About Me

I am a Ph.D. physicist, I am a minister, I am an engineer, a teacher, a college advisor, a career advisor, a blogger, an author, a publisher, an energy healer, a web marketing manager, a social relationships expert, and most of all an educator.

Before I continue my list, feel free to check out my Resume and my CV.

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While I was growing up in Edison, NJ, it was noted for being the fastest growing town/city in America. My high school was noted for being the most diverse high school in our country, and my alma mater, Rutgers University, was noted for being the most diverse college in America. New Jersey also has the highest population density in America.
I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew I was science & math oriented so I pursued physics. In college I sang with the Rutgers Glee Club on the album The Bells Must Ring (1998), I was a member of the Rutgers Cheerleading team from 98-00′, and I was a Sexual Health Advocate volunteer. I randomly worked with CompUSA selling hardware, Cheer Academy coaching tumbling, and PSE&G digging ditches and fixing natural gas mains.
When I graduated, I became a teacher but soon realized that I was not as knowledgeable as I had thought I was. I sent out one application to Arizona State University for their graduate physics program and was accepted. I escaped the confines of the east coast and began my graduate career in medium energy nuclear physics.
During my graduate studies, I became a member of Ricardo Alarcon’s research group who was conducting research in collaboration with a group of international scientists at the MIT Bates Linear Accelerator Center. I worked primarily under Michael Kohl and Tancredi Botto, both research scientists in the MIT Laboratory of Nuclear Science. After living in Tempe for three years, I spent the next two years in Boston then returned to Tempe to publish my dissertation in 2007.
For the past five years, I’ve taught full-time at the high school known as JP Stevens. The school is ranked in the top 50 in NJ and the top 200 nationally. I co-advised the JP Stevens Model UN club which is ranked in the top 10 in the nation, and I helped coach the Edison High School Wrestling team which has been a recent success, having become the Most Improved Team in Middlesex County in 2012 and earning my fellow coach Tom White a “coach of the year” award in only his third year as head coach.
For three of the past four summers, I’ve also assisted in the development of FEM optimization and analysis software for the company Twinleaf LLC, an ultra-high precision magnetometry upstart located in Princeton, NJ. Primarily, I helped design geometry of the magnetic shielding and magnetic field generation within the shields.
This past year, I applied for a prestigious graduate position with Rutgers and received their offer of a Fellowship from Rutgers Graduate School of Education. Despite a successful five years of teaching, advising, and coaching and two years of tenure, there isn’t much room for growth within the teaching profession unless the employed teacher has earned specific credits towards administrative certifications. Since my goal is changing curriculum, I need at least 24 MORE graduate credits… and this opportunity at Rutgers provides statistical training that has overlap with finance, operations management, data mining, and computational trending analysis.
In the past three months, I have also completed design of my first website and the co-authoring of a book on Model UN Education. My co-author and I will be doing our best to bring this book to the world of Model UN and hoping to expand the reach of Model UN on a high school level.

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