MSc in Information Technology (2019-2021)
Received Distinction for thesis on ‘Empowering Agile and Hybrid project teams through adaptive interdepartmental tools and workflows.’ The research demonstrates the utility and demand for tools that automate workflows and connect separate departments and Line of Business (LOB) applications. Trends in Agile projects-of-scale, Business Agility, Business Process Management (BPM) technology, and the changing role of the Project Management Office (PMO) are related to the topic. Results from a survey of project professionals are presented and analyzed to validate need and explore requirements which are demonstrated in a System Use Case and sample BPMN 2.0 workflow.
Program coursework included classes in Enterprise Networking and Security, Database Development, and IT Project Management.
MSc in International Relations Theory (2008-2010)
My interest in international politics and the conditions under which development/underdevelopment and war/peace occurs led me to take modules in Conflict and Peace Studies, Humanitarian Intervention, and IR Theory. I also engaged in partnerships with International Institute for Security Studies (IISS), Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and served as an Editorial Board Member for the Millennium.
I excelled at UMass, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a 3.97/4.0 overall GPA and a perfect 4.0/4.0 GPA in Philosophy. I was awarded distinction by the faculty of both departments and also earned a Certificate in International Relations and Minor in History.
AA in Liberal Arts (2001-2004)
I initially declared as a Computer Information Systems Major receiving top marks in programming and CAD courses before changing my concentration to History, Economics, Geography and Government.
Certifications & Training
Essentials of AV Technology Certificate (2013)
Completed mdules in Audiovisual Systems, Analog and Digital Signals, Networking for Data and AV, Decoding Visual Signal, Display and Projection Technology, Acoustics, Control Systems, Electical Systems, Radio waves.
TEFL/TESOL Teacher Training Certificate (2012)
Completed additional modules in Survival Teaching and Professional Teaching.
International Relations Certificate (2006)
Completed coursework in International Relations, The European Union, International Ethics, Comparative Politics of the Third World, Comparative Politics of the Third World, International Organizations, and Global Islamic Politics. This certificate is now offered as a Minor.