Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Interest
Human/Computer Interaction
Interaction Design, User Experience, Information Architecture, & Next-Gen Apps

I am truly amazed at the variety of disciplines now involved in creating immersive computing experiences and want to be a key part of the next generation of software development that looks to elevate traditional experiences to new levels of amazement to help solve today’s most pressing issues.

Cloud Computing
Amazon Web Services IaaS Platform, Microservices, & Serverless Architectures

I have been involved with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform for several years implementing highly-scalable, fault-tolerant architectures for my business and clients. I have also recently achieved associate-level certification for the AWS Solutions Architect and AWS Developer programs. Recent specific cloud computing interests include the quickly emerging paradigm of microservices built upon serverless architectures.

Entrepreneurship
Innovation, Problem Solving, Execution, & Launch

I am frequently immersed with my own entrepreneurial ideas as well as those of my clients and would like to continue developing the necessary skills to solve entrepreneurial challenges in order to launch innovations into reality. Recent specific areas of entrepreneurial innovation include:

  • Email-Based Data Population of Cloud Information Systems (currently active project),
  • Wine Tasting Experience App (potential project), &
  • Craft Beer Taplist Broadcasting (past project).
Education

2000

Bachelor of Science, Information & Computer Science
UC Irvine

In addition to the standard ICS curriculum, I was fortunate enough to be involved in two different undergraduate research projects with other students where we got to present at various scientific symposiums across the nation such as NSF, AAAS, SACNAS, CAMP, and others.

  • Member: Inaugural Honors Program Cohort
  • Member: CA Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP)
  • Member: Mexican-American Engineers & Scientists (MAES)
  • Overall GPA: 3.26
  • ICS GPA: 3.63

2007

Certificate of Marketing
Orange Coast College

Participated in and completed a one-year marketing program at Orange Coast College that included an Intro to Marketing as well as specific courses on Principles of Advertising and Professional Selling.  I earned “A” grades in all three classes and each area of focus included a team-based project that was presented to the class at the end of the semester.

2016

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
Amazon Web Services
  • Designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS
  • Lift and shift of an existing on-premises application to AWS
  • Ingress and egress of data to and from AWS
  • Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on data, compute, database, or security requirements
  • Identifying appropriate use of AWS architectural best practices
  • Estimating AWS costs and identifying cost control mechanisms

2016

AWS Certified Developer Associate
Amazon Web Services
  • Picking the right AWS services for the application
  • Leveraging AWS SDKs to interact with AWS services from your application
  • Writing code that optimizes performance of AWS services used by your application
  • Code-level application security (IAM roles, credentials, encryption, etc.)

2016

Google Adwords Search Certified
Search Engine Marketing
Undergraduate Research

1997

Messengers: Autonomous Distributed Computing Paradigm
Principal Investigators: Dr. Lubomir F. Bic & Dr. Michael B. Dillencourt

Under the guidance of professors Bic and Dillencourt, I worked within a small team to manage output of their distributing computing framework named Messengers. The framework itself consisted of autonomous objects, called Messengers, which carried their own behavior and could move freely between nodes within the underlying computational network.  The Messengers could communicate with each other and invoke functions at the nodes they visited based upon their behavior and evolving state of the system.  The Messengers system output was a very technical stream of raw data piped into a text file and my team primarily helped produce a Java application to read the raw data and display the various key values onto a visually animated user interface so that users could watch the Messengers system perform in a meaningful, human-understandable way depicted as a real-time, multi-series line graph. As part of the undergraduate team, we prepared a poster presentation with screenshots illustrating the new graphical Messengers output that was exhibited at various undergraduate scientific conferences throughout the nation.

1998

Semi-Formal vs Formal Language Methods in Software Requirements
Principal Investigator: Dr. Debra J. Richardson

Along with two other undergraduate researchers, we worked with Dr. Richardson to compare and contrast how Semi-Formal vs Formal Language Methods for Software Requirements Specification ultimately impact the software development process and lifecycle.  We ran software development processes in parallel using each set of methods in order to evaluate how each specifically affected a particular project. My role was to define comparison metrics, gather project data, and analyze the data resulting from each process while preparing a poster presentation that we presented at various undergraduate scientific symposiums across the nation.

