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With strong leadership abilities, communication skills, design intuition, and a deep understanding of calculator functions, I am the candidate you are looking for.

  • Provincial, national, and international climate and energy policy and research experience
  • Proficient in quantitative and qualitative analysis, modelling, and simulation
  • Interdisciplinary mindset serving detailed technical and systems level work
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    Master of Science in Engineering and Policy Analysis
    Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • This Master's programme takes an "interdisciplinary approach" to "analysing and solving complex problems that involve many parties with conflicting interests. The two fundamental themes of the EPA programme are policy & politics and analytics, modelling & simulation. Such problems require solutions that not only solve the technological aspect of it, but also to address the societal and political aspects by the interactions and participation of different parties involved."
  • Involvement
  • Commissioner of Education for Dentatus (Study Association)
  • Research Assistant for data analysis and toolbox development in value deliberation-based methodology to explore solutions in multi-actor problems (Project website) and open science initiative
  • Teaching Assistant for Computer Engineering for Scientific Computing and Advanced Discrete Simulation courses
  • Open Science and Education project team member to improve accessibility of research in the Technology, Policy and Management Faculty
  • Notable Projects
  • Bangladesh road infrastructure upgrade data, modelling, and simulation project (R, Simio, MySQL; GitHub)
  • Systems dynamics models of greenhouse gas emissions from Dutch agricultural and electric vehicle sectors (Vensim)
  • Off-shore gas platform re-use strategy for Dutch Ministry of Economic and Climate Affairs
  • Greenhouse gas emissions history and mitigation action overview by country data analysis (Final Report, GitHub)
  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Second place globally in 2019 NASPAA Student Simulation Competition on international migration policy (Release)
  • TU Delft Excellence Scholarship (Full tuition; 2018-2020)

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Co-op
    University of Alberta, Canada

    Certificate in Interdisciplinary Leadership
    Peter Lougheed Leadership College
  • "The University of Alberta’s Peter Lougheed Leadership College will be a broad, inclusive undergraduate leadership development program that will forge leaders through formal and co-curricular learning, engagement, and mentorship."
  • "Rooted in the university’s founding promise to be an institution for the "uplifting of the whole people,"​ programming in the PLLC will promote lively interaction among students, the college’s founding principal [Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell], U of A faculty leaders, distinguished visiting scholars, and global leaders—all united by a desire to influence and inspire positive change in themselves and others."​

  • Competitions
  • Runner-up of Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2017 in Hydrogen Fuel Cell - Prototype category in Detroit, Michigan
  • Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2016 Guest and Drivers' World Championship Qualifier - London, UK
  • Winner of Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2016 in Hydrogen Fuel Cell - UrbanConcept category in Detroit, Michigan
  • Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2015 in Hydrogen Fuel Cell - UrbanConcept category in Detroit, Michigan
  • Second Place at the 2014 Canadian Engineering Competition in London, Ontario
  • Winner of the 2014 Western Engineering Competition in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Winner of the 2013 University of Alberta Engineering Competition in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Winner of Winter 2014 ENCMP 100 MatLab Programming Contest - Limited Category
  • Second Place at 2014 National Engineering and Geosciences Month J.V. Driver Engineering Competition

  • Notable Projects
  • Energy-based analysis of greenhouse gas emissions from biomass energy
  • Developed capstone business plan for $10 million USD ocean wave electricity production project
  • Optimization of wind turbine construction projects to meet renewable electricity target
  • Mechanical design of plastic shredder for recycling
  • Essay on ethical perspectives of ship-wake modification geoengineering
  • Video on transportation and poverty in city of Edmonton

  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Sam Kolias and Family Community Service Leadership Award (2014, 2015, 2017)
  • ATCO Electric and ATCO Power Centennial Award (2016)
  • Engineering Students' Society - Golden Geer Award for Distinguished Undergraduate (2015, 2016)
  • Tom Chambers (Community Leadership) Award (2015)
  • Mechanical Engineering Club Second Year Scholarship (2014)
  • Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures Higher Education Scholarship (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • Jason Lang Scholarship (2014, 2015)
  • University of Alberta and Faculty of Engineering Academic Excellence (2013, 2013)
  • A. Newbert Construction and Engineering Ltd. Entrance Award in Engineering (2013)

  • Conferences
  • Specified Gas Emitters Regulation Stakeholders Workshop in Edmonton, Alberta (2017)
  • STFC Batteries Annual Meeting 2016 at EPSRC's The Cosener's House in Abingdon, UK (2016)
  • Workshop on Mathematics of Energy Storage at University of Leeds, UK (2016)
  • Thermal Energy Storage Workshop at Imperial College London, UK (2016)
  • Alberta Student Leadership Summit in Edmonton, Alberta (2016)
  • Student Sustainability Summit in Edmonton, Alberta (2016)
  • Western Engineering Students' Societies Team Annual Retreat in Vancouver, British Columbia (2014)
  • Western Engineering Students' Societies Team Executives' Meeting in Kelowna, British Columbia (2014)
  • Canadian Federation of Engineering Students Congress in Magog-Orford, Quebec (2014)

