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     Date Submitted:26-02-2014
     Last Modified:23-03-2014 (08:09)
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     Current job:Researcher, Arizona State University
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsRecent BS in Physics with years experience in technical/electromechanical diagnostics and manufacturing. Also experienced in public education/relations.
    CV

    COVER LETTER

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I am applying for a job in human space flight. I have always been interested in manned space flight and would like to be a part of the team that will put humans on Mars first. While I understand that your preference might be a degree in Engineering please understand that I began my college career in Engineering and switched to Physics because I wanted to know the root of the math I was learning.

    In December, I completed my B.S. in Physics and I have an AAS in Automotive Technology. I have taken classes in Material Science Engineering, AC/DC electronics, AutoCAD, Electrical Component Diagnostics, Vibration Correction, C++, Air Conditioning, Technical and Scientific Reports, Science Technology and Government, Physics, Astrophysics and many more. I also have 20 years of experience in assembly of electrical and mechanical devices. I am familiar with a large variety of materials and chemical compounds used in manufacturing processes and was an Environmental, Safety & Health officer. I have worked in the medical field, where the quality of the devices I built and operated in surgery could have had severe, adverse effects on patients so I am used to working for perfection under duress. In addition, I was one of only a handful of product allegation inspectors in the state of Arizona for General Motors. If a customer alleged that a vehicle was defective and caused a crash or injury I was asked to investigate the root cause. I was selected for that role because of my level of understanding of cause and effect relationships and my ability to find the root cause. I can read and interpret electrical schematics and drawings. I learned drafting by hand first and then used AutoCAD to make 3D component drawings. I also created electrical schematics for medical devices. I have experience in machine shop work, lathes and mills, mold making and plastic injection molding.

    I should also take a moment to explain my work history.  In the resume that follows you will see that I worked a variety of jobs, most of which were public outreach or education. These jobs were flexible in hours and outcomes that allowed me to work over 30 hours a week and still take my physics core classes that were in the middle of the day. Basically, I had to find multiple flexible jobs every semester because the physic core classes were only offered one time and only once per year. If you look further back in my employment history you will see that I have loyalty and longevity. I am used to working all hours of the day and splits shifts too. I should mention that I have also worked on call 24/365/7 as an emergency on-call laser operator.

    What I need is a foot in the door. I am used to having to start at the bottom and work my way up. In the automotive industry I started with no experience or training in the carwash. Six years later I was a manager in the service department.  I was then moved to the collision repair department, again with no experience and 3 years later I was the General Manger of 25 Million dollar facility.

    Now that I have explained why you should hire me let me briefly explain why I need to work for you. To date mankind’s greatest achievement was walking on the moon. I was born at the end of that era. When I was in Kindergarten I had a lunchbox with the moon rover on it. I thought it was a cartoon.  I didn’t learn until years later that the rover actually existed. College students in my Astronomy class no longer believe we ever went to the moon and my lunchbox story helps me understand why. I feel that we need to send man into deep space to ensure the survival of the human race and for people to believe once again in the greatness of our country.

    From this letter it is my hope that you can see that I am passionate and have the education and experience to help safely put people in space. Interview me and give me the opportunity to expand on the rest of my qualifications that the space of this letter would not allow.

    Sincerely,


    RESUME:

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Current – 2012, 3D-IMAGINE

    Creation of tactile and technology for STEM classes

    2013 -2012, NASA Space Grant

    Teaching Astronomy to the visually impaired

    2013 – 2011, Arizona State University

    Taught Introduction to Astronomy Labs

    2013 -2010, Arizona Virtual Academy, Phoenix, Arizona

    Physics and AP Physics Teacher, Lead HS Placement Counselor

    Taught Physics and AP Physics to High School Juniors & Seniors in AZVA.  After AZVA bought the i-Learn Program from the YMCA, I continued as an i-Learn Coordinator until I was promoted to Lead HS Placement Counselor.  Promoted to teacher in 2012. I was also responsible for the creation of the high school placement software.

    2010 – 2008, Valley of the Sun YMCA, Phoenix, Arizona

    i-Learn Coordinator

    Responsible for value added education of at risk youth, AIMS reporting data, Database Maintenance.  Coordinated 1st i-Learn prom, introduced Everest College programs: Life after High School, Who wants to be a Millionaire and Senioritis, added Maricopa County Teen Court and Maryvale Speaks to extracurricular activities, current projects include 1st i-Learn yearbook, mentored students through personal life challenges; pregnancy, divorce, drug rehab, gang affiliation and others.  Handled all IT concerns for my site and others, as well as other responsibilities too numerous to list.

    Teen Court Coordinator

    Facilitated training to geographically and culturally diverse groups of teenagers. Wrote training curriculum for teen court attorneys and juries.  Coordinated the activities of all 29 juvenile justice Teen Court locations in Maricopa County.

    2008 – 2006, Collision Center of Arrowhead, Peoria, Arizona

    General Manager
    Responsible for production, quality control, evaluating suppliers, handling insurers, gross retention, cost cutting and Customer satisfaction measures. 
    2006 – 1995, Power Chevrolet, Phoenix, Arizona

    Collision Center Manager, 2003 – 2006

    Responsible for production, quality control, evaluating suppliers, handling insurers, gross retention, cost cutting and Customer satisfaction measures. 

    Assistant Service Manager/ Warranty Administrator, 1998 – 2003

    Responsible for warranty claims management and submission, proper payment of technicians, and handling General Motors audits.

    Automotive Technician, 1995 – 1998

    Diagnosed, troubleshoot and repaired complex automotive electromechanical system malfunctions.

    1995 -1990, I.C. Medical, Phoenix, Arizona

    Electronic Technician/Medical Laser Operator

    Responsible for Quality Control & Final Test procedures. Provided nationwide telephone support of systems as well as in-person support of surgical equipment. Built, tested and calibrated state-of-the-art medical systems used in operating rooms.

    EDUCATION

    Arizona State University

    B.S. Physics, Graduation date: December 2013   GPA 3.32

    Courses: Statistics, Physical Optics, Mathematical Methods of Physics, Calculus 1 to 3, Quantum Physics, Classical Particle & Field Matter, Astrophysics and Planetary & Stellar Astrophysics, Science Technology & Government, Science and Technological Reports

    Glendale Community College, Glendale, Arizona

    AAS Automotive Technology, GPA 3.887

    Earned Mr. Goodwrench Leadership Award

    General Motors Automotive Service Education Program

    AAS Automotive Technician

    RESEARCH

    Present – 2009, Undergraduate Research Assistant 3D IMAGINE

    Light curve analysis of quasars

    Prof. Rogier Windhorst, Arizona State University

    PAPERS

    2012, Current Methods of Calculating the Hubble Constant (Unpublished)         

    2013, Teaching Astronomy to the visually impaired:

    Image selection and methods for 3D tactile creation (Under review for publication)

    GRANTS and AWARDS

    2013 -2012,NASA Space Grant

    Development of astronomy curriculum for the visually impaired, renewed for 3 semesters

    2012, Scholarship to Gordon Research Conference

    Physics Education & Research

    2010, Educational Excellence Award

    Maryvale Revitalization Committee’s Educational Excellence Award

    2010,Program of the Year

    Association of YMCA Professional’s Program of the year for i-Learn           

    2010,YMCA Mind Body and Spirit Award

    Valley of the Sun YMCA employee of the month

    1997,Mr. Goodwrench Award

    Leadership award

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    National Society of Physics Students

    ASU Society of Physics Students

    Phi Theta Kappa (Honors Society)


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