Until recently, there wasn’t a term for who I am. It is “The Unicorn Designer”. One who likes to design but can also code. To add more dimension, I can tell you that I’m a huge data nerd, visual perfectionist and thrive in a position where collaboration, taking informed risks and leadership are valued and necessary. An atmosphere of excitement, positivity while solving challenging problems is where I perform the best. I want to be given responsibility, loose reins to solve problems creatively; I am not phased by difficulty. Finally, I have a passion for teaching and inspiring others in leading by example.
Academics and professional development
UX Bootcamp – Bloc.io | 2017-2018
Professional Development – Stanford University, Portland State University, and Coursera
Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction courses
Licence 3 – Université de Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France | No GPA avail. | Class of 2011
Mathematiques Pluridisciplinaire: a mixture of theoretical mathematics, physics, chemistry, French language. Normally a track designed for French natives who are interested in pursuing a career in high/middle school education.
Undergraduate – Syracuse University, NY | GPA 3.87 | Class of 2010
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, College of Arts and Sciences
Dual Major BA in Mathematics and Graphic Design. Minor in Information Technologies
High School – Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology | GPA 3.98 | Class of 2006
Advanced Studies Diploma of Fairfax County, Virginia (USA)
UX Design + Database Analyst @ Inreach Solutions
January 2017 – July 2017
Worked on improving experiences inside and outside the company through design-related support requests and providing an exciting face-lift for future releases. As a member of a four-person company, I was also tasked with pulling data out of our databases and writing SQL functions to customize our clients’ sites.
- Website redesign and writing help pages which reduced our customer calls and tickets by about 10%, and allowed us to refer our users to these help pages which further reduced the hours we spent on support tickets.
- Completed 7+ projects to gather requirements, and modify SQL in clients’ databases to provide spreadsheet-like calculations. These projects saved our clients 10-20 hours a week of data entry.
Social Media Blogger, Videographer @ Intel Education Service Corps
Feb 2016 – July 2016
Selected to document through blogging, pictures, audio, and video, the experiences of a team of Intel trainers and technical experts supporting digital literacy for children impacted by the 2013 Typhoon Haiyan.
- Deployed to the Island of Leyte in the Philippines; created an eight-minute video, blog posts, tweets, and Instagram posts. Developed follow-up presentations and shared experience with Intel employees.
- Networked with two local and four Filipino social media outlets to create more buzz.
- Successfully generated 5K social media views across six social media platforms.
IT Business Analyst Intel, Portland, OR
July 2015-January 2017
Liaise between technology and sales and marketing groups to support the Intel Technology Provider, a global channel program providing sales enablement tools and benefits to resellers and retailers. Manage the benefits program enabling 150K strategic partners to become educated about cutting-edge Intel products and earn points to spend on business-building rewards.
- Manage and coordinate new website launches and the data that flows behind them.
- Partner with business teams to gather data requirements, synthesize and communicate business concepts into clear specifications for technical development/implementation.
- Played a vital role in a Proof of Concept team that demonstrated how Intel could save 2+ years of work that would have involved 50+ people by discontinuing the member hierarchy project.
- Facilitated knowledge transfer among a global team of 20 regarding new capabilities, updates, and feedback for multiple IT applications.
- Developed wireframes and usability story boards used by cross-functional groups and external design agencies.
- Managed a $250K service budget tracking contingent worker engagements, forecasted budgets, aligned statements of work and purchase orders
Automation Engineer Intel, Portland, OR
July 2011-June 2015
Working on enhancing, debugging, and maintaining factory automation systems. Improvement of user interfaces and international collaboration. Skills needed include gathering requirements, writing and executing test cases, documentation, data mining and transformation, as well as machine learning principles and big data. Performed programming in APF, vbs, C#, SQL, and jmp. Lead small project groups, which required motivating team members, practicing effective communication, and honing time management and multitasking abilities.
New Troop Organizer Hungarian Scouts in Exteris, Portland, OR
Sept 2011 – Jan 2015
Volunteering to start a new troop in Portland, OR within the organization of KMCSSZ, a Hungarian Scout Organization in Exteris. Activities are purely self-initiated and include organization and leadership of summer and winter camps, finding volunteers, sending invites, creating schedules and food catering, as well as sending young leaders to specific camps to become certified scout leaders.
IT Intern BAE Systems, Herndon, VA
Helped the Enterprise Information Technology towers of security, network engineering, desktop engineering, and distributed systems by completing mini projects such as re-imaging and configuring Dell and HP laptops, adding network “discoverability” to Cisco switches and routers, mapping networks using Visio, analyzing audits, and finding solutions to SMTP filtering. Also worked concurrently on a 10 week long project in a group of 4 to reduce company-wide incidence of phishing. This involved heavy use of Excel’s pivot tables for graphical representation of statistics, concluding with a presentation of the project findings to executives. more
Faculty Assistant Intro to Databases Course, Syracuse, NY • Spring 2010
Helped students plan and execute projects in a MySQL database. The projects involved creating relational diagrams based on the description of a business and programming the design into the database. They students were also tasked with creating code for certain procedures, views, and functions. Graded assignments and created answer keys. Worked an average of 10 hours per week.
Math Tutor, Grader Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY • 2008–2010
Tutored students in pre-calculus, single variable, and multivariable calculus on a walk-in basis for 7 hours a week. The random nature of students’ questions required sharpness, quick problem solving ability, as well as a professional comportment. In addition, I was usually assigned to one or two professors for whom I worked up to 5 hours per week grading students’ math quizzes and homework assignments.
Graphic/Web Designer CP-Analitika, Budapest, Hungary • Summer 2009
Worked for a Hungarian chromatography company for the summer. Redesigned their logo and created a new website from ground up integrating plugins that managed the menus, a flash slideshow, as well as a language switching option to and from English and Hungarian. Used WordPress as the content management system, which uses PHP to create dynamic pages.
Rowing Coach NVRC Masters, Occoquan, VA • Summers 2006–2010
Coached novice and experienced men’s and women’s shells for two hours up to 3 times a week. Work involved preparing practices, executing drills to improve the rowers’ technique, and driving a motorboat while instructing practices. Afterwards, I was available to answer any exercise and diet-related questions.
Visual Design Software Adobe’s Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop; Sketch, InVision
Web design Tools Microsoft Web Developer, WordPress,
Foreign Languages Native in English and Hungarian, Fluent in French
Personal Loyal. Eager to learn and collaborate. Excellent time management and work ethic.
Rock Climbing, Volunteering, AirBnb-ing, Traveling, Running, Rowing, Windsurfing, Figure Skating, Swimming, Hiking, Skiing, Playing Piano, Teaching, Photography, Multicultural and outdoor activities