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Summary

BA Physics with Atmospheric Minor

University of Colorado

December 2015 

Special academic interests:

  • Planetary Atmospheres
  • Severe Weather!
  • Plasma Physics (Thermonuclear Fusion)
  • Basics of Programming (Mostly Python)
  • Math and the language of the universe
  • Bizarre Astrophysics

Technical Skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Mathematica, Python
  • Basic Computing Language usage: Java, C, MATLAB
  • Analysis and minor manipulation of images using ENVI
  • Analyze weather maps to determine important weather phenomena
  • Minor use in numerical calculation approach to physics/math problems

Work History

Aug 2015Present

Undergraduate Learning Assistant, Atmospheric Sciences

University of Colorado                                                                                       Boulder, CO
  • Sit in on introductory level atmospheric science lectures
  • Work with students during lecture on concept questions
  • Hold bi-weekly office hours for lecture relevant worksheets with small groups of students
  • Design of semester long project for student’s final exam review
  • Worked closely with course  and School of Education faculty
Jan 2015Present

Student Intern

Southwest Research Institute                                                                        Boulder, CO 
  • Work with space telescope data to create 3D data image of Saturn’s moon Titan and its atmosphere in methane absorption bands
  • Work with Python programming language to convert raw scientific data to compare theoretical model behavior of atmosphere
Sep 2010May 2015

Tutor

Front Range Community College/Private                                         
  • Physics: Algebra and Calculus based I & II, Physics for non majors
  • Math: College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus
Jan 2011Apr 2015

Physics Lab Coordinator

Front Range Community College                                                        Westminster, CO
  • In charge of/train work study students to assemble physics lab equipment onto carts for class labs
  • Designing procedure manuals for physics labs for ease of work-study use without direct supervision
  • Research specific labs for future update/ restructure
  • Assemble/Tear down lab carts for physics labs
  • Fix/inspect/replace broken lab equipment
  • Update and refine lab preparation guides
  • In charge of complete stockroom organization
  • Created inventory system for consumables and lab equipment that needs replaced regularly

 

Sep 2009Dec 2010

Science Department Work Study(physics)

Front Range Community College                                                         Westminster, CO
  • Inventory complete physics stockroom items             
  • Document and organize inventory for relevancy/surplus
  • Cleaned glassware for chemistry and biology
  • Worked with chemicals for chemistry
  • Assembled/Tore down lab carts for all sciences

Education

Aug 2011Dec 2015

Bachelor of Atmospheric Physics

University of Colorado

Boulder, CO 

Aug 2008Dec 2010

Associates of Sciences

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO

Volunteer Work

  • Volunteered for FRCC at STEMapalooza; 2 day STEM event for inner city Denver public schools (2009, 2010);            ran demos involving kids and teaching them the principles behind the demonstrations
  • Led tutor group session for physics students at Front Range Community College (2012)
  • Continued lab coordinator duties at Front Range Community College for summer 2014 when budget cuts eliminated position (temporarily)
  • Co-Founder of Front Range Astronomy Club (2009)
  • Coached undefeated U14 Elite inline hockey team (2008)
  • Lend time to help friends, family, and fellow students with any school work related to my tutor skills

Activities/Interests

  • Observing and documenting daily weather
  • Working with Arduino circuits/projects
  • Collector and restoration of old Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) merchandise
  • Minor circuitry work
  • Fort Collins Catz – Professional inline hockey team (2007 & 2008)
  • Played in Littleton Firefighters Charity Hockey Tournament (2009 – 2013)
  • Recreational ice hockey
  • Camping and Hiking
  • Restoring/Building Cars; 1990-1994 Eagle Talon Tsi
  • Bicycling (recreational and transportation)

..References available upon request..