We are the sum total of our experiences. Those experiences, be they positive or negative, make us the person we are.
The great thing about experience is that you never stop accumulating it. From inside and outside the realm of technology, here are my experiences that I am most grateful to be a part of. Collectively, they have allowed me to exercise my technical skills, lead by example, communicate effectively, and serve others. I'm excited to see where I'll go next, but for an account of where I've been, check out this page.
In August 2020, I shed the Learning Assistant moniker and became a Graduate Teaching Assistant for COMP 411, in its final semester being offered. Additional responsibilities include grading, increased assignment development, and management of the Learning Assistants.
Technologies Used: Linux, MIPS Assembly, C
UNC Summer of Code was a summer-long software engineering lab that paired my team with a client in the School of Education. With the client, we developed a web application called Coefficient - a classroom tool to integrate co-browsing activity into any web page through the Mozilla TogetherJS library. I worked on the front-end and back-end of the project, learning many new technologies in the process!
Technologies Used: Firebase, AWS S3, AWS Lambda and API Gateway, TogetherJS
In Summer 2019, I made the move to Los Angeles and began my first paid internship with Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems department. I worked with the full-time Radio-Frequency team to develop image processing software and create a front-end to display incoming satellite images.
Technologies Used: React, Java Enterprise, JMS
On the heels of my work with 110, I took on a learning assistant position in my favorite COMP class, 411! I then continued doing so for a total of three semesters across two professors! COMP 411 is the first course in Computer Organization, and includes content such as binary encoding, assembly languages, and logic circuits.In this position, I held office hours, co-led recitation sessions, and developed assignments with my peers!
Technologies Used: Linux, MIPS Assembly, C
My first foray into teaching was as an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for COMP 110, UNC's largest undergraduate course. COMP 110 covers fundamentals of functional programming in TypeScript. As a UTA, I had the opportunity to help hundreds of students a semester learn TypeScript by helping them with assignments in office hours, providing in-lecture help, and leading tutor sessions.
Technologies Used: TypeScript, Git, NodeJS
The summer after my sophomore year, I worked with Viyb Health, an emerging company that provides resources for mental health education through an individualized online ecosystem. As a back-end intern, I collaborated with my partner to develop a functional prototype of a web application to match trauma patients with clinicians that are best suited to their needs.
I am currently employed at UNC Chapel Hill's Service Desk for Information Technology Services. As a Walk-In Support Technician, I provide troubleshooting for general technical issues, pre-diagnose hardware issues for client laptops, and assist with new computer setup.
Technologies Used: StackExchange, Remedy Service Desk
During my sophomore year, I was an IT Chair for the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. With my co-chair, I designed, developed, and managed an iOS/Android application that was distributed to fraternity members for streamlined record management and communication. The application has been downloaded by over 50 unique users in the fraternity
I am currently spending fall semester of my junior year in Madrid through an exchange in UNC's School of Information and Library Science. My studies take place at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where I am furthering my studies in subjects such as web development, artificial intelligence, and linear algebra. Nobody else from UNC is doing this program, so I'm really flying solo for a bit!
I was inducted to the Alpha of North Carolina Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society in fall 2018. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest collegiate honorary society, and I am proud to be a holder of the Key!
I was introduced to APPLES, a student-led UNC organization that marries service and learning, in 2017 when I was accepted for an Alternative Spring Break for Rural Communities in Lumberton, NC. On this trip, I assisted with Hurricane Matthew relief and became familiar with the native Lumbee. Following this trip, I led an Alternative Fall Break for Arts and Service in Asheville, NC to assist local communities with impactful art projects.
In 2017, I became a Sibling in the Beta Epsilon class of the Alpha Kappa Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity. Phi Sigma Pi's tripod of values encompasses leadership, scholarship, and fellowship. Since my initiation, I have served on the Social Committee and the IT Committee, of which I was co-chair for a semester. Phi Sigma Pi has been involved in numerous service projects, including a Battle of the Bands fundraiser and a local Special Olympics.
After running cross country in high school, joining UNC's Marathon Team seemed like the natural progression. Since joining the team, I have participated in daily weekday practice and Sunday long runs and raced in Wrightsville Beach Half-Marathon and the Tar Heel Ten-Miler. My next goal? Train for a full marathon!
If something exists, somebody collects it. That was my philosophy behind creating Carolina Collectors Collective, UNC's premiere organization for collectors to network and share their collections. Due to time constraints, Carolina Collectors Collective is no longer a registered student organization, but it will always exist in the hearts of collectors across UNc.
"It's my pleasure to serve you." That was my catchphrase at my first job, a Team Member at the largest Chick-fil-A in the world (at the time, anyway). As a Team Member, I provided excellent front-of-house service over 20 hours a week, and was a recipient of the Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship in 2017.
After completing the Cub Scouts and earning my Arrow of Light in 2010, I crossed over to become a Boy Scout of Troop 346. During my tenure as a Scout, I served the positions of Quartermaster, Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, Order of the Arrow Rep., and Instructor. I became in Eagle Scout in 2013 upon the completion of my Eagle Scout project, a brick walkway to facilitate access to a historic African-American cemetery. Since becoming an Eagle Scout, I have earned nine Eagle Palms and am currently an inactive Adult Leader in my troop.