Conflict Resolution/International Relations Professional who wants to make a positive impact on the world. I have a commitment to a high quality of work, good judgment, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment. I am extremely motivated, hardworking, resourceful, and cunning. I am a college graduate with two tours of duty in Iraq with the United States Marine Corps seeking to utilize my skills in the field of International Relations and International Affairs. Other major strengths emphasize organization, time management, quick decision making, leadership and dependability. Specialties are in the areas of international relations/political science and history with a wide array of skills that will be beneficial to upcoming academic work. Calm and cool under pressure with the ability to adapt and learn on the go if the situation requires it. Experience with analyzing data as well as writing numerous styles of research papers such as executive summaries, research designs for cross border comparative research, analytical work on presidential decision making styles, nation building, terrorism, and anything else the situation may require I can make it happen.
Creative problem solver
Exceptional organizational skills
Customer- and service-oriented
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Master of Science: Conflict Analysis and Resoltuion2016George Mason UniversityArlington, Va3.94 GPA with a focus on Countering Violent Extremism and the Middle East. Courses in Conflict & Religion, Conflict & Race, Gender & Violence, Peacebuilding, Grand Strategy in Peace and War.
Conflict Analysis and Resolution2016George Mason UniversityArlington, Va.Certificate
in Conflict Analysis and Resolution for Prevention, Reconstruction, and
Stabilization with a focus on Syria.
History2014Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, Va.4.0 GPA non-degree seeking graduate student. History 591 Topics-From Empire to Nation States: The Modern Middle East.
Political Science/International Relations, minor in History2011/2012Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, VirginiaGraduated cum laude with a 3.6 GPA. Completed course work in War, Terrorism, U.S. Foreign Policy, International Relations, Middle Eastern Government and Politics, Latin American Government and Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, and numerous history courses to provide background information on the Middle East, South East Asia, Europe, and the United States, along with an independent study of the United States role in nation building. Proficient in writing executive summaries, research designs, analytical essays and research papers.
Associate of Science: Social Sciences2011J Sergeant Reynolds Community CollegeRichmond, Virginia3.0 GPA. Dean's list in Spring 2010, Spring 2011, and Summer 2011
Diploma2001Washington and Lee High SchoolMontross, Virginia
Special Assistant10/2016 to 12/2016IMTDArlington, Virginia
Responsible for assisting in the day to day operations at IMTD as well as performing and executing assigned duties for various projects.
Utilize the Multi Track diplomatic approach to peacebuilding.
Compile highlights from various meetings.
Oversee office in director's absence.
Help coordinate between the various programs.
Merchandising/Support Associate05/2013 to 06/2015Macy's Department StoreShort Pump, Virginia
Promoted to seasonal lead position during holiday season after only 5 months of employment with the company.
Current seasonal lead merchandiser.
Supervised 5 or more employees as well as overseeing merchandising placement for the home department.
Performing concurrent task to accomplish multiple duties throughout the store.
Work in numerous areas of the store learning multiple Macy's systems and procedures to enhance selling efficiencies and complete support duties.
Training new employees in their operational duties.
Placement of merchandise on the selling floor and stock area.
Assist in price changing execution.
Organize and maintain merchandise in stockrooms.
Pull merchandise for online customers and deliver to the designated area on the Receiving Dock.
Assist in the preparation of merchandise for shipment to customers.
Provide support for major sales events.
Perform inventory procedures to assure merchandise quantities are at an acceptable level.
Manager/Security02/2006 to 01/2010Paper Moon ClubRichmond, Virginia
On numerous occasions I was responsible for helping to turn around both Richmond clubs from being non-productive to more efficient, productive, and lucrative by assessing weak areas in both management practices and personnel.
Conceptualized, created, and effectively implemented procedures that revitalized the overall quantitative and qualitative state of the work environment.
Helped create a staff that set numerous financial records for the company.
Supervised staff of 25 or more for evening shifts, with responsibility over 70 or more staff members' total.
Executed superb customer service to guests and patrons of the club.
Oversaw and was responsible for cash drawers and evening revenue.
Calculated and balanced nightly cash-outs.
Created, scheduled, and assigned staff schedules based on estimated business projections for the week.
Oversaw, organized, and maintained staffing and work assignments.
Hired, trained, instructed, supervised, and evaluated performance of staff.
Prepared organizational charts and maintained reports concerning the everyday operations of the club when necessary.
Designed and implemented security procedures to provide protection and aid in the well-being of staff and customers during business hours.
Infantry Assault man11/2001 to 11/2005United States Marine CorpsCamp Pendleton, California
Completed two tours of duty in Iraq in 2003 and 2004- 2005.
During the invasion of Iraq served as a team leader and weapons expert in my field.
Served as the driver for my platoon sergeant's vehicle during my 2nd tour of duty earning a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for performing exceptional duties under extremely difficult circumstances.
I have Supervised 20 or more personnel in specialized work groups ensuring completion of assigned tasks.
Operated and maintained equipment for tactical operations including the $200, 000 FGM-148 Javelin missile system.
Trained Marines on the tactical operations, maintenance, and deployment of relevant tactical equipment that was necessary to perform their duties in Iraq.
Coordinated troop movements from logistical departure points to assigned areas for training missions.
Cross trained in other military occupational specialties within the Infantry occupational group.
Successfully navigated my vehicle team through Iraq on countless missions in hostile environments.
Proficient in map reading and land navigational skills.
Staffing, Selling, Strong analytical skills, Strong research skills, Strong oral and writing skills, Negotiation, Facilitation, Mediation, Trauma Healing , Capable of communicating complex ideas, Complex problem solving, Active listening, Sound judgment and decision making, Critical thinking, Leadership skills, Counterfactual thinking , Ability to work in high stress and fast paced
environments, Detail orientated, Good interpersonal skills, Quick learner, Ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances, Ability to adapt in rapidly changing environments, Experience with Microsoft Office, Monitoring-can effectively monitor the performance of
individuals work performance as well as my own to perfect job skills and
improve the work place environment.
MILITARY HONORS AND AWARDS
*Honorable Discharge, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Iraq Campaign Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (with one star), Global War on Terrorism, Expeditionary Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Marine Corps Commendation
Master of Science : Conflict Analysis and Resoltuion 2016 Conflict Analysis and Resolution 2016 History 2014 Political Science/International Relations, minor in History 2011/2012 Associate of Science : Social Sciences 2011 Diploma 2001
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