"Starting last night, the website Christian Today held an informal poll on its website asking who won the Bill Nye vs. Ken Ham debate. As of today, the clear winner, by a landslide, was Bill Nye, who captured a whopping 92% of the vote. Ham was struggling along with a mere 8% of the vote."
Website polls are not even remotely scientific, but still, this was Christian Today.
- Huntington Ingalls IndustriesChemist I, 2013 - presentAnalytical Chemist; •Perform QA/QC tasks related to ensuring operations are within allowed specifications •Utilize ICP; GC/MS; UV-vis; FTIR
- The University of Southern MississippiResearch Associate, 2012 - 2012Synthetic Inorganic Chemist; • Synthesis and characterization of novel ligands for use as precursors in the preparation of water oxidation catalysts • Synthesis and characterization of mixed-metal binuclear photocatalysts for the production of H2 and O2 from water (artificial photosynthesis), containing ruthenium(II) and cobalt(II)/cobalt(III) metal centers. • Research contributions resulted in supervisor receiving an NSF Career grant of $530,000 • Utilization of ESI MS; FTIR; NMR; CV; UV-vis; TLC • Brought lab into compliance with waste disposal protocol • Trained, mentored, and supervised undergraduates • Kept lab fully operational while supervisor was away at conferences • Kept meticulous lab notebook • Utilization of ChemDraw, Origin, EndNotes, Office 2010, SciFinder, ACD Spectrus, Epsilion EC, LXQTune, Omnic, Olis, and IconNMR software.
- RespirTekResearch Associate, 2011 - 2012• Product testing to determine percent biodegradability under specific conditions • Wastewater treatment studies to determine effects of compounds on bacteria contained in wastewater • Bioremediation studies to determine biological activity of bacteria during site cleanup • Helped perform the following methods: ASTM E 1720, ASTM D 5210, ASTM D 5338 ASTM D 5864, OECD 208, OECD 301B, OECD 311, SM 9215 • Oversaw projects as GLP study director • Utilization of GC, TOC/TIC, Respirometer • Performed routine maintenance and calibrations on analytical equipment to reduce variance • Updated company website using validated HTML 5/CSS 3 with Search Engine Optimization as highest priority. • Wrote and Revised SOPs • Complied with non disclosure agreements • Complied with ISO certification guidelines
- Sound Shop3rd Key Manager, 2003 - 2003• 3rd-key Manager and related responsibilities • Cashier and related responsibilities • Inventory Control • Troubleshooting Register problems and other technical issues • Communicated with Vendors
- Munro PetroleumAssistant Manager/Manager in Training, 1997 - 2002• Assistant Manager and related responsibilities • Cashier and related responsibilities • Attendant and related responsibilities • Inventory Control • Troubleshooting Register problems and other technical issues • Provided support for management to resolve internal issues and conflicts • Provided management with goal oriented advice • Communicated with Vendors • Performed manual tank monitoring and reported any volumes of water present
- University of Southern MississippiChemistry, 2006 - 2011Minor in Computer Science
- Mississippi Gulf Coast Community CollegeApplied Science, 1999 - 2005
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