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University of Washington
Computer Science | Human-Centered Design & Engineering

About


As a Student

My experience studying computer science and HCDE has provided unique opportunities to apply my diverse interests in science, engineering, and the arts towards solving contemporary problems. Beyond college, I hope to pursue a Masters and/or PhD with a focus on computer science education, programming language research, and/or computational biology research.

As a Employee

I thrive on applying my passion for learning, problem-solving, and teaching to the various roles I've held in the field of engineering, from internships at local start-ups and a multi-national company (Expedia) to developing and teaching in the CSE department at the University of Washington. I have found my jack-of-all-trades nature to be especially useful in being able to approach problems in different applications, integrating different experiences and interests with one another. My future career goals involve teaching at a research-based university and/or pursing a full-time industry role in software engineering.

As a Human Being

I seek opportunities that present challenge and intellectual reward, welcome curiosity and ultimately make a difference in society. In my free time, I’m either studying a new programming language, solving logic puzzles, or finding new things to learn, all with fresh coffee in hand and my four-legged friend at my side.

Experience


Achievements


Bob Bandes Teaching Award for Computer Science - 2016

Grace Hopper Scholarship Recipient - 2016

Denice Dee Denton Endowment Recipient - 2016-17

Washington Research Fellowship Awardee - 2016-17

Battle Stats


Technical Skills

Object-oriented programming:

  • 2500+ lines written in Java (including Spring MVC)
  • 250-500 lines written in Ruby

Front-End Web Development:

  • 3000+ lines written each in:
    • HTML/CSS
    • JS with various libraries and REST API's

Back-End Web Development:

  • 1000+ lines written in PHP (including API implementation)
  • 250-500 lines written in Python (with REST API's) and JSP

Functional Programming:

  • 250-500 lines written each in:
    • SML
    • Racket/Scheme

Other techinal skills:

  • Efficient with Bash/Vim
  • Git Version Control with industry-scale codebases
  • Basic scripting knowledge (sed, Perl)

Technical copywriting

E-commerce inventory management (Magento platform)

Traits

Avid problem solver

Quick-to-learn

Strong work ethic

Takes directions well

Values constructive feedback and continual improvement

Diverse, but strong skillset to help solve a variety of problems in both conventional and non-conventional ways

Thinks both inside and outside the box

Interests

CS Education and Mentorship

Educational Technology

Programming Language Design and Implementation

Computational Theory/Automaton

Search Engine Optimization

Computational Biology

Exploring the World of Unix

Customizing .vimrc and .bashrc

Solving Logic Puzzles/Crosswords

Getting 100% on Puzzle, Adventure, and Time Management Video Games

Hackathons