Professional Certificate, Data Analytics, University of Southern California, Viterbi School of Engineering

Master’s of Science, Engineering, California State University, Long Beach

Master’s of Science, Biochemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Bachelor’s of Arts, Chemistry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Professional Credentials

Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute (October 2011 – Present)

Certified Permitting Professional (CPP), South Coast Air Quality Management District (August 2009 – Present)

Engineer-in-Training (EIT), State of California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists (August 2012 – Present)

AB32 GHG Lead Verifier/Oil and Gas and Process Specialist, California Air Resources Board (August 2015 – Present)


The following are research papers and theses that I have co-authored over the years.

“Olefin Cross-Metathesis Reactions at Room Temperature Using the Nonionic Amphiphile ‘PTS’: Just Add Water,”  Organic Letters, March 12, 2008.

“Ring-Closing Metathesis at Room Temperature Within Nanometer Micelles Using Water as the Only Solvent,” Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, May 5, 2008.

“Fluorous Modification of 2,2′-Bipyridine,” Journal of Fluorine Chemistry, January 2006.

“Γ-Aminobutyric Acid Inhibits Cytokine-Mediated Synergistic Induction of Astrocytic Interleukin-6 Release: A Mechanistic Study,” University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2006.

In the Media

“How Hiring a Professional Writer Helped a Specialized B2B Grow,” ClearVoice, 2017.

“How to Skyrocket Your Career: 10 Strategies for ‘Actively’ Attending ACE,” EM Magazine (Air and Waste Management Association).

“Four Simple Strategies to Grow Your Career at Hyperspeed,” EM Magazine (Air and Waste Management Association).

“Outlook: Exploring the Next Generation of Oil, Gas Employees,” Rigzone, 2015.

“In Hindsight: Former Ph.D. Students Reflect on Why They Jumped Ship,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 15, 2014. 

Vision 2014 by the California Waste Association (https://web.archive.org/web/20141010190549/http://www.calrma.com:80/archived-presentations/)

“Why Asian Americans Are Turning to Green Business,” Asian Fortune Magazine, August 12, 2013.

Presentations and Volunteering

Slice of Advice Speaker Series: Exploring Green Jobs Panel, California State University Fullerton Career Center.

Marc and Eva Stern Math and Science School Career Day Speaker.

Los Angeles Association of Environmental Professionals & USC Mentor Roundtable.

“Olefin Cross-Metathesis Reactions at Room Temperature Using the Nonionic Amphiphile ‘PTS’: Just Add Water,”  Poster Presented at the 17th International Symposium on Olefin Metathesis and Related Chemistry, Pasadena, CA. (August 2007)