Spring 2018 term in progress, Summer 2018 term remaining.
- Los Angeles, CA
- [email protected]
I am a rapid learner with a high technical aptitude and proficiency in diverse systems and methods. I am also a dedicated researcher with a focus on empirical applied research. I am a team player experienced in instructing people across cultural and linguistic barriers, developing and executing complex and cooperative plans, and collecting data using unconventional means in varied environments. I lead by example and guide my work by developing a comprehensive understanding of end-user needs. I continually motivate coworkers to do their best, promoting safety, excellence and high morale.
I have extensive experience in planning and executing complex and cooperative operations between the U.S., Iraq, and other Coalition Forces such as targeted raids, Counter-Insurgency Operations, reconstruction projects, Social Welfare Programs, production of intelligence reports, and emplacement, operation, and maintenance of unattended surveillance equipment.
I personally coordinated and supervised training of the 1-23-17 Iraqi Army Intelligence Section composed of 17 personnel in information collection, processing, analysis and intelligence production and dissemination, along with fundamental computer skills. Recognized by national intelligence agency for excellence in Bilateral Human Intelligence Operations with 1-23-17 IA.
Spring 2018 term in progress, Summer 2018 term remaining.
Dean's List (Graduate): 2011-2013
Master's Thesis: Regional Differences in Al-Qaeda Propaganda in Afghanistan and Iraq based on Video Transcripts (May 2013).
Recipient of award for Best Poster Presentation, MSRG Conference at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2012.
New York State Department of Education Program Code 34851
Latin Honors - Summa Cum Laude
Psi Chi - National Honor Society for Psychology
Alpha Chi - National Honor Society
Tau Sigma - National Honor Society for Transfer Students
AP Scholar with Honors
Responsible for the installation and maintenance of all equipment associated with broadcast operations, distribution, and production activities. Provides technical support during productions and live events. Provides hands on engineering support including evaluation and resolution of technical issues affecting software and filebased systems. Has primary responsibility of maintaining software based broadcast and production systems including non-linear editors such as Adobe Premiere, graphics, video servers, closed captioning, near and offline file storage systems such as Quantum StorNext and SpectraLogic Archive, broadcast application servers, & the Dalet MAM System and related network infrastructure. Works with the IT department to maintain core network routing and systems associated with broadcast operations. Maintains technical plant systems including but not limited to routing switchers, video servers, monitoring systems, communication systems, & audio systems. Maintains content capture and play-out systems. Develops Audio, Video and IT Solutions and conceptual engineering design specifications that meet user requirements. Creates test plans and test systems; interfaces with users, technical services, and Engineers to implement, install, and debug these systems. Participates in operational and strategic planning, including workflow and equipment selection. Participates in the development and execution of standards and procedures. Troubleshoots equipment and recommends appropriate solutions including vendor repair, in house repair, or equipment replacement. Communicates trouble instances with vendors for support and repair. Makes decisions based on procedures and situations that may impact on-air transmission. Prepares and maintains technical records and engineering logs pertaining to equipment performance and discrepancies. Assists other engineering personnel responsible for production, transmission, & systems. Assists in the training of operations personnel.
Responsible for the technical operation of transmission systems, event backhauls and coordination as well as feed records. Performs setup and operation of the transmission facility in accordance with in-house technical standards as well as the technical limits as defined by EIA RS-170A/ SMPTE 274M/SMPTE 292M guidelines and FCC RF guidelines. High volume, high-pressure environment requires coordinating multiple feeds simultaneously. Executes and coordinates inbound fiber and satellite transmission feeds to include Standard Definition, High Definition, MPEG2 and MPEG4. Communicates/coordinates with remote SNG and production vehicles, satellite NOC/TOC’s, in-house staff, and third party clients on transmission related technical items and feed status. Evaluates and resolves transmission related technical issues. Sets up all communications (both intercom and IFBs) for all remotes. Operates Adtec/Cisco/Ericsson/Tandberg transmission equipment, as well as The SWITCH routing terminal for bi-directional transmission. Performs routing on Evertz High Definition routing systems. Evaluates Standard and High Definition satellite/fiber signals using spectrum analyzers, file analyzers, waveform monitors and vector scopes. Performs all required recordings using DALET Media Management systems and KiPro machines, executes all required audio and video routing, adjusts standards, up, down, and cross-converters, and sets up all Evertz frame syncs. Maintains logs and feed information. Monitors and maintain outbound distribution feeds.
Responsible for media flow throughout the newsroom. Coordinates with assignment desk, field assets, and news, library, traffic (commercials), and creative services departments on the ingest and distribution of media and its corresponding data. Has overall responsibility for monitoring media status, availability and quality control, prioritizing media based on immediate needs. Oversees the life cycle of media content, archiving all usable media. Tunes in signals via satellite, fiber optic, Internet Protocol, and microwave communications networks.
Student Researcher for Investigative Psychology Research Unit (IPRU) under Dr. C. Gabrielle Salfati, linked to the John Jay College and FBI Behavioral Science Unit Collaborative Research Project.
Conducted research under Dr. Shuki Cohen on psycholinguistics of terrorist propaganda, among other projects.