Honors & Awards
Dean's Honor List
Winter 1997, Spring 1997, Spring 1998, & Spring 1999
CAMP Merit Scholarship
Achievement in Science and Mathematics
BridgeGate Innovation Award Scholarship
Academic Achievement and Leadership Potential
Toshiba America Scholarship
STEM Excellence Award
Experience

1998 - Present

DezTech Consulting LLC
Founder, Owner

Along with another fellow UCI ICS student, we founded a small web development company in between our sophomore and junior years at UCI that focused on building websites for UC Irvine interest groups and professors as well as local Orange County businesses.  We each happened to also be awarded the BridgeGate Innovation Scholarship around the same time and while meeting with BridgeGate’s Managing Directors, they became our first corporate client.  Today, I am proud to say that BridgeGate is still a client 18 years later. Being a small business with limited resources, my responsibilities over the years have included all aspect of running a business, including:

  • Administration,
  • Accounting,
  • Acquiring Talent,
  • Graphic Design,
  • UI/UX Design,
  • System Architecture,
  • Software Development, &
  • Business Consulting

Company Website: deztech.com

2006 - Present

Key Project: Thales In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity
Various Intranet-Based Business Applications Over a Ten+ Year Period

Thales IFEC is a multi-national manufacturer of in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems that are installed directly onto commercial aircraft as the planes are being built as well as some retrofit projects undertaken to upgrade existing IFE systems.  Thales first found and engaged us in 2006 to help them build a custom RMA system for tracking internal part returns between their IFE headquarters in Irvine and various worldwide Boeing + Airbus aircraft installation facilities.  The system we built replaced a primarily paper-based process that fed an ad-hoc MS Excel database that was cumbersome to maintain, easy to foul up, and impossible to use concurrently by multiple users.  The project resulted in a web-based intranet application available to every networked PC across their worldwide presence and was a great success in helping to request RMAs from the field, track RMA progress, track part transit + delivery, and prepare reports on returned parts.  Thales quickly began requesting additional applications and equally quickly became our largest client.  The total systems built for Thales since 2006 include a standardized Production Test Results application and Root-Cause Investigation application that each integrated with the initial RMA system as well as over ten other systems covering areas such as Supply Chain Management, Revenue Forecasting, Worldwide Warranty Repairs Management, and FAA Part Certification tracking.

Many of these applications not only integrated with each other, but also with Thales’ own Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform.  The opportunity to work with Thales for over ten years has been a huge benefit allowing me to work with so many different departments and people and really learn a lot about how larger businesses function.

2010 - Present

Key Project: South Coast Winery + Carter Estate Winery
Custom High-Volume Wine Club Management & Billing

South Coast Winery’s (SCW) Director of Marketing, Crystal Magon, has been a long time partner to DezTech going back 15+ years spanning several companies. When Crystal moved from Wilson Creek Winery to SCW, she engaged us to create a custom Wine Club Management system to manage their expansive Wine Club that is the largest in the Temecula Valley and one of the largest in California. We built SCW a secure, web-based management application and integrated e-commerce solution that they could access from any web-connected PC on their resort’s network to manage their members, member benefits, and billing tasks. The system has processed over 200,000 orders to date and includes the following features:

  • Member + Club Management for centralized data access,
  • Large, tap-friendly UI for usage from their various touchscreen PCs throughout the resort,
  • E-Commerce integration for single-source Web+Club order access for SCW & customers,
  • Will-Call order pickup tracking functionality,
  • Electronic wine tasting ticket issuance and redemption,
  • Batch order processing with automated re-tries on declines, &
  • Various reports for tax compliance, shipping compliance, and internal purposes like accounting.

In 2015, when the SCW ownership group opened a new upscale resort across the street named Carter Estate Winery (CEW), we were tasked at porting the SCW system over for CEW with the necessary modifications to get CEW up and running in the shortest amount of time possible.

