I have a broad skill set, varied interests, and I enjoy all kinds of challenges. When planning a project, I have the ability to rely on my experience without being constrained by it. I enjoy learning, so I’m not discouraged by projects that require me to learn a new skill or technology.
I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a Minor in Literature from Northwest Nazarene University. During my college career I was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, I was a student member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and I graduated Cum Laude.
I was an undergraduate researcher for three years, the last two with the NASA-funded FireMAP project. My research culminated in the development of a custom remote-sensing device which can be mounted on drones to help determine plant health and wildfire severity. My final year of school, I also acted as a client for a Spatial Analysis project team and a mentor for another researcher, as well as working as a teacher’s assistant for several courses.
Before returning to school I was the Manager of Manufacturing and Product Development for BikeLid and B3LC — a position I continued to fill while in school. I was responsible for coordinating large production runs of our flagship product and developing new products and product improvements for the company and its customers. I also owned a custom woodworking business, designing and building unique furniture and cabinets.