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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:13-11-2014
     Last Modified:13-11-2014 (07:38)
    Job information
     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Space Tourism
     KeywordsSpace Physics, Planetary Science, Meteorology, Climatology, data analysis, weather
    CV

    Objective

    I am seeking a position in space science, or in a related field.

    Education

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (September 2012-May 2014)

    Master of Science in Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science

    GPA: 3.57

     

    Hampton University, Hampton, VA (September 2010-May 2012)

    Master of Science in Atmospheric and Planetary Science; Planetary Science Track (May 2012)

    GPA: 3.95

    Thesis Title: “Earth’s Ground-Based Geomagnetic Perturbations in Response to Substorms”

     

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (August 2006-May 2010)

    Bachelor of Science in Meteorology/Climatology; Minor in Mathematics (May 2010)

    GPA: 3.09

    Employment and Relevant Experience

    Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton, VA (September 2014-present) - Museum Educator:  Employed to develop and facilitate a creative and challenging STEM outreach program at local schools that focuses on science, technology, and math

    Virginia Tech, Hampton, VA (August 2014-present) - Research Assistant:  Collaborated with Dr. Weimer on an article based on prior research (2010-2012) re: empirical models characterizing geomagnetic response due to magnetospheric substorms

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (September 2012-July 2014) - Graduate Student Research Assistant:  Worked with Dr. Slavin and Dr. Imber on training a data-mining tool to mine large datasets for tailward traveling magnetospheric flux ropes, for use in further statistical analysis re: the space physics of plasma sheet dynamics in the magnetosphere

    Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton, VA (June 2012-August 2012) - Museum Educator: Aided Dr. Byles on developing written descriptions of space weather topics for use in a new Air and Space Center Planeterrella exhibit

    Virginia Tech (National Institute of Aerospace), Hampton, VA (May 2012- August 2012) - Research Associate:  Collaborated with Dr. Weimer on investigating possible upstream triggering mechanisms for magnetospheric substorms

    Hampton University, Hampton, VA (September 2011-December 2011) - Teaching Assistant:  Assisted Dr. Moore with an undergraduate Planetary Astronomy course at Hampton University and with telescope observation sessions

    Hampton University (National Institute of Aerospace), Hampton, VA (September 2010-May 2012) - Graduate Research Assistant:  Partnered with Dr. Weimer from Virginia Tech on improving empirical models of the interactions between the Earth’s magnetosphere and coupled ionosphere with the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field for the purpose of improving ground-based predictions of significant space weather events

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (August 2009-May 2010) - Undergraduate Research Assistant: Assisted Dr. Wang with researching the correlation between AERONET observations and corresponding MODIS measurements in the U. S.

    Hampton University Center for Atmospheric Research REU Program, Hampton, VA (June 2009-July 2009) - Intern: Worked in a research group under a mentor, researched the effects of middle atmospheric dynamics, and gave presentations

    Professional Meetings, Presentations, and Papers

    Submitted“Quantitative Maps of Geomagnetic Perturbation Vectors During Substorm Onset and Recovery” to Journal of    Geophysical Research-Space Physics (September 2014); under review

    “Earth’s Ground-Based Magnetic Perturbations in Response to Substorms” presentedat:

    ·       Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop (2013), Snowmass, CO

    ·       Space Weather Week (2013), Boulder, CO

    ·       University of Michigan Engineering Graduate Symposium (2012), Ann Arbor, MI

    ·       Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) Student Conference (2012), Williamsburg, VA

    ·       NOAA CREST EPP Forum (2012), Tallahassee, FL

    ·       American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) Student Chapter meeting (2012), Hampton, VA

    ·       American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting (2011), San Francisco, CA

    “Application of MineTool TS to Plasma Sheet Flux Rope Identification” presentedat:

    ·       Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop (2014), Portsmouth, VA

    ·       American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting (2013), San Francisco, CA

    “Identifying QBO and Seasonal Variation in Stratospheric Chemical Species Using UARS HALOE Data” presentedat:

    ·                        American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting (2010), Atlanta, GA

    “Correlating MODIS Observations and Corresponding AERONET Stations” presentedat:

    ·       American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting (2011), Seattle, WA

    ·       Nebraska Academy of Science (NAS) (2010), Lincoln, NE

    Professional Attendanceat:        

    ·       Heliophysics Summer School (2013), Boulder, Colorado

    ·       Space Weather Week (2011), Boulder, CO

    ·       Center for Integrated Space Weather Modeling (CISM) Summer School (2011), Boston, MA

    Associations and Involvements

    American Geophysical Union (AGU) (2010-present)

    Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE) University of Michigan Chapter Member (2012-present); Social Co-Chair (2013-2014)

    Society of Women Engineers (SWE) (2011-2014)

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (2010-2013)

    American Meteorological Society (AMS); Hampton University Chapter Member; Secretary (2010-2011); University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chapter Member (2007-2010); National Member (2007-2013)

    Awards and Recognitions

    Awarded NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) (2014)

    Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) Summer Workshop Student Travel Grant Recipient (2013, 2014)

    University of Michigan Rackham Graduate Student Travel Grant Recipient (2013)

    American Geophysical Union Student Travel Grant Recipient (2012, 2013)

    NOAA Crest Grant Recipient (2010-2012)

    Virginia Space Grant Consortium Fellow (2011)

    Nebraska Academy of Science NASA Nebraska Space Grant Fellow (2009-2010)

    Ruth Leverton Scholarship (2006-2010)

    Proficiencies

    FORTRAN, IDL, IDLDE, MATLAB, Octave, Java, Python, Object Oriented Programming, GIS, Excel, data analysis


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