Following a Path of Charity and Justice
From my youth I was taught that we must care for the least of us, not as an act of pity, but because this world will never be a great place for anyone if it is not a good place for everyone. I became military police to assist my fellow soldiers in maintaining order, protect civilians from the harsh realities of war, and to defend the innocents caught in the churn. I have left the service but I still follow that calling.
August 2021 - Present
Advocacy and Civil Rights
Volunteer with Abolition Law Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Reported on proceedings in Municipal and County Court to ensure equitable judicial outcomes. Attended arraignments, preliminary hearings, bench trials, and sentencings.
Civil Rights Litigation
Intern with the PA Office of the Attorney General defending state employees from civil claims. Experienced in research and drafting answers, position statements, and preparing discovery. Responded to a variety of civil claims including Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendment claims, as well as employment discrimination and medical malpractice claims.
Education - University of Pittsburgh
Candidate for J.D. focusing on dispute resolution, international law, civil rights and litigation. Pursuing a Certificate in International and Comparative Law, with a Concentration in Civil Litigation.
June 2011 - July 2021
Work Experience - United States Army
Served in numerous rolls as a US Army Officer in the Military Police. Culminated as being selected as the Chief of Police for the American military base Yongsan in Seoul, South Korea.
September 2021 - Present
Elected Majority Inspector of Elections for the Borough of Swissvale, November 2021. Member of the City of Bridges Run Club, participant in the Great Race and Pittsburgh Half-Marathon. PITT Rugby 2021-2022 team.
September 2007-December 2015
Education - University of Oklahoma & Drexel University
Bachelor's of History from Drexel University, and Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, combining International Relations with Statistics. During course on Eastern European Security, deployed as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve to Złocieniec, Poland.