Work

ASSISTANT EDUCATION & COURSE DEVELOPER | August 2018 - Present

Coder Academy Sydney, NSW
Developing curriculums and teaching computer science bootcamps to professionals and students throughout Australia.

ADVISORY ANALYTICS ASSOCIATE | August 2016 - July 2018

PwC Advisory New York City, NY
Associate in the Analytics practice helping companies utilize data to make business decisions.

Accomplishments:

  • Utilized SparkR and Hadoop to help a large company map together different databases with portfolio-related information, enabling them to gain better insights into their products
  • Developed an application using Python/PySpark that helps optimize individual-level survey data to specific geographic area summary statistics.  After writing the initial development pipeline, co-managed a team of software engineers to develop a production-ready version of the application on Azure
  • Worked with a team of biomedical engineers, applied mathematicians and behavioral economists to develop a machine learning and system dynamics simulation process to help a payer strategize their investment portfolio.  Specific work included developing the connection points between the three models involved in this procedure and quantifying error around these different models
  • Helped to instruct basic Python/R coding bootcamps for junior/mid-level staff members looking to become more involved in Data Science at the firm

TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION AND LITERACY IN SCHOOLS (TEALS) | August 2017 - Present

Co-Teacher New York City, NY
Co-Teaching an introduction to computer science course in Brooklyn, NYC.  Working with a teaching team of industry-professionals and an NYC educator. More about TEALS: https://www.tealsk12.org/

Accomplishments:

  • Successfully introduced the first computer science course in Brooklyn Preparatory High School
  • Raised class enrollment between Fall and Spring semesters, showing an increase in computer science interest throughout the school

MARYLAND ALPHA CHAPTER PRESIDENT | April 2015 - May 2016

The Tau Beta Pi Association Baltimore, MD
President of the Johns Hopkins University Chapter of Tau Beta Pi for the 2015-16 school year.

Accomplishments:

  • Earned an outstanding chapter award at the 2016 national convention
  • Created a community for networking to allow JHU engineers to meet professionals and gain career insights
  • Started a website to showcase chapter members, and began an alumni database for members to use and network

WEB ASSISTANT | August 2014 - September 2015

The Dana Center at the Wilmer Eye Institute Baltimore, MD
Web Assistant at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Currently working to increase site functionality for a number of groups throughout the institute.

Accomplishments:

  • Reorganized and redesigned the Dana Center website
  • Used human-centered design approaches to create various websites for clinical studies

ADVISORY ANALYTICS INTERN | June 2015 - August 2015

PwC Advisory New York City, NY
Intern for the Analytics consulting practice.

Accomplishments:

  • Utilized programming and machine learning background to write algorithms and software for an internal and client team
  • Organized presentation session for Analytics interns, and presented personal background and internship work to the New York Analytics practice

TRACY T. LEFTEROFF INTERN | June 2014 - August 2014

Fogarty Institute for Innovation Mountain View, CA
Internship with Materna Medical, a startup company at the Fogarty Institute for Innovation working to prevent childbirth related injuries.

Accomplishments:

  • Designed and developed a new website to be used as a reference for women looking to participate in Materna's clinical trials (site was taken down after enrollment period)
  • Verified Materna device effectiveness and began builds to be used in future clinical trials

STUDENT RESEARCHER | January 2013 - May 2014

Kennedry Krieger Neuroscience Baltimore, MD
Looking at the effects of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) on in utero mice. Analyzing EEG's through quantitative sleep scoring and using MATLAB and R Programming to perform sleep power analysis. Also looking at the EEG's of young children to define a better quantitative approach to developmental sleep analysis.

Accomplishments:

  • Was first author on paper describing significant sleep alterations in adult mice following in utero inflammation (click to view publications)
  • Analyzed big data to create usable mathematical sleep models

RESEARCH INTERN | May 2013 - August 2013

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
Intern at the Center for Autism Research (CAR). Aided Research Assistants and clinicians in fMRI analysis using FMRIB Software Library (FSL) and Advanced Normalization Tools (ANTs). Prepared simulations to determine the effects of different reward types on adults and children with and without Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Accomplishments:

  • Learned three-stage fMRI analysis and researched brain extraction algorithms to develop better method for fMRI preprocessing
  • Wrote code to control NE-500 OEM Syringe Pump to be used for reward processing experiments