I'm not a typical chemical engineer. Of course, I know about entropy, energy balances and separation techniques. But I'm also a project manager, team leader, aerospace/mechanical engineer, drug development scientist, information technology analyst and rocket scientist.
I have past work experience at NASA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Orbital ATK, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, Microsoft Consulting Services, and Dragonchain. Currently working at ODEM as a Solutions Engineer. I have recieved a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MBA from Smartly's MBA Program. Currently enrolled in a M.S. Program in Business Analytics at Georgia Institute of Technology.
I am intrigued by projects, problems, ideas and people. Seeking to inspire other people and help solve problems and work on projects that will bring out the best in humanity.
During my free time, I enjoy doing community service, reading self-help books, playing sports, anything related to tech and cryptocurrencies, working on entrepreneurial projects and motorcycle riding. Reach out if you have book suggestions or would like to talk! I am always looking for new opportunities and connecting with individuals. Feel free to reach out to me!
Master of Science in Business Analytics• May 2021
Master of Business Admistration• December 2017
Machelor of Science in Chemical Engineering• May 2017
Solutions Engineer• September 2018 - Present
Established pre-sales program that has lead to an increase in deals closed by 300%. Assisted the marketing department, account executives, designers, contractors, and product owners in technical preparation, presentations and demonstrations. Provided pre-sales services by aiding in deals with potential customers by giving demonstrations, answering questions, educating consumers, and assisting account executives on-site.
Manager• December 2017 - Present
Variety of difference services, including consulting and business ventures.
Board Member• March 2017 - Present
Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is a 38+ employee organization whose mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. Currently advising on issues related to the governance of DRW, in collaboration with advisory councils and other members. Providing guidance on disability policies, DRW priories, budget and helping fulfill the mission and vision of DRW.
Inventor• December 2013 - Present
The Inventor's Guild is a think tank and consulting firm which promotes entrepreneurial innovation by helping students earn both course credit and payment to either start their own companies or consult for start-ups. The Guild has won over three dozen awards both nationally and internationally, performed consultation and contracting services for nearly a dozen start-ups, and formed professional relationships with many innovators including Pebble Technologies and Google[x]. It is comprised of 20 students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Harvard University, University of Texas at Austin, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Major accomplishments include rapid prototyping with four other members to win "Best Hardware Hack" at HackNY in 2015, organizing weekly student-run specialized lectures similar to TEDx Talks, and tracking semester-long goals for each member.
RESOLVE (Regolith & Environmental Science Oxygen & Lunar Volatile Extraction) Project• Feburary 2015
Development of robust antibody purification by optimizing protein-A chromatography in combination with precipitation methodologies• May 2015
The Tech Intern Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide to Standing Out, Getting Paid, and Landing the World's Most Lucrative Tech Internships• December 2017
An advisor to the Board of Director’s on strategic projects to help further the mission of Disability:IN in student settings.
Held leadership position as the Vice Chair of the Rising Leadership Advisory Council (RLAC), which is an advisory council that helps the USBLN make business decisions and working on various projects. Currently helping to run various RLAC projects with 4+ members.
Established alumni association initiative with by curating and leading over 8+ members to establish processes and structure to facilitate networking and learning opportunities for over 500+ alumni.Alexandria, VA
Dragonchain is a cryptocurrency, smart contracts, and blockchain company. Leading a team of six developers by establishing the groundwork for project management process resulting in a two-fold increase in productivity.
Led a group of 8+ developers to develop three separate blockchain-based projects in the areas of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS), blockchain identity management, and social community involvement. Spearheaded the development of Agile-Scrum process-oriented development lifecycle that improved developer moral, and productivity by 35-45%.
Road-mapped product development and assisted in technical developmentBellevue, WA
Working within the Data and Artificial Intelligence Domain, in the Office of the CTO, to solve problems for customers by implement Microsoft technologies to solve big data problems, gain data insights, and implement artificial intelligence solutions. Using technologies such as Azure, Azure Data Tools, HDInsight, PowerBI, T-SQL, R, Python, JSON, the Hadoop Stack, Azure Machine Learning, SharePoint, SQL Server Management Studio and other data science and big data tools.
Developed PowerBI dashboards for visualizing internal metric tracking and domain readiness/preparation by taking and compiling status reports. Presented during board reviews and vice president meetings.
Helped implement domain data-driven readiness by taking engagement data and automating input and output. Helped to map out architectural diagrams and develop solution using R, SQL Server Management Studio and other Microsoft applications. Presented to the CTO of Microsoft Consulting Services.
Worked with clients to help implement Oracle migrations using Azure Data Factory and analyze the information in Azure Data Lake Analytics. Attended envisioning workshop sessions to provide client guidance.
