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Dynamic and consistently high performing Project Manager with expertise in systems analysis and 15 years of demonstrated effectiveness in providing hands-on problem solving, analysis, team leadership, strategic guidance, and design coordination for complex interdisciplinary projects.
    • Strong engineering and management experience with small size as well as large-scale projects spanning across government consulting, pharmaceutical / life science, energy, technology, academic, and defense industries.
    • Diverse experience in project management, product management, change management, team leadership, process improvement, social media marketing, technology market research, estimating, scheduling, vendor sourcing / procurement, risk assessment, interdisciplinary problem solving, team coordination, and IT configuration / networking.
    • Subject matter expertise in product management, system engineering, corporate sustainability, system dynamics, energy analysis, HVAC engineering, ASHRAE / LEED standards, government-military civil affairs, and system thinking.

Education

2010 Master of Science in Engineering and Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Cambridge, MA
1999 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute — Worcester, MA

Experience

2011-Present Director of Operations / Chief of Staff
Prince of Wales Fellows at MIT — Cambridge, MA

  • Facilitating multilateral partnerships to resolve global challenges by fostering customer relationships, evaluating technologies, preparing proposals, and organizing research workshops.
  • Organizing interdisciplinary workshops on social development by demonstrating network / supply chain relationships affecting international development, social development, and climate conflict.
2013-2014 Capital Project Manager
Lantheus Medical Imaging — Billerica, MA

  • Improved project management processes for infrastructure capital projects that support FDA-regulated R&D and manufacturing operations.
  • Implemented 8 simultaneous cross-organizational projects by interviewing internal customers, developing system requirements and project scope, reviewing calculations and reports, interfacing with equipment manufacturers, and supervising consultants and technicians.
2009-2011 System Design and Management (MIT SDM) Fellow
MIT Sloan School of Management — Cambridge, MA

  • Collaborated with subject matter experts and researchers at the Sloan School of Management, MIT Engineering Systems Division, and Oxfam America to investigate complex problems in product management, technology development, business strategy, and corporate sustainability.
  • Analyzed markets, businesses, and technologies for cloud computing services, green IT products, and manufacturing, by identifying supply chain impacts on technology development and sustainability.
  • Accelerated adoption of supply chain sustainability frameworks at Oxfam America, the Coca-Cola Company, and Unilever by collecting data, leading workshops, and developing innovative change management processes.
  • Identified successful corporate sustainability policies for multinational automotive supply chains in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, which incorporated environmental protection, economic development, technology transfer, and labor relations.
  • Evaluated business strategies, market adoption, and development of cloud computing and green IT technologies.
  • Mentored undergraduate MIT Gordon Engineering Leadership Program (GEL) engineering leaders.
2007-2009 Project Manager / Lead Engineer
AHA Consulting Engineers — Lexington, MA

 

Freelance and Volunteer Activities

Joint Cabinet Crisis (JCC) Administrator
Northeastern University — Boston, MA

  • Developed strategic, analytical, and leadership skills in student diplomatic teams by researching and presenting contemporary international disputes for Model NATO and Model Arab League role-play scenarios.
Director of Social Media / Campaign Coordinator
Committee to Elect Oscar Camargo — North Andover, MA

  • Solicited 12.5% of the popular vote for an unknown first-time candidate in a three-way primary election.
  • Created campaign social media marketing platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Blogs), monitored on-line activity, and led a 5-person campaign team that successfully connected with voters, local businesses, and civic groups.
Chief of Staff
MIT/University of Wales Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief Centre (HADR)

  • Coordinated the activities of anthropologists, supply chain experts, geospatial data analysts, and human terrain team veterans to provide social network science workshops for the U.S. Army 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne).
  • Analyzed causes of conflict in Africa and the Middle East using System Dynamics & Systems Engineering frameworks.
Social Media Advisor
MIT Geospatial Data Center (MIT GDC) — Cambridge, MA

  • Identified key drivers for social media platform adoption and the development of trust on online social networks.
Leadership Mentor
MIT Gordon Engineering Leadership Program (MIT GEL) — Cambridge, MA

  • Prepared undergraduate students to become active members of design teams by organizing experiential learning opportunities to develop effective leadership, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and negotiation skills.
Chief Operating Officer
MIT Social Media Club — Cambridge, MA

  • Organized club meetings, presentations, and lectures that connected the club with leaders at MIT, MIT Sloan School of Management, Harvard University, Harvard Business School, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Recruiter and Outreach Coordinator
MIT SDM Industrial Relations Committee (MIT SDM IRC) — Cambridge, MA

  • Engaged in business development to expand MIT SDM program adoption among corporations and industry leaders.
Co-Organizer
MIT Energy Conference — Cambridge, MA

  • Organized workshops and presentations that discussed residential energy efficiency with technologists and policymakers.
Computer Developer and Network System Administrator
Atencio and Associates — Bradford, MA

 

Certifications

  • Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt (expected 2015).
  • Certificate in Applied Project Management (CAPM), Boston University.
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT), MA Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
  • Secret Security Clearance (inactive): U.S. Navy ROTC, College of the Holy Cross.

 

Qualifications

  • Spoken Languages: English (native), Spanish (fluent).
  • Software Applications: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Microsoft Project, SAP, AutoCAD, ProEngineer, Algor, MATLAB, Maple, Vensim, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Google Analytics, Google Maps, Mindjet Mindmapper, Trane Trace 700, Carrier Hourly Analysis Program (HAP).
  • Social Media Platforms: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google Blogger, WordPress, Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram.
  • Programming Languages: HTML, C, Visual Basic, and QuickBASIC.
  • Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OSX, Linux.

 

Associations

  • Professional Associations: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), U.S. Naval Institute (USNI), System Dynamics Society, Project Management Institute (PMI), Boston Product Management Association (BPMA), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).
  • Academic Associations: MIT Gordon Engineering Leadership Program (MIT GEL), MIT Energy Club, MIT Enterprise Forum, MIT Social Media Club, MIT Sloan School of Management Alumni, MIT System Design and Management Alumni, WPI Sustainability Alliance, WPI Alumni.
  • Community Associations: Knights of Columbus (3rd degree), St. Augustine’s Church, Star Citizen (Cloud Imperium Games), Descendent: Underground (Descendent Studios).

 

Theses and Capstone Projects

 

Journals, Conferences, and Workshops

  • Big Data to Big Insight Decision Engineering: The Art & Science of Infusing Latent Stability Amidst Dorian Gray Duality
    DuPont Policy Studies Summit, 2012.
  • Robust Decision Engineering: Collaborative Big Data and its Application to International Development/Aid
    International Workshop on Collaborative Big Data, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2012.
  • Humans as Sensors: The Next Generation of Geospatial Technology Applications to Anticipate and Mitigate Climate Conflict
    The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes, South Africa, 2011.
  • System Dynamics Models for Social Media Behavior
    Cyber-Physical Supply Chain Summit, Wales, UK, 2011.
  • Multinational Corporation Sustainability Supply Chain Workshop
    Oxfam America & MIT Sloan, 2010.
  • Energy and Efficiency in Residential Buildings Workshop
    MIT Energy Conference, 2010.

 

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