Journalism Worked for 2 semesters on Long Beach City College's Viking student newspaper as a staff writer and photographer. First published at the Huffington Post after covering Occupy protests at the Port of Long Beach.
Computers Able to use and administer Mac OS X, Windows and Linux operating systems. Familiar with Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org and LibreOffice office suites. Experienced in working with Adobe Photoshop and the GIMP. Also competent in the PHP, C++, SQL and Java languages.
Communication Experienced in working in ethically and politically diverse groups.
Leadership Experience in leading small teams and both teaching and learning from peers.
June 2011 – Present
Torrance, Calif. Responsible for manufacturing fire performance props. Additionally responsible for cleanliness and safety in shop area, as well as revising printed assembly instructions and ordering of raw materials.
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
September 2005 – September 2010
Camp Lejeune, N.C. Discharged honorably at the rank of Corporal (E-4). Served as a sentry and close quarters battle shooter with 1st Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team in Norfolk, Va. Later served as armory custodian, platoon radio operator and forward air controller radio operator with Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines in Camp Lejeune, N.C. Deployed to Ubaydi, Al-Anbar, Iraq with Lima 3/9.
June 2001 – July 2003
Dana Point, Calif. Responsible for teaching children and adults the fundamentals of sailing, marine safety and maritime rules of the road. In emergency situations, would be responsible for administering first-aid and CPR.
Currently enrolled as a journalism major at California State University, Long Beach.
Student member of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES).
Previously enrolled as a journalism major at Long Beach City College (transferred to CSULB).
Previously enrolled as a computer science major at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Honorable Mention On-The-Spot Feature Photo, Journalism Assoc. of Community Colleges (JACC), October, 2011.
Front of the Class Global Communication, Long Beach City College, June, 2011
Third Place On-The-Spot News Story, JACC, April, 2011
Navy Achievement Medal Performance of duties in Iraq as forward air controller radio operator, 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines, October, 2009