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Skills

R Statistical Programming
EPA SWMM
C++ Programming
Leadership
- Graduate Fluid Mechanics Lab Instructor (GTA)                                                      - Campus Ministry (Cru) Worship Band Leader - Bo, Sierra Leone “Enviro-Loo” Project Leader Organized service project to Sierra Leone to install composting toilets at Ebert Kakua School for the Deaf in Bo
AutoCAD CIVIL 3D
- Experience in drafting small projects and creating and editing professional drawings.
Microsoft Office
- Advanced use of Microsoft Excel and VBA programming.   - Experience creating and editing Microsoft Word reports.   - Introduction to Microsoft Access.

Work experience

Jun 2013Present

Farmhand Intern

Glade Road Growing

Served as a farmhand volunteer for +10 hours/week working in the garden to harvest crops, cultivate beds, and carry out other relevant tasks.

Jan 2014Present

Graduate Research Assistant

Virginia Tech

Evaluated the effect of water quality on Point-of-Use water filter performance.

Dec 2014Present

Water Resources Specialist

Barr Engineering
Jun 2013Aug 2013

Fluid Mechanics Lab Instructor (TA)

Virginia Tech EWR Department

Orchestrated and graded lab experiments forstudents enrolled in Fluid Mechanics for Civil Engineers.

Jan 20112013

Stormwater Management Technician

Virginia Tech Site & Infrastructure Development

Reviewed ESC Plans and Inspect Construction Sites for appropriate ESC measures.

Gained Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination experience.

Conducted fire hydrant flushing and flow testing summer 2011.

Created ESC site maps using ArcGIS.

Drafted an ESC Plan for stripping and reseeding the Virginia Tech recreational fields.

May 2012Aug 2012

Summer Stormwater/Wastewater Intern

Greeley & Hansen

Reviewed contract submittals for local sewers and pump stations.

Delineated sub-watersheds in ArcGIS for Richmond and Alexandria.

Compiled and formatted data in ArcGIS for the City of Lynchburg's proposed stormwater BMPs.

Performed drawing checks in AutoCAD for various projects in Richmond.

Designed presentations discussing sidestream nutrient reduction technology and bioaugmentation pump control operations for the Richmond WWTP.

Designed posters on ISI’s Envision Rating System and LID practices with DC Water.

Education

Aug 2013Present

Masters of Science

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Relevant Courses:

- International Development Policy and Planning

- Environmental Water Treatment Design

- Environmental Wastewater Treatment Design

- Environmental Chemistry

- Environmental Engineering Principles

- Urban Hydrology

- Environmental Toxicology

- Environmental Monitoring & Sampling

Sep 2009May 2013

Bachelors of Science

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Relevant Courses - Undergraduate:

- Water & Sanitation in the Developing World

- Natural Disasters

- Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering

- Fundamentals of Public Health Engineering

- Water & Wastewater Treatment Design

- Introduction into Environmental Engineering

- Water Resources Engineering

- Groundwater Resources Engineering

Certifications

Aug 2011Present

DCR Erosion & Sediment Control Combined Administrator

Department of Conservation and Recreation
Aug 2011Aug 2014

CPR Certified

Red Cross
Jul 2011Jul 2014

Confined Space Training Certification

OSHA

My Portfolio

Summary

I am a Civil & Environmental Engineering Master's student at Virginia Tech. However, I would not define myself as solely an engineer. Neither would I define myself as a gardener, a musician, a hiker, a runner, or a cook, though all these activities are very dear to me. First and foremost, I am a child of God, and everything I do, I do for His glory. With the desire to be a good steward of the created world, I believe in healthy, safe, environmentally-friendly, and community-oriented "place-making". When I graduate, I hope to become a vessel through which this vision may be achieved. Whether it's through working with a well-respected engineering company or through starting a farm-to-table restaurant, only time and opportunity will tell. Whatever the case may be, I will humbly work at it with all my heart, as working for the Lord.

Interest

I have been playing piano for 17 years, guitar for 9 years, and singing all my life. I use my musical ability to compose original songs about meaningful experiences throughout my life. I have recorded, published, and sold three CDs over the past 5 years with the hope of continuing to write and produce music.

I also find incredible enjoyment in any kind of outdoor activity. I love hiking, backpacking, biking, running, walking everywhere I can, and playing sports. And I have had countless opportunities to do many of these things throughout my time in college. I also volunteer on a local organic farm as often as I can, because I love working hard and literally reaping a harvest for my labor.

Lastly, I have a deep relationship with God, and I believe that He has given me life and every blessing that I have received on this earth. In Him, I live and move and breathe, and apart from Him, I can do nothing. I often write songs about His unending love for me and my deep desire to love Him more. Through His unending graces, I aspire to do ALL my work and recreation for His glory. 

My International Footprint

Alberta, Canada 2013

Bo, Sierra Leone 2012

Kolkata, India2010

Hong Kong 2010

Quebec, Canada 2008

Ensenada, Mexico 2006

Paris, France 2005

Dakar, Senegal 2005

Sydney, Australia 2004

Auckland, New Zealand 2004

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 2000

Trinidad & Tobago 1998