Fernando O. Gonzalez

Scholar.

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase Colege in May 2012 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both History and Political Science and a minor in Asian Studies. While studying at Purchase, I spent one semester in Osaka, Japan at Kansai Gaidai University - 関西外大. I am a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (Sigma Alpha Pi) and was selected as the Senior Class Speaker for Commencement through a highly competitive application and audition process. I look forward to continuing my studies this year as I begin coursework toward a Master's of Information Technology Management with a concentration in Cyber Security from Colorado State University.

I previously served as the Administrative Coordinator for the University of Washington's Simpson Center for the Humanities, an organization focused on encouraging innovative cross-disciplinary research in the humanities. It was a great pleasure to work with a diverse group of distinguished scholars and graduate students. (Go Huskies!)

Soldier.

I am currently on active duty as the AGR BIDS Maintainer for the 4th Platoon of the 130th Chemical Company (BIDS). I maintain $10 million in equipment in addition to my duties as an active duty team leader. This includes training management, logistical support, and general administrative tasks. I deployed to Iraq from 2006-2007 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as an Operations NCO for the 329th Chemical Company (RECON), where I helped lead six ground-breaking, joint-service Hazardous Materials Operations.