My career

  • June 2016 -
    Present

    Senior Software Engineer - MR InsightCisco Meraki

    I primarily work with various Dashboard teams to improve the management of Cisco Meraki’s cloud-managed networking devices for our customers. I design, build, test, and deploy new features through Dashboard using Ruby on Rails, React, Redux, and other languages/frameworks, with an emphasis on enhancing the security and usability of customer networks and their devices. I also work to debug, fix, and test improvements to existing features while focusing on performance and scalability. My role also involves working with various teams, such as Operations, Training Evangelism, Security, and Testing, to improve their internal tools and workflows. Finally, I coach and mentor a number of Software Engineers through active mentorship, design sprints, code reviews, 1-1s, recruiting, and interviewing.

  • Sept 2013 -
    May 2016

    Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching AssistantUT Austin

    CS 301K/UGS 303 - Foundations of Logical Thought
    CS 313E - Elements of Software Design
    CS 327E - Elements of Databases
    CS 356 - Computer Networks
    CS 361S - Network Security and Privacy
    CS 378 - Ethical Hacking

    During the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • May 2015 -
    Aug 2015

    Software Engineering InternCisco Meraki

    Working with the Dashboard team to improve the management of Meraki cloud-managed networking devices. Using Ruby on Rails, I created new features for Dashboard, designed to enhance the security and usability of customer networks and their devices.

My education

  • Aug 2011 -
    May 2016

    Computer Science and EconomicsUT Austin

    3.93 Graduate GPA
    3.71 Undergraduate GPA

    I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science under the 5-Year Integrated BS/MS program, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

    I undertook diverse Computer Science coursework, primarily in Security, Networks, Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, and Software Engineering, as well as broad Economics coursework, particularly in Theory, Statistics, Econometrics, and Game Theory.

    During this time, my graduate minor involved the study of educational attainment as it relates to socioeconomic status through coursework taught by Dr. Jennifer Jellison Holme.

  • Fall 2015

    2015 Outstanding Teaching AssistantUT Austin

    Awarded by the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin.

  • Fall 2014

    INFOSEC Professional CertificationCNSS

    Awarded by The University of Texas at Austin on behalf of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) for intensive coursework in cybersecurity and privacy.

  • Fall 2014 -
    Spring 2015

    R.W. and Kathleen Lindsey Endowed Presidential ScholarshipUT Austin

    Awarded at The University of Texas at Austin.