With a passion and dedication to promote effective and responsible mining, I intend to maximize holistic stakeholder wealth generation while minimizing and eliminating negative externalities involved with the discovery, extraction, and processing of mineral resources through researching/leading innovative projects. I seek to reach the edges of our knowledge and then expand our knowledge with novel solutions.
WHAT HAVE I LEARNED
WHERE I PROBLEM SOLVE
University of Arizona Graduate College – Tucson, AZ
Master of Engineering - Mining Engineering (Sustainability)
University of Arizona Honors College – Tucson, AZ
Bachelor of Science; Mining Engineering (Mineral Processing)
& Geoscience (Gem Science)
Achievements: Dean's Honor, Lowell Institute of Mineral Resources Student Spotlight, UA SME Student Chapter VP of Professional Development.
Centennial High School -- Pueblo, CO
High School Diploma
Achievements: Nationally Competitive Speaker and Debater, Senior Class President, and NSDA Student of the Year for S. Colorado.
Mercury Free Mining. Geometallurgy Researcher.
Develop and Pilot R&D Program to Reduce Mercury use Within Gold Mining, Analyze Mercury-Free Mineral Processing Methodology, Direct Social Media Strategy, and Contribute to Organizational Strategies.
May 2020/2021–August 2020/2021
Nevada Gold Mines. Mining Engineering Intern.
Contributed to Mine Operations, Planning, Ore Control, Environmental, and Geotech. Tasked with improving operational efficiency. Created a Fragmentation Camera, Automated Drill and Blast QA/QC Program, Automated Short-Term Daily Mapping, and Helped Diagnose Kerogen Encapsulation in Disseminated Carlin-Type Gold Deposit.
Where my Ambitions and Passions Come to Fruition
Relevant Courses & Competencies
RESULTS OF EXPERIENCES
Economic Mineral Exploration/Prospecting.
Field Experience with Epithermal Systems, Pegmatites (2017-2019), and Carlin-Style Gold Deposits (2020-2021). Conducted Exploration and Mining of Gem Amethyst and Mineral Specimens Underground at the Last Chance Mine, Creede CO (2016).
Nationally Competitive Extemporaneous Speaker, Congressional Debater, and Public Forum Debater, 2014-2019. Ranked in the top 100 debaters and lead speech and debate team as president.
Field and Core Logging Experience. Accompanied by Instruction of Dr. Frank Mazdab and Dr. Ananya Mallik at the University of Arizona
Lead the Creation and Deployment of an Ongoing Research Project to Optimize Deployment of Mercury-Free Mineral Processing for ASGM.
Flotation, Grain Size Analysis, Comminution, Zeta Potential Measures, and Minimal Input Tailings Recycling. Field Experience and
Instructed by Dr. Jinhong Zhang.
Social Media Director, Successfully Deployed Websites, Logo Design, Media Creation, Article Writing, and Information Media Creation
Created Fragmentation Camera, Modelled Geophysical Subsurface Features, and Completed Other Geoscientific Inquiry.
Event Creation & Execution.
Coordinated and Deployed Online/In-Person Networking Events, Presentations, Receptions, and Professional Development Events through YMP and MFM.
Extensive Experience with Data Processing, Macro Development, PowerPivot, Graphing, and Chemdraw. Forecasted Haul Truck Cycle for Nevada Gold Mines, Automated QA/QC Processes, and Conducted Statistical Evaluations of Large Data Sets to Improve Mining.
Created Business, Cholla Lapidary, to Sell Self-Sourced Cabochons, Mineral Specimens, and Other Lapidary Works. Created Unique Agate Mezzanine Knives.
Practiced Producing Models, Surfaces, Plots, and Designing Plans for Goldstrike Open Pit Mine. Created Script for Converting Drone-Produced Point Clouds Into Clean 3D Topo Maps
Deswik Suite, Microsoft Suite, MineStar, Jigsaw, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Spark, Datawrapper, and Figma.
Geophysics, Macro/Micro-Economics, Psychology, Statistics, Political Science, Supply Chain Logistics, Architectural Design, World History, and Logistics Engineering
Creative Project-Based Problem Solving
Planning & Execution
Calm Under Pressure
Interests & Hobbies
Young Mining Professionals Arizona
Founder and President of YMP AZ. We are an professional organization stimulating innovative growth, building relationships, and advancing mining.
Mercury Free Mining
An innovative non-profit dedicated to sourcing and implementing novel mercury alternatives for artisanal and small-scale gold miners globally.
Cholla Lapidary is my cabochon, lapidary art, and mineral specimen business. It is the result of years of collecting and practicing the lapidary arts.