Served as an adviser/trainer/liaison between US and Iraqi intelligence, interfacing with Iraqi counterparts to screen and share intel under the auspices of the Combined HUMINT Engagement Program. Personally coordinated and supervised training of a battalion-level Iraqi Army Intelligence Section in information collection, processing, analysis and intelligence production and dissemination, along with fundamental computer skills. Planned and directed cooperative operations between the U.S., Iraq, and other Coalition Forces to facilitate security and humanitarian relief programs, developing reconstruction projects and reconciliation efforts. Responsible for intelligence preparation of the battlefield, writing of daily reports and conducting the all-source production process, developing custom products as mission requirements dictated. Leader in charge of tactical and sensitive site exploitation, collection, documentation, and processing. Regularly briefed subordinate units and senior leadership, conveying ground truth, variables in the operational environment and relevant threats, as well as analysis and assessment to inform decision-making. Responsible for the collection of biometric data using BAT and HIIDE systems as well as planning related intelligence operations. Assembled, documented, and coordinated the appropriate disposition of captured enemy intelligence information, materials, and munitions. Responsible for emplacement and monitoring of multiple unattended ground sensors, as well as field expedient methods of undetectable concealment. Developed expertise in two opposed terrorist organizations operating in the same area. Directly supported reconciliation efforts aimed at reducing favorable attitudes toward al Qaeda. Ensured protection and accountability of all classified material and systems. Executed section training in preparation for intelligence operations in the field as well as general collection and documentation training for the larger unit.
Duty MOS: 35F2O
Performs and coordinates collection management, analysis, processing, and dissemination of strategic and tactical intelligence. Assembles enemy intelligence material and information. Combines flow of intelligence information between intelligence disciplines and conducts the all-source production process. Conducts general intelligence training and performs intelligence operations within a company S2.
Duty MOS: 35F2O
Squad leader assigned to a Air Assault Infantry Rifle Company executing combat training operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; responsible for the maintenance and accountability of all squad equipment; responsible for the health, welfare, morale and professional development of nine soldiers; assists the platoon leader in planning and preparing for combat missions.
Duty MOS: 11B3O
A fighting leader who leads by personal example and helps the squad leader as required. Controls the movement of the fire team and the rate and placement of fire by leading from the front and using the proper commands and signals. Maintains accountability of soldiers and equipment. Ensures soldiers maintain the unit standards in all areas.
Duty MOS: 11B1O
Uses individual Infantry weapons; Lays field wire; performs basic communications functions and operates communication equipment; utilizes camouflage to conceal weapons and personnel; constructs minor fortifications; performs Land Navigation; performs preventive maintenance on weapons, equipment, and some vehicles; makes verbal reports; administers First Aid; operates wheeled vehicles to transport personnel, supplies, and equipment.
Duty MOS: 11B1O
Received introductory training for enlisted personnel in areas of Military Science, basic combat skills, Drills and Ceremonies, First Aid, basic Marksmanship, and Physical Fitness training. Additional training completed in Alcohol and Drug Abuse awareness, rape prevention, personal health, Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare defense, introduction to Individual Tactical Techniques, Bivouacs, Small Unit Tactical Training, and Equal Opportunity.
Duty MOS: 11B1O
Greeted and seated guests. Received and processed all payment methods for restaurant guest checks, courteously and efficiently. Settled all guest checks in the Point-Of-Sale system and maintained accountability for all financial transactions. Maintained complete knowledge of Point-Of-Sale and manual systems and procedures. Set up and organized work station with designated supplies, forms and resource materials; maintained cleanliness at all times. Answered restaurant telephone using proper telephone etiquette. Handled guest complaints with follow up to ensure guest satisfaction, or referred to management as appropriate. Communicated satisfactorily in English with guests/visitors, management and co-workers, to their understanding. Remained stationary at assigned post for extended periods. Performed mathematical calculations, input and accessed information in the Point-Of-Sale system, and maintained concentration and clear thought in a noisy environment with high pedestrian traffic.
This person is responsible for answering questions and greeting visitors to the Physics Department by using excellent customer service skills in order to help faculty, staff, and undergraduate students by phone, email, and in- person. The successful candidate will complete other miscellaneous duties such as copy requests, book orders, course evaluations, kitchen upkeep, office equipment upkeep, and recordkeeping. Partially responsible for secuirty of computer labs and mainframe access.
Assist Admissions office staff in executing duties and responsibilities of the Admissions Office. Duties may include but are not limited to: filing, assisting with mailings, answering telephones, greeting students, general office duties as directed.
Microsoft Windows 3.0 - 10
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 - 2016
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 R2, 2014
Microsoft Office 2016 and below
Adobe Premiere Pro 2017, 2018
Microsoft Visual Studio 2017
Distributed Common Ground System - Army (DCGS-A)
Analyst's Notebook and Axis Pro
Academic Search Complete
Web of Science
QueryTree and QueryTree QuickTime
Combined Information Data Network Exchange (CIDNE)
Tactical Ground Reporting Network (TiGRNET)
Buckeye and LIDAR
Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment (HIIDE) Series 4
Biometrics Automated Toolset
Basic Analyst's Toolkit
Scorpion UGS Software
(In no particular order)
Social, Decision, and Organizational Psychology
Psychology of Terrorism
Southwest Asia and North Africa (Near East/Middle East)
World War II