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Work experience

Dec 2016Present

Software Development Internship


Working as an intern in software development. Responsibilities include system administration and work with SLURM, a resource management application. Mimetics works to find hidden patterns in complex time-series biological data, providing powerful analytics for a wide range of companies and industries. Developed by Duke researchers, Mimetics’ computational platform enables increased reproducibility, efficiency and predictability of biological processes.

Oct 2014Present

Founder & President

DreamIt Photos

Founder and President of DreamIt Photos, a business dedicated to providing fun and engaging photo booths for events of all types with custom props, backgrounds, and more. Starting a business involved skills such as web development, customer relations, marketing, and photography. More information at

July 2015

Data Analysis Internship

Egencia: An Expedia Company

Analyzed multiple prospective algorithms for search and decided which would be the most cost effective using data visualization tools. Project involved using programs such as Hadoop, Tableau, Excel, and HiveQL.

Oct 2014Dec 2014

Data Manager

Windsor Circle, Inc.

Responsibilities included managing data using CRM, and management of a project involving data analysis with Microsoft Excel.

Jun 2014Jul 2014

Data Entry Internship

Windsor Circle, Inc.

Responsibilities included data entry and management using Microsoft Excel and CRM.

Apr 2013Apr 2013


9th Street Computer Cellar

Computer repair internship.


Aug 2013Jun 2017

Riverside High School

Currently enrolled in the Project Lead The Way STEM (Science, Technology and Engineering) Program. This program is a nationwide effort to introduce a revolutionary new curriculum for engineers in high school. Classes include: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics, Computer Science Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

*All PLTW classes earn college credit at Rochester Institute of Technology or University of Iowa for qualifying exam scores.

Inducted into National Tech Honor Society (2015) and National Honor Society (2016).

Current GPA: 5.333 Weighted, 3.95 Unweighted


Programming (C++)

Experience with general programming, as well as extensive experience with OpenCV vision processing libraries used in robotics applications. This includes an understanding of the CMake build system, Git, and unit testing.

Programming (Python)

Experience with general programming in robotics applications, including writing nodes for Robot Operating System and pulling data from websites.

Microsoft Excel
Experience with data manipulation in Microsoft Excel, including advanced features such as macros, data validation, and analytics.
Web Development (Rails)

Knowledge of how to develop basic web applications with the Ruby on Rails framework. This includes setup, debugging, testing, and production deployment to Heroku.


Extensive experience developing applications on Linux. This includes bash scripting. running web servers, and remote management. Additional experience with SLURM, a resource management application.


Knowledge of the Docker container framework from containers for development to scalable swarms for production web applications.


In depth knowledge and experience with Tableau for visualizing and analyzing big data.

Computer Repair and Troubleshooting

CompTIA A+ and Network+ certified computer technician with real world experience through internship experience at local computer repair shop.
The platform is a cloud computing platform designed for all areas of business. Experience with CRM management and data entry.


Aug 2014Aug 2017

CompTIA Network+

Network+ is an industry-recognized certification as a network technician, including understanding of network hardware, installation, and troubleshooting.
Aug 2013Aug 2016

CompTIA A+

A+ is an industry-recognized certification that shows competency in skills required for a computer technician, including hardware and software repair, troubleshooting, and installation.

Honors and Awards

Verizon App Challenge Best In Region Winner - 2015

Verizon App Challenge Best In State Winner - 2013

The app challenge, part of Verizon Innovation Learning, challenges teams of high school students across the country to develop concepts for mobile apps that solve a problem in their community.

American Hebrew Academy Honor Society Member - 2013

The American Hebrew Academy Honor Society is a prestigious program that recognizes outstanding Jewish eighth and ninth grade students from around the globe who have demonstrated excellence in academics, leadership, service to community, and character.

Holiday Card Coding Contest Winner - 2014 and 2015

Sponsored by Project Lead the Way and Riverside High School, the holiday card contest offers engineering students who are interested in computer science an outlet for creativity by designing interactive holiday cards using basic coding principles.


FRC Robotics (June 2013 - present)

  • Member of Team 900 Robotics at North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
    • Lead Programmer, August 2014 - September 2015
    • Project Manager, September 2015 -Present 
  • Team participated in 2014 FIRST World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. Received award for creativity in robot design.
  • Placed 12th out of 2,900 teams at 2015 World Championships
  • FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.

Riverside Game Development Club (December 2014 - June 2016)

  • Founder of Riverside High School's Game Development Club. GDC is an organization devoted to bringing together students with a ride range of skills, from artists to programmers in order to develop a game. This teaches students how to work as a team to solve a real world engineering challenge.

Model United Nations Participant (August 2013 - August 2014)

  • Model United Nations is an educational simulation competition in which students can learn about diplomacy, international relations, and the United Nations. MUN involves and teaches researching, public speaking, debating, and writing skills, in addition to critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership abilities.
  • Founder and organizer of Riverside High School's first Model United Nations Club

Model United Nations Secretariat (August 2014 - June 2016)

  • Helped host and chair TRIMUNC middle school Model United Nations Conference at Duke University

Riverside High School Media Technology Advisory Committee (October 2014 to May 2015)

  • The Media Technology Advisory Committee is made up of administrators, faculty, and students whose goal is to set priorities for Riverside High School related to media & technology. It also serves to help solve problems and recommend resources, hardware and infrastructure.


Co-authored three papers linked below relating to vision processing in the FIRST Robotics Competition. Zebravision 3.0 focuses on using OpenCV and Cascade Classification to perform real time object detection on an FRC Robot. Zebravision 3.5 focuses on integrating the StereoLabs ZED, a stereoscopic camera into the robot's vision system. Zebravision 4.0 focuses on getting persistent useful information across frames using a specialized 3d tracking system.

Also wrote a technical report as part of an Aerospace Engineering class on comparing different methods of simulating airfoils.