In November 2000, I assumed responsibility for the day-to-day operation of
Dornsife Technology Services (DTS) upon the resignation of Dornsife's
Manager of Research & Computing. I assumed the role of System
Administrator upon the resignation of Dornsife's System Administrator.
On my own initiative, I assumed roles and responsibilities necessary for
the continued operation of DTS for more than 3 years, until a new
Dornsife IT director was hired in March 2004.
I successfully defended Dornsife's helpdesk and Dornsife's server infrastructure against threats to
shut them down permanently.
I hired, trained, supervised, evaluated, and fired people.
I proposed DTS's department budgets for FY 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004.
I managed department budgets of $217,990 (FY 2000-2001), $212,866 (FY 2001-2002), $220,674 (FY 2002-2003), $228,650 (FY
For nearly 4 years, I reviewed ASR's through my access to USC's Budget Administration System.
For nearly 4 years, I purchased equipment and software for DTS.
I underwent Microsoft Research training on "Designing a Secure Microsoft Windows Network for a University
Computing Environment" from June 26-29, 2001.
Since March 2004,
I underwent "Microsoft Onsite Security Training" by Microsoft in May 2004.
I underwent "GroupWise 6.5 Administration" training by Novacoast in
I attended the Los Angeles Technology Security Conference on January 21, 2005.
I underwent Securing Personal Information training by USC
Information Security Office on October 11, 2005.
I underwent Server Security training by USC Information Security
Office on January 18, 2006.
I underwent Physical Security training by USC Information Security
Office and USC Career and Protective Services - Public Safety on
February 15, 2006.
I underwent Building Emergency Response Team (BERT) training by
USC Career and Protective Services - Fire Safety and Emergency Planning
on March 22, 2007.
I underwent Laptop Security training by USC Information Security
Office on April 11, 2007.
I underwent Google Hacking training by USC Information Security
Office on May 16, 2007.
I underwent "ZENworks 7 Desktop Management -
Advanced Software Packaging" training by Novell on June 19, 2007.
I underwent FEMA certified Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
training by USC Career and Protective Services - Fire Safety and
Emergency Planning from January 31, 2012 to
March 13, 2012. I became a member of the USC Campus Emergency Response
Team (USC-CERT) on March 13, 2012.
In 2005, I started volunteering with Everybody
Reads, a reading and book donation program at Noble Elementary
School. Everybody Reads volunteers read to Noble students
and at the end of their time with them, volunteers
give each student a new book. Thanks to the generosity of the Tzu Chi Foundation,
Everybody Reads volunteers have given tens of thousands books to
Noble students since 2001.
In early 2010, I assumed responsibility for running "Everybody Reads @
Noble Elementary School".
I took charge of volunteer communication and started building the
brand of "Everybody Reads @ Noble Elementary School".
I designed, funded, implemented, and am currently maintaining
Everybody Reads' first book inventory system consisting of
over 5000 books.
Through a number of initiatives, I am working to improve the
retention and growth of the Everybody Reads volunteer base.
Active volunteers currently total over 300 people.
Seeking to shape Everybody Reads into a more responsive
program, I am working to rapidly gather and make use of volunteer
feedback and data from the Everybody Reads book inventory.