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Sr. Program Manager

Serial intrapreneur in the Engineering for Global Development sector at ASME. Focused on the development of new programs and technical content at the intersection of technology and global development. Additionally, serving as a Program Architect and Content Strategist for Engineering for Change.


Sr. Program Manager, Engineering for Global Development  
ASME, May 2008 to Present, New York, New York United States
(Non-profit / NGO)
ASME's Engineering for Global Development (EGD) programs and services foster collaboration among the engineering and global development stakeholders to create avenues and opportunities for ASME members, volunteers, and engineers around the world to meet the challenges faced by billions in underserved communities. These challenges can include access to clean water, adequate sanitation, housing, reliable electricity, transportation, food production, education, health care, information and communication technologies, among others.

Sr. Program Manager  
Engineering for Change, May 2008 to Present, New York, New York United States
(Non-profit / NGO)
Engineering for Change (E4C) is a global alliance that facilitates the development of appropriate solutions to improve quality of life in under-served communities worldwide. Primary responsibilities include guiding the development of E4C’s digital platform and content strategy, driving content related partnerships with global technical societies, NGOs and other organizations at the intersection of technology, design and international development.

President Emeritus (2009-13) and Public Health Lead  
EWB-USA, February 2006 to Present, New York, New York United States
(Non-profit / NGO)
Administering 4 official and 2 developing projects in Kenya, Cambodia, Peru, El Salvador and Sierra Leone. Creating strategic plans, guiding partnership development, coordinating volunteer leadership, managing operations, and new project development. Personally developed a public health monitoring and evaluation program of a potable water system at a rural hospital in Kenya and currently designing water treatment solutions for a hospital in Peru.

Engineering Specialist  
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, February 2004 to April 2008, New York, New York United States
(Biomedical Devices)
• Provided primary engineering design of optomechanical, electromechanical and in-vivo imaging hardware for biomedical research facilities using SolidWorks solid modeling software and hands-on manufacturing • Assembled, provided training and support of optical and electromechanical systems for health care and biomedical research technology • Developed and maintained standard practices for engineering design and drawings • Supported exchange between research investigators and vendors/ manufacturing facilities • Troubleshoot and resolved on-site biomedical equipment issues for investigators

Junior Design Engineer  
Spectral Applied Research, January 2001 to January 2002, Toronto, Ontario Canada


New York University  
Other, Global Affairs, Jan, 2010 to Jan, 2012
Required/Elective courses included: - The Politics of International Economic Relations - Building Sustainable Technology Through Microfinance - The Cost of Food in the Developing & Developed World - Social Capital Markets

University of Toronto  
Bachelor Of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Sep, 1998 to May, 2003


Confocal reflectance mosaicing of basal cell carcinomas in Mohs surgical skin excisions     

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