About Me
I was interested in computers at a very young age. In fact, my first memorable experience with technology was at age five when Nintendo introduced me to Tetris and Zelda. I went on to build my first desktop when I was in high school. Since then I’ve built many more as well as a few home servers to host my own cloud services. These experiences have led me to become a strong proponent of free and open source software due to its transparency, quality, innovation, and diversity. Despite my interest in computing I had always considered it a hobby, and my first degree was in Ethics, History, and Public Policy. Seeking to change the course of my career, I recently earned my Computer Science degree and I can't wait to start the next chapter!

Bachelor of Science – Computer Science

Sep 2021 to Jun 2023 at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Bachelor of Arts – Ethics, History, and Public Policy

Aug 2005 to May 2009 at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Technical Skills
  • C
  • C++
  • C#
  • Python
  • Go
  • x86 Assembly
  • MASM
  • OpenGL
  • GLSL
  • Unity
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • Bash
  • Git
  • Software Configuration Management
  • CI/CD
  • Linux
  • Linux Server
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • UX Research
  • Eclipse
  • Emacs
  • PyCharm
  • Visual Studio
  • Agile
  • Jira
  • Trello
  • Asana
  • Slack
  • MS Teams
  • Office Suite
Professional Experience

Volunteer Technical Consultant

Apr 2020 to Present at The Rocky River Chamber Music Society

Senior Representative, Annuity Claims

Mar 2013 to Mar 2017 at New York Life Insurance Company

Managed migration of annuity claims processing from legacy mainframe system to a modern web interface, conducting quality assurance testing while ensuring compliance with state laws. Implemented new correspondence templates to increase efficiency and accuracy, saving approximately 100 hours per processor per year.


Feb 2010 to Mar 2013 at New York Life Insurance Company

Processed death claims against life insurance policies and annuities at a rate of up to 30 ‘express’ claims per day or 20 traditional claims per day. Fielded up to 50 phone calls per day from claimants and their representatives for assistance in navigating the insurance claims process.

Work Study Assistant, Equal Opportunity Services

Jan 2006 to May 2009 at Carnegie-Mellon University

Converted existing student and employee files from traditional paper to a digital database. Proctored distraction reduced test-taking environment for learning disabled students. Acted as primary on-call contact for after hours assignments. Worked closely with the Manager of Disability Resources in meeting the needs of disabled students as delineated by federal guidelines and University policy.