2011 - 2015

Key Project: Allovest Software LLC
401K + IRA Retirement Planning Recommendation Startup Company

The key concept behind the Allovest startup was that millions of employees belong to company 401K programs offering a wide array of funds to invest in, but these employees often have little to no idea on how to best allocate their retirement contributions based on their financial situation, risk tolerance factors, and mutual funds available to them within their program.  Using a variety of proprietary algorithms developed by the DezTech/Allovest team, we built a website to solve each employee’s investment puzzle using data integrated from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, MorningStar, Lipper, EODData, and our own enterprise RDBMS.  The system included:

  • Current Financial Situation Questionnaire & Scoring
  • Risk Ability Questionnaire & Scoring
  • Risk Willingness Questionnaire & Scoring
  • 401K Plan + Funds Database of Fortune 500 Companies (US DOL)
  • Historical Mutual Fund Pricing + Performance Data (MS, Lipper, + EODData)
  • MATLAB Mean Variance + Efficient Frontier Portfolio Optimizations
  • Automated Quarterly + On-Demand Reporting of Optimal User Portfolios

In short, users completed three relatively short questionnaires to place them within one of several model portfolios with a particular balance of stock classes, bond classes, and cash. This assigned model portfolio and the user’s own 401K options available to them were then run through a MATLAB optimization engine and within roughly 30 seconds users would receive a detailed breakdown of how to allocate their retirement investments to the funds in their program.

Unfortunately, in 2015 the company principles decided they could no longer compete with similar systems that emerged from the big players like Schwaab, Fidelity, Merrill Lynch, etc, and decided to shut down the website and return to industry.  Application screenshots are included in the Portfolio section.

2015 - Present

Key Project: Gensun Casual Living
Custom Responsive E-Commerce System with Visual Product Customizer

Gensun Casual Living is a nationwide manufacturer of high-end outdoor furniture and we have been engaged by Gensun to help build a custom online product catalog that provides visitors detailed product information, high-resolution product photographs, online purchasing, and visual product customization. This last feature is especially interesting as we’ve organized a variety of specialized services including a web-based SaaS graphics processing API named LiquiFire that has allowed us to build a product configurator that:

  • Showcases select products from each product line for customization.
  • Allows the visitor to choose which products to customize.
  • Gives visitors options for live-previewing furniture frame finish colors.
  • Gives visitors a choice of live-previewing over 100 fabric patterns.

To make this project possible, we’ve coordinated extensively with LiquiFire personnel based along the East Coast as well as utilized graphic art resources from Eastern Europe. The website is scheduled to launch by the end of June 2016 and preview screenshots are available in the Portfolio area showing the high amount of realism in the resulting product rendering.

Community Service

2012 - 2016

CAMP Statewide Advisory Board Member
California Alliance for Minority Participation

Served on the CAMP Statewide Advisory Board during the most recent funding period with a specific focus on helping to understand and better connect CAMP’s student population with alumni in academia and industry.  With CAMP being a huge part of my undergraduate career and overall success, it was extremely fulfilling to serve on the CAMP Statewide Board alongside many of the program icons that helped me get into UC Irvine and graduate with such a unique and rewarding experience.

2013 - 2015

HEEF Scholarship Interviewer
Hispanic Education Endowment Fund

Serving initially as an interviewing team member and later as a interviewing team leader to interview and evaluate HEEF Scholarship applicants for the purpose of ranking candidates and awarding college scholarships based on merit and financial need. Nearly each student’s story was so inspirational that I was often incredibly humbled by their determination and made to believe there is still great hope in our youth.

2000 - 2010

MAES Alumni Coordinator
Mexican American Engineers and Scientists

I was a student member of MAES while at UC Irvine and upon graduating took over the role of coordinating the annual Student/Alumni Retreat in Lake Arrowhead and also assisted in other alumni-focused events.  The annual retreat brought together roughly 15-20 students plus 15-20 alumni over a Spring weekend at a large Lake Arrowhead cabin.  Events included lots of student/alumni interactions for game nights, skiing+snowboarding, and a closing kickball game played at an adjacent field.

2015 - Present

City of Huntington Beach: Irby Park Project
Working towards the natural restoration of the undeveloped field portion of Irby Park

Working with the City of Huntington Beach City Council and Planning Committee, myself and a small group of residents are helping organize grassroots efforts to begin the restoration of the undeveloped portion of Irby Park into a beautiful passive park landscape with drought-tolerant, native trees and plants.  Our next goal is being more officially sponsored by the City once funding can be approved. A new website at IrbyPark.org was created to help organize the community and disseminate information about project status.

References

References are available by request and were submitted to UC Irvine directly via the Online Application for Graduate Admissions.

