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SUMMARY

 

     Physics and Chemistry undergrad with a focus in physical chemistry. Such an academic career also generated an interested in analytics, trending, and statistics as well as a very strong mathematical background in calculus, differential equations and linear algebra. My professional background is in industrial applications of chemistry and physics. Such a background brings with it analytical experience, applied mathematical grounding, as well as the responsibility from managing a multi-million dollar industrial facility.

     At first, I considered pursuing an academic career in the sciences. But as time had progressed, I realized such a course is not for me. I therefore am returning from a long-standing passion, technology. While is might not have an obvious segway with my academic and professional background, I shall show why it has important links. My professional experience gave me extensive knowledge of working with real world data sets and a front-line view of the intersection between IT, Industrial Equipment, and real world data collection for analysis. Many times solving IT problems required us to provide input from our perspective and my knowledge of technology was invaluable in collaborative efforts. My academic and professional experience also gave me an extensive working knowledge of real world data collection and analysis. I have worked on several projects over the years, both academically and professionally, to extract useful information from a real world data set, not simply an academic example. Physics and Chemistry is invaluable for the mathematical rigor it provides from the real-world, not academic only, such as the data sets generated from any experiment. 

     As part of my efforts to increase my knowledge of IT and programming in general, I run several personal labs as well as this website and a personal cloud server for which I have setup every aspect. I also continue to code regularly in Python, C/C++, and occasionally Julia (a newer python-like language for data analysis). I also routinely use Linux Academy and Cloud Assessments to continue to learn and keep my skills sharp. The decision to pursue a career in technology combines the best of both aspects of my academic, professional experience along with my life-long passion as well as my belief that the industry needs well motivated and intelligent talent.


EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

 

Aug 2006: A.A.S. Environmental Science, Western Piedmont Community College
Sept: 2008: North Carolina Water Treatment Operator Certification Grade A
Dec 2017: B.S. Chemistry, University of North Carolina Wilmington
(expected) B.A. Physics, University of North Carolina Wilmington


   
SKILLS

 

Computational Science & Research Analytical Chemistry
LaTeX Spectroscopy
Technical Computing Water Quality
SCADA & Process Control Quality Control
Mathematica, FORTRAN, Python & Julia Programming Process Control
Linux Systems Administration  
General Analytics & Data Science  

 

EXPERIENCE & PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

 

Aug '06 / May '13:  Surface Water Treatment Plant Operator, Davidson Water Inc.
  · Quality Control testing for regulatory compliance and process standards, including various spectrophotometry, titrations, and pH control.
  · Experience handling bulk quantity of chemicals, including NFPA 704 Hazard 4.
                         · General Maintenance duties over pumps, filters, tanks, and other equipment.
  · Fist line responsibility over approx. 30 million dollars in physical assets.
  · Heavily involved in the planning and building of a new treatment facility.
  · Key role in designing new quality control laboratory after new facility was built.
Oct '15: Student Research Showcase - S.I.R. Measles Model for Wilmington NC
Jan '16 / Jul '16: Computational Investigation of Adiabatic Systems under spervision of Dr. Michael Messina
Apr '16: Whitepaper: The Versatility of the Wolfram Language
May '16 / Current Web Server & Cloud Server Management
May '17 Linux Academy Courses: Profile Here



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