BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD - Gandhi


My Story
Education
Experience
Consulting | Research | Teaching
Teaching Assistant @ Penn State
8/18 - Present
  • Advised graduating seniors and provided technical assistance on their senior design projects
  • Planned and prepared selected lectures, designed assignments, and graded exams for three senior-level courses.

Intern (Consulting) @ Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program
8/17 - 8/18

  • Performed data analysis, and statistical modeling of unstructured and structured client data to identify critical metrics for key business initiatives
  • Recommend changes in operations, and energy management through business reports and presentations highlighting modifications, savings and payback period
  • Strategized and developed a short-term marketing plan for business expansion
  • Designed and developed workshop modules for ISO 50001 - Energy management system
Summer Intern (Strategy and Planning) @ Global Programs, Penn State
5/17 - 7/17 and 5/16 - 7/16

  • Assisted with planning of International Student Orientation, which provided transition programming for approximately 4500 new international students from over 140 different countries.
  • Attended meetings with strategic partners university-wide for logistics and planning of different sessions
  • Developed a mobile application guidebook, a technology that provided students and parents with a comprehensive orientation schedule and various resources

Research Assistant @ Penn State
1/15 - 5/17

  • Quantified the economic impact of proppant selection in the United States hydraulic fracturing industry
  • Analyzed global safety performance of the mining industry using machine learning and statistical tools
  • Performed various rock mechanics tests and created reports for multiple clients
  • Planned and prepared selected lectures, designed assignments, and graded exams for four courses

Project Manager @ Coal India Limited
8/13 - 12/14

  • Led a team of 120 employees wherein I was responsible for ensuring the smooth and timely supply of coal to multiple clients
  • Identified new markets and clients for business expansion. Increasing sales by $78 million
  • Developed and implemented strategies for project expansion. Expanding operational capacity by 80%
  • Introduced geofencing as a pilot project to eliminate pilferage of coal. Reducing theft to zero
  • Maximized operational efficiencies through continuous process improvement. Achieving 98% customer satisfaction
Project Safety Manager @ Coal India Limited
8/12 - 7/13

  • Facilitated compliance with ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001. Obtaining all the three certifications
  • Conducted the risk assessment of various operations and developed safe operating procedures. Reducing accidents to zero
  • Stepped up to take additional responsibility as Dispatch Manager. Ensured timely delivery of coal to multiple clients
Shift Production Manager @ Coal India Limited
8/11 - 8/12

  • Led a group of 220 employees and developed strategies to achieve targets. Increasing production by 8%
  • Planned mining operations, optimized resource utilization and scheduled workforce deployment
  • Facilitated compliance with ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001. Obtaining all the three certifications
  • Conducted the risk assessment of various operations and developed safe operating procedures. Reducing accidents to 0.
Management Trainee @ Coal India Limited
8/10 - 7/11

  • Planned daily mining operations and optimization of resources for increased productivity in 6 million tons producing surface mine.
  • Redesigned logistics and deployment of heavy earth moving machinery. Improving efficiency by 4%.
Awards
Ardeth and Norman Frisbey International Student Leadership Award

University Park, PA​​
2018
Syd S. and Felicia F. Peng
Ground Control in Mining Scholarship Award

Denver, CO
2017
Underground Construction Association Young Members Award

San Francisco, CA
2016

IXL Innovation Olympics Winner

Boston, MA
2016

Energy Days Best Poster Award

University Park, PA
​2016

WAAIME Scholarship Award

Phoenix, AZ
2016

SME Environmental Division Scholarship

Phoenix, AZ
2016

NIOSH Capacity Building Grant for Masters Education

University Park, PA
2015

Society for Risk Analysis
Travel Grant

Arlington, VA
2015

Institute Gold Medal
National Institute of Technology


Karnataka, India​
2011
Hutti Gold Mine Medal
National Institute of Technology


Karnataka, India​
​2011

Incident 1981 Award​
National Institute of Technology


Karnataka, India​
2011

Certification of Merit
Institute of Engineers


Karnataka, India
2008 and 2009

 Activities
  • Board Member, Student Fee Board, Penn State
  • Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Student Life, Penn State​​
  • Graduate Student Representative, University Libraries Advisory Group, Penn State
  • Graduate Council Member, The Graduate School, Penn State
  • ​​Treasurer, Graduate & Professional Student Association, Penn State​
  • Executive Board Member, Graduate & Professional Student Association, Penn State
  • Graduate Student Coordinator, Global Programs, Penn State
  • Cahir Corps Member, Project Cahir, Penn State
  • ​Volunteer, American Red Cross
  • Member, Foundations in Global Engagement, Penn State
  • First Polling Officer, 2014 General Elections, Government of India
  • Convenor, Publicity Committee, National Institute of Technology Karnataka
  • Member, Rotaract Club, National Institute of Technology Karnataka
  • Treasurer, Society of Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, National Institute of Technology
  • Member, National Service Scheme, National Institute of Technology Karnataka
  Contact
Send me an email and I will get back to you! I'd also love to connect on LinkedIn.
110 Hosler  Building
University Park, PA 16802