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University of Texas at El Paso GIST Certificate (2017)

Mapping / Visualization Software:

Autodesk products (AutoCAD, ArcMap, ArcInfo, ArcView), 3D Studio

General Mapping Tools (GMT), ERSI, Google Earth Pro and Blender

Field Research:

Trimble D-GPS, Geo-phones, Spectrometer, Magnetic & Conductivity Surveys,

First-Aid / CPR, Alaska State Weapons Certification, and bear defense training.(2007)

Mapping, hiking, camping, climbing/bouldering, repelling, 4x4 off-road, snow-machines, ATVs, boating, and scuba diving experience.

I.T. Knowledge:

Apple Operating Systems, several Linux distributions, Sun Micro Systems,Microsoft Products (Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Servers (install, setup, maintained) : file, mail, backup, firewall, web, custom


Cisco, Novell, DMS 100, and DACCS 5500 Certification
Fiber Optics, T-3,T-1, X.25, POTS (plain old telephone services), and Ethernet

Graphic Design:

Adobe Products (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Indesign) / GIMP

Graphic Design & Layout, Color-Correcting

Web / Programming:

HTML, Java, Python (in progress), C++, Objective-C (New project)
Apache, LDAP, Plone, DNN and various other CMS
Postgresql, mySQL, Arduino (in progress)


Fluent in English and Spanish. Learning Japanese!

C, C++, Python, Java, HTML, CSS <!-- to various extents  (V)(;,,;)(V)

Leadership / Other:

UTEP Colloquium Committee Co-Chair - Spring 2015, Spring 2106

Founder (Vice-President): Student Applications of Technology in Science (UTEP RSO Club) - Spring 2015

El Paso Geological Society Member and webmaster (

Leave No Trace Certificate - Center for Outdoor Ethics - April, 21, 2014



University of Texas at El Paso       Mar. 2015 | Mar. 2016                                      El  Paso, TX

Geology Colloquium Committee: Setup and hosting of an annual research conference for the university.

El Paso High School                      Feb. 7, 2015                                                El Paso, TX

Science Fair Judge

Morehead Middle School               Jan. 29, 2015 & Jan. 23, 2014                      El Paso, TX
Science Night Presentation: Hosted Earth Science exhibit

Bassett Middle School                   Dec.  20111, 2012                                        El Paso, TX
Science Fair Judge at Bassett Middle School for grade levels 6th - 8th grade.

El Paso Community College         Jun. 2012; Jan. – May 2011; Jun. 10, 09        El Paso, TX

Invited Guest Lecturer: Upward Bound Program: Introduction in Earth Sciences.

UTEP Geology Department          2015, 2011, 2009, 2014                                         El Paso, TX

Assistant: Magnetic & conductivity surveys (NASA Astronaut - Reid Wiseman); Earth Science Week; Colloquium Committee Co-Chair &  Volunteer.

Bassett Middle School                  Dec. 8, 2011,  Dec. 13, 2012                       El Paso, TX

Science Fair Judge at Bassett Middle School for grade levels 6th - 8th grade.

COR Bouldering Festival              Oct.31, 2008 & 2011                            City of Rocks, NM

Host and guide for the City of Rocks New Mexico rock climbing festival.

XII Travelers Memorial                1993 – Current                                               El Paso, TX

Assistant. Print media productions.

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