Completed the Microsoft Professional Program Certificate in Big Data. Working on Data Science and AI courses and certificates and learning cloud and data science technologies such as R, Azure Cosmos DB, and others.Redmond, WA
NextBillion.org is an organization that connects people with disabilities to industry leaders who can support them professionally as mentors. Worked to form partnerships with companies and other organizations to help promote collaboration. Created career advice content for cohorts and helped to provided business development.Vancouver, BC
Competed with the Infrastructure and Military Health group to develop a real-time lead corrosion monitoring sensor for drinking water and presenting it to senior executives, in development for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Helped to develop the technical product using MySQL, Raspberry Pi, microcontrollers, Tableau and various chemical reagents. Helped to formulate the business model, marketing strategy, regulatory aspects and pitch deck in order to experience the entire consultancy lifecycle.McLean, VA
Strategic angel investment group focused on funding early stage pre-revenue startups. The company and was founded by entrepreneurs who recognize where the world economy is heading. Conducted due diligence on over 200+ pre-revenue startups and gave presentations and provide details to the executive team partners.
Responsible for communicating, understanding, evaluating and helping to guide potential investments and RainmakeMe-funded startups develop their ventures and incorporate successful business strategies. Assisted the executive team in identifying prospective deals.New York, NY
Part of a national community of students leading a movement to ensure that all students gain the necessary attitudes, skills and knowledge required to compete in the economy of the future. Run by the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation, National Science Foundation, Stanford University and VentureWell.Stanford, CA
Streamlined innovative IT practices within Northrop Grumman’s internal information services department, resulting in the development of an automated database financial forecasting program using Microsoft Access, standing up of a high-performance computing service, SharePoint websites and other various services and projects used by all Northrop Grumman employees.Melbourne, FL
Led a fifteen student members to build a large-scale biodiesel production platform to be used for sustainable and academic purposes. Raised over $15,000 in funding for the project through various forms of fundraising, such as grants, such as the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute's Community Grant Program, and crowdsourcing techniques, such as Kickstarter and WeR Gold Funding. The production plant will be used as a learning and experimentation tool for future students and faculty that are interested in large scale manufacturing and scale-up.Troy, NY
Served as a Fellow and Campus Ambassador for Lime Connect, which is a selective professional development organization for high-achieving individuals. Made up of partners from IBM, Pepsico, Google, Target, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg and JP Morgan. Worked with class deans and students to organize events and networking for students on campus with certain companies and opportunities.New York, NY
Worked on discovering and implementing Affinity Peptide Chromatography resin applications, particularly for specialized chromatography resins for specific monoclonal antibody molecules for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Medicines On Demand (BioMOD) program with Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Used HPLC’s, phage display, Celluspot peptide synthesis, infrared and ultraviolet spectrometry.
Worked in the Chemical Engineering Department in Professor Koffas’ laboratory investigating the possibilities of metabolically engineering E. coli to produce fatty acids and adding xylose utilizing cells in a co-culture with previously engineered glucose utilizing cells to produce even higher fatty acid yields. Experience with agar gels, PCR protocol, cloning and making cell cultures.Troy, NY
Worked on NASA’s Sounding Rocket Operations Contract II (NSROC II), which utilizes expendable suborbital sounding rockets to conduct scientific missions to study atmospheric and space environments, and develop new technologies for space flight.
Tested 13 customized sounding rockets to ensure flight hardware durability during flight. Assisted with flight qualification testing of 15+ payload components (balance, vibration, bend, centrifugal, payload deployment and MOI (moment of inertia)). Used AutoCAD and Solidworks to help model 20+ parts for the Mechanical Engineering Department. Supported over 300+ operations and lift procedures, ran over 150+ tests and won an award with the T&E Department with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)'s Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project for support.Wallops Flight Facility, VA
Worked in the Downstream Process Development group to develop novel separation technologies and gain an understanding of the current protein purification and drug development platform. Focused mainly on process condition optimization and characterization using cation and anion exchange, hydrophobic interaction and Protein-A/affinity chromatography resins for monoclonal antibody (mAb) drug products, including treatment of cancer (Opdivo®) and arthritis (Orencia®). The final processes were increased by 45% - 852% and 23% to 144%, for impurity removal and product yield, respectively.
Ran over 150 Avant experiment runs, 12 studies, over 60 experiments, 30 binding capacity tests, and packed over 50 columns. Helped set up viral filtration (VF) and tangential flow filtration (TFF) separation runs. Collaborate with BMS TECAN team to implement high-throughput screening experiments and used the design of experiments (DOE) methodology to map out optimal wash conditions for process scale-up. Used HPLC spectroscopy instrumentation and chromatographic analytical methods.Hopkinton, MA
Worked in the Applied Physics/Chemistry Lab on the RESOLVE (Regolith & Environment Science & Oxygen & Lunar Volatile Extraction) Moon Rover, a Mission to Mars and ISRU (In-situ resource utilization) project which was designed to characterize lunar gas volatiles on the surface of the moon, with a focus on the Lunar Advanced Volatile Analysis Subsystem, comprised of a manifold, gas chromatograph, mass spectrometer, and Water Droplet Unit. Initial launch date of May 2020.
Researched, tested and assembled line and circuit heaters, pressure transducers, Resistance Temperature Detectors, temperature sensors, thermocouples, thin film deposition, and thermal profiles in flight-forward space flight testing procedures. Experience with preparing vacuum chambers and testing in vacuum/space flight environments. Utilized modified commercial off the shelf instruments and characterized analytical behavior for optimization and testing. Formulated flight-forward experimental procedures to guide, analyze, and draw conclusions to designs manifold and improve overall scientific instrument effectiveness.Kennedy Space Center, FL
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