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Fredericksburg, VA
October 27, 2018

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OVERVIEW: Goal oriented, self-driven professional with research and management experience seeking opportunities that serve my dedication to civil service. Extensive experience in cultural/human terrain, non-kinetic cultural intelligence analysis, and Human Centered Design. Recent and most extensive foci of research interests have been on Iraq (human trafficking, mass murder and genocide, growth of ISIS, etc.); as well as joint operational strategies and tactics used by the US military to support tribal uprisings and counterterrorism efforts. Additional experience in FEMA, CERT, and Public Affairs/PAO/PIO training and specialization for State Defense Forces in VA and DC.


IRB protocols & ethics compliance

Data Collection

Qualitative Analysis (depth interviewing/debriefing)

Mixed Methods analysis & SPSS quantitative

All-Source analysis

Threat assessments (including cultural, non-kinetic)

Program Management and Staff Management

Inter-Agency Collaboration

Contract Development

Business Development

Survey Design and question development/review

Documents research and analysis

Report preparation and briefing (to all chains of command)

VCIN (Virginia Criminal Investigative Network) Operator B Certification

NCIC (FBI Criminal Investigative Network)

CAD (Computer Assisted Dispatcher)


Training development/ scenario development for military

Teacher/Trainer/Professional Lecturer & Public Speaker


PMO Dispatcher, USMC Military Police and IDS Alarm Monitor

Homeland Security Solutions Inc., Quantico, VA. Feb 2018- Present

Military police emergency dispatcher for the Quantico Marine Corps military installation in Quantico Virginia. Duties include responding to emergency 911 calls, directing civilian and military police units to calls on and around the USMC base, directing coordinated efforts with mutual aid assistance calls with Stafford County and Prince William County Fire, EMS and police units when necessary, and providing assistance to Fire and EMS dispatchers within the PMO dispatch unit. As an alarm monitor, IDS manages the video monitors in the dispatch room that covers the gates and PMO offices, as well as the edges of the base. They take incoming calls for sounding alarms and make sure that officers and/or fire are dispatched to the sounding alarm area. IDS also works with their maintenance teams to make sure alarms for building on base are in good working condition.

Cultural Consultant, Independent Consultant, 1099 Contractor

February 2014- Feb 2018

Cultural consultant to military, NGO, and DoD clients on topics ranging from ISIS and the conflict in Ninewa and Anbar Iraq, the Yezidi minority community, socio-cultural tool development, analysis of ISIS recruiting efforts and planning via social media, general IPB, human trafficking analysis, etc. Projects are typically for 3rd party clients and can be detailed during interviews. This is a 1099 contract business with intermittent work.

Senior Social Science Researcher, Subject Matter Expert

Tech Projects LLC, Arlington, VA. June 2013- Dec 2013

Subject matter expert for the development of social science related tools for clients that included database development, documents management, keyword coding and quality assurance, focus group development and data analysis. Developed contract proposals for new social science related projects. Project manager for a POW-MIA search and recovery project.

Social Science Researcher

USMC Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning (CAOCL), Quantico, VA. February 2011- October 2012

Supported CAOCL’s training, education, and deployed support functions. Built long-term capacity for the integration of social and behavioral science in problem-solving across the USMC. Applied for and passed CAOCL’s first IRB reviewed research project with high praise from the Dept. of Navy’s HSR Office. Projects included:

Anbar Awakening: This research project included an exhaustive literature review, textual analysis using Atlas.ti, expansive timeline with multi-party sources and perspectives; and depth interviews. Preliminary findings included models for joint operations and re-organization of conventional force structure to address future global terror engagements.

Women in Combat. This research project involved an exhaustive literature review and one focus group.

USMC Cultural Advisor (CULAD) Debriefing Project. The project involved de-briefing CULADs to determine effectiveness of program, lessons, improvements, considerations, etc.

Deputy Director/ Acting Director of Social Sciences

Human Terrain System (HTS), US Army/TRADOC G2, FT Monroe, VA. November 2009- February 2011

Developed and expanded social science capabilities within HTS to include coordination and communication with deployed teams, development of job descriptions and positions, and capabilities to Phase 0 efforts in non-active engagement zones. Developed ethics and research guidelines for use by deployed teams in compliance and coordination with the Army’s Human Subject Research Protections office (AHRPO). Coordinated and contributed to outreach and engagements for HTS to include military training exercises, academic and military conferences, and the media. Other tasks included:

Developed research methodologies for use down range and in training program/course development.

Executed of Program Development Team (PDT) activities to include analysis of data, evaluation of metrics, and report preparation.

Prepared and delivered briefings to a variety of academic and military audiences at conferences.

Recruited, reviewed resumes, and screened HTS personnel for placement within CONUS positions.

