Seeking a position connecting social networks, socio-economic statistic analysis, social and human capital, advanced technology, and foreign policy to reduce poverty, connect the world, and provide profoundly simple, refreshingly optimistic, and efficient long-term strategies for highly flexible organizations, where the market-savvy, adaptable, and driven are needed.
Founder & Discoverer, Galapag.us. Online reputation management system for persistent global identity. Uses two-way transparency along with quantifiable and qualifiable data collection about your life so that you can build reputation and credit, as well as perform regressions on your lifestream. Read the research blog.
Operations analyst focusing on social media and social networking for Gov 2.0 projects which improve transparency, responsiveness, and communication among the government, citizenry, and public safety organizations.
Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran with five years Army experience. Military intel/Arabic linguistic support for special forces unit. TS/SCI cleared.
Over 10 years of experience in design, programming, and database integration in a web site environment.
Six years experience trading equities in the U.S. stock market and a strong background in languages including varying degrees of study in Arabic, Latin, ancient Greek, French, Spanish, and some Swedish.
Proven ability to diversify my skills competently and change settings, adapt to new information, and motivate others to become more productive than they thought possible. Track record of distilling ideas and energy into products clients love.
Selected Skills & Accomplishments:
2008-2009 Yahoo! Junior Fellow for Yahoo! And Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, studying privacy and identity and international values affecting social networking in different countries. Final research paper and blog.
Honor student selectee, 2008 Academy of Achievement Summit. One of two representatives sent from the Georgetown MSFS program. About 100 honor students attending.
After developing a reputation and portfolio, attracted new clients to parent web design company as head designer for original designs, database infrastructure, and advertising for fabGORGON (a New York/Philadelphia advertising firm), a Philips Electronics cell phone promotion, Blue Ball Philadelphia, Flash Flood Productions (radio promotion production), and the Austin Powers Official Collector's Club.
Managed 700% increase in equity trading portfolio during two-year stint as daytrader.
Served in Iraq as an Army paratrooper and Arabic linguist in the U.S. Army. Deployment, responsibility for, and maintenance of hundred-thousand dollar computer equipment.
Maintain an award-winning, well-trafficked web site with over 350 essays, and extensive underlying mySQL database integration via PHP, dHTML, Ajax, and external APIs, linking over ten years of over 300MB of data together.
For benturner.com: winner of the Project Cool Site of the Day. (10/98) Reviewed in The Net magazine. (6/97)
Founder, Galapag.us. (2006 - Present)
Engineer intern, ChatID. (May 2012 - Present)
Coding intern, The Colbert Report. (October 2011 - May 2012)
Social media operations analyst. (June 2009 - July 2011)
TS/SCI Arabic linguist/paratrooper, U.S. Army. (2002 - 2007)
Trader in securities. (1999 - 2002)
Web designer. (1995-1999) Senior designer @ WebMasters, Inc.
New York University, New York, NY. (2011-2013, expected). MPS, Interactive Telecommunications Program.
Georgetown University, Washington, DC. (2007-2009). 3.62 GPA. MS, Foreign Service, international development.
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas (1996-2000). 3.2 GPA. BA, Latin. Minors: Business Foundations Program, classical civilization.
Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California (2002-2003). 3.0 GPA. AA, Modern Standard Arabic.
Foreign policy, global economies, alternative energy technologies, social networking, socio-economic statistics, international security, counter-terrorism, investment, entrepreneurship, emerging technology, social phenomena, community volunteering (Relay for Life for cancer awareness, Christmas in April house repair), writing, running.