Work

Veteran Academic Success Center | Veteran Guide | 2018 - 2019

As part of the Veteran Academic Success Center, I am responsible for providing information about veteran resources to veterans at Texas State University. Specifically, I manage the social media and create marketing materials for the Veteran Academic Success Center. My most recent project was the Step Up for State Campaign in which the videos I produced directed and edited helped to raise over $10,000 in funds to benefit student veteran through the Veteran Academic Success Center. I enjoy guiding veterans to resources that will benefit them, and I find it very fulfilling.

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TMK IPSCO | R&D Technician | 2013 - 2016

TMK IPSCO was the first job I took after leaving the military. At TMK I became the only corrosion lab technician. My job involved preparing test specimen, administering tests, inspecting the tests, and lastly reporting my findings to the engineers in charge. In addition to the corrosion lab, I was tasked with the operation of machining equipment to prepare pipe segments for Rockwell Hardness testing. But, metallurgical testing was not all I did. As the company began to restructure in 2015 I was introduced to the connections testing side of the R&D facility. Connections testing consisted of testing the threaded connections of pipe in different tension and compression situations designed simulate the stressed the pipe would experience out in the field.

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United States Navy | Nuclear Operator | 2007 - 2013

I started my professional life in the United States Navy. Six years and thousands of miles helped to shape me in to the individualĀ  that I am today. In the Navy, I was trained to operate nuclear reactors. After about two years of intensive academic training I was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan where I spent the next four years. I experienced a wonderful and different culture while over seas. Living on the ship was a lifestyle of its own. being around 5000 sailors day in and day out helped me to make many connections and friends who I still keep in contact with to this day.