  • Presentations
  • 'Effective Systemic Economic Change for Climate?' - Effective Altruism Netherlands (2020; doi:10.5281/zenodo.3686940)
  • 'An Introduction to Decision-Making Under Deep Uncertainty' - Effective Altruism Netherlands Policy Group (2019)
  • 'Superpowered Literature and Reference Management' - M.Sc. Engineering and Policy Analysis (internal; 2019)
  • 'Useful Coding Tools: Collaborative Coding and Project Management & a Map of the Python World' - M.Sc. Engineering and Policy Analysis (internal; 2019)
  • 'Climate Change and Innovation for Alberta' - Alberta Roofing Contractors Association Annual Education Day (2017)
  • 'Building an Efficient Car and an Effective Team' - Alberta Student Leadership Summit (2017) [Top Student Presenter Award]
  • 'Energy Storage - the Cornerstone to a Sustainable Energy Future' - Western Engineering Competition (2017)
  • 'Not just Wind and Solar... the Bigger Picture of Sustainable Energy' - University of Alberta Engineering Competition (2016)
  • 'Climate Change Mitigation, Alberta, and YOU' - University of Alberta Sustainability Awareness Week (2017)
  • 'Interdisciplinary Minds are Limitless' - University of Alberta GovWeek (2016)
  • 'Energy, Science, and Perspective' - Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC) Retreat in Banff, Alberta (2016)
  • 'The Future of Energy is a Global Issue - and Energy Storage is the "Missing Link"' (Poster) - PLLC Retreat (2016)
  • 'Hinton Pulp' - Co-op Speaker Series (2016)

  • Alberta Diploma and International Baccaleaureate Certificate
    Old Scona Academic High School

  • Represented the United States of America in the Historical Security Council regarding the proposed invasion of Iraq at the University of Alberta High School Model United Nations (2013, Best Delegate Award)
  • Represented the Imperial State of Iran in the Historical Security Council regarding the establishment of Israel at the University of Alberta High School Model United Nations (2012)
  • Alberta Schools' Athletics Association Track and Field Provincials (2013)

  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Track and Field Team Leadership Award (2013)
  • Track and Field Team Top Senior Athlete (2013)

  • Experience

    Project Manager
    University of Alberta EcoCar Team
  • Lead an 100+ member student team to construct hydrogen fuel cell vehicles for Shell Eco-marathon
  • Set team vision, build unity and team culture, guide team operations
  • Represent team to community, sponsors, and other external bodies
  • Oversaw new Research and Development and Autonomous Driving Teams to undertake new initiatives

  • Carbon Offset Co-op
    Government of Alberta - Alberta Climate Change Office
  • Worked with Regulatory and Compliance branch of the Alberta Climate Change Office to maintain rigour of carbon offset system
  • Reviewed greenhouse gas emission quantification methodology to ensure system alignment with best science
  • Analyzed combustion emission sources, landfill and biomass energy technologies, heat transfer and electricity production systems, and carbon credit markets
  • Communicated with government Executive, external stakeholders, partners, and other Canadian jurisdictions on issues and policy development

  • Co-op Research Student
    Centre for Integrated Energy Research, University of Leeds
  • The Centre for Integrated Energy Research at the University of Leeds integrates "technological, economic, policy, and socio-technical dimensions of energy" to "enable and accelerate transition to low carbon, secure, economically viable and socially equitable energy systems." As a part of this initiative, my work is a part of a UK EPSRC funded consortium energy project related to characterizing the future of energy in the UK. I am creating a systems level model for energy storage potential.
  • Funded in part by the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship:
  • "The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships aim to activate a dynamic community of young global leaders across the Commonwealth to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through inter-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences."

  • Co-op Research Student
    National Research Council, National Institute for Nanotechnology
  • Worked with National Research Council in collaboration with the University of Alberta
  • Fabricated and characterized molecular junctions on PET plastic as part of efforts towards flexible electronics

  • Systems Engineering Lead
    University of Alberta EcoCar Team
  • Coordianting design of all vehicle systems and ensuring effective communication between all engineering subteams
  • Implement strategies to optimize vehicle performance and driver efficiency

  • Vice President Recruiting
    University of Alberta EcoCar Team
  • Managing recruitment and advertisement efforts, including devleoping training programs for new team members
  • Invited and hosted five industry professionals on "Future of Transportation" panel discussion

