Education

2000: University of Michigan, B.A. English
2010: University of Michigan School of Information, MSI Candidate
Coursework in Human Computer Interaction:

Web Application and Database Design, User-centered design, Statistics, Data Manipulation and Visual Displays of Information

Work Experience

Freelance and Contract Work

Web Development September 2012 – Present

  • Excelisys: PHP/MySQL, WordPress, and custom web application development
  • Trideon Enterprises: WordPress/Buddypress developlment for social networking site
  • NS Group LLC: PHP Development, API integration, Database import/export
  • Blueflame Consulting – Joomla Installations and Custom Modules
  • American Marketing and Mailing – Open Source Development Yii, Symfony
  • FastF – Custom PHP apps

Perich Partners Advertising and Design

Web Developer March 2012 – August 2012

  • Implemented digital design concepts for websites, blogs, and advertising campaigns
  • Updated web content and built modules for various CMS installations including Joomla, WordPress, and Concrete 5
  • Advised graphic designers on issues of usability, and web standards

University of Michigan Health Center-Radiology

Patient Services Associate Nov. 2005-March 2012

  • Designed and maintained database for research and reporting in Interventional Radiology
  • Image management, archiving, and transmission using DICOM standard
  • Maintained image library and digital records for CT, MRI and Interventional Radiology.

Measurement Incorporated

Team Leader-Float/Reader-Evaluator Feb. 2002-May 2005

  • Trained and supervised teams of readers to evaluate essays for mechanics, style and content.
  • Created a positive work environment conducive to high productivity and consistent work quality.
  • Maintained project documentation; Stood in for scoring director on as-needed basis.

Kaplan Educational Centers

Student Advisor Feb. 2001-Aug. 2001

  • Daily operations, student orientations, test proctoring and grading.
  • Supervised of an office and teaching staff of more than twenty.
  • Processed International student enrollment, and tracked F-1 visa status.

Skills and Competencies

Domain Skills

  • Relational database management: SQL, E-R diagramming
  • Web Applications: HTML, xHTML, CSS, AJAX, PHP/MySQL
  • Programming: experience in Python, Perl, Java, Javascript, and Actionscript
  • Contextual design and Model, View, Control architecture
  • Joomla, WordPress, Concrete 5, Drupal, Laravel, CodeIgniter, Yii, Symfony
  • Version Control: GIT, Subversion

Software competencies

  • Various development environments: Eclipse, NetBeans
  • Adobe Suite: Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver
  • MS Office Suite: Access, Word, Excel and Visual Basic for Applications