I strive to listen with empathy and speak with clarity and authenticity.
- Lansing, MI
- (919) 830-5153
- [email protected]
Expected Graduation Dec. 2020
Minor in Psychology
The Women’s Center of Greater Lansing is committed to providing valuable, innovative resources and services in an atmosphere that fosters mutual support, insight, and growth for women of all backgrounds as they strive to realize their unique potential.
As an intern as part of my MSW program at the University of Michigan, I provide individual therapy to women facing a diverse set of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, and more.
Amani Sasa is an organization serving refugees in Kampala, Uganda. I have volunteered in different capacities since 2017, and have made trips to Kampala to learn about their work and organize and lead retreats for their staff. I currently serve as the president of the board of directors and assist with fundraising strategy, donor relations, and managing the website and donor database.
Hired as a Sr. Software engineer to work with a diverse, international team of software engineers building cloud-based business software, I was promoted to a Director position in 2018. In that role I was responsible for facilitating communication and coordinating work between multiple engineering teams and business stakeholders, providing technical direction, and managing the development process.
As a volunteer with Resolution Services Center, I led a lunch group for middle school boys where we discussed conflict resolution strategies. I also received training in facilitating restorative justice circles.
I volunteered as an ESL tutor for refugees during the summer of 2018.
Learners Guild was a social enterprise designed to provide an on-ramp into software engineering careers for underrepresented groups.
I acted as a team lead and mentor for a diverse group of apprenticing learners, and provided lectures, office hours and 1:1 support. I was also responsible for designing and building software to support the learning environment.
I worked on the Core Services team. We were tasked with building the set of back end web services in Ruby and Clojure that would make up the core platform for the next generation of a large SOA. The goal was to provide a flexible architecture that would make it easy for us to build new products and respond to market forces.
I led the effort to rewrite an older legacy application using more modern technology. It was my responsibility to mentor our junior developers and help other more senior developers learn new tools.
I had the opportunity to help the team establish an agile development process which increased the team's productivity and morale.
Benefacting.org was an online marketplace where people volunteered goods and services in exchange for donations to charity. As co-founder, I was largely responsible for fundraising, public speaking, building partnerships with non-profits, and managing our PR and social media presence. I was also responsible, together with my co-founder, for the product and technical design and implementation at all levels.
During this period I worked as a software engineer and database administrator for various companies. See my full work history on LinkedIn for more details:
For several summers in college, I worked as a counselor at a day camp for children from the community. I led activities and supervised field trips for groups of up to 20 children each week. I was responsible for making sure my campers had a safe, fun, and empowering summer.