Keith K. Miyake
2009-Present Doctoral Student, Geography, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Graduate Center at The City University of New York (CUNY)
2004 B.S. Engineering, Minor in Asian American Studies, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
2010 GEH101/501 Introduction to Geography, Lehman College, CUNY, Bronx, NY
Previous Teaching Experience
2005 Residential Advisor and Teacher: Calculus, Pre-Calculus, and Algebra 2, Harvey Mudd College Upward Bound, La Jolla, CA
2004 Teacher: Algebra 1 and Life Science, North Park Middle School, Pico Rivera, CA
2004 Student Teacher: Algebra and Geometry, Etiwanda High School, Etiwanda, CA
2002-04 Engineering Tutor and Grader, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
2010. Miyake, K. K., A. R. Maroko, K. Grady, J. A. Maantay, P. S. Arno. “Not Just a Walk in the Park: methodological improvements for determining environmental justice implications of park access in New York City for the promotion of physical activity.” Cities and the Environment.
2010 “The Relationship between Park Accessibility and Socio-demographic Factors in New York City: A Mixed-Methods Assessment of Park Accessibility”, poster presentation for the Ninth Annual Nature, Ecology, and Society Colloquium, Getting at Environmental Justice: Science, Discourse, and Action, CUNY Graduate Center
2008 Respirometry Testing and Quantifying Biodegradation, company-wide technical symposium, LFR Inc., Costa Mesa, CA
2007 Technical Challenges of a Large-Scale Remediation Site, poster presentation at a company-wide engineering conference, LFR Inc., Costa Mesa, CA
2004 Water Desalination Cost Modeling for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, presentation of research and poster session, Harvey Mudd College Clinic Presentations
2003 Arm Alignment Device for Noninvasive Glucose Monitoring for InLight Solutions, presentation of research and poster session, Harvey Mudd College Clinic Presentations
2009-2010 Graduate Research Assistant (GAB), Lehman College, CUNY, Bronx, NY
Advisor: Juliana Maantay, Ph.D.
Compiled environmental justice literature review to be included in a commissioned publication for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
2006-07 Environmental Data Collection and Visualization System, LFR Inc., Costa Mesa, CA
Developed software to automate geocoding/geotagging of environmental samples and a web-based GIS system to visualize and track contaminant levels.
2006-07 Enhanced Soil Vapor Extraction by Warm-Dry Air Injection, LFR Inc., Costa Mesa, CA
Investigated potential for enhancing soil remediation through sub-surface injection of warm-dry air and conducted pilot-scale study.
2004 Photovoltaic Power Generator Data Acquisition and Monitoring System, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
Advisor: Sam Tanenbaum, Ph.D.
Independent research project to develop and implement hardware and software for web-based remote data acquisition system to monitor power generation of a photovoltaic power generator.
2004 Water Desalination Cost Modeling, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
In cooperation with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Advisor: Donald S. Remer, Ph.D.
Developed cost models and cost-benefit analyses for comparing unit processes in water desalination plants.
2004 Arm-Alignment Device for Noninvasive Blood Glucose Monitoring, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA
In cooperation with InLight Solutions of Albuquerque, NM
Advisor: Elizabeth J. Orwin, Ph.D.
Researched methods for, designed, and conducted bench-scale testing of high-precision arm alignment devices for use in a noninvasive (light-based) blood glucose monitoring system.
2001 API Community Health Needs Survey for Los Angeles, Asian Pacific Community Fund, Los Angeles, CA
Collaborated with NGOs serving Los Angeles Asian and Pacific Islander communities to compile report detailing community health needs and services being provided.
Professional Work Experience
2006-09 Sr. Staff Engineer, LFR Inc., Costa Mesa, CA
Environmental engineer overseeing soil and groundwater remediation projects: remediation system design, proposals, operations management, human health risk assessments, regulatory compliance, data management, numerical modeling, GIS.
2005-06 Co-founder and Educational Director, Prodigy Learning Studio, Beijing, China
Developed educational program, business plan, marketing materials, and assisted with business operations and community outreach.
2001 Development Assistant, Asian Pacific Community Fund, Los Angeles, CA
Conducted community health-needs survey; wrote proposals for grants and workplace-giving campaigns; liaised with affiliated NGOs.