Experience
Ann Arbor, MI
Senior UX Engineer
Philadelphia, PA
Programmer/Analyst/Research Coordinator/The Kitchen Sink
  • Work with primary investigators to assess any software needs for current or future studies.
  • Write web applications, command line scripts, and API’s that allow data to be collected and shared between different applications for further studies or analysis.
  • Participate in the experimental design of studies and coordination of participants.
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and standards that will benefit the research goals of the lab, with a primary focus on  open-source technology.
Ann Arbor, MI
Graduate Student Instructor
  • GSI for COMM 102—Media Processes and Effects.
  • Discussion sections teach undergraduate students the basics of quantitative media effects research, such as graphs, data sets, and terms.
Ann Arbor, MI
Graduate Student Instructor
  • GSI for SI 501—Contextual Inquiry and Project Management.
  • Graduate students learned teamwork, interviewing, project planning, and contextual inquiry skills in the context of a semester-long project with an outside organization.
Lincoln, NE
Research Associate
  • Normalized the MySQL database to 3NF and debugged the PHP code for the “Railroads and the Making of Modern America” project.
  • Digitized and created Dublin Core metadata for glass negatives and images related to the Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition of 1898.
  • Reported on the state of 3D technology to guide future decisions about its inclusion in projects.
Detroit, MI
Legislative Intern
  • Worked with the Legislative Director to develop proactive policy for data breaches in Michigan.
  • Researched current laws in the US, and abroad, as well as professional literature and best practices to build a conceptual framework for developing proactive data breach policy.
Washington, D.C.
Photography Intern
  • Assisted Senior Science Photographer on studio photography shoots.
  • Created a workflow for archiving a large set of digital images into the Smithsonian digital asset management system.
Nokia
Ann Arbor, MI
Software Development Engineer Professional
Ann Arbor, MI
Project Manager
  • Used contextual inquiry and project management models to address the issue of reporting progress and statistics to funding bodies and the executive board.
  • Conducted interviews of staff members, performed on-site visits, and researched into best practices for reporting on confidential data.
  • Offered 3 affordable and comprehensive recommendations that ranged from technical solutions to more holistic, relationship-focused solutions.
Chico, CA
Web Operations Manager
  • Managed all aspects of an e-commerce business, including contract negotiations, marketing, budgeting, staffing, and customer support.
  • Maintained website served from a LAMP stack.
Portland, OR
Digital Print Technician
  • Increased usage by 600% during my first year in the position.
  • Researched and drafted appropriate use policies to include all programs and departments.
  • Designed training programs, presented in-class demos, and created printed manuals regarding fine art digital printing, digital color management, and digital asset management.
  • Worked with Information Technology department to research, design and implement a new print server and printing environment, which I managed after implementation.
Putney, VT
Teacher
  • Designed and taught the curriculum for a Travel Digital Photography class and a Painting/Drawing class geared towards high school students with various levels of experience.
  • Planned and chaperoned day trips in three foreign countries.
  • Rotated night duty in student dorms with the other teachers in the program.
Oakland, CA
Computer Lab Monitor
  • Trained students, staff, and faculty on software and hardware related to digital fine arts.
  • Updated software and hardware as needed on computers in the studio and the labs.
  • Reported to the Academic Technologies Department on usage, costs, and other various metrics.
Education
Organizations
Skills
Languages

Python, Java (Eclipse), PHP, JavaScript/jQuery, R

Operating Systems

Mac OSX, Windows, Linux (Ubuntu)

Other Applications

Git (CLI), Adobe CS, Microsoft Office & OpenOffice, GraphViz, Gimp, R, Handbrake, Facebook API, YouTube API, Twitter API, WordPress, Drupal, Archon, Archivists Toolkit, SPSS

Databases

MySQL, MongoDB, SQLite

Web Platforms

Django, Apache, Passenger, Foundation, Bootstrap, Bottle, Beaker, Cork

Markup Technologies

XML, HTML, SVG, CSS, JSON, EAD, TEI, RDF, MARC