Skills

R user

I have been an avid R user since 2018. I use R to create reproducible analyses and visualizations. You can find my current work on GitHub.

Educator

I developed GED curricula and tutored male inmates in the Muscogee County Jail. While training as a Substance Abuse Counselor, I assembled a six-month intensive outpatient curriculum for SafeHouse Ministries.

Author

I published my first article in a scientific journal and currently have a second under review. On my blog, you can find helpful solutions to Kevin P. McIntyre’s Open Stats Lab.

Therapist

I served homeless men and women as a counselor-in-training, facilitating groups in psychoeducation—such as WRAP, WHAM, and Matrix—and cognitive behavioral therapy. Currently, I am a practicum counselor at NMSU.

Advocate

I serve on the board of PFLAG Las Cruces, crafting outreach media that tells our story. As a core member of Mpact Las Cruces, I promote events that target young (18 - 29 years old) men who have sex with men and transgender people to reduce health disparities, build community, and enhance sexual well-being.

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Graduate Research Assistant

New Mexico State University

August 2019 – Present Las Cruces, NM
Worked with Dr. Lucero to explore LGBT+ identity on social media using critical race and queer theory to frame our qualitative analysis.
 
 
 
 
 

Substance Abuse Counselor-in-Training

SafeHouse Ministries

September 2018 – June 2019 Columbus, GA
Facilitated cognitive behavioral therapy groups; facilitated psychoeducation groups using the Matrix model, WRAP, and WHAM; wrote case notes in HMIS & weekly probation reports; administered drug screenings (urine analyses, breathalyzers); consulted with professionals to improve client services; performed screening, assessment, orientation, and intake of clients; created GED curriculum for social studies and language arts; tutored inmates at the Muscogee County Jail.
 
 
 
 
 

Volunteer Research Assistant

Columbus State University

June 2018 – June 2019 Columbus, GA
Worked with Brandt A. Smith, Ph.D and two undergraduates to write and submit a manuscript on ingroup bias among men who have sex with men; served as PI for project on partner preferences of sexual minority men on geosocial networks; completed training in statistics using Open Stats Lab, JASP, and the R programming language.
 
 
 
 
 

Self-employed Owner

Erotilogic Entertainment, LLC

August 2014 – April 2017 Providence, RI
Freelance event promoter for LGBT+ events (i.e., nightlife, Pride, etc.) in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine; contracted with Rise Boston, Royale, Rumor, Chris Harris Presents, Megaplex, Club Body, Online Buddies, Jack’d, Manhunt, MaineStreet Ogunquit, Crown & Anchor, Club EGO, The X-Room at Mardi Gras.
 
 
 
 
 

Residential Counselor

Franciscan Children’s

December 2012 – August 2013 Columbus, GA
Created a safe, therapeutic environment for fifteen resident children; assisted in developing behavior charts; conducted body checks; guided children through suicidal ideation, hyperactive outbursts, delusional hallucinations, oppositional defiance, and withdrawn seclusion; trained in Crisis Prevention (CPI); assisted therapists with implementing various forms of therapy (i.e., animal, music, art).
 
 
 
 
 

Undergraduate Research Assistant

University of Massachusetts, Lowell

October 2011 – May 2012 Columbus, GA
Worked with Jana Sladkova, Ph.D and two other research assistants exploring the effects of deportation on Spanish-speaking immigrants living in Lowell; reviewed literature; collected narratives from participants; transcribed narratives using QSR NVivo 9.
 
 
 
 
 

Lead Child & Youth Program Assistant

66th FSS/FSFY, School Age Program

August 2010 – August 2014 Hanscom AFB, MA
Supervised 10 staff members and 85 children; 4H coordinator; BGCA liaison; created behavioral intervention systems to redirect children and stabilize challenging youth; planned, organized, and supervised overnight camping trips, teen lock-ins, and field days; researched activities; organized fundraisers, raising over $1,000 to donate to families in need.

Certificates

Intro to Statistics with R Track

Correlation, regression, and inference.
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CBT for Depression

Created a Cognitive Conceptualization Diagram for a client and self, trained on how to administer worksheets such as the Thought Record, and explored key core beliefs of depressions (unlovability, helplessness, worthlessness).
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Essentials of CBT: The Beck Approach

Practiced techniques to help clients evaluate and respond to their automatic thoughts and core beliefs, developed action plans for a client, and trained in activity scheduling and Socratic questioning.
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Data Scientist with R Track

Importing, cleaning, wrangling data. Writing functions, exploring data, and creating visuals. Supervised and unsupervised machine learning.
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Addiction Core Education

Performed group counseling, attended multiple 12-step fellowships, and wrote a final paper advocating for safe injecting facilities in the United States.
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