About Me

I'm a full-stack web developer who believes in clean, intuitive user interfaces and modular, DRY code. I have a Master of Science degree in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in security from Boston University.

I'm highly detail-oriented and organized, and I'm also a fast learner. I'm constantly working to improve my skills, as well as to increase both the breadth and depth of my knowledge.

Interests

When I'm not coding, I can usually be found doing one of the following:

  • Reading

  • Playing tennis

  • Rooting for Philadelphia and Colorado sports teams

  • Watching The Big Bang Theory or Game of Thrones

  • Enjoying/wishing for cold weather

  • Learning Spanish

Education

Boston University

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems

Concentration in Security

September 2015 - September 2017

GPA: 4.00

This program involved completing 11 courses in a condensed, 7-week format. The courses consisted of 1 pre-requisite course, 6 core courses, and 4 courses that were required for a concentration in security. The courses were as follows:

  • Fundamentals of Information Technology

  • Information Structures with Java

  • Quantitative Methods for Information Systems

  • Business Data Communication and Networks

  • Database Design and Implementation for Business

  • Information Systems Analysis and Design

  • IT Strategy and Management

  • IT Security Policies and Procedures

  • Enterprise Information Security

  • Network Security

  • Digital Forensics and Investigations

University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey

Master of Biomedical Science

September 2011 - May 2013

GPA: 3.90

This program involved completing 11 courses, which consisted of 4 core courses and 7 electives. During my time in the program, I coordinated 4 graduate-level group projects and presentations. I also completed an independent study that involved composing a 30-page report on cellular iron metabolism and its effects on neurodegenerative diseases. The courses were as follows:

  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

  • Fundamentals of Cell Biology

  • Fundamentals of Systems Biology

  • Seminar in Biomedical Science

  • Principles of Pharmacology

  • Antimicrobial Drugs

  • Mechanisms of Disease

  • Microbiology

  • Laboratory Animal Science

  • Principles and Methods of Epidemiology

  • Independent Study

Rider University

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Minor in History

September 2007 - May 2011

GPA: 3.52

I was a member of the Baccalaureate Honors Program, and I was also honored as a Rider University Distinguished Scholar. Additionally, I made the Dean's list every semester but one. The program involved a variety of courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, all of which trained me to logically approach problems and honed my analytical and critical thinking skills.