Areas of Interest
Human/Computer Interaction
Interaction Design, User Experience, Information Architecture, & Next-Gen Apps

I am truly amazed at the variety of disciplines now involved in creating immersive computing experiences and want to be a key part of the next generation of software development that looks to elevate traditional experiences to new levels of amazement to help solve today’s most pressing issues.

Cloud Computing
Amazon Web Services IaaS Platform, Microservices, & Serverless Architectures

I have been involved with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform for several years implementing highly-scalable, fault-tolerant architectures for my business and clients. I have also recently achieved associate-level certification for the AWS Solutions Architect and AWS Developer programs. Recent specific cloud computing interests include the quickly emerging paradigm of microservices built upon serverless architectures.

Entrepreneurship
Innovation, Problem Solving, Execution, & Launch

I am frequently immersed with my own entrepreneurial ideas as well as those of my clients and would like to continue developing the necessary skills to solve entrepreneurial challenges in order to launch innovations into reality. Recent specific areas of entrepreneurial innovation include:

  • Email-Based Data Population of Cloud Information Systems (currently active project),
  • Wine Tasting Experience App (potential project), &
  • Craft Beer Taplist Broadcasting (past project).
Education

2000

Bachelor of Science, Information & Computer Science
UC Irvine

In addition to the standard ICS curriculum, I was fortunate enough to be involved in two different undergraduate research projects with other students where we got to present at various scientific symposiums across the nation such as NSF, AAAS, SACNAS, CAMP, and others.

  • Member: Inaugural Honors Program Cohort
  • Member: CA Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP)
  • Member: Mexican-American Engineers & Scientists (MAES)
  • Overall GPA: 3.26
  • ICS GPA: 3.63

2007

Certificate of Marketing
Orange Coast College

Participated in and completed a one-year marketing program at Orange Coast College that included an Intro to Marketing as well as specific courses on Principles of Advertising and Professional Selling.  I earned “A” grades in all three classes and each area of focus included a team-based project that was presented to the class at the end of the semester.

2016

AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
Amazon Web Services
  • Designing and deploying scalable, highly available, and fault tolerant systems on AWS
  • Lift and shift of an existing on-premises application to AWS
  • Ingress and egress of data to and from AWS
  • Selecting the appropriate AWS service based on data, compute, database, or security requirements
  • Identifying appropriate use of AWS architectural best practices
  • Estimating AWS costs and identifying cost control mechanisms

2016

AWS Certified Developer Associate
Amazon Web Services
  • Picking the right AWS services for the application
  • Leveraging AWS SDKs to interact with AWS services from your application
  • Writing code that optimizes performance of AWS services used by your application
  • Code-level application security (IAM roles, credentials, encryption, etc.)

2016

Google Adwords Search Certified
Search Engine Marketing

Undergraduate Research

1997

Messengers: Autonomous Distributed Computing Paradigm
Principal Investigators: Dr. Lubomir F. Bic & Dr. Michael B. Dillencourt

Under the guidance of professors Bic and Dillencourt, I worked within a small team to manage output of their distributing computing framework named Messengers. The framework itself consisted of autonomous objects, called Messengers, which carried their own behavior and could move freely between nodes within the underlying computational network.  The Messengers could communicate with each other and invoke functions at the nodes they visited based upon their behavior and evolving state of the system.  The Messengers system output was a very technical stream of raw data piped into a text file and my team primarily helped produce a Java application to read the raw data and display the various key values onto a visually animated user interface so that users could watch the Messengers system perform in a meaningful, human-understandable way depicted as a real-time, multi-series line graph. As part of the undergraduate team, we prepared a poster presentation with screenshots illustrating the new graphical Messengers output that was exhibited at various undergraduate scientific conferences throughout the nation.

1998

Semi-Formal vs Formal Language Methods in Software Requirements
Principal Investigator: Dr. Debra J. Richardson

Along with two other undergraduate researchers, we worked with Dr. Richardson to compare and contrast how Semi-Formal vs Formal Language Methods for Software Requirements Specification ultimately impact the software development process and lifecycle.  We ran software development processes in parallel using each set of methods in order to evaluate how each specifically affected a particular project. My role was to define comparison metrics, gather project data, and analyze the data resulting from each process while preparing a poster presentation that we presented at various undergraduate scientific symposiums across the nation.


