Employment History

Research Analyst at Southwest Research Institute
San Antonio, Texas Area | Computer & Network Security
Summary

Dan is a recent graduate from The University of Texas at San Antonio where he majored in Computer Science and graduated with Highest Honors from the Honors College.

Following graduation, Dan immediately began work at Southwest Research Institute as an Analyst for the Intelligent Transportation Systems division, working on state-wide transportation projects in Texas and on both coasts.

Starting August 2013, Dan begin work on his Master’s in Computer Science, returning to his alma mater, UTSA.

Experience
Research Analyst (2013 – Present)
Southwest Research Institute
Nonprofit, 1001-5000 employees, Research

LANGUAGES: C#, Java, and SQL Server/Oracle/PostgreSQL

* Promotional work, including responding to RFPs and presenting to potential clients about product offerings
* Maintain multi-million line codebase for a multi-state intelligent transportation system
* Innovate enhancements that both maintain backward compatibility and move the software toward new goals

Web Specialist (2012 – 2013)
Startech Foundation

LANGUAGES: PHP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

* Maintained multiple website presences
* Developed a social media presence, ensuring a consistent brand across all networks, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
* Developed custom software to integrate with our WordPress foundation, which was later open sourced in the WordPress Plugins directory

Ambassador (2011 – 2013)
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Educational Institution, 1001-5000 employees, Higher Education

* Represented The University of Texas at San Antonio
* Worked numerous university events, including President’s lunches and commencement ceremonies
* Provided tours of the campus to prospective students

Member (2011 – 2013)
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Educational Institution, 1001-5000 employees, Higher Education

* Served as a voice for the Honors College students to the Dean and other college administrators

Chair (2011 – 2013)
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Educational Institution, 1001-5000 employees, Higher Education

* Presided over UCAC meetings, implementing Robert’s Rules of Order to ensure an orderly, effective meeting
* Worked with UC leadership to prepare information prior to each meeting
* Attended various campus meetings regarding UC business, providing input on behalf of UTSA students

Website Director (2012 – 2013)
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Educational Institution, 1001-5000 employees, Higher Education

LANGUAGES: ColdFusion, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

* Reconstructed the UTSA Student Government site from scratch
* Interfaced with the Google Drive API to provided a means for Student Government officers to easily update member information without requiring full access to the UTSA servers
* Collaborated with numerous members of the Student Government Executive Board to ensure that the final product met expectations

Senator for the College of Sciences (2012 – 2012)
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Educational Institution, 1001-5000 employees, Higher Education

* Served as a voice for students of the College of Sciences in Student Government meetings
* Sat on the Student Government’s Academic Affairs Committee, which is responsible for communicating to the University administration the academic issues that the student body feels require attention

President (2011 – 2012)
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Educational Institution, 1001-5000 employees, Higher Education

* Worked with four officers to reach organization goals, including campus-wide fundraisers and social service events
* Developed the organization’s largest ever fundraiser, capitalizing on UTSA’s record-breaking attendance at their first ever football game to sell t-shirts which raised thousands of dollars in a couple of weeks

Web Specialist Intern (2011 – 2012)
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Educational Institution, 1001-5000 employees, Higher Education

LANGUAGES: ColdFusion, Access, HTML, CSS, JavaScript

* Maintained and developed the Honors College websites, including implementation of a campus wide website design, modified for the specific needs of the Honors College

Founding President (2011 – 2011)
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Educational Institution, 1001-5000 employees, Higher Education

* Worked alongside a team of 4 officers, generating the founding documents and ideas of the organization, including a constitution and a comprehensive membership plan
* Marketed through multiple social networking sites, focusing on Facebook and Twitter
* Built a community for the Honors College where students finally felt that they were a part of something “real”

Web Editor & Staff Writer (2011 – 2011)
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Educational Institution, 1001-5000 employees, Higher Education

* Wrote regularly on wide range of topics, most often in the news section, but work also included the arts and general interest
* Designed and implemented long-term web innovation, cleaning up years of poorly-maintained web content to ensure future readers can find all of The Paisano’s work
* Marketed through social networking platforms, focusing on Facebook

Supplemental Instructor (2010 – 2011)
The University of Texas at San Antonio
Educational Institution, 1001-5000 employees, Higher Education

* Facilitated study groups for historically difficult classes
* Presented weekly marketing content which I delivered to classrooms of over 200 students
* Collaborated with professors to provide an optimum learning environment, ensuring that the content they felt important was conveyed in my sessions

Campus Technical Support (2010 – 2010)
Self-employed
Sole Proprietorship, Myself Only, Information Technology and Services

* Removed spyware, adware, and malware from infected computers
* Provided preventive measures against future attacks
* Marketed the business through flyers across campus
* Maintained contact with past customers while also building new business contacts

Network Technician (2010 – 2010)
Prime Systems

* Replaced & maintained network machines across district’s 83 campuses
* Ensured the team met deadlines
* Organized company warehouse for expedited delivery process

Skills & Expertise

PHP, ColdFusion, WordPress, HTML, Java, MySQL, Social Networking, Perl, C, CSS, Microsoft Office, Linux, Web Design, WordPress, Eclipse, Programming, Social Media, PowerPoint, Networking, Leadership, Research

Education
The University of Texas at San Antonio (2009 – 2013)
B.S. Computer Science, Anthropology
Activities and societies: Honors College Student Advisory Board, University Center Advisory Council, Parking Appeals Committee, Student Government Association Senator for the College of Sciences

Awarded the Felix and Elizabeth McKinney Memorial Scholarship ($15,000 annually).
Awarded 4 other scholarships (~$5,000 annually) that were forfeited to qualify for the above scholarship.
President’s List (Fall 2009 & 2010, Spring 2010 & 2011).
Who’s Who at UTSA (Spring 2011).
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges (Spring 2012).

Recommendations
Dan was a very eager student whose ambition and passion for learning was only exceeded by his skills to solve problems on various levels and create an end product that was functional, visually appealing, and easy to manage. It was a pleasure working with him.
Dan’s revolutionized the website for the Student Government Association in his time as website director. Prior to his service the website was one of the biggest eye-sores the organization had faced, but with his dedication and assistance it now provides a glowing first impression to anyone who wants to get involved, wants learn more about the organization, or just wants to browse what the organization has to offer.

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