Development from Epicodus and prior internship experience
with Wheelhouse Digital Marketing Group, where I
worked on a
business intelligence product (Mozaic) built serverlessly with Node.js, React, and AWS.
I have a background in geology. As a student, I romped around landscapes all over the United States mapping rock outcrops, studying soil profiles, and researching active faults. After graduation, I sharpened my GIS and data visualization skills as a Research Fellow at the National Energy Technology Lab. Then, I spent 2.5 years as a consulting geologist, assessing and mitigating geologic hazards such as landslides and liquefaction in the Pacific Northwest and developing valuable customer-facing communication and coordination skills.
While working as a geologist, I thought of some mobile apps that I wished existed. I thought maybe I could build them myself someday. So I started teaching myself to code on Codecademy in my free time. This new hobby reminded me of how much I enjoyed learning and using MATLAB for my graduate research. After I learned about coding boot camps, I decided to pursue a new career in tech.
I thrive when I'm constantly learning new things. I believe that the quality of code and internal documentation are just as important as the quality of user experience. My dream job would be one where my software skills, scientific background, and people skills will be valued and used.