Hello World, I'm

Tom Arnold

& this is what I'm about

Intro

  • Name: Thomas (Tom) Arnold
  • Location: East Coast, USA
  • Phone: +‪1 (202) 656-2584
  • Email: tbarnld@gmail.com

Objective

In the fourteen years since my first part-time job, I have been afforded the opportunity to engage with the world around me through diverse and divergent experiences. From the deli counter at a grocery store to Project Director at a premier political polling firm, each and every experience has informed who I am in my personal and professional life.

My most recent iterations as the General Manager of a bar in Washington, D.C., a freelance web designer in Berlin, and a Department of Defense consultant specializing in research data at the Uniformed Services University, have codified certain core values and elevated others. I have an innate need to study and understand the world around me. Not understanding the machinery behind an action, from computers to regulatory environments, is not acceptable to me. Learning how to listen, relate, and react to people and their stories is not an abstract value, but a core part of my character.

I also feel the need to tell a complete story. For me, this means that I strive to understand failure points where objectivity breaks down, where subjectivity goes unrecognized, and where much-needed empathy is absent. In practice, it means evaluating with varying parts qualitative and quantitative information – the ratio between the two being the essential human inquest.

But, my most closely held belief is that none of the above matters unless it contributes to the community in a positive way. No matter what the next chapters of my professional life entail, it must be in the service of a good cause (large or small), and it must be with teammates who feel the same.

All Photographs & Web Design © 2021, Tom Arnold

Resume

experience

  • 2019 - Present

    DATA SCIENTIST

    The Metis Foundation, Uniformed Services University; Bethesda, MD

    As a Data Scientist for the MiCOR Program at the Uniformed Services University, I am responsible for directing or advising in all Program endeavors relating to the handling of data or the use of IT. In practice, this means liaising across departments and areas of expertise to create consensus while advancing the interest of the project, crafting the policy and implementation of a data management plans, and advising project leaders on best practices. At the same time, I am responsible for the technical development of data flow documentation and research databases for the scientific research projects housed within the Program.

  • 2017 - 2018

    DATA ANALYSIS & DESIGN

    Freelance; Location-Free

    As a freelance data analyst & web design consultant, I worked on a diverse series of projects: from digital portfolios for creatives and artists in Berlin (visit) to advanced analytic reports and projections for a premiere opinion polling firm.

  • 2017

    GENERAL MANAGER

    Chinese Disco; Washington D.C.

    As the sole manager of Chinese Disco, owned in whole by Prospect Dining LLC, I was responsible for every aspect of day-to-day operations. My operating philosophy was to create an environment where all patrons and staff felt comfortable, safe, and welcomed while maintaining profitability. I handled all business responsibilities from staffing and scheduling to payroll and inventory. I also assisted in event planning, large party reservations, and general promotion.

  • 2015 - 2016

    PROJECT DIRECTOR

    Public Opinion Strategies; Alexandria, Virginia

    As a Project Director, I directed projects for a wide range of clients, from large entities like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Vail Resorts to small municipalities like Jefferson County (Colorado) School District. I was involved in every aspect of a given research endeavor, from proposal to research design, through data collection and analysis. I was responsible for interfacing with vendors to ensure the quality of data on both quantitative and qualitative projects. I worked to modernize the Public Opinion Strategies research process. To that end, I developed new and updated methodologies for data acquisition, processing, analysis, and visualization.

  • 2012 - 2015

    SENIOR RESEARCH ANALYST

    The Lewin Group; Falls Church, Virginia

    As a Senior Research Analyst at The Lewin Group, an independent consulting company owned in whole by United Health Group, my responsibilities were varied and broad. I was responsible for the creation and maintenance of large datasets spanning the entire universe of Medicare claims over multiple years. I was also tasked with the creation and delivery of user-friendly extensible economic forecasting models. I independently developed process automation tools used throughout the firm. Additionally, I assisted in the research for, and writing of, various white papers on topics ranging from the efficacy of physician retention programs to the rating and evaluation of hospitals.

  • 2008 - 2011

    HHMI RESEARCH ASSISTANT

    College of William & Mary, Applied Science; Williamsburg, Virginia

    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute funds research of merit at many institutions; I received four individual awards from HHMI. In my time working in a distinguished professor’s laboratory on the neurophysiology of breathing, I and my fellow undergraduate colleague worked independently in pursuit of publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The article reviewing the nature of the physiological mechanism by which breathing rhythm in the preBotzinger complex is terminated, or burst termination, contains data and figures from my original research.

  • 2010

    SUMMER INTERN

    United States House of Representatives; Washington, D.C.

    As an Intern in the office of (Former) Representative James P. Moran I was tasked with numerous duties including: preparing briefs on issues including tax structure, economic stimulus, and the health care overhaul; responding to constituents communications and assisting in research for multiple Legislative Assistants.

  • 2009 - 2010

    DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

    College of William & Mary, Mason School of Business; Williamsburg, Virginia

    As the Undergraduate Development Assistant at the Mason School of Business I worked in conjunction with members of many departments on duties ranging from event planning, technical support, mail fundraising, alumni relations, and database design.

  • 2006

    VOLUNTEER CANVASSER

    Jim Webb For Senate & Combined Campaign; Arlington, Virginia

    As a volunteer canvasser and telephone canvasser working on behalf of the Webb campaign, I was fortunate to have been introduced my first political campaign and the feelings of passion and camaraderie associated with it. I enthusiastically canvassed from July through election day. I attribute the beginnings of my passion for public interface on behalf of a worthy cause to this campaign. I was awarded the title of Recognized Caller for my effective work.

education

  • 2008 - 2012

    UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE

    College of William & Mary; Williamsburg, Virginia

    Earned a B.A. in Economics & completed the Pre-medical track program. Extracurricular activities included the Beta Theta Pi fraternity & Club Basketball.

  • 2004 - 2008

    SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA

    Thomas A. Edison High School; Alexandria, Virginia

    Earned an International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Diploma & a Virginia Advanced Studies Diploma.

Skills

Data Analysis

83%

Market Research

80%

Development/Outreach

72%

Web Design

61%

Data Visualization

73%

Process Automation

42%

Writing & Editing

65%

Client Relations

68%

Project Management

88%

9

Years of Experience

2

Languages Spoken

1

Peer-Reviewed Publications

3

Fields of Study

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LocationCambridge, MA &

 

Washington, D.C.

 

Phone Number+‪1 (202) 656-2584
 
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