Fabio Alfaro

About Me

Hi!

Welcome to my website. Feel free to look around and explore.

Favorite Quotes: Don't say "I can't afford it", instead ask "How can I afford it"? - Robert Kiyosaki

"Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for" - Epicurus

"Don't compare yourself to who someone else is today, compare yourself to who you were yesterday" - Jordan Peterson

Hobbies: Running, Riding motorcycles, 3D Printing, Snowboarding, Camping, Star Gazing, Shooting, Learning and Spending time with friends.

Favorite Tv Shows: Mr. Robot, Lie to Me, Kyle Xy, Smallville, Dexter, Narcos, The Handmaid Tale, Person of Interest, You (Netflix Series), Breaking Bad, Better Caul Saul, Game of Thrones, The Good Doctor, The 100, The Walking Dead and Black Mirror

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Education

Columbia Basin College

2018 - Present BA in Cyber Security

Spring of 2019 will be my last quarter to complete my bachelors. During 2013-2017 I spent most of time focusing on finishing all my electives. I decided I would finish my electives first, to simply get them out of the way. This left nothing but computer related classes from 2017 to 2018. Spring is almost here and I look forward to continuing my ever learning journey in school, life and throughout my future employment.

Columbia Basin College

2017 AA in Cyber Security

In 2017 I finished my AA in Cyber Security. I learned a lot regarding different aspects of computers. Pc Hardware, Windows & Linux (Server) operating systems, SharePoint, SQL Databases, Programming, Forensics Fundamentals and many more. I started my AA in 2013, but due to financial hardship and life scheduling; it took a bit to finish off. Nevertheless, better late than never. Consistency is the key.

Royal High School

2013 General Education

I finished my High School Diploma while I was attending Royal High School. I was there for 2 years (Junior & Senior year). Although there weren’t many resources for me to expand my knowledge about computers. I enjoyed my time at RHS, as Royal City is where I grew up. It was excited to go back to where I attended Middle and Elementary School and reunite with my friends. Good Times... Good Times...

Umatilla High School

2010-2011 General Education

In 2010 I moved from Pasco, WA to Umatilla, OR. There I attended Umatilla High School to finish my Sophomore year. I moved a lot because my mother struggled to find a steady job. Nevertheless, I finished my sophomore year there and moved back to Royal City.

Chiawana High School

2009-2010 General Education

Chiawana High School was awesome. I would of loved to be part of the first class to graduate from Chiawana High School. Unfortunately, because of events out of my control. I needed to move to Umatilla, OR and thereafter I attended Umatilla High School for 1 year.

Design Skills

User Experience Design

Web Design

Responsive Design

Graphic Design

Programming & Software Skills

HTML5

CSS3

PHP

MySQL

.NET

Java

Python

FileZilla, Putty, Cygwin, and WinSCP

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, OneDrive)

Audio Editing (Mixcraft, Audacity, Adobe Audition, Reaper)

Video Editing (Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere)

Dreamweaver

QuickBooks

Photoshop

3D's Max

Know-How & Awareness

Script Installation (WordPress, VBulletin, Prestashop, Joomla...)

Operating Systems (Kali, Centos, Ubuntu, Debian, Tails, Windows)

Overall Troubleshooting

3D Printing & Modeling

Cryptocurrencies

Experience

Amazon Web Services

May 2018 – Current Data Tech Operation Technician

I was brought onto AWS when I started my internship in May of 2018. After my internship, I was rehired by an AWS sub-contractor (Apex Systems). While working for Amazon I was responsible for replacing server motherboards, cpu, ram, power supply, riser cards, hard drives, and solid state drives; at multiple data centers in Oregon. I live in Pasco, but drive to Oregon every work day. Sometimes I travel more to assist other Amazon data centers in the Oregon area. I was also responsible for destroying all hardware that contained customer information. As a Data Center Operations Technician. I used different Linux distributions as well as Windows operating systems.

Amazon (PSC)

Jan 2016 – May 2018 Customer Service Associate

From 2016 to May of 2018 I worked at Amazon’s Call center (PSC) as a customer service associate (CSA). I was responsible for filing tickets for unknown issues regarding customer accounts, orders, and items. I walked customers through various troubleshooting steps on their computers (Windows & Mac OS). I regularly fixed devices such as Echo, Fire Tv, Fire Tablets, and Amazon apps. After working in Customer Service for 6+ years, I felt it was time to move towards a more complex environment. Therefore, after completing my associates; I applied for Amazon Web Services and continued therein. Verification of employment with Amazon is accessed through the work Number. 800-367-5690 www.theworknumber.com Amazon Employer Code: 70129

Walmart

Sep 2015 – Jan 2016 Merchandise Stocker (Night-shift)

From 2013 to 2016, I worked a couple retail jobs to help pay for college. I must say that these jobs helped me appreciate those who work retail. At Walmart I cleaned, organizing and removed product displays. I also assisted customers by helping them find products and cashiering.

The Home Depot

Jan 2015 – Sep 2015 Lumber Sales Associate

While working at The Home Depot. I operated the forklifts, electric pallet jacks and reach trucks. Most importantly, I worked with customer projects to help build fences, decks, and other home improvements.

Target

Oct 2014 - Jan 2015 Cashier (Seasonal)

I was hired as a season associate during the holidays of 2014. Sold lots of red cards and worked a 12 hour shift on black Friday. It's been quite some time since I've worked here. Offer speedy, friendly, and exciting checkout service Handle customers questions and complaint in a friendly and positive manner Greet and welcome customers warmly Responsible for all payment processing Handle credit transactions Reconcile and balance account Make deposit to the bank when due Handle some elementary clerical duties when charged with the responsibility Offer counsel to customers on products Ensure the cleanliness of the store at all times and ensure that products are well stocked Ensure the safety of Target floor by following safety procedures Maintain good appearance of the environment of Target Ensure attractive display and stocking of items in their respective categories Offer bagging and groceries assistance to customers Report suspicious activities around Target to the appropriate authorities Adhere strictly to regulations and guidelines of Target Be well informed of security regulations update Be knowledgeable about all store products based on arrival, arrangement, use, season, and demand Handle the training of new cashiers where there are need for more Attend to documents and payment discrepancies Help customers with locating products of their choice in Target.

McDonald's

Sep 2013 - Oct 2014 Cook / Prep

McDonald's was fun. We ensured that safety standards were maintained in the kitchen and sanitation across the work areas. Ensure complete and constant cleanliness of utensils, surfaces, and cooking areas Operate griddles, deep-fat fryers, grills and other large-volume equipment for cooking Find out if the food prepared is in line with the quantity and quality laid down by company's requirements Take orders from clients regarding their preferred foods and drinks, and also help to collect payment from customers when such needs arise Read any slip on food order and also accept verbal instructions provided by the chief cook See to it that food preparation are down in line with McDonalds' rules Prepare, cut and wash foods prior to cooking Measure the right amount of ingredients required for food preparation Prepare food and package it properly to be delivered to customers Package foods properly to ensure they do not get cold before delivery or before being sold Stock, restock, and clean workstations Follow recipe in preparing all foods.

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Tri-Cities, USA

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