I am a motivated and resourceful full-stack web developer with a passion for solving problems and helping people succeed. I have 10 years of experience working effectively in teams and engaging with stakeholders.
My work with nonprofits served as an unexpected introduction to web development and allowed me to dabble in a bit of coding. I asked myself, “Is there a way for me to go deeper and possibly work as a web developer?” This question led me to General Assembly (GA). Their Full-Stack Web Developer Immersive bootcamp was the fastest way for me to learn what web development entails and to change careers to the exciting developer world.
I am thrilled with the opportunity to use and improve upon the skills gained at GA by working for a mission-minded organization! Check out my work and contact me below.
Ruby on Rails
This is my capstone project at GA. Beaux-Ties is an e-commerce site where a user can view, add to a wishlist, and add to/remove from a shopping cart bowties. I utilized the front-end framework, Ember.js, and built the API with Ruby on Rails. I wanted to challenge myself and execute this project using a front-end framework that was briefly introduced in class and have a more complex API.
This was my first full-stack project. Users can create, read, update, and delete journal entries about their travels across the USA. The API was built with Ruby on Rails and PostgreSQL with a one-to-many relationship. I implemented Handlebars.js on the front-end.
This was a group project with an international team. Bucket List allows a user to create and track their life goals in an easy-to-use way. New technologies used include Express, Node.js, Mongoose, and MongoDB for building the API.
Successfully completed about 600 hours of in-class learning and self-study in a 12-week full-stack web development immersive program
Growth-mindset instilled in order to quickly learn, understand, and implement new tools and concepts
Created three individual and one group projects from ideation (wireframes, ERDs, user stories) to execution (deployed full-stack web apps); each were finished in one-week sprints.
Extensively used Git/GitHub for version control
STRIDE, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Collaborate with various stakeholders in organizing and implementing diverse weekly, monthly, and annual programs to support college students' spiritual, social, emotional, and physical well-being
Manage organizational needs, like completing a two year process to gain 501(c)(3) non-profit status, applying for project funding ($15,000+ over two years), and organizing fundraising campaigns ($25,000+ in match campaigns over three years)
Experience with public speaking and providing leadership training to students, churches, and national organizations
Design and manage strideboston.org (using Squarespace), company Facebook page, and MailChimp newsletter
Customer Support Agent
INSTANT-2290.com, Inc., Cambridge, MA
Assisted customers over the phone and/or via email to successfully electronically file the IRS Form 2290 in a timely fashion
Drafted and finalized over two dozen FAQ and procedural articles for use by all CSAs (a first for the company)
Communicated effectively customer pain points to supervisors and helped come up with solutions