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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:19-08-2012
     Last Modified:10-10-2013 (07:26)
    Job information
     Current job:M.Sc., Space Studies
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSpace Science, Astronomy, Teaching, Technical Writing, Research, Critical Analysis, International & intercultural teamwork
    CV

    Objectives

    ·         To promote the importance of technological innovation and space exploration

    ·         To further employ my interdisciplinary scientific education and experience

     

    Education

    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

    Professional Experience

    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

     

    Selected Research Projects

     

    •    “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.

     

    Awards

    •    Frank E. Milne scholarship

    •    Dalhousie University entrance scholarship

    •    International Space University scholarship

     

      

     

     

    Areas of Interest

    •    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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