I never considered myself a creative person because I thought that meant I could paint, sculpt, or make really pretty things out of dried macaroni. But then I learned software development, and that at the end of the day, I get to solve problems and wrangle data in a creative way.
At my most recent position in the US, I was a full stack developer using Elixir, PostgreSQL, and React/Redux to build and maintain an internal EMR at a healthcare company. I learned both React and Elixir on the job and enjoyed the challenge to learn a new codebase, software languages, and unique business needs.
I've recently relocated permanently to Berlin, Germany and I'm excited to find a new team where I can contribute and share my unique perspective!
In my free time, I like building apps to solve problems people encounter in their daily life.
My dad has a hobby side business where he buys bikes from pawn shops and fixes them up and then resells them. I asked him how he managed this side business, and his response was "I start with some cash in an envelope at the beginning of the year, and I hope I end up with more cash than I started with at the end of the year". That's when I decided to build him this app to help him track his inventory, bike statuses, and sales.
My husband got me a plant subscription where I got 6 new plants over a 6 month period. In an attempt to avoid killing the plants, I created this app to help track the health of my plants, and updating watering and/or lighting requirements to keep my plants alive.
My great-grandfather was an artist and graphic designer in
in the 50s and 60s.
I have several of his pieces, as well as art I've collected from my travels abroad.
This app is to help users remember the details about each special piece they own in their collection.
Like most people, I am trying to find the best balance to be productive without causing burnout. I read an interesting book that talked about the power of taking strategic breaks throughout the day to help with productivity. I decided to make an app to gamify taking breaks. Users will select their daily goal for breaks, and they'll enter their breaks throughout the day. Each break point value is calculated by the "type" of break (5 points for a break where you walk around and a 15 points for a tech-free break, for example). At the end of the day, users enter their productivity rating, and can view their dashboard to see how it compares to the points they earned through breaks.
My husband and I can never remember the
many places we've visited abroad,
so this app helps track those details in a Google map and timeline view.
While my main role was focused on current students and their software development skills, I noticed that alumni struggled maintaining their software development skills after graduation, so I created a graduate study guide that covers topics such as: language specific concepts (Python & C#), software development concepts (such as Object Oriented Programming principles), and suggested ways to "keep on coding".
I support the lead instructor by teaching and reviewing concepts, such as:
I consulted with customers to ensure they selected the certification course that fit with their teach abroad goals, based on the region they desired to move to. I helped currently enrolled students with any customer service inquiries.
Along with a traditional degree in English literature, during my college studies I taught English abroad as a volunteer. I taught children in Russia (fall 2004), Ukraine (summer/fall 2006), and China (fall 2007).