· To promote the importance of technological innovation and space exploration
· To further employ my interdisciplinary scientific education and experience
2008 M.Sc., Space Studies, International Space University Strasbourg, France
2006 Space Studies Program, International Space University Strasbourg, France
2005 B.Sc., Physics, Dalhousie University Nova Scotia, Canada
2005 Diploma, Engineering, Dalhousie University Nova Scotia, Canada
International Space University (SSP13) June – August 2013
Position: Teaching Associate Strasbourg, France
Team Project: Coastal Sustainability in Kenya
· Introduced project background to participants, supported project chair
· Planned, directed and monitored team activities
· Mentored 30 international participants to successful completion of a team project final report, executive summary and final presentation
International Space University / Florida Institute of Technology (SSP 12) June – August 2012
Position: Teaching Associate: Space Applications Department Melbourne, Florida
· Worked directly with department chair on academic activities
· Created program content and advised participant team projects
· Supported visiting lecturers and departmental activities
· Supervised students and provided input on individual projects
University Space Research Association (USRA-SOFIA) August 2008 – August 2009
NASA Ames Research Center Mountain View, California
Position: Research Intern: Exoplanetary Astronomy
· Improved knowledge of exoplanets, planetary transits and basic astronomy
· Acquired skills in observational astronomy and independent research
· Improved knowledge of infrared astronomy and the S.O.F.I.A telescope
· Assembled & utilized a computer controlled backyard telescope in order to detect planetary transits of HD 209458b and to attempt further detections of planets transiting Red Dwarf stars.
RCR Hospitality Group Ltd. May 2002 - June 2012ONYX Fine Dining Restaurant, Cut Steakhouse & Urban Grill, Victory Arms Pub Halifax, Canada
Positions: Management, Server, Bartender
· Oversaw restaurant operations and delegated tasks to staff
· Communication, problem solving, customer service and people skills
· Working knowledge of wines, wine service, and food service safety
· Multi-tasked in a very fast paced environment
• “Integrated Applications for Sustainable use of Coastal Regions”. Paper submitted to the International
Astronautical Congress on behalf of SSP13 Team Project final report. Addressed problems related to water pollution along the Kenyan coast. Solutions included the use of sensor buoys, mobile phone communications, radio broadcasts, etc. Four mobile applications were proposed related to potential fishing zones, oil spills, water pollution and collection of geo-tagged images and videos.
• “Planets Transiting Nearby Red Dwarfs”. Investigated the possibility of detecting a planet transiting an
M (red) dwarf star, using an 8” backyard telescope setup. Small rocky planets are viewed as more likely to exist around these small, less luminous, long-lived stars.
• “Exoplanet Science with S.O.F.I.A.- The Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy”. Internship project, completed at NASA Ames Research Center. Involved a detailed literature review and suggested future exoplanetary research projects in infrared wavelengths.
• “The Feasibility of Particle Beam Matter Transfer: From the Moon to Earth & Other Applications”. Master’s individual research project, completed at ISU. Investigated the hypothetical re-use of hall-effect thrusters on the lunar surface, in order to propel in-situ derived oxygen to lunar or Earth orbit.
• “Full Moon: Oxygen and Hydrogen Storage and Distribution on the Lunar Surface”. Master’s team research project, completed at ISU. Contributed to the oxygen and hydrogen storage team with emphasis on future critical technologies for ISRU and propellant storage on the lunar surface.
• “Luna Gaia: A Closed Loop Habitat on the Lunar Surface”. Summer session team project, completed at ISU. Contributed to the location and power research teams, analyzing both short term (technologically feasible) and long term (utilizing future technologies) power supply and collection alternatives.
• Planetary science: the formation of solar systems and planetary bodies, detection & characterization
of exoplanets and the conditions required for life.
• Additive manufacturing
• Human and robotic solar system exploration:ISRU, life support systems, propulsion technologies
• Performing arts / media, vocals / songwriting, guitar, violin, acting, videography, directing
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