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Oct 2006May 2009

Masters of Engineering

Tufts University

GPA 3.7 / 4.0

Course work:Design of Medical Instrumentation, Analytical Tools for Biomedical Engineers,  Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Special Topics in Nanoscience, Computer Interface Design, Principles of Medical Imaging, Medical Optics and Lasers, Quantum Electronics and Nonlinear Optics

Sep 2001Jul 2005

Bacholor of Science

Harding University

GPA 3.98 / 4.0summa cum laude with Distinguished Honors

Relevant course work:Circuits I&II, Analog and Digital Electronics, Control Systems, Signals and Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Modern Algebra, Organic Chemistry, Software Engineering, Object Oriented Programming, Data Structures, Numerical Methods.

Spent one semester with Harding International Studies Program in Florence, Italy studying humanities, history, and European culture.

Work experience

Nov 2009Present

Systems Engineer

Elbit Systems of America

  • Liaison coordinating communication internally between engineering groups and programmanagement and externally with customers on helicopter helmet mounted displays and head tracker systems
  • Invited to become the onsite Subject Matter Expert on digital moving maps
Dec 2006May 2009

Research Assistant and Masters Candidate

  • Researched femtosecond multiphoton polymerization and laser ablation focusing on (1) structural modification of silk and (2) damaging endothelial cells for a wound healing study
  • Constructed a micromachining microscope; successfully programmed LabVIEW to control and synchronize a three-axis translation stage, CCD camera, and mechanical shutter 

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Dec 2004May 2005

Harding Senior Engineering Research and Design Project
  • Researched, designed, and constructed an automated biodiesel processor prototype as part of a four member team.
  • Supervised all formal documents and presentations in addition to specific responsibilities designing core components.

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Software: MultiSim, Eagle CAD, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe CS4 Suite
Computer Operating Systems
Linux, Microsoft Windows through Vista Microsoft Certified Professional in DOS and Win 3.1 (earned 1998, expired)
Motorola 68HC12 
Languages: C++, C#, Java, LabVIEW, MATLAB, FORTRAN, HTML, JavaScript, Assembler

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Activities and Hobbies

  • Volunteer at Boston's Long Island Homeless Shelter
    • October 2007 - June 2009
  • Organizer for two Boston groups
    • July 2007 -June 2009 
  • Biomedical Engineering intramural softball, teammate 
    • Summer 2007
  • SPIE Optical Society, member 
    • November 2007 - December 2008
  • Circle K International Service Club; a Kiwanis affiliate (Treasurer)
    •  September 2003 - May 2005 (2004-2005)
  • Harding International Studies Program, Florence, Italy 
    • September - December 2003
  • Hobbies:
    • Photography
    • Art history
    • Mountain Biking
    • Hiking
    • Reading
    • SCUBA diving
    • Travel
    • Electronics and gadgets
    • Board games

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Biomedical engineer eager to contribute my experience with embedded systems, biophotonics,  and software development to the medical device or medical imaging industry.  

As an undergraduate at Harding University, my focus in computer engineering provided me with key skills and experience with important technologies: circuit design, schematic capture, micro-controller and motor control use, and photolithography techniques for creating printed circuit boards.  More recently, while a Tufts University graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, I was able to leverage some of these aforementioned skills while branching out into biomedical applications. Working with Professor Fiorenzo Omenetto as part of the Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics and Biophotonics group, I constructed and programmed a femtosecond micromachining microscope in order to conduct research on multiphoton polymerization and laser ablation. Pursuing this, I learned how to quickly acquire a working knowledge from tangential fields.  These projects were often collaborative and served to reinforce the value of interdisciplinary teamwork. 


  • Harding Honors College Graduate with Distinction
  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
  • Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society
  • Harding American Studies Institute Distinguished Student