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Summary of Qualifications

  • Strong quantitative and analysis skills gained during undergraduate electrical engineering education, Boeing work experience, and graduate school
  • Experience researching and synthesizing multiple literatures into recommendation reports
  • High-level writing skills developed while working as an editor for the UW Political Science Writing Center

Education
Masters in International Studies
University of Washington
June, 2014
GPA: 3.8
Certificate in International Development, Evans School of Public Policy, June 2013
Certificate in Database Management, Aug. 2014
Thesis: Improving Seed Distribution in Rural Tanzania

Relevant Classes

  • Introductory Linear Regression (graduate)
  • Multivariate Regression (graduate)
  • Applied Regression (graduate)
  • Non-parametric Regression (graduate)
  • Statistical Computing (graduate)
  • Correlated Data (graduate)
  • Excel Modeling and Operations Research (advanced undergraduate)
  • Mathematical Programming (graduate)
  • Scientific Computing (undergraduate)

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
University of Washington
December, 2004
GPA: 3.05, Senior-level engineering class GPA: 3.45

Work Experience
Systems Engineer/Subcontract Manager
The Boeing Company
Feb. 2005 – Aug. 2008
737 AEW&C Peace Eagle Program, Kent, WA

(Peace Eagle is a state-of-the-art military surveillance aircraft being developed by Boeing and sold directly to the Turkish Air Force. I voluntarily resigned in 2008 to live abroad and travel).

  • Worked daily with foreign suppliers and the Peace Eagle customer both in Seattle and Ankara, Turkey at all levels including requirements analysis, technical design, contract management, operational testing, and cost and schedule impact issues
  • Served as Risk, Issue, and Opportunity (RIO) Meeting Focal for my team, coordinated with engineering, management, and finance departments to implement mitigation and implementation plans that saved $2M; represented my team at RIO board with top-level program management
  • Helped scope and negotiate multiple customer and supplier cost uppers ranging from $50K to $2.5M
  • Participated in an extensive 1.5 month technical and contractual analysis and interpretation of 180 ambiguous prime contract requirements
  • Led creation of the Phase 1 Test Plan (out of 2 aircraft pre-delivery test phases) for a major aircraft subsystem by working with information security, export control (ITAR), software test, facilities, contracts, and supplier management departments
  • Went above and beyond job requirements including proposing and creating a 25-page new employee handbook that cut spin-up time by two weeks, and organizing 3 defense technology classes from an outside supplier which saved $100,000 company wide over standard costs
  • Participated in a large number of extracurricular activities at Boeing including being a key member of the AEW&C Diversity Committee, leading the AEW&C Employee Survey Team, which reviewed the IDS employee survey results and created an implementation and communication plan based on employee feedback, and acting as Conrad Ball’s (Kent Site Chief Engineer) BAAPA 6-step mentoring coach

Editor
UW International Studies/Political Science Writing Center
Aug. 2012 – June 2013

  • Edited student research papers and theses of all levels (undergraduate to Ph.d)
  • Helped upper-level students apply analytical thinking to thesis questions

Backpacker/Traveler
Aug. 2008 – Nov. 2009

  • Taught English at Jung-Rang public elementary in Seoul, South Korea for one year
  • Traveled to 8 countries throughout Asia
  • Journeyed from Hong Kong to Madrid completely by train
  • Taught English conversation to businessmen and women in Spain for one week
  • Walked the first 450 KM of the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain

AmeriCorps VISTA at Children of the Nations (COTN)
Children of the Nations, Seattle, WA
August 2010 – August 2011

  • Coordinated Food Packaging Events in which members of the community packaged food for COTN orphanages
  • Helped package and ship over 950,000 meals for orphans in 2010
  • Taught school children about international hunger issues through Ready Relief program that partners with Western Washington primary and secondary schools

Elections Committee Chair
Associated Students of the University of Washington
Jan. 2003-June 2003

  • Coordinated the successful completion of the 2003 student body elections while managing a committee of 10 people and a budget of $16,000
  • Increased the number of candidates by over 100% and voter turnout by 4.3% (1615 total votes) over the 2002 totals

Co-Director
University of Washington Leaders Program
Aug. 2002-June 2003

  • Administered a program containing 15 mentors and 25 undergraduate participants
  • Oversaw weekly organization of leadership curriculum and guest speakers
  • Raised $800 and organized a weekend retreat
  • Increased program applicants by 100% and yearly funding from $500 to $5000
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