Honors & Awards
Dean's Honor List
Winter 1997, Spring 1997, Spring 1998, & Spring 1999
CAMP Merit Scholarship
Achievement in Science and Mathematics
BridgeGate Innovation Award Scholarship
Academic Achievement and Leadership Potential
Toshiba America Scholarship
STEM Excellence Award

Experience

1998 - Present

DezTech Consulting LLC
Founder, Owner

Along with another fellow UCI ICS student, we founded a small web development company in between our sophomore and junior years at UCI that focused on building websites for UC Irvine interest groups and professors as well as local Orange County businesses.  We each happened to also be awarded the BridgeGate Innovation Scholarship around the same time and while meeting with BridgeGate’s Managing Directors, they became our first corporate client.  Today, I am proud to say that BridgeGate is still a client 18 years later. Being a small business with limited resources, my responsibilities over the years have included all aspect of running a business, including:

  • Administration,
  • Accounting,
  • Acquiring Talent,
  • Graphic Design,
  • UI/UX Design,
  • System Architecture,
  • Software Development, &
  • Business Consulting

Company Website: deztech.com

2006 - Present

Key Project: Thales In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity
Various Intranet-Based Business Applications Over a Ten+ Year Period

Thales IFEC is a multi-national manufacturer of in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems that are installed directly onto commercial aircraft as the planes are being built as well as some retrofit projects undertaken to upgrade existing IFE systems.  Thales first found and engaged us in 2006 to help them build a custom RMA system for tracking internal part returns between their IFE headquarters in Irvine and various worldwide Boeing + Airbus aircraft installation facilities.  The system we built replaced a primarily paper-based process that fed an ad-hoc MS Excel database that was cumbersome to maintain, easy to foul up, and impossible to use concurrently by multiple users.  The project resulted in a web-based intranet application available to every networked PC across their worldwide presence and was a great success in helping to request RMAs from the field, track RMA progress, track part transit + delivery, and prepare reports on returned parts.  Thales quickly began requesting additional applications and equally quickly became our largest client.  The total systems built for Thales since 2006 include a standardized Production Test Results application and Root-Cause Investigation application that each integrated with the initial RMA system as well as over ten other systems covering areas such as Supply Chain Management, Revenue Forecasting, Worldwide Warranty Repairs Management, and FAA Part Certification tracking.

Many of these applications not only integrated with each other, but also with Thales’ own Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform.  The opportunity to work with Thales for over ten years has been a huge benefit allowing me to work with so many different departments and people and really learn a lot about how larger businesses function.

2010 - Present

Key Project: South Coast Winery + Carter Estate Winery
Custom High-Volume Wine Club Management & Billing

South Coast Winery’s (SCW) Director of Marketing, Crystal Magon, has been a long time partner to DezTech going back 15+ years spanning several companies. When Crystal moved from Wilson Creek Winery to SCW, she engaged us to create a custom Wine Club Management system to manage their expansive Wine Club that is the largest in the Temecula Valley and one of the largest in California. We built SCW a secure, web-based management application and integrated e-commerce solution that they could access from any web-connected PC on their resort’s network to manage their members, member benefits, and billing tasks. The system has processed over 200,000 orders to date and includes the following features:

  • Member + Club Management for centralized data access,
  • Large, tap-friendly UI for usage from their various touchscreen PCs throughout the resort,
  • E-Commerce integration for single-source Web+Club order access for SCW & customers,
  • Will-Call order pickup tracking functionality,
  • Electronic wine tasting ticket issuance and redemption,
  • Batch order processing with automated re-tries on declines, &
  • Various reports for tax compliance, shipping compliance, and internal purposes like accounting.

In 2015, when the SCW ownership group opened a new upscale resort across the street named Carter Estate Winery (CEW), we were tasked at porting the SCW system over for CEW with the necessary modifications to get CEW up and running in the shortest amount of time possible.

