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Engineering Assistant

Seattle, Washington, United States
January 03, 2018

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Anya A Raj (206) ***-****


University of Washington 09/13 – 06/17

B.S. Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, minors in International Studies, Music. GPA: 3.65 EXPERIENCE

SwarmFX Co-Founder, COO & Engineer 08/17 – 11/17

Co-founded a start-up to build UAVs for wildfire reconnaissance. Identified technical requirements, designed engineering solutions across various disciplines and built hardware and software prototypes. Maintained thorough documentation of technical progress and system test results. National Radio Astronomy Observatory NINE Program Lead 06/17 – 08/17 Led students from diverse educational, national and social backgrounds in study of radio astronomy and project management. Taught soldering and circuit inspection techniques through building decametric radio telescopes. University of Washington Mechanical Engineering Department Teaching Assistant 09/16 – 06/17 Developed lecture material, taught interactive lab sessions, and provided guidance to students in office hours for ME 123: Introduction to CAD and Technical Drawing. Attained mastery of CAD, technical drawing and GD&T. National Radio Astronomy Observatory National Astronomy Consortium Summer Student 06/ 16 – 08/16 Repaired and upgraded a multi-antenna radio telescope. Designed custom parts in collaboration with construction team and scientists to ensure quality and structural suitability. Wrote user manual and maintenance documents.

University of Washington Ram Accelerator Lab Volunteer Research Assistant 09/14 – 05/15 Contributed to design of a fuel injector through modelling and managing design configurations in SolidWorks, in addition to helping with day-to-day RAM Accelerator and Shockwave Reactor testing. LEADERSHIP

Foundation for International Understanding Through Students Student Board Vice President 09/15 – 06/17 Worked with a multi-national team to promote cross-cultural understanding through culture-sharing events. Served as an active and engaged voice with regards to issues concerning the international student body. Phi Sigma Rho Engineering Sorority- Mu Chapter Outreach Committee 09/14 – 06/17 Planned events and developed resources to provide academic and professional support for women studying engineering. Leveraged the strengths of our multidisciplinary community to engage with local girls and prepare stimulating hands-on activities to encourage their pursuit of STEM. University of Washington Astronomy Department Volunteer Astropresenter 05/14 – 06/17 Communicated assorted topics in astronomy, engineering and space exploration to diverse audiences. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Certifications INCOSE ASEP, PMI CAPM

Computing skills Matlab, Simulink, CAD, Python, FEA, GIS, MS Office Suite (inc. Excel), LaTEx, Arduino, LabView Projects Flettner Rotor Aircraft, RadioJOVE telescope, VHF ‘lightning detector’ Additional Qualities Fast learner, determined, goal-motivated

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