Curriculum Vitae

Download CV Updated on 11-06-18


University of Colorado Boulder
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Management (May 2021)

University of Colorado Boulder
M.S. Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Management (May 2019)
Certificates: Engineering for Developing Communities, College Teaching, Graduate Mentor

Missouri University of Science and Technology     
B. S. Nuclear Engineering, Magna Cum Laude (May 2014)


Bridges to Prosperity
Uganda Bridge Corps Fellow (May 2018 – May 2019)
Conduct technical, social, and needs assessments with local government officials. Design bridges and assist program team in the procurement and construction of bridges –  securing safe access for previously isolated Ugandan communities.

Adolfson and Peterson Construction
Field Engineer Intern (May 2017 – Dec 2017)
Assisted in building construction oversight and facilitated communication among stakeholders, ensuring safety, quality, efficient resolution of changes, & achieving schedule & budget goals

ENERCON Services
Mechanical Engineer (June 2014 – 2015)
Designed emergency pneumatic and hydraulic systems for multiple nuclear power plants; providing safe shut down procedures and ensuring public safety in the event of an accident
Transmission and Distribution Project Lead (June 2015 – 2016)
Led power distribution feeder design / structural analysis and provided construction oversite, ensuring quality and constructability; resulting in the construction of feeders in Florida that can withstand hurricane wind loads preventing energy blackouts during natural disasters
Central States Region Safety Supervisor (January 2016 – June 2016)
Trained office on safety procedures, enforced safety, authored Emergency Response Plan, and approved Health and Safety Plans

Arizona Public Power District
Summer Intern (May 2013 – Aug 2013)
Updated risk assessment, performed operating procedures, revised training curriculum, and researched acoustic leak testing presenting findings in technical report and oral briefings.

Independence Power and Light
Engineering Intern (May 2012 – Aug 2012)
Instituted substation inspection procedures, inspection tracking system, and standard substation design policy; streamlining and providing accountability for operation procedures


University of Colorado Boulder
Scheduling, Estimating, & Project Controls Teaching Assistant (Aug 2017 – May 2018) Lectured in select classes, led laboratories and review sessions, provided individual and group instruction and mentoring during office hours, and created and evaluated course assignments, projects, and exams resulting in a 100% student pass rate.
Leadership and Diversity Center Tutor (Jan 2017 – May 2017)    Tutored engineering students on a walk-in basis in Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics, leading to increase in student understanding and academic success
Graduate Research Assistant (Jan 2017 – Aug 2017)
Investigated flexible construction of manufacturing plants for construction industry institute

Missouri University of Science and Technology Physics Department
Undergraduate Research Assistant (Aug 2012 – Dec 2012)                                        
Researched and developed curriculum and homework for Modern Physics course to allow students to receive better practice and evaluation for complex concepts
Undergraduate Reactor Researcher (Aug 2013 – May 2014)
Performed research to provide evidence of the toxic compounds found in fly ash released into the environment by South African power plants to present evidence for policy reform


Engineers Without Borders – University of Colorado Boulder Student Chapter
Rwanda Program Mentor (Sep 2017 – Current)
Advise undergraduate team to produce a culturally sensitive, adaptable, sustainable, structurally sound, economical, and constructible rain water catchment system in Rwanda

Habitat for Humanity – Flatirons
Crew Leader (Jun 2017 – Current)
Train and supervise volunteer construction crews to ensure quality and safety of affordable housing project in Boulder Colorado

Engineers Without Borders – Kansas City Professional Chapter
Past President / Adviser (Jan 2017 – Current)
President (Jan 2016 – Dec 2016)
Directed chapter operations, fundraising, public relations, and recruitment
International Program Manager (May 2014 – Dec 2015)
Developed and managed: proposals, technical reports, tasks, budgets, and schedules

Young Generation in Nuclear – Kansas City Chapter
Volunteer Event Coordinator (Jun 2014 – Jun 2016)
Organized team volunteer and mentor events such as Habitat Build Days, Wetlands     restoration, and Introduce a Girl to Engineering through Women in Science and Engineering

Engineers Without Borders – Missouri University of Science and Technology Chapter
Program Lead/Manager – Bolivia (May 2013 – May 2014)
Captained communications, planning, and negotiations between engineers, vendors, clients, governments, donors, and contractors
Erosion Project Design Lead – Bolivia (May 2012 – May 2013)
Managed design, construction, and monitoring of spurs to direct river away from elevated tank
Construction Training Manager (Jan 2011 – May 2012)                                    
Designed and led construction, survey, and AutoCAD training courses


“The CHLEWF nexus model: describing how climate, humanity, land, energy, water, and food systems interact” Desiree Beardmore, Sara Goldstein, James Harper, PE, and Bernard Amadei (In Progress)

“Categorization of Risk Factors for the Design and Construction of Infrastructure projects in developing communities” Desiree Beardmore, Keith Molenaar (In Progress)

“Impacts on construction efficiency in Humanitarian Shelters in the Philippines” Douglas Alleman, Desiree Beardmore, Aaron Opdyke (In Progress)