I am a recent graduate of the College of Charleston. I majored in History and my studies focused on the history of Africa and Asia. I am fluent in French and Arabic and served as a language analyst in the U.S. Navy for ten years. I was the top History student in my graduating class, and I received numerous academic honors and awards. I have two years of experience as a night club manager and bartender.
Mar 2010 - Aug 2011
At NV I managed the security staff, sold VIP sections and assisted with promotions and special events. At Henry's I managed the security staff, ran the bar's bank, and supervised closing.
Jul 2006 - Dec 2009
2006-Earned Gold Medal at DoD language Competition
2006-Authored 55 high priority intelligence reports
2007-Ranked 35 out of 232 peers
2007-Translated 97 items used in 63 reports and included in 3 Presidential Daily Briefs
2007-Received 48 positive appraisals from national level consumers
2007-Selected by White House to translate items on emergent crisis
2008-Advanced to the rank of Chief Petty Officer
2009-Deployed to Iraq in support of Naval Special Forces Operations
-2009 Earned Naval Expeditionary Warfare Qualification
Mar 2003 - Jun 2006
Direct Support, Language Analyst
2003-2006-Supported Arabic and French Missions on sea and air platforms
2003-2006-Maintained my qualification in French without the benefit of formal training
2004-2006-Numerous letters of praise from Commanders at sea.
2004-Troll V2 Operating system training.
2005-One of the few Sailors at my command to qualify for deployment on all platforms
2005-Selected from my among my peers for missions with NATO allies
2005-Attended courses in Yemeni dialect
2005-Awarded Navy Achievement Medal
2006-Awarded Navy Commendation Medal
Jan 2010 - Present
College of Charleston
2011-Received the Albert R. Simonds Special Merit Award and The Douglas & Elizabeth Clark Memorial Scholarship in History
2013 - Inducted into Phi Alpha Theta Honors Society
2013 - Received the HSS scholar award for superior research and presented a research project on the Atlantic Slave Trade at a campus symposium
2013 - Awarded Honors in Asian Studies
2013 - Graduate magna cum laude with a B.A. in History and a minor in Asian Studies
May 2001 - Oct 2002
Defense Language Institute
2002-Graduated in the top 10% of Class
2002-Recognized at graduation for interest in North African and Arabic Culture with a small award
Mar 1999 - Sep 1999
Cryptologic Communications Technical School
A technical school that focused on computer competency, radio communications, and intense keyboarding.