While a bit unusual for a writer to post a resumé on their website, I think it’s important for readers to know who a writer is outside of their time spent at the keyboard. It drives me insane to see so many writers opine on world issues, philosophy, or history without readers having any idea of who they are, who they’ve worked for, or what interest they might have in advancing a particular opinion. How much commentary have you read online by authors who are merely a picture and a name? By revealing my professional background, travel, volunteer work, education, and memberships, I hope you can at least get some idea of who I am as a writer— morally and intellectually— and what perspective I write from.


Jobs Accepted

  • Infantry, Company Intelligence Support Team, United States Army | 2011-2013

  • Civil Affairs attachment, US Army Reserve | 2013-2016

  • Union Organizer, American Federation of Teachers (AFL-CIO) | August 2014 - October 2014

  • Military Veteran Organizer (TX), Democratic National Committee | October 2014 - March 2015

  • State Coordinator (TX), Martin O’Malley 2016 presidential campaign | March 2015 - February 2016 (supported Bernie Sanders after O’Malley’s withdrawal)

  • Contractor, Department of Defense | July 2016 - Present

Job Offers Refused

  • Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)

  • Border Patrol

  • Refused, as a defense contractor, to work on any project or site that assisted and/or trained Saudi Arabian police or military; refused to assist, or interact with, Turkish military personnel stationed on NATO sites. Conducted all duties in accordance with the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • Refusal (past and ongoing) to organize politically for organizations or candidates who support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel.

Travel

Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Netherlands, Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Germany, Curaçao, Argentina, Romania, Canada, Israel, Egypt, Greece, Ukraine

Volunteer Experience

The Robin Hood Tax USA campaign, Emy Lyons for State Representative campaign (TX), Denton County Democratic Party, Secular Student Alliance/North Texas atheists

Education

  • University of North Texas: Integrative Studies (Philosophy, Biology, Psychology) | 2010, 2013-2014

  • Rutgers University, Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life: Jewish Courses Online (History of Zionism, Jews Under Islam, Inquisition & The Jews) | 2019

Past & Present Memberships/Affiliations

Democratic Socialists of America (2017-2019), National Writers Union (2018), Liberal Gun Club (Present), Reform Judaism (Present), New Israel Fund (Present)