Driven young professional and fulltime student focusing on independent study in the areas of social cognitive psychology and the perception of social objects. Throughout my academic and professional careers my strong work ethic and drive have helped me consistently achieve excellence.
Invariably we hear the phrase, "There are two kinds of people in the world..." followed by some very droll attempt at humor, which makes me loathe to use the phrase. I find it useful nonetheless in describing one of my present world organizing theories. There are two kinds of people in the world, those who wait for opportunity to present itself and those who make their own opportunities. I prefer to think of myself as the latter.
In academics, I have maintained an association with a university research lab since my freshman year, when I was noticed by a professor as an outstanding student and invited to join the lab. I have since embarked on my own research project which investigates the role of certain physical characteristics as cues in the process of person perception. I will be reporting the results of this project at a psychology conference in April as a talk.
I have sought out and completed the most challenging courses, frequently having to defeat mounds of override paperwork to enter upper division and graduate level courses without having met the pre-requisites.
I participated in the pilot program for evaluating the viability of supplemental instruction (SI) for a gateway statistics course offered through the department of psychology. During my semesters as an SI leader I led students to find success and peace with statistics and the program has since graduated from pilot status. To give other interested students the opportunity to have the same fruitful experience I had with the SI leader position, I resigned last semester. I am happy to note that another student has emerged to take my place and has been successful in that position.
In my professional life, I have been very successful in the position of project manager. Last summer's projects alone accounted for over $500,000 in sales and services rendered in large projects for new clients who have stayed on for monthly service contracts. I'm looking forward to having an even bigger summer this year.