MBA and MSc. with extensive international experience in multidisciplinary research and relationship building. Collaborative mentor/member of large multinational teams with diplomatic leadership style and evidence-based approach to problem-solving. Incorporates a background in hospitality and the sciences, ensuring best-in-class communication with civilian, corporate and government stakeholders. Core competencies include:
• Presentations • Report writing • Quantitative/research skills • Sales • Leadership • Delegation
• Critical analysis • Time management • Conflict resolution • Strategic thinking • Corporate entrepreneurship
MBA (Distinction), University of Surrey, Guildford, UK 2017
Electives: Project Management, Strategic Change Management
Final Business Plan: “Arc Launch Limited: A UK-based Small Satellite Micro-Launch Company”
MSc. Space Studies, International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France 2008
BSc. Physics, Diploma of Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada 2005
Agricola Street Brasserie, Halifax, Canada 2013-2016
Duty Manager, Supervisor, Server
Years of fast-paced yet attentive customer service experience in high-end fine dining and event settings
Oversaw smooth restaurant operations, anticipated and addressed customer needs/concerns
Trained new employees, delegated tasks, upheld service standards
Developed organization, sales, communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills
Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS), Hanksville, Utah, USA January 2015
Volunteer Mars Mission Simulation Team Member (Crew 147)
Planned and executed astronomy science objectives while living in the MDRS habitat module
with 6 international crew members with expertise in multiple disciplines
Responsible for use of the Musk Observatory. Collected astronomical data and performed analyses
Assisted with all crew activities and experiments: rover distance experiment, drone terrain survey,
GPS tracking experiment, social science experiment
Participated in Extravehicular Activities (EVAs), ATV exploration and habitat maintenance
International Space University, Space Studies Program (SSP), Strasbourg, France 2013
Teaching Associate: “Coastal Sustainability in Kenya”
Mentored 30 graduate level international students through to successful submission of a team final report,
executive summary and final presentation (grades received: A, A, B+)
Pitched complex project concept to students
Organized and executed team building exercises
Planned, directed and monitored team meetings
Summarized project for successful submission to the International Astronautical Congress (IAC)
International Space University, SSP, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, USA 2012
Teaching Associate: Space Applications Department
Facilitated and supported department chair in all departmental activities, advised student projects and
supported overall program activities (including regular visits to NASA Kennedy Space Center)
Prepared materials and logistical support for hands-on workshops
Greeted, directed and interfaced with visiting guest lecturers and experts
Provided academic support to all program participants
Volunteered to assist with Team Project Spaceports (TP OASIS)
University Space Research Association, NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, USA 2008-2009
Astronomy Research Intern
Responsible for setting research objectives, project planning, set-up & automation of a series of
observing runs on a computer controlled Meade LX200 GPS 14” telescope
Completed research paper “Planets Transiting Nearby Red Dwarfs”
Produced independent research based on data collection and analysis
Acquired skills in optics, scientific writing, CCD cameras and observational astronomy
RCR Hospitality Group, Halifax, Canada 2001-2006, 2010-2012
Duty Manager, Supervisor, Server
Developed attention to detail, composure under pressure, adaptability and multi-tasking skills
Entrepreneurship: 3-Day Startup participant, University of Bath, Oct. 2016.
- Designed, planned and pitched concept business “Venu” to investors
Advanced concepts / propulsion systems / Astronomy
- “Luna Gaia: A Closed Loop Habitat on the Lunar Surface”
- “The Impact of an Order of Magnitude Increase in the Efficiency of Electric Propulsion Systems”
Songwriting/recording: vocalist & rhythm guitarist
University of Surrey MBA Scholarship
International Space University Scholarship
Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship
Frank E. Milne Scholarship of Achievement
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