Jaime Montoya is a Data Analyst who works for TEAM International Services, Inc. His current primary role is to build Microsoft SSIS ETL packages to migrate data to unify software systems after the Republic Services' acquisition of US Ecology. Jaime believes that data analysis technologies provide an essential foundation for companies to make intelligent strategic decisions. While working for Applaudo Studios, Jaime collaborated with large teams of software developers to build big data ETL pipelines for Walmart Inc. using Scala-based technologies. He successfully completed three consecutive summer internships at Kodak Alaris from 2014 to 2016 building SSAS ETL packages and multi-dimensional cubes to deliver business intelligence and analytics solutions.

Jaime received the prestigious Fulbright Foreign Student Program Scholarship. He completed a pre-academic Fulbright Intensive English Program at Loyola University Chicago. After that, Jaime graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Master's degree in Information Sciences and Technologies. During his undergraduate studies in Computer Systems Engineering, Jaime was awarded the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, a U.S. Department of State's exchange program, to study at the University of Alabama in Huntsville for one year. As part of his graduate studies, Jaime completed 16 credits towards a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Rochester, working as a Teaching Assistant for the course Database Systems.

Jaime believes in the Bible as the Word of God. As a result, he confesses, acknowledges and declares that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (1 John 4:15). One of Jaime's favorite passages in the Bible is 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 EXB: "24 You [Don't you…?] know that in a race [stadium] all the runners run, but only one gets the prize. So run to win! 25 All those who compete in the games use self-control [train with strict discipline] so they can win a crown [victor's wreath]. That crown [victor's wreath] is an earthly thing that lasts only a short time [perishable], but our crown will never be destroyed [is imperishable]. 26 So I do not run without a goal [aimlessly]. I fight like a boxer who is hitting something—not just the air. 27 I treat my body hard [discipline/subdue/pummel my body] and make it my slave [subdue it] so that I myself will not be disqualified after I have preached to others." The bullets below contain Jaime's two favorite quotes related to hard work and self-discipline, which were originally written with human greatness and achievement in mind. Nonetheless, they serve as quintessential ilustrations of the profound Biblical principle taught in 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. Achieving mental and physical excellence requires extremely hard work, intense focus and self-discipline. For example, the cost involved in obtaining a university degree is high in terms of years of study, effort, financial cost, and all kinds of sacrifices. Similarly, an athlete must endure and be disciplined to win and achieve greatness in competition. In the same way and even beyond that, because what is at stake and the prize is eternal and much more important, Christian life is supposed to be difficult. Challenges, pain and hardships should not surprise believers (1 Peter 4:12), but they should expect that as part of God's work and loving training program in Christians, disciplining and helping them to mature and grow spiritually. Being a Christian requires self-control (offered by God as a fruit of the Holy Spirit in Galatians 5:22), and in the most extreme cases, death as a martyr (see Hebrews 11, Matthew 6:24, Acts 7:54-60, Matthew 10:37-39, Matthew 7:13-14).

Last updated: May 30 2023 14:48:48. GMT.