Curriculum Vitae

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Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA
Ph.D. Candidate, Engineering and Public Policy
Expected May 2016
Dissertation title: “Using Vigilance to Quantify Human Behavior for Phishing Risk.”

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering – Needham, MA
B.S. Engineering: Systems
May 2010


Program for Deliberative Democracy - Pittsburgh, PA
Survey Design Consultant (August 2014-December 2015)
Designed and analyzed 2 surveys using R for deliberative democracy forums (on Climate Action Plan and Route 51 Redevelopment) to improve public engagement for City of Pittsburgh

University of Washington, School of Oceanography - Seattle, WA
Research Scientist/Engineer I, Shipboard Science Support Group (May 2010-July 2011)
Operated and maintained oceanographic equipment, data acquisition systems, and computer network at sea
Involved in long-term planning for system upgrades and shore-side cruise support

Senior Capstone Program in Engineering (Client: Raytheon) - Needham, MA
Mechanical Lead and Safety & Ethics Officer (August 2009-May 2010)
Experimentally demonstrated low power communications link via radar hardware as proof of concept to revolutionize the detection of low-lying weather phenomenon
[Report] [Poster]

Constellation Energy Group – Baltimore, MD
Power Generation: Wagner Power Plant Engineering Intern (Summer 2009)
Assessed system requirements for retrofitting new public address system and provided technology-based recommendations
Commodities Group: Corporate Strategy Intern (Summer 2008)
Developed Microsoft Access database and user interface (using Visual Basic) to facilitate valuation of carbon offset projects across the U.S. for Origination team


CMU Behavior, Decision & Policy Working Group
Graduate Research Assistant (2011-Present)
Performed experiments and constructed simulations to quantify human behavior and improve the effectiveness of behavioral interventions in cybersecurity and energy industry

STEM Learning and Motivation Research (Olin College)
Undergraduate Research Assistant (2007-2011)
Used grounded theory to analyze interviews with faculty on engineering education using ATLAS.ti



Graduate Work
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellow in 2013-2015
Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Security and Defense Student Merit Award ($500), 2015
John and Claire Bertucci Fellowship ($20,000), 2014-2015

Case Competitions
2015 Finalist (top 5 of 12 teams), Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) Policy Competition [Proposal] [Poster]
2014 Best Proposal (out of 5 teams), Dept. of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Case Competition [Proposal] [Presentation]

STEM Learning and Motivation Research
3rd Best Paper and Best Student Presentation in First Year Programs Division at 2009 ASEE Conference