I am a graduating senior at UCLA who is highly motivated in seeking further geophysical or earth science related experience. I am open and eager to explore whatever opportunities this field has to offer
Department of Engineering – SEAS Café: September 2008 – Present
• Customer service, training of staff members, accounting, inventory, stocking, general maintenance
Computer Programmer – Java.
UCLA Psychology Department: February 08 – June 2008.
• Assisted Doctor Richard S. Marken in developing Java applets to illustrate basic principles of Control Theory
Lead Building Manager
Associated Students of UCLA, ASUCLA – Student Union Operations and Event Services. September 2004 – February 2008
• Awards: two Exceptional Student Performance Awards; nomination “Student Employee of the Year”
• Promotions: Successive promotions to from crew and assistant positions to top administrative student position
• Facility Management: initiate/approve service requests in general maintenance; locking up of building, security rounds
• Supervision: assisted in hiring and promotions, supervision and delegation of tasks to labor, event, and off-hour crews.
• Project Management: maintained comprehensive key database and scheduling for staff members of ASUCLA.
• Training: developed core training program for incoming staff; administered monthly meetings for building managers
RESEARCH and EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Applied Geophysics University Courses
UCLA Earth and Space Sciences Department; March 2009 - Present
• Data Acquisition: experience in field equipment and techniques involving Proton Precession Magnetometer, Gravimeter, Ground Penetrating Radar, Reflection and Refraction Seismology, Resistivity Imaging
• Data Processing: extensive analysis of field data in MATLAB gathered from surveys across the San Andreas Fault in the Salton Sea area and within the Diligencia Basin, east of the Orocopia Mountains.
Directed Student Research
UCLA Earth and Space Sciences Department; January 2007 – March 2007, May 2008 – December 2008
• Data acquisition and processing Seismic Transfer Program, STP and Seismic Analysis Code, SAC, used tectonic modeling program, GALE, investigated Rayleigh/Love Wave dispersion the tectonic history of Southern California focusing on topics such as inversion, mantle downwelling, continental deformation, slab window, microplate capture
Southern California Earthquake Center, SCEC; The Compton Fault, Los Angeles, California; June 2007 - Sept 2007
• Assisted in data acquisition process of a transect of eight boreholes across the survey line (logging of cores, preparation of stratigraphic cross-sections, collection of carbon for dating), poster presentation at SCEC in 2007.
MENTORING and VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:
Crisis Intervention Counselor, YWCA Greater Los Angeles, August 2007 - Present
• Provide counseling and advocacy to survivors of sexual assault through a hotline and hospital accompaniments
One on One Mentor, Bruin Partners, UCLA October 2004 – June 2007; Independently June 2007 – Present
• Mentor and tutor to mentee, Jabari Brown, weekly at MDR Middle School and now regularly at Westchester High
Physics Workshop Assistant (PEERS): Assistant to Professor Brent Corbin, January 2006 – February 2007
• Present overviews and condensed lessons covering material in lower division Physics courses.
University of California - Los Angeles, CA
Expected Date of Graduation: June 2009
Degree: B.S. Applied Geophysics
Cumulative GPA: 3.0/4.0
• Programming in C++, MATLAB, Java, proficiency in SAC, STP, and Adobe Illustrator
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills; very strong attention to detail
• Ability to work independently as well as collaborate successfully in a group setting
• Extensive, vigorous work experience since age 14; performs well under challenging or unexpected circumstances