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     Date Submitted:06-09-2010
     Last Modified:09-09-2010 (04:18)
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     Current job:ISU student
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsmission analysis and design, systems engineering, propulsion, simulation, programming, interdisciplinary, teamwork
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    Nationality: US Citizen

    Education

    2009 – 2010

    Degree: Space Studies, Master of Science

    International Space University, Strasbourg, France

    Academic Mark: 82.5/100 (Very Good)

     

    2005-2009

    Degree: Aerospace Engineering, Bachelor of Science

    Technical Breadth: Computer Science

    University of California, Los Angeles

    Grade Point Average: 3.63/4.00, Cum Laude

     

    Experience

    2010 R&D Intern, Aerospace Research & Technology Centre (CTAE) - Barcelona, Spain

    • Mission design for the Barcelona Moon Team’s Google Lunar X-Prize rover.
    • Defined detailed mission requirements and conducted preliminary design recommendations for the mobility, power, and communications subsystems.
    • Assisted with the development of a tracking antenna control system for a UAV platform.

     

    2007-2009 Physics Tutorial Supervisor, Academic Advancement Program - Los Angeles, California

    • Hired, trained and managed the physics tutorial staff of 8 people.
    • Conducted small sized, interactive tutorial sessions for university physics courses.

     

    2007 Volunteer, La Gran Vista Agroecological Farm - Costa Rica

    • Assisted with daily operations while learning about eco-friendly farming techniques.

    2006 Quality Assurance Tester, Electronic Arts Inc. - Redwood City, California

    • Performed testing and validation for the Sims 2 using a software quality management system.

    2005-2006 Tutor, BruinCorps (AmeriCorps) - Los Angeles, California

    • Tutored under-resourced middle school students in math and science.
    • Organized and led local community service events.

     

    Specialized Skills and Interests

    Computer: MATLAB/Simulink, STK, C++, Java, Lisp, SolidWorks, MS Office

    Languages: Fluent in Russian, basic skills in Spanish, Hebrew and French.

    Hobbies: Capoeira, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels, Astronomy, Soccer, Lacrosse, Surfing

    Awards and Honors Received for Academic Merit

    • 2006, 2007 and 2009 Dean’s Honor List
    • 2008 Golden Key International Honor Society
    • 2007 May Ballard Scholarship
    • 2006 Governor’s Scholarship


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