Summary

I believe in beautiful code, elegant architecture, scalability, and usability. I have experience writing testable, version controlled code in PHP, Java, Ruby, C, JavaScript, and C#. I'm always excited to keep learning, especially in the areas of big data, machine learning, and of course web technologies. Along with a background in computer science (BS), I have 3+ years of web development experience building, porting, and maintaining applications that leverage modern frameworks such as Laravel, Rails, .NET, and Backbone.

Work History

Work History

Lead Back End Developer

May 2015 - Present
Women's Coding Collective

Responsibilities include designing and implementing the back end application architecture for a major overhaul of the WCC online teaching platform. Used PHP 5.4 and Laravel 4.2 to create a design centering around commands and decorators that increased query efficiency and code organization.

Principal Web Developer

Jun 2014 - Jul 2015
Western Washingtion University SMATE Dept

Worked with SMATE educators to craft two web applications that augmented the teacher training program.  The first replaced a pen and paper system used to collaborate on student evaluations. This involved significant requirements gathering and communication in order to determine the needs of the client and streamline their workflow. The second replaced a legacy cold fusion application that administered customizable tests for research and feedback purposes. Both were written using a development stack including PHP, Laravel, MySql, Bootstrap, and Backbone.

Software Development Intern

Jun 2014 - Oct 2014
Logos.com

Implemented new features and resolved tickets on logos.com as a member of the web commerce team. Gained experience in the C#, .NET MVC, SQL Server stack and worked within an architecture of distributed services to deliver a new system for user payment plan management.

Web Applications Developer

Sep 2013 - Jun 2014
WWU Computer Science Dept

Developed a web-based system to manage enrolment in the Internet Studies Center certificate program. The system allowed students and faculty to customize the required coursework and track progress towards certificate completion.

Teaching Assistant

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
WWU Computer Science Dept

Administered labs for Computer Science courses as well as contributed to the development of the program by authoring new lab exercises.

Education

Education

B.Sc Computer Science

Dec 2014
Western Washington University

Minor in Mathematics

 ISC Web Programmer Certification

Departmental GPA: 3.6

Coursework including: Data Mining, Mobile Development, Electrical Engineering, and Physics.