Jan 2007 - Dec 2008

Master of Arts

University of Pittsburgh

Major: Human Security

Certificate of Advanced Asian Studies

Work History

Work History
Sep 2011 - Present

Freelance Writer and Photographer

The Westerly Sum

I provide writing and photography as needed for the newspaper.  I primarily write feature articles on local events and people.  Some of my work has made it to the front page.  My photography varies from news stand alones to "Spotted" portraits.  I use Photoshop to edit and crop pictures.

Jul 2010 - Dec 2010

Vounteer Legislative Analyst

Rhode Island National Organization for Women

I worked on a project to create a source book of talking points for reoccurring pieces of legislation.  I analyzed the legislation and policy studies for weaknesses.  Legislation included E-Verify and the Women's Right to Know Act.

Jan 2009 - Mar 2009

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Pittsburgh

After completing a course in cybercrime, I was asked to join a project to profile potential cybercriminals using Palantir program. I created templates for data collection and made lists of social networking websites to collect data.  I prepared and submitted regular program improvements to the professor.

Jul 2008 - Feb 2009

Refugee Services Intern

Jewish Family and Children's Service

My primary duty was to take the lead on a project to create the outline for the department's first volunteer policy manual.  I also organized and presented a seminar for the staff on Bhutanese refugees including their culture, religion, social taboos, and diet to prepare staff for their needs.  Additionally, I provided administrative support as needed.

Jun 2006 - Sep 2006

Technical Support Representative

American Power Conversion

I provided second level technical support for lower end business products.  I logged calls into the database.  Setup up returns for broken products.  I mentored the next wave of new hires on where to find relevant support materials and product knowledge.

Dec 2002 - Feb 2005

Lead Generation Representative


I generated leads for the sales team by cold calling businesses and asking if they were interested in APC products for any datacenter projects coming up.  I brought in 3 million dollars worth of leads in one year that brought 1 million in actual sales.  For this, I was promoted to trainer for new hires and lower performing representatives.  



Adobe Photoshop



Microsoft Office

Mac OS X+


Microsoft WIndows