Engineering and Liberal Arts Education

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

August 2008 - May 2012 Bachelor of Computer Science and Political Science

June 2012 - May 2013 Kauffman Entrepreneurial Year Scholar

  • Founded a student leadership institute, establishing a comprehensive curriculum and program

Experience

The Skoll Foundation

Palo Alto, CA

August - Present World Forum Team (Developer)

The White House

Washington, DC

May - August 2012 Development Intern

  • Implemented the first smartphone-optimized mobile website for The White House
  • Carried out day-to-day development tasks for the Executive Office of the President web platform
  • Met with a wide range of senior staff through Foreign Policy and Communications interest groups

Students’ Association Government at the University of Rochester

Rochester, NY

August 2008 - May 2013 President, Chair, Senator, Aide

  • Built a strong Executive Administration team through emphasis on leadership development and personal growth
  • Refocused accountability and communication measures to ensure transparent governance
  • Oversaw the advocacy committee and developed relationships with University leadership for two years

University of Rochester Computer Science Dept.

Rochester, NY

January 2010 - May 2013 Research and Teaching Assistant

  • Conducted research with the Human Computer Interaction team
  • Leads workshops for web programming students

Medical Emergency Response Team

Rochester, NY

December 2011 - May 2013 Medic

  • Provides emergency patient care to the University of Rochester campus with a NYS-certified EMS agency
  • New York State Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B), Wilderness EMT, PADI Open Water Diver, Lifeguard

Campus Activities Board

Rochester, NY

December 2008 - May 2012 President and Chair

  • Planned large scale events for up to 10,000 guests, including speaker series, concerts, carnivals, and alumni weekend

The Road Less Traveled

Chicago, IL

June 2009 - Present Trip Leader

  • Leads wilderness and service learning trips for high school students with an emphasis on leadership and personal growth

Campus Times Newspaper

Rochester, NY

February 2009 - January 2013 Photography Editor and Webmaster

  • Designed and developed the national-award winning Campus Times website
  • Created a cohesive photography staff, established professional workshops, and implemented a multi-agency photo archive

University of Rochester Residential Life

Rochester, NY

September 2009 - May 2013 Academic Advisor

  • Assists freshmen with acclimation to college life, and advises on academics and involvement

Twist St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

May - August 2010 Web Development Intern

  • Developed front-end projects for clients such as Anheuser-Busch, Breyers, and Buckingham Financial

Be The Shoe Productions

St. Louis, MO

May 2007 - Present Assistant Director

  • Assisted with equipment management, set design, videography and post-production review