Organismal biology major with a computer science minor. Experienced with many programming
comfortable working with Windows and Unix-like systems. Experienced with managing and
manipulating large scientific datasets. Studied at Colorado College on the “block” schedule where
each class is taken in one month preparing me for a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
Bachelor of Arts: Colorado College :: Biology Major, Computer Science Minor :: GPA: 3.58
Selected Courses: Web Services (Python, HTML, CSS), Computer Organization (C), Application Design (JS,
HTML, CSS), Web Design (Ruby, Rails, HTML, CSS, JS), Organic Chemistry I & II, Biochemistry, Genetics.
Intern (Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute) for Jen Zhao
Converted legacy data for the eMammal web service using Python and R. Managed large
datasets including images and metadata. Wrote software to expedite workflows and solve
problems. Coordinated with land managers, volunteers and researchers.
Undergraduate Researcher (Colorado College) in Remote Monitoring and Endophytic Diversity
Wrote and received a grant for independently designed research. Designed, programmed and
assembled remote sensing devices to track microclimate in parallell using many low cost GPIO
sensors coupled with ATmega RISCs programmed in C using the Arduino IDE. Cultured fungal
endophytes, extracted, amplified, and sequenced DNA barcodes.
Biostatistics Learning Assistant (Colorado College) for Dr. Jim Ebersole
Assisted students by providing review sessions and tutoring. Covered statistical methods,
assumption testing, data management, experimental design and data analysis.
March 2018 - Present
January - May 2017
Student Researcher (Colorado College) in Molecular Ecology, taught by Dr. Mark Wilson
Used computational biology tools to compare moth tissues samples with known sequences from
BLASTn. Processed samples from extraction to analysis.
GIS Research Assistant (Colorado College) for Dr. Tass Kelso
Used Trimble GPS systems in the field to collect data points and describe plant communities in
a park recently acquired by the Colorado Springs Parks Department. Designed clear and useful
visuals for the publication and used Adobe Creative Suite to layout an attractive final publication.
June - July 2015
August 2013 - December 2016
Lab Technician (ITS at Colorado College) for Weston Taylor
Managed campus computer labs, including upkeep, computer maintenance and teaching
software, including ArcGIS. Quickly solved diverse problems for professors and students.
Systems: Ubuntu (server & desktop), bash, RPi, OSX, Windows, ATmega RISCs (e.g. Arduino), LEMP.
Tools: Rails, pandas, Jupyter, RStudio, OpenRefine, ArcGIS, ArcPy, Bootstrap, Adobe CC, WordPress, VirtualBox.
Skills: Object oriented design, test driven development, web scraping, web services (server & client side), linux server
management, web hosting, statistical analysis, data management, data cleansing, schema mapping.
Natural languages: Native English speaker, conversational Spanish speaker.