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Jose J. Rico

University of Southern California
Undergraduate Student

Expertise: Education, Training, and Oceanography
About Me Publications
As part of the 2019 UseIT program I was part of the HaRVi (Hazards and Risk Visualization) Team. Through researching historical earthquakes and analyzing physics-based model simulations we were able to assess the risks and economic losses of an event greater than 7.0 magnitude.

I was born and raised in San Jose, California. Upon completing my high school education I joined the Navy in which I would fulfill five enlistments for a total of twenty years. Retiring in 2016, as an operations supervisor my experience includes education and training, resource management and staff development as Master Training Specialist. As a seasoned upper-management professional able to establish vision, strategy, and execution of short and long-term objectives in complex and dynamic environments I overcame many difficult and challenging situations pertaining to national security. Working with a highly heterogeneous group provided me with multicultural sensitivity and through my international work experience I was able to use my bilingual skills (spanish).

Competencies include the following:
► Tactical planning and operations ► Tactical Use of Oceanographic Employment ► Cross-functional team building and leadership ► New program development and execution ► Curriculum development, implementation, testing, and evaluation ► Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator ► Geographic Information Systems (GIS): ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online ► Research Surveyor & Assistant

SCEC Participation

SCEC Intern (2019)