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Engineer/Technical Trainer/Communicator

Walnut Creek, California, United States
January 30, 2018

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High energy engineer, speaker, and presenter, with a gift for taking complex, technical, dry topics and making them interesting and easily understandable to all audiences.


North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC December 2016

Bachelors of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

Core Skills

High level of proficiency in both written and oral communication, presentation and interpersonal skills – often selected by fellow classmates to represent project results

Advanced software proficiency and technical computer usage

Languages: English (native), Spanish (conversational and written)

Senior Design Project

Presented final results to senior engineers at company and senior engineering staff at the university

Analyzed failure of a brass compression ring in an aquatic environment and recommended multiple solutions

Identified cause of failure as a result of dezincification triggered by an unreported heat spike

Replicated failure and provided potential solutions for changing the used alloy, adding anti-corrosive agents to the fluid system, or attaching sacrificial anodes.

Sample Material Science Courses Sample Projects

Magnetic and optical properties of materials Viability analysis of additive manufacturing of bio materials

Organic and inorganic microstructures Properties and applications of rare earth elements

Properties of nanoscale materials Research on historical cases of failure analysis

Defects in crystalline solids Alternative solar energy production and storage methods


Engineering Intern, TenCate Advanced Composites Fairfield, CA June-August 2016

Reduced process control documentation write-up time by more than half by taking initiative to develop automated calculation and database tools

Wrote process control documents to regulate the production of fiber impregnated resin films

Assisted with the qualification of press-moulding machines for external companies

Created and maintained templates for a variety of technical documents

Assisted with the setup and diagnosis of a new film coating machine

Recommended solutions for incompatibility between new machine and existing stock parameters

Analyst Intern, ThermoDyne International Charlotte, NC July-August 2014

Worked with piezoelectric and thermoelectric thin films, testing various filtration, processing, and deposition methods to develop functional prototype product that could be presented to potential investors

Performed lab research using methods including refluxing and sonication

Developed techniques for optimizing application of thin films via spray application

Maintained standards for managing chemical inventories, safely disposing of waste and accurately calibrating laboratory equipment

Technology Intern, payCLT – Payments Professional Community Charlotte, NC July-August 2014

Responsible for maintaining and updating the website, and event details


Toastmasters International

Secretary June – December 2017

VP, Membership January – June 2018

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE); American Chemical Society (ACS)

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