Industry, Software Development Packages
-Generic Stock Market / Economic News and Analysis
-Android Application Development
-Discussing / satirizing politics
I finished my MBA in May 2009; a feat I accomplished while both taking a full class load and still working 20 hours a week at NASA Langley for Lockheed Martin. I am now looking for new opportunities in fields such as logistics, operations, business intelligence, marketing, and product management.
In addition to professional work, I am engaged in the early stages of a personal business that involves developing Android applications for mobile devices.
I have spent approximately 10 years in software development. This has included the use of a wide range of programming languages and application functionality: from simple data conversion to full fledged 3d graphical applications.
I have learned to acquire new technological skills frequently, and have found myself adept in finding solutions for various problems by either developing from the ground up or applying tools / packages found elsewhere.
GPA - 3.54
I transferred into VT after starting my BS in CS at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. GPA: 3.35 Dean's List
I am assigned to the Air Traffic Operations Lab / Simulation (ATOL, ATOS) Project. The project simulates air traffic scenarios involving tens or hundreds of modeled aircraft systems. My current task is to evaluate the options for implementing ATOS software on alternative operating systems. The task requires that operating systems Solaris, Windows 7, and various forms Linux be studied and tested. Prior to operating system research, I was responsible for the redesign of the network communication system for ATOS machines.
For the first 5 months of 2009, I was assigned to work on SPIDER, which is a project aimed at handling critical flight operations in a network of dedicated computer nodes on a fiber optic network. My assignment was to explore, select, and then recommend which embedded operating system should be used in SPIDER's new embedded chipset. I completed an investigation, and wrote a report summarizing the findings, the direction the project should follow, and a list of tactics that could be put into action.
Prior to 2009, I analyzed and developed software and IT solutions for the Airstar Project at NASA Langley. Airstar pilots scaled aircraft with sophisticated mathematical simulations to acquire flight data that can stand in for full scale flight tests. Tests of this manner will help reduce the costs of flight testing new aeronautical chassis and airfoils, while still producing the quality results. I have developed and maintained several software tools and applications specially customized for the needs of this project. These include, but are not limited to:
I have authored several documents that were both informal and formal documentation.
My team and I created and presented a rebranding campaign for a local biotechnology company: LifeNet Health. LifeNet Health was given a unique model to describe the five company strengths they need to leverage and numerous specific tactics to begin implementing. The big goal being to change the image of LifeNet Health from an allograft company or tissue bank into a biotechnology company.
I worked at NASA Langley in the Summer Internship program for three years consecutively. During my time here, I was given various small software tasks that gave me the chance to experience real world software development. Many of the tasks were minor in scope, but all were done on time and exceeded expectations.
This job was very labor and time intensive. I frequently worked 10 - 15 hour shifts (longest being 48 hours). Our typical events were school fairs, corporate picnics, and after proms. Our key service was providing rides, tents, tables, chairs, D.J.s, casino tables, event workers, and other party items.
I started out as a regular event worker, where my role was to help set up events, run the rides, and help take down. As I remained in the organization and became more familiar with the business, and I gained more responsibilities. Some of the key tasks were as follows:
Essentially, any operational task that my boss would execute, I would do the same