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    SUMMARY

    • Over seven years of hands on engineering experience with The Boeing Company in test, design, analysis, and leading projects with the coordination of various departments.
    • Recently demonstrated my “hit the ground running skills” and ability to successfully absorb new information for a fast paced startup by successfully completing testing ahead of schedule.
    • Strong interpersonal, public speaking, and communication (verbal and written) skills demonstrated while successfully translating concepts and information among diverse perspectives to achieve common goals.
    • Attained management and strategic planning experience, along with, developing successful negotiation, leadership, and team building skills while working with nonprofits.
    • Analyzed and reported schedule and budget for technical programs.
    • Please Note: during my mother’s terminal illness (2009 to 2013) worked part-time with local non-profits, contributed to research with nano technology, started my own business, and volunteered within my community.

     

    ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

     

    Biomeme, Philadelphia, PA

    2014

    Engineer, Consumer Product Development

    • Successfully tested 100% of 10 consumer products ahead of schedule for fast paced startup.
    • Tracked, analyzed, and presented results (as a team) to founding engineer.
    • Testing and analysis led directly to products initial distributed in foreign markets driving future sales.

     

    Villanova University, Villanova, PA

    2012

    Lab & Research Assistant (Internship)

    • Lab and Research Assistant for Thermal Transport in Nano-Enhanced Phase Change Materials.
    • Prepared wax and nano carbon fibers by measuring amounts, heating, and mixing.
    • Poured wax and nano mixture into plastic rectangular mold with thermocouples attached.  Timed, photographed, gathered data for analysis, and preformed basic analysis.
    • Utilized Scanning Electron Microscope to examine carbon nano structures.

     

    The Boeing Company, Philadelphia, PA & Seattle, WA

    2000 to 2009

    Flight Test Engineer, 787 Dreamliner Program, Contractor

    • Provided technical requirements for Flight Test Analysis in support of test planning, instrumentation planning, data acquisition, test condition evaluation, test data validation and post-flight data production.  Provided the technical leadership to ensure safe, efficient and cost-effective flight test. 
    • Estimated tests and Instrumentation Requirements.  Provided data system performance requirements.  Defined instrumentation, test item, data and other support requirements.  Produced and coordinate airplane-level test plans.  Risk assessment of test procedures.  Produced and coordinate FAA Flight Test Specifications.  Provided resources and administer airplane operations.  Controlled airplane configuration.  Coordinated airplane support activities.  Conducted airplane tests. 
    • Trained to perform flight test analysis for EE Cooling Systems and other Environmental Control Systems.  Considered Performance Requirements and Risk Assessment while developing and analyzing tests.    
    • Completed over 30 hours of classroom flight test training.
    • Prepared 787 for testing by refining 11 ground and flight test procedures 
    • Conducted 1 flight test and 1 ground test on 767.
    • 767 tests: airflow through cockpit and cargo area.  Monitored with sensors on airflow ducts volumes, pressure, velocities, and temperatures to ensure values were in required ranges during set maneuvers.
    • With schedule delays, led initiative for team members to research and present systems of 787 aircraft: Environmental Control Systems (ECS), Wing Deicing, Electrical, Halon Fire Suppression System, Avionics Cooling, etc). Gave members of team option of what system they would like to research and present.  Team members researched systems with system experts and reports, and then presented to management and peer group.

    Engineer, V22 Osprey Engineering Program

    • Self-directed, innovative engineering position while completing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering gave me a wide range of engineering experience in manufacturing, development, cost reduction, analysis, design, and testing.  The success of my position established future formal V22 engineering internships.
    • Awarded for program wide team success of doubling fuselage production per month where I communicated with internal and external suppliers thus increasing revenue by $70 Million/month.
    • Performed vibration tests on hydraulic tubing preventing resonance frequency thus preventing fractures.
    • Supported Thermal-Fluid analysis of Right Hand Avionics Bay (utilizing JENA and CATIAv4) for Environmental Control Systems. Researched, measured, and compiled data to be used for thermal analysis.  Results served as a base for further designs and analysis.  
    • Led redesign review for cyclic stick, composite to metal, (CATIA).  Re-conceptualized three design alternatives considering manufacturability, stress analysis, material compatibility, weight, center of gravity, and cost.  Performed and documented analyses to validate and verify systems and components meet requirements and specifications.  Wrote report of results that was later presented to the Cost Reduction Review Board.

    Team Planner/ Business Analyst, Chinook Program

    • Responsible for program scheduling, including maintenance, analysis, reporting, and actual hours worked using Earned Value Management (EVM) practices.
    • Developed Estimates at Completion (EACs) and financial and/or resource forecasts.
    • Developed, reviewed, analyzed and maintained cost/budget and schedule performance metrics and variance analyses.
    • Compiled data from multiple sources and developed reports to meet stringent reporting requirements.

     

    NON-PROFIT EXPERIENCE

     

    RSVP, Blue Bell, PA

    2013 to 2014

    Program Coordinator, My Free Tutor Program

    • Successfully launched and tested pilot program within an interdisciplinary team and managed over 10 people.
    • Created and preformed training (for 30 people) online and in person.
    • Contributed to the development process by ensuring design was reliable and user friendly (intuitive) by speaking with users about product, then collaborated with software developer to develop solutions and enhance interface

     

    Youth Mentoring Partnership & YMCA, Berwyn, PA

    2009 to 2012

    Committee Head & Youth Mentor

    • Led a team of 7 and led marketing video’s planning/production for fundraising event (250 guests) raising over $24,000.
    • Influenced strategic planning and made leadership decisions with 4 other committee leaders.
    • Negotiated costs & terms between business individuals and artists (photographer and videographer) resulting in $1,000.00 reduction in cost.

     

    EDUCATION

     

    Villanova University, Villanova, PA

    2006

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude (Ranked 5 of 94)

    GPA: 3.76

    Degree fully funded by The Boeing Company

    Senior Design Project:  Ribbon Propeller Drive

    • Designed and 3-D printed (CNC) Ribbon Propellers.  Tested for cavitations and propulsion. Wrote report and presented as a team.  Hands on experience working with hand tools, power tools, and test/inspection equipment

    Graduate Engineering Courses: Thermal Management of Electronics and Finite Element Analysis (using ANSYS).

         

     

    Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

    1998

    Bachelor of Arts in Economics, cum laude, minor in Mathematics

    GPA: 3.50

    Study abroad: The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (Spring 1997)

         

     

    AWARDS/ LEADERSHIP

     

    Villanova University, Villanova, PA

    2006

    College of Engineering Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society), Pi Tau Sigma (International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society)

     

    Penn State Delco Adult Student Organization Scholarship (2002), President of the Engineering Club (2001-2002), Secretary/ Treasurer of Freshman Class (1994-1995), Achievement in Physics Award (1994): 1 awarded to member of senior class, Sorority Leadership Award (1994).

     

    COMPUTER SKILLS

    • Programming in C, Matlab, MathCad, Labview, CATIAv4, ANSYS.

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