  • Mechanical Engineering Co-op Student
    Hinton Pulp, a Division of West Fraser
  • Analyze root cause of O2 delignification mechanical failures in steam injection process; consult vendors and oversee design of a $100,000 upgrade project
  • Initiated energy audit in compressed air system; develop Standard Operating Guidelines for future maintenance of system; initiated $800,000 upgrade project
  • Supervise instrument mechanic crew in diagnosis, repair, and upgrade projects

  • Dean's Research Award Stduent
    Canadian Centre for Welding and Joining
  • Investigated potential of Tungsten Inert Gas machines in producing specific sound harmonics using a programmed software MIDI synthesizer
  • Presented topic of research to industry sponsors and the public at Engineering Research Presentations and Engineering Competition

  • Engage North Fellow
    Making Connections for Youth
  • Developed coding instruction for youth and young adults
  • Independently coordinated technological infrastructure across the Hamlet including developing web based inventory interface using PHP and Excel
  • Projected cost and performance analysis; constructed two new computer systems compatible with future Virtual Reality Arcade implementation (Oculus Rift and Virtuix Omni)
  • Administered network and server utilities, retrofitted IT infrastructure

  • Governance

    University of Alberta

    General Faculties Council - Undergraduate Engineering Councillor April 2016 - Present
  • General Faculties Council is responsible for academic governance at the University of Alberta. This includes "granting of degrees, approval of the University's Academic Plan, academic programs, academic policies, academic awards, and the University Calendar" (University of Alberta, 2016)

  • Senator April 2016 - Present
  • The University of Alberta Senate is chaired by the Chancellor of the university. Its mandate is to "inquire, promote and connect" (University of Alberta, 2016)
  • The Senate runs U School, a elementary and junior high student engagement initative, grants honorary degrees, and works to build relationships between the University and the community

  • University of Alberta Students' Union

    Engineering Councillor April 2015 - August 2016
  • 2015-2016: Permanent member of Policy and Nominating Committees, and Governance Structure Review Task Force
  • 2015-2016: Member of Office of the Registrar's Entrance Scholastic Distinction Scholarship Selection Committee
  • Represent over 4,400 undergraduate engineering students to the broader campus community

  • Orientation Leader February 2014 - September 2014
  • Facilitated orientation for incoming students; directed orientation presentations
  • Selected for knowledge of and participation in student life events, skills, and character

  • Engineering Students' Society (ESS)

    Deputy Returning Officer February 2016 - March 2016
  • Administered electronic voting for the Engineering Students' Society Executive and Departmental Clubs' elections and Faculty Association Membership Fee referendum

  • Associate Vice-President Information Technology April 2015 - August 2016
  • Maintaining and upgrading ESS network infrastructure
  • Oversaw two coordinators in website redesign and other network upgrades

  • Vice-President Internal April 2014 - December 2014
  • Managed nineteen Associate Vice Presidents and Coordinators in day to day operations of the Engineering Students’ Society
  • Introduced new communications programs and student services with a focus on mental health support
  • Began ESS Green Spaces initiative to audit internal operations and achieve Green Spaces certification

  • Member, Board of Directors October 2013 - December 2014
  • Represented over 1000 engineering students on Board of Directors in matters relating to ESS policy and executive operation
  • Chaired public forum discussing the events which led to a by-election in Fall 2013
  • Reported to Board as a Vice-President and made recommendations regarding policy, and expanding and restructuring

  • First Year Liaison April 2014 - April 2015
  • Act as Chief Returning Officer of the First Year Engineering Club elections and ensure the formation of a new executive
  • Provide support to First Year Engineering Club on matters relating to services, budget, timeline, and planning

  • President, First Year Engineering Club October 2013 - September 2014
  • Led the most productive First Year Engineering Club Executive Team "in recent memory" through highly successful social and professional development events
  • Planned events and competitions, provided services to foster a sense of community and encourage teamwork between first year engineering students
  • Launched inaugural First Year - Senior Year Student Mixer to promote exchange of advice and network building
  • Co-ordinated and led bi-weekly meetings with six other executives

  • Other

    Computer Skills

  • Familiar with Java, Python, MatLab, HTML, CSS, PHP, VBA, SQL
  • Operate personal website and three Linux servers
  • Proficient in Windows 7+, Linux, networking and security
  • Versatile in Solidworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom
  • Languages

  • Fluent English
  • Fluent Mandarin
  • Basic Canadian French
  • Learning German
  • Membership

  • Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance
  • Alberta Council of Technologies
  • APEGA Student Advantage Program
  • SPE International Student Member
  • University of Alberta SCUBA Club
  • University of Alberta Outdoors Club
  • Certifications

  • CSTS-09 (October 2013)
  • WHMIS (September 2014)
  • First Aid Level C / AED (May 2014)
  • Edmonton Youth Soccer Refereeing (former)