Participated in HTS training and developed doctrine, policy memoranda, and other written program materials.

Social Scientist (Deployed)

Human Terrain System (HTS), US Army, Division HQ I MEF and II MEF Unites States Marines, Anbar, Iraq

August 2008- October 2009

Served as the cultural advisor for “AO-W” for the 6-9 & 3-1 CAV in Mosul, Iraq and to the SF/ODA (5412 & 5126) in Ninewa Province on tribal interface, cultural tendencies, smuggling, non-kinetic targeting, key leader engagement, and minority affairs in their area of operations. Educated II MEF Marines on cultural topics and areas of conflict concern. Projects included:

Tripoli. This project involved tracking and detection of volatile situations in NW Iraq, AQI infiltration routes; tribal rivalries with the potential for violent outbreaks; and smuggling operations on the Syrian border. The project yielded several reports and numerous briefings to general officers, PRT, and COs and NCOs at various bases throughout Baghdad, Anbar, and Mosul.

JPAC Iraqi Police CSI Capabilities Training. Assessment of training program and advised revamp of procedures based on Iraqi cultural practices. Also worked with US forensic equipment companies to provide fingerprinting kits to Iraqi police recruits.

HIT Hospital Project and Traditional Medicine in Anbar. Project included a full assessment of medical supplies, equipment, and staff at the hospital, interview with the Director of the hospital on medical practices, the black market for medical supplies and medicine, and the lack of female nurses.

Principal Investigator/Associate Scientist

Environmental Resources Management (ERM), Cincinnati, OH. October 2007-Aug 2008

Engaged in Section 106 consulting for review of historic and archaeological sites. Conducted Phase I, NEPA Environmental/ Social Impact, and Conservation Resource Management (CRM) Archaeology Assessments for clients including cellular telephone companies, historic societies, engineering companies, ALCOA processing plant, and construction companies.

Evidence and Case Files Manager, Forensic Artist, Osteologist, and Pathology Lab Manager

US Army Corps of Engineers and the Regime Crimes Liaison Office, Mass Graves Investigation Team, U.S. Department of State/Department of Justice, Baghdad, Iraq. February 2005-April 2007

Served in a broad capacity resulting in fast-track promotion of duties over the course of multiple deployments while excavating, analyzing, and ultimately prosecuting Saddam Hussein. Duties included:

Biological assessments of remains (inventory & trauma)

Ran the Pathology laboratory (managed incoming & outgoing cases, caseload for the pathologist, case flow for the radiologist, etc.).

Documented and illustrated trauma on remains (forensic art) and determined cause of death for the Pathologist.

Conducted analysis on cases and wrote the pathology sections of the 1500 page report to RCLO.

Assisted in field excavation, evidence documentation and GIS mapping, and chain of custody

Created and maintained case files, case file database and library, chain of custody and hand-off to FBI

3-D sculptural craniofacial reconstruction of 14 individuals for the FBI, some of which were included into permanent displays in the al-Anfal memorial and museum in Sulemaniyah, Kurdistan.


University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, IL, 2000- 2004

M.A.: Anthropology (May 2002)

All coursework and research completed for doctoral dissertation with a concentration in the Bioarchaeology of Mexico, paleopathology, nutrition, and forensic anthropology

Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1999

Certificate in Forensic 3-dimensional Craniofacial Reconstruction

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, 1993-1998

B.A.: Anthropology; concentration in forensics and bone trauma

B.A: Fine Arts; concentration in painting, art history, Africa


MS Office (full suite)

Adobe Reader (full suite)

Mac iWork Processing applications

Photography Applications (iPhoto, Photoshop, Lightroom, iMovie)

Antivirus (Sophos and A/V)

Google Groups and Conferencing applications


Atlas.ti (qualitative thematic & statistical analysis package)

SPSS (quantitative analysis package) familiarity

Dragon dictate

iNote (transcription program)

CITI IRB/Ethics Training (Human Subjects Research)

DOD Information Awareness

US Modern Army Combatives Level I Instructor’s Certification


Military Culture & Military Decision Making Process Course

All- Source and Analysis Fusion course

Effects-Based Approach to Operations course

Gun Safety & Qualifications course (safety, handling, cover/concealment, tactics, SA training: handgun and assault rifles)

Concealed Carry Licensing course


Queen’s Mill Housing Association Board of Directors, President, Fredericksburg VA, Feb 2014-2017

Queen’s Mill Housing Association Board of Directors, Secretary, Fredericksburg VA, Feb 2013-Feb 2014

Lifepoint Church, Photographer, Fredericksburg, VA, May 2014-Present

District of Columbia Military Reserves, Captain, PAO/S2, Chantilly VA, April 2016-Nov 2017

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