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OBJECTIVE: To obtain an Entry- Level position from Trabuco Group, Inc. Willing to relocate globally, as needed.

EDUCATION The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), Edinburg, TX

 M.S in Civil Engineering Expected Graduation: May 2019 Major GPA: 3.90 | Cumulative GPA: 3.90

 B.S in Mechanical Engineering Graduated in December 2016


 EIT, License No. 59594, July 2017


 Water Environment Federation, Water Leadership Institute Graduate 2018 EXPERIENCE

Graduate Research Assistant, Civil, UTRGV, Edinburg, TX August 2017 – Present

 Performed critical roles in securing and implementing a $15,000 research project about water harvesting from sea atmosphere. Roles include, but not limited to, preparation of the proposal, data collection, data analysis, and collaboration with other academic fields such as chemistry and environmental science.

 Actively involved in the construction of efficient mechanism for an atmospheric water harvester within a limited budget. Built stand-alone power supplies for lab dehumidification units. The ultimate objective of the research, was to properly develop and to introduce a new methodology for analyzing water quality of the humidity.

 Assisted in preparing and organizing a water quality-testing lab for the Civil Engineering department, UTRGV.

 Built and organized a laboratory user manual archive to be used on-site.

Independent Consultant, Water Treatment Plant, Edinburg, TX August 2016 – Present

 Received hands on training on plant water treatment processes for disinfection and filtration as well as plant operation, instrumentation, and control.

 Used my engineering academic knowledge and reached to consult on installing different types of pumps with impellers made from optimal alloys able to withstand cavitation.

 Assisted plant supervisors to optimize plant O&M.

Research Assistant, Office for Sustainability, UTRGV, Edinburg, TX August 2013 – December 2016

 Reached to learn the Return on Investment (ROI) analysis for small utility vehicles on campus from being solar powered.

 Developed cost saving proposals to the Office of the Vice President of Business Affairs to install solar panel and high capacity rechargeable batteries to achieve 4-year ROI.

SKILLS Software:

 Entry level proficiency in Gantt Chart, Bill of Materials, Quality Function Deployment, Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis , Design of Experiments, and Work Breakdown Structure.

 Mid-level Proficiency in Autodesk Inventor, Multisim, Autodesk Revit Architecture, Autodesk Auto CAD, SolidWorks, QGIS, and Microsoft Office. Transferrable:

 Proven teamwork abilities

 Self-driven and eagerness to take initiative

 Excellent communication/interpersonal skill