Software Engineer 1 & 2 2017 – present
- Modernized merchant onboarding stack in React and Node.js.
- Led programs to improve onboarding verification rate to increase net new actives.
- Won internal and external hackathons for PayPal, recurited, helped plan PayPal’s annual developer conference.
- Started a program to help recent college grads meet each other.
Software Engineering Intern Summer 2016
The New York Times
- Increased CMS search speed 10x with Elasticsearch.
- Search frontend: reduced complexity, redesigned results display, implemented as-you-type feedback for queries.
- Wrote a binary search typographic headline balancer that runs on all nytimes.com article pages.
hackNY Fellow, Software Engineering Intern Summer 2015
- Created customizable React components for campaign builder.
- Server-side development in Django, Flask, MongoDB.
- Participated in hackNY Fellows mentorship program learning from NYC founders and civic leaders.
Web Developer & Designer 2014 – 2017
- Worked among several departments to prioritize, design, and create pages for major athletic events.
- Developed internal applications to improve workflow processes.
- Worked with website provider to coordinate full site redesign, created web style guide.
Managing Editor, Digital 2014 – 2015
- Taught and advised 80+ people in web development, videography, and podcasting at the university newspaper.
- Coordinated interdepartmental breaking news coverage and collaboration on feature stories.
UCLA 2017B.A., Linguistics and Computer Science
- Flask, Django
- HTML, CSS
- User experience design
- Slack Meetups: pair people in a Slack channel for 1:1 meetups
- google-sheet-s3: instantly create an API from a spreadsheet
- Stream Editor: use Unix text manipulation commands interactively on the web
- MailPDF: physically mail a digital document in under 60 sec
- kikl.co: shorten links with easy-to-remember URLs
Other Skills & Achievements
- Event planning
- Videography, audio & video editing
- Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm
- Yamaha Music School graduate
- Black belt in Kenpo