Born in Missouri, I primarily grew up in the Virginias, attending grade school in Blacksburg, VA and high school in Morgantown, WV. Currently, I am an undergraduate student at Penn State and a member of the Schreyer Honors College. I am studying computer science and want to work in industry as a product manager or software engineer. I have a strong passion for math, and am interested in math-related computing, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence. I have interned at NASA and Carnegie Mellon University, and will be an Explore intern at Microsoft this summer. If you want to read more about my work experiences, please download my resume.
Outside of the classroom, I am heavily involved in technology-related endeavors. I am a member of HackPSU’s Sponsorship Committee, in which I encourage companies to attend Penn State’s spring and fall hackathons to recruit students and sponsor the event. In the summer and fall 2019 semesters, I will also be working as a learning assistant for Computer Science 360, a discrete mathematics course for computer science. This fall, I will also be a Teaching Assistant for Leadership Jumpstart, a leadership development class for first-year Schreyer Scholars.
I am a member of Phi Sigma Rho, a sorority for women in engineering and related fields. In Phi Rho, I served as pledge class president during my associate period and I am currently serving as Web Master. In my free time, I enjoy going to Starbucks with my sorority sisters, attending workout classes at the White Building, and shopping online.
This E-Portfolio includes projects I have been working on since high school. My “technical experiences” section includes the products I produced during my time at NASA, West Virginia University’s Human Computer Interaction Lab, and Carnegie Mellon University’s Human Computer Interaction Institute. These experiences pushed me outside of my comfort zone, as I was the youngest person in most of these organizations, and through my research posters one can see how I became better at visually displaying my knowledge.
The writing and multimedia sections include work that was mostly produced in my Rhetoric and Civic Life class during my freshman year at Penn State. This class was one of the most challenging classes, however, overtime, I became better at organizing my thoughts and communicating them with others. In this portfolio, you can see my growth as a communicator from my first project (my civic artifact speech) to my last (my issue brief). These pieces show my ability to break down complicated topics in an engaging, understandable matter. These pieces also emphasize the importance of the government and citizens working together to accomplish goals, such as winning the space race or implementing artificial intelligence responsibly. Overall, my ability to communicate and think critically about how technology affects citizen’s everyday lives sets me apart as an engineer.
Thank you so much for taking your time to view my e-Portfolio!