David Rodriguez Castro
David José Rodríguez Castro
Calle R AA-2, Alturas, Vega Baja, P.R
Seeking opportunities in the areas of environmental science, geology and environmental planning. My knowledge covers the field of laws, permits, and state and federal environmental regulations. I also have a certification as a quality inspector within the regulated industry.
Universidad Metropolitana, San Juan Campus, Master Degree in Environmental Planning
October 2012 to May 2015
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Bachelor Degree in Geology
August 2007 to June 2012
2015 March/Present Universidad Metropolitana de Puerto Rico
Quality Control Technician
-Assist in the review of documents particularly oriented to student and faculty of the academic institution. This is part of a project to digitize all physical documents related to academic and administration processes of the university.
August 2014/ July 2015
Planning Project Universidad Metropolitana de Puerto Rico
Apply the use of indicators of quality of life in the municipality of Vega Baja to determine the status of environmental sustainability, urban development and fiscal solvency making possible strategies for their potential development.
2013-2014 December/March CSA Group
-Identified and located water supply points of active and inactive client’s accounts of Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) using Geographic Information Systems for updating the customer information database
2012-July/August University of Kansas
-Learning about the instrumentation process of the Ground Penetration radar (GPR)
-Acquiring experience and practice using the Ground Penetration radar looking cavities, contaminants and underground structures and interpreting these subsurface images.
May/June Field Camp Geology Course
-Mapping Rincon and Sierra Bermeja (a region located between Cabo Rojo and Lajas municipalities) quadrangles.
January/May Undergraduate Research
-Investigating crustal deformation and strain accumulation along the Puerto Rico-Virgin Islands microblock as response to block rotations and plate coupling.
2011-June/August California Institute of Technology
-Work in the Salton Seismic Imaging Project (active-source seismic study of the southeastern region of the San Andreas Fault crossing the Salton Trough)
-Preparing a preliminary seismic velocity model for south of the Salton Sea area.
-Working over the seismic lines files and data from the seismometers, seismic stations and GPS monitory systems.
August/December Undergraduate Research
-Quantifying and calculation of the crustal deformation and accumulation of strains along PRVI (Puerto Rico and Virgin island microplates) microplates boundaries.
ABILITIES AND SKILLS
• Operating systems: Windows, Mac and Linux
• Microsoft Office programs: Access, Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point
• Web browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari and Fire Fox
• Software: ArcGIS, QGIS, DEFNODE, GMT, SPSS and Mathlab
• Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
• Basic knowledge in cost-benefit analysis for projects
• Knowledge in Gantt charts, PERT and CPM techniques
• Investigation and Root Cause Analysis in compliance with FDA
• Knowledge in solid manufacturing in pharmaceutical industry
• Knowledge Process technology Packaging in compliance with FDA
• Sampling-AQL attributes sampling-ANSI Standards
• Languages: Bilingual (Spanish and English)
• Teamwork oriented
AWARDS/ CONFERENCES/ CERTIFICATIONS/ORGANIZATIONS
February 2016 FDA Quality Inspector Certification
August 2015 -present National Map Corps Volunteer (USGS)
February 2013- present Member of the Project Management Institute (PMI)
December 2012- present Member of the American Planning Association (APA)
June 2011 SCEC (Southern California Earthquake Center) Annual Meeting
March 2011 Exxon Mobil award from UPRM and Kansas University
September 2010-2012 Member of Geological Society (Mayaguez Chapter)
April 2010 to present Member of the SEG (Society of Exploration Geophysics)
May 2008 Meteorology Festival – Usher
August 2007-2011 Member of the American Meteorology Society (Mayagüez Chapter)