Areas of Interest
Big data, machine learning, data science, human‐robot interaction, social robotics, human-­computer interaction
Education
M.S. in Computer Science
May 2016
Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S. in Computer Science
August 2011
College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Graduate with high distinction
B.S. in Computational Mathematics
August 2011
College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Graduate with high distinction
Work Experience
Analytics Scientist
May 2016 – present
Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
Hadoop ecosystem specialist with expertise in Spark, Hive, and Python. Collaborate with data scientists to effectively leverage distributed computing environments. Participate in deep learning workshops and explore cutting-edge technology.
Graduate Research Assistant
January 2015 – May 2016
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Conducted research on human-computer interaction under the guidance of Professor Bilge Multu. Research projects focused on optimization problems in human-robot collaboration.
Technical Consultant
May 2011 – April 2014
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services, Pontiac, MI
Architected and developed custom SharePoint solutions. Constructed system design specifications and led technical requirement discussions. Mentored entry-level team members. Obtained six Microsoft certifications.
Technical Consultant Intern
July 2010 – May 2011
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services, Pontiac, MI
Completed internal and client projects ranging from data migrations, deploying best practice standards, and creating business solutions using Microsoft SharePoint.
Conveyed technical ideas and implementation through design and requirements specification as well as general client communication.
Performed basic server administration support activities.
Teaching Experience
Grandparents University Instructor
July 2015
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Instructor for a two-day summer program in social robotics for UW alumni grandparents and their grandchildren.
Teaching Assistant
August 2014 – December 2015
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Provided supplemental instruction to students in the undergraduate course on discrete mathematics.
Responsibilities included leading interactive discussion sections, holding consulting hours, and grading assignments.
Math Tutor and Supplemental Instructor
July 2014 – August 2014
March 2008 – July 2010
Oakland Community College, Royal Oak, MI
Tutored students in math courses ranging from pre-algebra to calculus.
Led supplemental instruction sessions to emphasize course material in a clear, concise method for intermediate algebra classes.
Assisted students taking low level courses in a developmental math tutoring lab.
Technical Skills
Proficient
Hadoop, HBase, Hive, Git, Flask, Java, Kafka, MapReduce, Oozie, Pig, Python, Scala, Spark, SQL, Storm, Tableau, YARN
Prior Experience
Android, C#, C++, GAMS, iOS (Objective-C), JavaScript/ jQuery, Mathematica, Matlab, .NET Framework, PHP, SharePoint Server 2013/ 2010/ 2007
Certifications
Microsoft Specialist
May 2013
Developing Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 Core Solutions
Microsoft Specialist
February 2013
Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Specialist
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
December 2012
Designing and Developing SharePoint 2010 Applications
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
May 2012
SharePoint 2010 Application Development
Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
February 2012
SharePoint 2010 Administration
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
November 2011
SharePoint 2010 Configuring
Awards and Honors
Honors Scholar Award in Computer and Information Science
Winter 2011
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Honorable Mention
Spring 2011
Microsoft Imagine Cup: Software Design Competition
Successful Participant
Winter 2011
The Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Honors Scholar Award in Computer and Information Science
Winter 2010
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Ford Motor Company Scholarship
Awarded August 2009 – May 2011
University of Michigan-Dearborn and Ford Motor Company
James B Angell Scholar
Fall 2010
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Intel Fellowship Award
Fall 2007
Intel Corporation and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Memberships and Volunteer Affiliations
Metro Detroit WiMLDS Meetup Organizer
November 2016 – present
Women in Machine Learning and Data Science meetup organizer. More information: Meetup
WACM Vice President
August 2015 – May 2016
Group information: WACM
WACM Graduate Student Mentor
November 2014 – May 2016
Mentored graduate and undergraduate students in computer science.
Group information: WACM
Michigan Council of Women in Technology
Member 2013 – 2015
Organization information: MCWT
Pet Adoption Alternative of Warren
Volunteered March 2013 – June 2014
Cared for cats and kittens waiting for their forever homes. Introduced potential adopters to the cats, answered general adoption questions, and helped handle adoption and veterinary paperwork.
Organization information: PAAW
TechCamp South East Asia: Combating Human Trafficking
September 2013
Grand Challenge Award Judge. Scored proposed projects aimed at combating human trafficking.
Event information: TechCamp Phnom Pehn
International Volunteer HQ Cambodia
Volunteered September 2013
Provided computer support for a local NGO in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Created an iPhone app to spread awareness about the NGO and issues in Cambodia.
Organization information: IVHQ

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