Download CV Updated on 11-06-18


University of Colorado Boulder
Ph.D. Civil Engineering (May 2022)
M.S. Civil Engineering (Dec 2020)
Graduate Certificates: Global Engineering, College Teaching, Graduate Mentor
Professional Certification: Restorative Justice Faciltator (Oct 2020)

Columbia University
Professional Certification: Inclusive Teacing (Sept 2020)

Missouri University of Science and Technology     
B. S. Nuclear Engineering (May 2014)


Bridges to Prosperity
Uganda Bridge Corps Fellow (May 2018 – May 2019)
Mentored others in a one-on-one setting in pre-construction assessment, quantity surveying, and scheduling, while creating tools to streamline the process and tailor it to each individual’s approach
Built, negotiated, and managed cross-cultural relations with representatives of the national and local government, community members, project staff, and laborers
Worked alongside and co-supervised local crews in the cost-effective construction of a pedestrian bridge

Adolfson and Peterson Construction
Field Engineer Intern (May 2017 – Dec 2017)
Resolved construction issues, scope changes, and subcontractor conflicts during project punch by coordinating and negotiating with subcontractors to reprioritize schedules and assist in repairs
Provided weekly construction progress updates, requests for information, submittals, LEED documentation, safety audits, quality assurance, and project closeout deliverables to stakeholders

ENERCON Services
Mechanical Engineer (June 2014 – June 2016)
Designed emergency pneumatic and hydraulic systems for multiple nuclear power plants, providing safe shutdown procedures and ensuring public safety in the event of an accident
Trained new hires to design hurricane resistant power distribution feeders; reviewed their designs for quality, efficiency, and constructability, preventing energy blackouts
Trained staff 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
Risk and Decision Analysis Teaching Assistant (Aug 2019 – Dec 2019) Developed and taught risk analysis laboratories, assessed student assignments, and provided timely and engaging feedback to students resulting in an A- class average

University of Colorado Boulder
Scheduling, Estimating, & Project Controls Teaching Assistant (Aug 2017 – May 2018)
Led a selection of interactive lectures, laboratories, and review sessions; provided individual and group instruction and mentoring during office hours; and created, evaluated, and provided feedback on course assignments, projects, and exams resulting in a 100% pass rate for students

University of Colorado Boulder
Leadership and Diversity Center Tutor (Jan 2017 – May 2017)   
Tutored and mentored engineering students while fostering an inclusive community with them


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
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)