Postdoctoral Researcher

September 2010 - present 
Added real-time telemetry to auto-samplers capturing 'first flush' events
Responsible for the design, calibration, and test of an in-situ total bacteria sensor for water quality monitoring 
Assisted with research cruises, buoy maintenance, and water sampling

Reef Check California Volunteer Coordinator

April 2008 - December 2009
Organized and conducted field surveys of the near-shore rocky reef ecosystem along the coast of southern California
Assisted with organization and implementation of RCCA training classes
Participated in outreach, public relation, and fund-raising activities
Reef Check California

Teaching Experience

Fall 2001, Fall 2004, Fall 2005, Winter 2006, Fall 2006, Winter 2007, All seasons 2008
Assisted students with computer programming, computer networks, computer architecture, and assembly programming
Taught discussion sections, graded homework and midterms, and answered student questions via class bulletin board, office hours, and email
Gave lectures on the C programming language to high school students in the UCSD COSMOS program (Summer 2008)
Taught Aquarium visitors about tide pool organisms as an Exhibits Interpreter at the Birch Aquarium (Winter - Summer 2008)
Tutored High School Students in Calculus and Geometry (Fall 2008)
California Polytechnic State University
University of California Santa Barbara
Birch Aquarium

OWUSS US Navy Engineering Intern

Summer 2006
Bench tested a propeller shaft telemetry system to prepare the system for deployment on the US Navy Virginia class submarines
Analyzed data from porous hull drop tests to access if the idea of designing a boat with a porous hull had merit for reducing shock loads inflicted on high speed combatant craft crew
Verified the data path for the Submarine Acoustic Replacement Beamformer (SABRE) system and rewrote software to find peaks in acoustic signals
Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
Our World Underwater Scholarship Society

Software Test Engineering Intern

Summer 2005
Automated the calibration test procedure for the ALR-67, an advanced radar warning receiver
Created a script to efficiently analyze past collected test data
Awarded an Achievement Award for my contribution to a special project
Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems

NSF Undergraduate Researcher in Ocean Engineering

Summer 2004
Performed an individual research project designing and testing a way-point navigation system for an autonomous surface vehicle
Became SCUBA certified
Florida Atlantic University

College Cyber Defender

Summer 2002, Summer 2003
Improved a topology based Network Vulnerability Assessment Tool by adding additional functionality and debugging code
Focused on possible improvements to the Network Intrusion Detector (NID), a network defense tool used throughout the Department of Energy and other parts of the Federal Government
Familiarized with the Java Swing package, UNIX/LINUX, Perl, and MySQL/SQL
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

ITS Service Desk Lead Student Assistant

Winter 2002 - Spring 2005
Provided technical support to Cal Poly students, staff, and faculty via phone, email, and walk-ups
Created new computer accounts and processed password changes
Trained new student employees
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo