Software Engineer 3 (previously 1 & 2) 2017 – present
- Led experiments that improved onboarding completion rate and product adoption among sellers.
- Replatformed onboarding app flows to React + Node.js stack.
- Won internal and external hackathons for PayPal, recruited, helped plan PayPal’s annual developer conference.
- Developed program to help employees meet each other during pandemic.
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 binary search typographic headline balancer that runs on all nytimes.com article pages.
hackNY Fellow, Software Engineering Intern Summer 2015
- Fellow for hackNY mentorship program which teaches in the intersection between civics and technology, led by Columbia and NYU faculty.
- Developed full-stack with React, Django, and MongoDB.
- Participated in user-driven product design with PMs, designers, and engineers to plan and scope product functionality.
Web Developer & Designer 2014 – 2017
- Worked among several departments to prioritize, design, and create webpages for UCLAʼs largest athletic events.
- Authored web style guide, worked with website provider to coordinate full site redesign.
- Developed internal apps with Node.js and Django to automate common tasks.
Managing Editor, Digital 2014 – 2015
- Taught and advised 80+ people in web development, videography, and podcasting at UCLA’s student news organization.
- Coordinated interdepartmental breaking news coverage and collaboration on feature stories.
UCLA 2017B.A., Computer Science and Linguistics
- React (experienced)
- Node.js (experienced)
- GraphQL (familiar)
- Python (familiar)
- Django, Flask (familiar)
- HTML, CSS (experienced)
- UI design (familiar)
- 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
- FAA-licensed private aircraft pilot & commercial drone operator
- PADI-certified scuba diver
- Eagle Scout with Bronze Palm
- Black belt in Kenpo
- Yamaha Music School graduate
- Event planner
- Photo, audio, video editor