I am a junior software engineer at PayPal, responsible for developing and maintaining the Node.js infrastructure for internal applications as well as open source projects.
In December 2014 I joined OThot, a Pittsburgh-based data-science and analytics startup, as the primary frontend engineer. I used Angular.js and related technologies to develop the user interface for their analytics engine from the ground up for investor consideration.
Over the summer of 2015, I interned with PayPal as a software engineer intern at the San Jose headquarters. As a part of the Next-Gen Commerce team, I worked directly alongside senior leadership and high-profile partners in a lean agile environment. I contributed to brainstorming and prototyping the latest payments technologies.
When I returned to my studies in the fall, I joined the Pitt Quantum Repository, an open source initiative to aid in chemistry education. Using WebGL I developed the interface allowing classrooms to view and manipulate complicated 3D molecular structures in real time.
Over the summer of 2016, I returned to PayPal as a software engineer intern, this time as a part of the Kraken team. I had put in a request to become a part of this team because I strongly support open source and inner source projects, and I sought the opportunity to develop backend technologies with Node.js. With the team, I developed a RESTful dashboard using Node.js, ReactJS, and D3.js to visualize collect and visualize company-wide traffic and security data for production applications.
In addition to this professional experience, I have been involved with the Pitt Computer Science Club as vice president. Through the club, I have presented on various web development topics, organized multiple workshops from Pittsburgh industry leaders, and helped organize the university's first hackathon, Steelhacks. I have also organized a professional speakers series with talks from industry-leading engineers, including those from Google, Yelp, and Uber, as well as many local startups.
During the Spring 2017 semester, I also organized a club project, PantherView as well as the related PittAPI, both visualizing civic and university data points in the Oakland neighborhood. These projects involved coordination from many outside stakeholders: community groups, such as BikePittsburgh and the Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh; as well as researchers with the West Pennsylvania Regional Data Center; news outlets, such as PublicSource and the Pitt News; and local code groups, such as Code & Supply, Code for Pittsburgh, and Students for Urban Data. The project has since been integrated into the official Pitt News website and has hundred of active visitors each week.
I joined Plenar.io, a research lab at the University of Chicago, as a software engineer intern for the summer of 2017. The lab sponsors the Array of Things project, and I was responsible for streamlining their Node-based sensor data pipeline, as well as developing the (Ember) visualizations for the sensor data.
In addition to my technical skills, I also have a wealth of communications, public relations writing, and social media management experience gained from my completed B.A. in English Writing, certificate in Professional and Public Writing, minor in Political Science, and related internships and volunteer work.
I am looking to work in the company of equally passionate creators, on projects that impact the world at large.
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A static website for the midwest-based pet services company.
With the Kraken.js team, I develop and maintain the Node.js infrastructure for internal applications as well as open source projects.
Software Engineer Intern
With the Kraken.js team, I developed an internal dashboard using React deployed through Docker that monitored our internal Node applications.
Software Engineer Intern
With the Next-Gen Commerce team, I worked closely with leadership in a lean, fast-paced environment to integrate with high-profile partners and prototype next-gen products, using technologies such as Node.js, AngularJS, and Backbone.js
Software Developer Intern
With the University of Chicago research lab, I developed the Array of Things sensor data pipeline and visualization dashboard using Node.js and Ember.js.
Pitt Quantum Repository
Software Developer Intern
With the University of Pittsburgh Quantum Institute, I developed the web frontend for the online molecular structure database, utilizing jQuery, Three.js, and WebGL.
Web Developer Intern
December 2014-January 2016
With the budding big-data startup, I prototyped the frontend data-visualization MVP and developed the foundation for the long-term product, using such technologies as: Node.js, AngularJS, D3, and jQuery.
University of Pittsburgh
Bachelors of Science in Computer Science
Major GPA: 3.44; graduated with departmental Honors
Bachelors of Arts in English Writing
Major GPA: 3.66; graduated with departmental Honors
Certificate of Public Writing
Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2017
Study Abroad: Florence Italy
Language, Frameworks, and Tools
Node.js, Express.js, Kraken.js, Seneca.js, Meteor.js, Flask, Java
Java, Android SDK
Git, NPM, Bower, Gulp.js, Browserify, Webpack, Docker, Vagrant
Clubs and organizations
The Pitt Computer Science Club
Attended bi-weekly meet-ups for local web developers with presentations by notable contributors to open source JS projects.
The Women in Computer Science Club
Attended meetings and workshops dedicated to addressing gender disparity in the tech community.
Digital Content Management Intern
Digital media writing and editorializing.
CAPA/San Gaspare Elementary School
Volunteered as an English Teaching Assistant at the elementary school, while studying in Florence, Italy.
Americorps Community Fellow
Autonomously taught after-school courses focused on STEM curriculums at the Homewood YMCA.
Two-month leadership program with University of Pittsburgh with classes focused on leadership and diversity. Graduated with an emblem of service.
Two-week hiking program in the Pasayten Wilderness with the renowned leadership and team-building name.