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Highly motivated, dedicated, and assertive professional, offering progressive years of experience in research analysis and cultural anthropology complemented with strong educational foundation. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of diverse cultural practices and behaviors, able to intelligently examine a wide range of cultural issues and the impacts of globalization on local populations. Show exceptional analysis, documentation, research, and advocacy expertise, coupled with effective writing and presentation skills. Accustomed to working with people of diverse cultures and organizational backgrounds. Possess a keen eye for detail with proven capability to multitask in a competitive and challenging environment.
- Comprehensive Research and Analysis
- Globalization and International Development
- Student Progress Testing and Assessment
- Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Populations Rapport Building Skills
- Outstanding Student and Community Relations
- Group Counseling, Guided Reading, and Writing
- Time Management and Prioritization
- Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Articulate Oral and Written Communication
- Leadership, Training, and Team Building
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD) IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, GPA: 3.88/4.0
Specialization in Globalization and International Development
Dissertation: “The Impact of Global Forces on National Identity in Vientiane, Laos”
- ABCD University, Dallas, TX: 2009
Charles R. Jenkins Award in Anthropology / Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society: 2005
Graduate Research Day Winner, Anthropology: 2004 and 2005
MASTER OF ARTS (MA) IN ANTHROPOLOGY, GPA: 4.0/4.0
Thesis: “Continuity and Change in the Human Skull Ritual of Guatemala”
- DEFG University, San Antonio, TX: 2003
BACHELOR OF ARTS (BA) IN ANTHROPOLOGY, MINOR: GEOGRAPHY, GPA: 3.23/4.0
- DEFG University, San Antonio, TX: 2000
National Dean’s List: 1999-2000
DIPLOMA IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
- GHIJ Institute of Technology, Denver, CO: 1997
JKLM COMPANY, FORT LEAVENWORTH, KS
RESEARCH ANALYST | 2009-PRESENT
Conduct comprehensive research and write analytical “Cultural Knowledge Reports” in support of Human Terrain Teams deployed in Afghanistan to provide socio-cultural advice to U.S. Army Brigade commanders. Facilitate training to junior colleagues on technical writing, sourcing, research, and statistical methodology. Expertly manage projects that include analysis of field notes, interview data, demographic data, and other materials looking for substantive patterns upon which recommendations could be made. Made use of a variety of databases, such as SharePoint, research databases, and software programs weekly.
- Solely completed all reports often under short deadlines of two weeks or less.
- Covered topics, such as examining the methodology of survey companies in Afghanistan, demographics, dispute resolution, patron-client relationships, economic activity, religious beliefs, development programs, and history.
- Delivered informative presentation in a concise manner to general level readership.
- Instrumental in reviewing reports written by junior analysts for content, clarity, adherence to office standards, and research methodology.
- Initiated the development of new research projects, combining qualitative, quantitative, and spatial information to air in understanding the socio-cultural environment in Afghanistan.
ABCD UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY * DALLAS, TX
STATISTICAL CONSULTANT | 2008-2009
Performed statistical analysis of salary data for the entire faculty at Southern Methodist University to identify areas of gender disparity in pay and representation. Handled confidential data with the highest protection.
- Produced accurate data and reports to senior faculty members and recommend proposals for policy change.
- Utilized Statistical Program for the Social Sciences (SPSS) in analyzing statistical data and Microsoft Excel in producing graphs and other reports.
ANTHROPOLOGY INSTRUCTOR | 2008
Exposed students to a variety of different cultures around the world through a culturally relative lens. Instructed students about human rights, language, religion, kinship, identity, religion, gender, health, and other related subjects. Contacted and regularly communicated with expert guest lecturers to visit the classes.
- Singlehandedly developed and selected the specific content, scheduling, and relevant materials for all classes
- Commended for preparing and delivering lectures to students on subjects, including:
- ANTH 1321H: First Year Honors Seminar, Tourism and Anthropology
- ANTH 2301: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- ANTH/RELI 3366: Magic, Myth, and Religion
SENIOR TEACHING FELLOW, ANTHROPOLOGY | 2007
Supplied students with a culturally relative understanding on a variety of different cultural phenomenon for populations around the world. Planned and conducted activities for a balanced program of instruction on subjects, such as politics, language, social organization, gender roles, cultural identity, religion, ethnicity, race, and others. Employed a variety of teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs, emotionally, socially, and academically. Facilitated class discussions about assigned readings, current affairs, or other related matters.
- Worked collaboratively with the Society of Public Anthropology and selected two students from the class to participate in a national assignment aimed at educating students on public policy, ethics, and human rights.
- Recognized for writing a winning letter to a national policy maker for such assignment, in which majority of student reviews for the classes were positive.
- Displayed exemplary performance and received an additional contract though the Department of Anthropology at SMU to teach at the level of instructor.
- Earned distinction for teaching the following courses to students:
- ANTH 2301: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (2 Sections)
- ANTH 3317: Peoples of Southeast Asia
ABCD UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY, DALLAS, TX
ADJUNCT LECTURER | 2005
TEACHING/RESEARCH ASSISTANT | 2003-2005
DEFG UNIVERSITY, SAN ANTONIO, TX
TEACHING ASSISTANT | 2001-2003
NOPQ COMPANY , SAN ANTONIO, TX
EDITORIAL ASSISTANT | 2001
- Lifetime Member, Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society
- Lifetime Member, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society
- Lifetime Member, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society
Southern Methodist University
- Dissertation Write-up Grant (Department of Anthropology), 2008-2009
- Full Fellowship (tuition and fees), 2003-2009
- Graduate Student Assembly Grant (Dedman College), 2007
- Lambda Alpha National Anthropology Honor Society Graduate Research Grant, 2005-2006
- National Science Foundation, Ethnographic Training Grant (Department of Anthropology), 2004
University of Texas at San Antonio
- Anthropology Thesis Scholarship, 2003
- James C. Gifford Memorial Scholarship in Anthropology, 2001
- Graduate Student Small Grant (College of Liberal and Fine Arts), 2001
- OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows and Macintosh
- SOFTWARE: Microsoft Office Suite, WordPerfect, Adobe Programs: Acrobat, Photoshop, and Illustrator, and SPSS