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CompTIA Systems Support Specialist

Ari is a self-motivated worker with much experience in the worlds of IT and Education. A life-long student of history and religious studies, he possesses a B.A. in the former discipline, and completed his Master's degree in the latter field at Naropa University in 2018. Ari has solid interpersonal skills and is a creative thinker who delights in problem-solving. Along with a strong academic record, teaching, tutoring, and IT experience, he has studied abroad, in addition to working with children and the disabled. Ari is diligent, patient, meticulous, and capable of making a meaningful impact in any environment.

Naropa University ~ Boulder, COClass of 2018
Master of Arts in Religious Studies (45 credits)
• Completed an
Honors M.A. Thesis in my field

Lander College of Arts & Sciences ~ Brooklyn, NYClass of 2013
Bachelor of Arts in History (120 credits)
Graduated with distinction in History
• Completed an
Advanced B.A. Thesis in my field

Yeshivat Torat-Yosef HaMivtar ~ Efrat, Israel2009-2010
• One year intensive Judaic Studies program
• Mentored an autistic boy two days a week

National History Honor Society (ΦΑΘ)
CompTIA Systems Support Specialist
CompTIA A+ Certified Technician
CompTIA Linux+ Certified
• Active privacy and security-related
projects on GitHub
• Has work included in AdBlock Plus, ReThink DNS, and Blokada
• Official Contributor and Package Maintainer for the Fedora Project
• Created the Hebrew translation for the Mac audio player Cog

Technical: Standard WebDev (CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and HTML); Advanced shell scripting under Windows, GNU/Linux and OS X (very comfortable with RegEx); Proficient with Git and other version control systems; Familiar with a wide variety of Unix and Unix-like command line utilities; Fully capable of servicing and managing individual computers or large networks running Windows, OS X, and Linux; Familiar with administering RAID and JBOD arrays; Skilled with automated backups and image-based cloning; Comfortable with remote administration; Have extensive experience with stereo recording techniques and mastering audio; OpenWrt; OpenVPN; Microsoft Office; Open/LibreOffice; FileMaker Pro; Apple Logic; ReNoise, and much more.

Language: Fluent in English. Good Hebrew skills.

Mentor for MasaEfrat, Israel ~ 2009-2010
• Functioned as a big brother figure in a program that provided assistance and social support to autistic youths.

Freelance Tech Consultant & Tutor ~ 2005-Present
Multiple Locations
• Tutored a number of individuals in using a variety of different applications and operating systems.
• Set up and done maintenance work on a number of personal and office networks.
• Worked on several audio editing projects and have proficiency in a number of programming + scripting languages.
• Assisted individuals and organizations in designing pamphlets, fliers, and social media promotions.
• Substitute teaching (I have certifications).

Contracted Tutor for Grade Potential ~ 2018-2022
Boulder, CO
• General studies tutoring for grade-schoolers and college students.
• Specialized in Hebrew, history, English, and essay writing.

Technical Support Representative for Envysion ~ 2019-2020
Superior, CO
• Provided remote support, diagnostic services and error resolution to clients.
• Worked largely from the command line under CentOS and Windows 10.
• Creatively solved issues regarding the integrity and transfer of confidential data.

Research & Technical Assistant for Professor Sreedevi K. Bringi ~ 2018-2019
Boulder, CO
• Assisting in the translation and proper phonetic transliteration of Sanskrit texts.
• Digital formatting in MS Office and LibreOffice.
• Discovering and organizing new sources of information for academic and seminar documents.
• Editing works for a variety of publications, including the new book, Beacons of Dharma.

Computer Teacher & Technology SpecialistLuria Academy of Brooklyn ~ 2014-2015
Brooklyn, NY
• Site Manager / System Administrator for a large network of computers (Windows 7 – 8.1).
• Computer teacher for ~100 lower and middle school students.
• Formulated a variety of lesson plans and employed creative teaching techniques.
• Tech support & maintenance for school's network, computer lab, and server.
• Completed training for, and administered SuccessMaker educational software.
• Organized and led after school technology programs.
• Mediated communication between parents and administrators.

Head Prep CookKrunch Pizza ~ 2008
New York, NY
• Prepared food.
• Oversaw a team of other cooks.
• Maintained and transported kitchen equipment.

Network AdministratorAlex Donner Entertainment ~ 2007
New York, NY
• Performed daily maintenance routines on a small network of Apple computers.
• General Tech Support.
• General Hardware Repair.
• Administered regular backups of each machine on the network.

Sub-Regional Volunteer CoordinatorHeadCount (Non-Profit Voters Initiative) ~ 2006
New York, NY
• Organized voter registration activities.
• Traveled the East Coast of America registering people to vote.

Administrative AssistantAssemblyman Scott Stringer’s Office ~ 2005
New York, NY
• Ensured that Scott Stringer and his staff were able to efficiently go about their daily tasks.
• Worked to facilitate communication between the assemblyman and his constituents.

Intern at Assisted Living EnvironmentJewish Home & Hospital for The Aged ~ 2004
New York, NY
• Assisted senior citizens in their day to day activities.
• Helped organize entertainment events for residents.

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