Educational Background

A brief overview of my educational and academic accomplishments.

Formal Education:

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Applied Economics | Florida State University

  • Completed a terminal, one-year Master's program graduating with a 3.9 GPA in August, 2010
  • Awarded and maintained a partial grant from the State of Florida covering one-third of my tuition costs
  • Thesis focused on forecasting net migration to Florida following 2008 economic recession
  • Member of the National Association of Business Economists (NABE)


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Economics & International Affairs | Florida State University

  • Completed double major graduating Cum Laude with a 3.5 GPA in May, 2009
  • Earned and maintained GPA requirements for Florida Bright Futures Scholarship covering 75 percent of tuition costs through all four years
  • Served full (one-year) terms as Scribe and Treasurer for Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, as Treasurer lead financial management and budget for  our annual philanthropy donating over $10,000 to the American Heart Association
  • Founding member and Treasurer for the FSU chapter of the Sigma Alpha Lambda co-ed honors fraternity


High School Diploma | Countryside High School

  • Graduated Cum Laude in June, 2005
  • Extra-curricular activities included JV football, wrestling and cross-country track
  • Maintained part-time employment in customer service and restaurant industries all four years (since age 15) to earn and save money for college


Professional Certifications:

Certified eCommerce Fraud Professional | The Fraud Practice, Inc.

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  • Completed over 20 hours of professional training across 16 courses and exams, in addition to a cumulative final exam and meeting other prerequisites and requirements
  • More information on qualifications for this Certification
  • More information on this and other professional training programs I played a major role in developing