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     Date Submitted:24-03-2020
     Last Modified:24-03-2020 (08:43)
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     Current job:PhD Student (Government & Politics)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsInternational relations, interagency affairs

    E d u c a t i o n

    University of Maryland                                                         2015–current; expected 2021

    Candidate for Ph.D. in Government and Politics                                         College Park, MD

    M.A. in Government and Politics                                                                                   2017

    Dissertation: Effects of oil/gas discovery on maritime boundary formation

    Subfields:     International Relations & Comparative Politics (passed comprehensive exams)

    Service:        Associate Director, “College Park Scholars” International Studies program

                        Faculty Advisor, Model Organization of American States (OAS)

    Teaching:     International Studies Colloquium I & II – interdisciplinary survey courses (x6 semesters); International Studies Guided Research (x3). Teaching Assistant: Ethics in International Relations (x3); Intro. to International Relations; The Constitution & Civil Rights


    U.S. Naval War College, College of Distance Education        2014–current; expected 2020

    Candidate for M.A. in Defense and Strategic Studies; completed JPME I              Newport, RI

    Subfield:      Asia-Pacific area studies

    Award:         First Prize in international law contest with essay on South China Sea arbitration prospects


    Diplomatic Academy of Vienna                                                                         2009–2010

    Master of Advanced International Studies                                                      Vienna, Austria

    Thesis:         “Relations between De Facto States: Eurasian Quartet or Four Post-Soviet Soloists?”


    Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies                                 2008–2009

    Graduate Diploma in International Economics and Russian / Eurasian Studies Bologna, Italy


    U.S. Naval Academy                                                                                          2000–2004

    B.S. in Political Science, Russian minor, cum laude                                        Annapolis, MD

    Award:         Harry E. Ward Medal for Russian Studies from the Office of Naval Intelligence


    N a v y   R e s e r v e   E x p e r i e n c e

    NR SOCOM CWMD reserve unit (Ft. Belvoir, VA): Commanding Officer   2019–current

    Leading diverse 20-member unit filling part-time support requirements to a command focused on countering global threats from weapons of mass destruction


    Foreign Area Officer (Europe & Eurasia region)                                          2019–current

    Training completed in security cooperation and various strategic-level topics


    Navy Space Cadre: member                                                                           2018–current

    Demonstrated knowledge of space topics through completion of Personal Qualification Standard; Completed additional 4-week intermediate-level training in national security space topics

    Published article in professional magazine as part of Navy Space Cadre recruiting effort


    NR USSTRATCOM HQ; NR CHINFO HQ: Public Affairs Officer                     2014–2019

    Provided exercise support and backfilling for U.S. Strategic Command’s full-time public affairs staff

    Supported Navy’s Office of the Chief of Information (Pentagon), responding to media queries, preparing senior leader statements, etc.

    Reserve unit roles included Admin Department Head and Manpower Department Head


    NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan: Activated and deployed as Senior Mentor 2012–2013

    Led six mentors at Afghan Police Regional Logistics Center to ensure sustainable transition of contracting and logistics from NATO to Afghans

    Later oversaw ten mentors and 120 contractors at Afghan Police and Army training centers in four provinces; Fully transitioned Police Regional Training Center-Kandahar to Afghan control


    Naval Forces Europe & Africa (multiple units): Maritime Engagement Officer   2009–2012

    Contributed to assistance plan for Albanian navy; Prepared two Albanian ports for U.S. ship visits

    Assisted foreign liaison officers with integration into USAFRICOM during NATO operation in Libya

    Conducted research for training programs for African navies


    O t h e r   E x p e r i e n c e

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration                                           2011–2015

    International Relations Specialist                                                      Silver Spring, Maryland

    Country Desk Officer:

    Managed NOAA relationships with foreign space agencies (European, Russian, South African, etc.)

    Facilitated international satellite & data-sharing programs

    Represented the U.S. delegation in international meetings; drafted and negotiated international agreements

    Primary Advisor to the head of the U.S. delegation to the Cospas-Sarsat search & rescue program

    Capacity Building:

    Successfully advocated release of U.S. Intelligence Community geospatial dataset

    Subsequently organized regional workshops in South Africa & Mexico for government and academic users of released data aimed at improving modeling of storm surge & river flooding


    Drafted and negotiated umbrella agreement on research cooperation between NOAA and the European Commission;

    Negotiated agreement between Coast Guard, Air Force, NASA, and NOAA on cooperation in a dynamic national search-and-rescue program

    International Organizations:

    Advised the head of the U.S. delegation to the Cospas-Sarsat satellite-based search-and-rescue program, notably regarding issues among the other three parties: Canada, France, Russia;

    Represented NOAA in various activities of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites; represent NESDIS in Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission


    University of Maryland University College, Kandahar, Afghanistan                             2013

    Adjunct Instructor: Introduction to International Relations (students were all U.S. service members)


    Presidential Management Fellow                                                                       2011–2014

    Selected for leadership training program by Office of Personnel Management; included two rotations:

    NOAA HQ, Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Satellite Service Liaison Officer                 Washington, DC

    Liaised between HQ offices and satellite service; Provided agency leadership with briefs, speeches, and other staff support on satellite and data issues

    Department of State, Azerbaijan Desk Officer                                                          Washington, DC

    Served as primary liaison between the Department and U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijani Embassy in Washington, DC, and Azeri diaspora; Drafted or approved nearly all “Main State”-issued reports, talking points, or Embassy cables pertaining to Azerbaijan


    Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe                                               2010

    Conflict Prevention Center Consultant                                                          Vienna, Austria

    Created database and reporting template for small arms and light weapons policies of 56 nations


    Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies                                    2009

    Intern                                                                                                           Tbilisi, Georgia

    Researched post-Soviet de facto states; Interviewed Georgian, Moldovan & de facto state officials


    Peace Corps                                                                                                       2006–2008

    English Language Instructor                                                                       Rrëshen, Albania

    English Teacher: Taught at public high school; Advised resident Albanian English teachers; Guest-lectured in primary and village schools; Presented at two nation-wide teaching conferences

    Model United Nations: Co-organized Albania’s first annual MUN conference; Advocated for U.S. Embassy, UNDP, Education Ministry support; Coached students in research, writing, public speaking


    Jane’s Information Group                                                                                          2005

    Content Development Researcher                                                           Alexandria, Virginia


    U.S. Naval Academy                                                                                          2004–2005

    Academic Dean’s Aide (Active Duty)                                                     Annapolis, Maryland

    Additional Duty as Teaching Assistant: Basic & Intermediate Russian


    A d d i t i o n a l  S k i l l s

    Software:         R and Stata statistical packages

    Languages:      Advanced: Albanian, Italian, Macedonian; Intermediate: Bulgarian, Russian, Spanish

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