Industry Experience

  • Infrastructure Business Analyst | General Dynamics Missions Systems

  • May 2018 - Present
    • Coordinate with department leads to schedule users' operating system upgrades.
    • Set/adjusted a schedule for domain migrations that met 8,000+ users’ requests and satisfied IT timeline.
    • Funnel infrastructure demand requests to the appropriate team.

    • Diversity, Inclusion, and Employee Engagement

    • Led a "speed dating" intro event for IT employees. 90% of participants admitted they spoke to someone they hadn't met before.
    • Drafted/shared a survey and the gameboard for a local IT Family Feud event. 1/3 local IT employees attended.
    • Update the whiteboards in IT common areas biweekly with content about the lines of business, products, and upcoming events.

  • Data Center Intern | General Dynamics Missions Systems

  • May 2017 - Aug 2017
    • Organized thorough inventory of UPS infrastructure resulting in 200+ previously unknown devices being added to the asset database.
    • Reviewed virtual and physical infrastructure in remote data centers and facilitated the reclamation of 25% of the available resources.
    • Consolidated virtual and physical infrastructure at remote server room(s) to enterprise data centers.
    • Reviewed existing event management processes and designed a more efficient workflow for incidents.
    • Investigated IT outage incidents and facilitated the design of IT outage metrics.

Girl on vehicle

Academic Projects

  • Psyche Mobile App Development | ASU Engineering Management Capstone

  • Aug 2017 - Apr 2018
  • Learn more about the ASU Psyche Capstone Projects.
    • Led an interdisciplinary team of computer science and graphic design students to create an iOS app for NASA's Psyche Mission.
    • Wrote and held the team accountable to: scope statement, work breakdown structure, and risk/monitor/control documents.
    • Satisfied project deliverables: multimedia gallery, aggregation of Psyche social media, mission countdown clock, mission facts, mission timeline, and a wild card feature.
    • Curated content for multimedia gallery, mission facts, and wild card feature.

Senior Capstone, Team Sombrero picture, April 2018

  • Undergraduate Research | Quantum Energy and Sustainable Solar Technologies - ASU

  • Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative: Grant Funding: Aug 2015 - May 2016
    • Increased solar cell efficiency by creating a monolayer of silicon nanoparticles.
    • Calculated thickness and density of the silicon monolayer with ellipsometry and spectrophotometry.
    • One of three speakers at the student research symposium luncheon. Shared my experience and lessons learned.
    • Presented my research via poster at the AZ/NV Academy of Science annual meeting, April 2016.

Girl accessing vacuum chamber of deposition tool

Research Papers

  • IEE 456- Intro to Systems Engineering

  • Applications of SCRUM & Six Sigma to the Software Industry | Dec 2017
  • This literature review defines the concepts, management tools and techniques for SCRUM and Six Sigma. Case studies of implementation and rejection of each strategy are reviewed. A final comparison between SCRUM and Six Sigma is made before a personal preference is stated.

  • IEE 369- Work Analysis and Design

  • Lean Influenced by Leadership in Healthcare | Nov 2017
  • Lean healthcare can be adopted to improve efficiency and quality of patient care. While hospitals, clinics, and other health organizations have identified red flags in their system, and even drafted solutions, they struggle to implement these changes. Van Rossum et al. attributes this struggle to a gap between strategy and execution. Dr. McCarville teaches that enacting changes often begins with top leadership, following a transformational leadership model. Other methods, such as team leadership and workforce flexibility, contribute to adopting changes. To improve the effectiveness of the proposed system changes, they should be documented as new standards. This maintains the improvements observed in the experimental phase, and prevents the recurrence of poor system performance. Full literature review.

  • FSE 194- Perspectives on Grand Challenges for Engineering Class

  • Enabling Technology Paper | Oct 2014
  • This research paper investigates the uses of nanotubes in the health and energy research areas. It also explores custom-shaped applications with respect to DNA and different tube shapes.

Barrett Honors Thesis

  • Multi-Layer Optical Coatings Composed of Silicon Nanoparticles

  • Holman Lab Research Group | Aug 2016 - Apr 2017
  • Abstract
  • To compete with fossil fuel electricity generation, there is a need for higher efficiency solar cells to produce renewable energy. Currently, this is the best way to lower generation costs and the price of energy [1].

    The goal of this Barrett Honors Thesis is to design an optical coating model that has five or fewer layers (with varying thickness and refractive index, within the above range) and that has the maximum reflectance possible between 950 and 1200 nanometers for normally incident light.

    Manipulating silicon monolayers to become efficient inversion layers to use in solar cells aligns with the Ira. A Fulton Schools of Engineering research themes of energy and sustainability [2]. Silicon monolayers could be specifically designed for different doping substrates. These substrates could range from common-used materials such as boron and phosphorus, to rare-earth doped zinc oxides or even fullerene blends. Exploring how the doping material, and in what quantity, affects solar cell energy output could revolutionize the current production methods and commercial market. If solar cells can be manufactured more economically, yet still retain high efficiency rates, then more people will have access to alternate, “green” energy that does not deplete nonrenewable resources.

  • Project Achievements
    • Designed optical coatings that have the maximum reflectance possible for normally incident light.
    • Simulated designs in MacCleod software.
    • Created optical coatings [nanoparticle layers] using the deposition tool.
    • Analyzed samples using ellipsometry and spectophotometry.