Education

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA - Class of 2014
B.S. in Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction
with University Honors
Cumulative GPA: 3.98

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Alexandria, VA - Class of 2010
Cumulative GPA: 4.45

Coursework

Distributed Systems
Algorithm Design and Analysis
Foundations of Programming Languages
Cross-Platform Mobile Web Apps
Software Structures for User Interfaces
Interaction Design Studio
User-Centered Research and Evaluation
Interaction Techniques
HCI Undergraduate Capstone

Experience

Microsoft Corporation

Software Engineer - August 2014 to Present
Windows 10 Interaction Platform Team

Microsoft Corporation

Software Development Engineer Intern - May 2013 to August 2013
Prototyped new features for the Precision Touchpad in Windows 8.1.

Microsoft Corporation

Software Development Engineer Intern - May 2012 to August 2012
Prototyped new features for the Touch Keyboard in Windows 8.

Carnegie Mellon Human-Computer Interaction Institute

Research Intern - May 2011 to August 2011
Conducted a research study with Dr. Bruce McLaren investigating the effects of erroneous examples on student learning of decimal math.

Skills

Software Development

C/C++, C#/XAML, Java, Objective-C

Web Development

HTML5, CSS3, JS, jQuery, Node.js, MongoDB

Source Control

Git, Mercurial, Subversion

Design

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

User Research and Prototyping

Think-aloud studies, Contextual Inquiry, User- Centered Design

Projects

Hypersonic

Windows 10 Application - August 2015 to Present
A clean, simple, and beautiful NewsBlur client for Windows 10, allowing users to stay updated on RSS feeds on their mobile devices.

FingerSense

HCI Undergraduate Capstone Final Project - January 2014 to May 2014
Worked with Qeexo Co. to evaluate how their core product, FingerSense, can impact touchscreen interaction, and develop a compelling mobile experience showcasing its full potential. I was the Technical Lead on the project.

CMUOPOLY

Cross-Platform Mobile Web Apps Final Project - March 2013 to May 2013
Developed a CMU-themed MONOPOLY web app that takes advantage of both desktop and mobile devices to play online with your friends from anywhere.

Casual Coffee

Interaction Design Studio Final Project - March 2013 to May 2013
Designed a concept for an interactive system that brings ubiquitous computing into the traditional coffee shop.

Activities and Honors

The Phi Beta Kappa Society

Member - May 2014 to Present

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Member - April 2013 to Present
Student Vice-President - April 2013 to May 2014

Carnegie Mellon University Disciplinary Committee and Academic Review Board

Board Member - August 2012 to May 2014

Game Creation Society

Member, Project Leader - August 2010 to May 2014

Carnegie Mellon University Senior Leadership Recognition Award

May 2014

Charpie Scholar

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