Boston University, Boston, MA September 2015-Current
Doctor of Philosophy in History
3.82 current G.P.A
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT August 2011-May 2013
Master of Arts in English Literature
4.0 graduating G.P.A.
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV August 2006-May 2010
Bachelor of Arts with majors in English Literature and History
Minor in Foreign Literature in Translation (Russian Literature focus)
3.95 graduating G.P.A.
·Proficient in the German and French languages
·Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access) and Mac products
·Over five years of writing and editing experience as a freelance journalist
Security Officer March 2019-
Broad Laboratories, Cambridge, MA
•Security officers monitor all Broad facilities, conduct daily and nightly tours, respond to freezer, incubator, and temperature alarms, and carried out all security and safety operations for the Broad.
Graduate Teaching Fellow September 2015-
Boston University, Boston, MA
•GTAs are Ph.D. candidates tasked with leading discussion groups, grading class assignments, and conducting in-class lectures. Have performed GTA responsibilities for four semesters at Boston University in both the History and International Relations fields.
Office Manager June 2017-September 2018
Howard Gottlieb Archival Center, Boston, MA
•Front desk specialists handle all calls and requests to use Boston University’s Howard Gottlieb Archival Center. They process appointments and reservation requests, as well as make sure that all center supplies are in order.
Software QA Engineer July 2016-October 2016
Boston University, Boston, MA
•Software QA Engineers at Boston University are part of the university’s IS&T team and are dedicated to making sure that the university’s fundraising software works appropriately. QA personnel write test scripts, write up defects or improvements, lead meetings on software development cycles, and are subject matter experts on the proper use of specific platforms.
Office Manager January 2016-May 2016
Almighty, LLC, Allston, MA
•Office managers at Almighty are in charge of ordering supplies for the main office, maintaining a clean and orderly environment, answering telephones, ordering meals for business meetings, and performing various administrative tasks, from processing vouchers to drafting spreadsheets.
QA Software Engineer October 2014-August 2015
Vertek Corporation, Colchester, VT
•QA Software Engineers at Vertek are subject matter experts in the applications and functionalities of client-driven software. Tasked with testing and creating test plans across a variety of web-based applications, Vertek QA Software Engineers insure that all projects assigned to Vertek are delivered on-time and on-budget with a high level of quality.
QA Software Specialist June 2013 - March 2014
Competitive Computing, Colchester, VT
•QA Specialists at Competitive Computing are tasked with the primary duty of testing and tracking updates on software deployments and website deployments. As part of this task, a QA Specialist must be proficient with numerous Microsoft Office tools, plus he or she must be comfortable with working with numerous browsers, platforms, and testing tools (Test Manager, TFS, etc.). Besides detailed testing, QA Specialists must also be capable of writing test scripts, requirements, and test cases for software developers and engineers. Clear and concise writing is a key component of this position, and so too are an attention to detail and a thirst for maintaining a correct history of items tracked, altered, and/or removed.
·Current freelance writer with over hundred articles to my name. As part of this work, I routinely contact editors and pitch ideas based on my own interests or current affairs. Typically, these articles range from 1,000 to 2,000 words, and they are always sufficiently edited and proof-read before submission. Former editor of a Ph.D. dissertation on the topic of environmental justice and Native American populations in both the U.S. and Canada. This position entailed the editing of content (grammar, syntax, overall narrative flow), as well data collection and the proper indexing of sources. The ultimate goal of this project is to produce publishable material on said topic.
•Formerly served as a Petty Officer, Second Class in the rate of Master-At-Arms at Navy Operational Support Center, White River Junction. All Reserve petty officers receive not only non-commissioned officer training, but also job specific training. The Master-At-Arms rate is a law enforcement position. US Navy MAs are responsible for physical security operations, as well as personnel and vehicle inspections, detainee operations, and patrols (both foot and vehicle).
·Joined U.S. Naval Reserve in November 2010. Contract expired in November 2016.
·Currently serving as Navy Operational Support Center, White River Junction’s watchbill coordinator. The watchbill is a record of all watchstanding rotations, as well as a daily log of all occurrences on a Navy installation. Watchbill coordinators are primarily responsible for creating watch rotations and educating sailors on proper watchstanding and emergency procedures.
·President, Junior Enlisted Association. The JEA president is responsible for leading all meetings, as well coordinating all community-related activities in the southern and central Vermont region.