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I've been lucky to wear a lot of different hats on my way to software engineering: teacher, researcher, reporter, analyst, consultant. Not all those roles connect directly to the work I do today, but each taught me something that has made me a better engineer. The full list is below.
For a much abbreviated print version, see my resume
Engineering
Buoy Health
SmarterTravel
Launch Academy
Consulting
Cornerstone Research
Other
Tufts University
NPR
Advent School
Rebuilding Together
IRD
Santa Clara University
Education
M.S. Economics
B.S. Mathematics
Buoy HealthBuoy Health
almost 1 year
Buoy is an AI-powered health assistant that helps people make the best decisions about their health.
Senior Software Engineer, Care Marketplace Team
since June 2020
Python
Django
React
AWS
Storybook
Kubernetes
At Buoy, I'm a member of the small team responsible for directing our users to whatever healthcare providers best fit their needs. It's a full-stack role revolving around a number of React frontends and Django microservices.
SmarterTravelSmarterTravel
4 years
SmarterTravel is a subsidiary of TripAdvisor that owns a network of travel-content sites. When I first joined the team we also ran an ad syndication platform. I've been fortunate to work across the stack on both sides of the business.
Software Engineer, Sites Team
December 2017 to May 2020
TypeScript
React
Spring Boot
AWS
Redis
Storybook
As a Full Stack Software Engineer at SmarterTravel, I work on the small team that develops and maintains a large network of travel content sites. There I most recently led the effort to incrementally modernize Airfarewatchdog’s frontend using React, Typescript, and Storybook. I work closely with product to scope and implement features across the stack, from our many Java Spring Boot services to our data ETLs and pipelines. I have also worked on our CI pipelines and assisted in the move towards Amazon AWS.
Integration Engineer, SmarterAds Team
May 2016 to December 2017
ES6+
React
Spring Boot
Kafka
Redis
I initially joined SmarterTravel as an Integration Engineer on our ad syndication team. I started by writing custom JavaScript for new partners that would make it trivial to integrate their sites’ with our platform. I quickly moved on to contribute new features and products across the stack, developing on our frontend SDK, our React admin tools, and our backend Spring Boot syndication service.
Launch AcademyLaunch Academy
3 months
Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp
February to May 2016
Ruby
Ruby on Rails
d3.js
This was my first official step into software engineering. After months of learning on my own, I joined Launch Academy to learn the basics of web development. I spent 10 weeks there learning how the web works. My capstone was a project exploring the lyrical diversity of my favorite musicians using d3.js and the last.fm API. You can see it here or in in this promotional video Launch made.
Cornerstone ResearchCornerstone Research
4 years
Cornerstone Research is an economic consulting firm that does research and analysis for expert witnesses who testify in commercial and financial legal cases. I wore a lot of different hats during my time there: team manager, researcher, analyst, even recruiter.
Research Associate
January 2014 to January 2016
As a Research Associate at Cornerstone, I managed a team responsible for reviewing a mutual fund’s risk management procedures and remained in regular contact with our experts and clients. I also cleaned, maintained, and analyzed a large dataset on industry trading of interest-rate swaps. Finally, I also led the recruitment efforts to hire 18 new analysts which involved training new interviewers, coordinating on-campus events across New England, and personally interviewing over 100 candidates.
Senior Analyst
July 2013 to July 2014
In this role, I managed a team of analysts responsible for reviewing hundreds of due diligence documents and for replicating results in an opposing expert’s reports. I collaborated closely with one of Cornerstone’s top experts to implement a statistical test that would detect improper trading by mutual fund managers. I also developed a hour-long interactive case presentation to introduce undergraduate students to economic consulting which has since been used firmwide.
Analyst
January 2012 to July 2013
As an Analyst, I was responsible for completing financial and economic analyses and presenting my results to clients and experts. Some of these projects involved analyzing the creation and performance of mortgage-backed securities, estimating the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on the performance of a major family of mutual funds, and measuring the effect of a firm’s allegedly fraudulent marketing on the sales of its primary competitor.
Tufts UniversityTufts University
1 year
Research Assistant
September to December 2011
I helped Professor Kelsey Jack analyze field experiment data to understand the impact of local leaders’ actions upon the contribution of public goods by community members. I did so by coding the econometric analysis and preparing summaries of results. The results have since been published in the Journal of Public Economics under the title “Leadership and the voluntary provision of public goods: Field evidence from Bolivia.”
Teaching Assistant
September 2010 to December 2011
In this role, I taught weekly sessions of Principles of Economics and tutored undergraduates on fundamental concepts of micro and macroeconomics. I also served as the department tutor for all graduate and undergraduate courses.
NPRNPR
3 months
Intern, Planet Money
June to September 2011
I spent a summer on NPR’s Planet Money team conducting research for stories, editing interviews for radio, and contributing to their blog.
Advent SchoolAdvent School
almost 1 year
Teacher
September 2009 to August 2010
I was an after-school teacher for the Advent School. In that role, I wrote and taught a year-long curriculum for the arts and crafts class for students from Early Childhood to Second Grade.
Rebuilding TogetherRebuilding Together
almost 1 year
Americorps Outreach Coordinator
January to September 2009
I was an Americorps member at Rebuilding Together Boston. In that role, I developed and began the implementation of a multi-year plan to inform the community of our services. I worked with dozens of community partners and conducted presentations for non-profits, elected officials, city agencies, and neighborhood associations.
IRDIRD
3 months
Teacher
June to September 2008
I spent a summer teaching reading courses to students ranging from preschoolers to working adults. This work involved traveling weekly to teaching sites in California, Oregon, and Washington.
Santa Clara UniversitySanta Clara University
2 months
Research Assistant
June to August 2006
I spent a summer working with Professor Glenn Appleby to implement in Matlab an algorithm he developed to calculate specific invariants in matrices.
Education
M.S. EconomicsTufts University
September 2010 to November 2011
B.S. MathematicsSanta Clara University
September 2003 to July 2007
I graduated cum laude from Santa Clara University with a degree in Math and a minor in English. I was also the recipient of the Robert P. Balles’ Mathematics Scholars Award, the president of the Math honors society, a member of the English Honors society, and in the 2006 and 2007 Dean’s List.
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