2011 - 2015

Key Project: Allovest Software LLC
401K + IRA Retirement Planning Recommendation Startup Company

The key concept behind the Allovest startup was that millions of employees belong to company 401K programs offering a wide array of funds to invest in, but these employees often have little to no idea on how to best allocate their retirement contributions based on their financial situation, risk tolerance factors, and mutual funds available to them within their program.  Using a variety of proprietary algorithms developed by the DezTech/Allovest team, we built a website to solve each employee’s investment puzzle using data integrated from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, MorningStar, Lipper, EODData, and our own enterprise RDBMS.  The system included:

  • Current Financial Situation Questionnaire & Scoring
  • Risk Ability Questionnaire & Scoring
  • Risk Willingness Questionnaire & Scoring
  • 401K Plan + Funds Database of Fortune 500 Companies (US DOL)
  • Historical Mutual Fund Pricing + Performance Data (MS, Lipper, + EODData)
  • MATLAB Mean Variance + Efficient Frontier Portfolio Optimizations
  • Automated Quarterly + On-Demand Reporting of Optimal User Portfolios

In short, users completed three relatively short questionnaires to place them within one of several model portfolios with a particular balance of stock classes, bond classes, and cash. This assigned model portfolio and the user’s own 401K options available to them were then run through a MATLAB optimization engine and within roughly 30 seconds users would receive a detailed breakdown of how to allocate their retirement investments to the funds in their program.

Unfortunately, in 2015 the company principles decided they could no longer compete with similar systems that emerged from the big players like Schwaab, Fidelity, Merrill Lynch, etc, and decided to shut down the website and return to industry.  Application screenshots are included in the Portfolio section.

2015 - Present

Key Project: Gensun Casual Living
Custom Responsive E-Commerce System with Visual Product Customizer

Gensun Casual Living is a nationwide manufacturer of high-end outdoor furniture and we have been engaged by Gensun to help build a custom online product catalog that provides visitors detailed product information, high-resolution product photographs, online purchasing, and visual product customization. This last feature is especially interesting as we’ve organized a variety of specialized services including a web-based SaaS graphics processing API named LiquiFire that has allowed us to build a product configurator that:

  • Showcases select products from each product line for customization.
  • Allows the visitor to choose which products to customize.
  • Gives visitors options for live-previewing furniture frame finish colors.
  • Gives visitors a choice of live-previewing over 100 fabric patterns.

To make this project possible, we’ve coordinated extensively with LiquiFire personnel based along the East Coast as well as utilized graphic art resources from Eastern Europe. The website is scheduled to launch by the end of June 2016 and preview screenshots are available in the Portfolio area showing the high amount of realism in the resulting product rendering.


Community Service

2012 - 2016

CAMP Statewide Advisory Board Member
California Alliance for Minority Participation

Served on the CAMP Statewide Advisory Board during the most recent funding period with a specific focus on helping to understand and better connect CAMP’s student population with alumni in academia and industry.  With CAMP being a huge part of my undergraduate career and overall success, it was extremely fulfilling to serve on the CAMP Statewide Board alongside many of the program icons that helped me get into UC Irvine and graduate with such a unique and rewarding experience.

2013 - 2015

HEEF Scholarship Interviewer
Hispanic Education Endowment Fund

Serving initially as an interviewing team member and later as a interviewing team leader to interview and evaluate HEEF Scholarship applicants for the purpose of ranking candidates and awarding college scholarships based on merit and financial need. Nearly each student’s story was so inspirational that I was often incredibly humbled by their determination and made to believe there is still great hope in our youth.

2000 - 2010

MAES Alumni Coordinator
Mexican American Engineers and Scientists

I was a student member of MAES while at UC Irvine and upon graduating took over the role of coordinating the annual Student/Alumni Retreat in Lake Arrowhead and also assisted in other alumni-focused events.  The annual retreat brought together roughly 15-20 students plus 15-20 alumni over a Spring weekend at a large Lake Arrowhead cabin.  Events included lots of student/alumni interactions for game nights, skiing+snowboarding, and a closing kickball game played at an adjacent field.

2015 - Present

City of Huntington Beach: Irby Park Project
Working towards the natural restoration of the undeveloped field portion of Irby Park

Working with the City of Huntington Beach City Council and Planning Committee, myself and a small group of residents are helping organize grassroots efforts to begin the restoration of the undeveloped portion of Irby Park into a beautiful passive park landscape with drought-tolerant, native trees and plants.  Our next goal is being more officially sponsored by the City once funding can be approved. A new website at IrbyPark.org was created to help organize the community and disseminate information about project status.

References

References are available by request and were submitted to UC Irvine directly via the Online Application for Graduate Admissions.