Raphael Lab, Department of Computer Science and Center for Computational Molecular Biology, Brown University, Providence, RI
Senior Student Research AssistantJune 2013 – present
I am working on algorithms for identifying disease-causing genetic variants, analyzing genomic data from thyroid cancer and schizophrenia patients, and developing open-source bioinformatics tools (Python).
Clever, San Francisco, CA
Software Engineer InternMay – August 2014
As an intern on the ∼10-person engineering team, designed, implemented, tested, and shipped a new two-factor authentication experience (CoffeeScript/Node) and a service for tracking the history of German worker jobs (Go). Also wrote and used load testing tools (Python) that led to identifying and implementing optimizations that doubled the number of requests per second the Clever API is able to sustain.
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Program Manager, Windows Developer ExperienceSeptember 2012 – May 2013
Worked on Windows 8.1 features to allow application developers to prefetch content from online services and to improve the reliability of the WinRT runtime.
Program Manager, Windows Live Engineering PlatformJuly 2011 – September 2012
All-up PM owner for the Windows Live service status site, status.live.com. Worked with team of 3 – 6 developers and testers to rebuild the site from the ground up, including improving messaging quality, isolating infrastructure to ensure status site availability, adding extensive QoS and usage instrumentation, and redesigning the site UX. Also served as team instrumentation champ.
Amazon.com, Inc., Seattle, WA
Software Development Engineering Intern, Matching TeamMay – August 2010
Designed, implemented, and tested a REST service to dynamically serve attribute lists used in processing product submissions from external merchants (Java) and a web application interface for non-technical users within Amazon to view, modify, and audit changes.
Department of Computer Science, Brown University, Providence, RI
Head & Undergraduate Teaching AssistantJanuary 2009 – May 2011
As a Head TA, was responsible for working with professor and other HTAs to revise course material and assignments as well as hire and manage course staffs of 10 – 15 UTAs. UTA responsibilities included helping write, revise, and grade student assignments; holding weekly hours for student questions; and running weekly labs.
DeGrado Lab, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Student ResearcherJune – August 2009
Performed computational work writing Perl scripts to analyze alpha-helical structures of transmem- brane proteins. Also assisted with experimental research into the activation of the αIIBβ3 integrin by computed helical anti-membrane protein (CHAMP) peptides.
Brown University, Providence, RI
Master of Science, Computer scienceSeptember 2013 - December 2014 (expected)
Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science and Science & SocietySeptember 2007 - May 2011
Admissions Office, Brown University, Providence, RI
Science Tour Coordinator & Science Tour GuideNovember 2008 – May 2010
Responsible for recruiting, selecting, and training guides, updating the script, and coordinating with departmental chairs and undergraduate groups.
Office of the Dean of the College, Brown University, Providence, RI
Meiklejohn Peer AdvisorAugust 2009 – May 2010
Peer academic advisor for incoming freshman students. Responsible for assisting students with the transition from high school to college, form choosing courses to utilizing university resources.
Community MusicWorks, Providence, RI
Student MentorNovember 2007 – May 2010
Mentored middle and high-school students learning to play the violin. Met weekly with two individual students, and assisted at performances and events.
History and philosophy of science; orchestral and chamber music