I'm a web developer and adjunct professor of Computer Science at Hampshire College. I build custom web based software. I get really excited working on new technologies and teaching. I've also spent a lot of energy studying medicine and science over the years. If you're considering working with me, I encourage you to browse this site and contact me with any questions!
For years I was a MySQL junkie. White I still turn to it occasionally, my go-to database is MongoDB. It takes enough friction out of the development process to justify some of its shortcomings.
I grew up on PHP, but I've moved completely to Node.js. For most applications I use the Express-Train MVC framework. I've played with others, too. Mongoose is my go to ORM. I use Sequelize for MySQL. I've worked with Heroku and Nodejitsu for hosting. Limited experience with AWS.
While I can work with front-end MV* frameworks like Backbone, I typically roll my own. Angular looks interesting to me but I haven't played with it professionally yet. Underscore and jQuery/Zepto are used in almost all my work. Bower and Bootstrap are my friends.
Winner of the 2013 Health Literacy Hackathon. This is a website where people can talk about the Do's and Dont's of approaching sensitive interpersonal health situations. For example, what is a good/bad thing to say/do when someone's child has just been diagnosed with a disease? Want to find out from the community? Check out BeTactful!
I was tech lead on the HRVirtuoso project. A mobile first HR recruiting system that lets anyone apply for jobs on the go. We did everything from the application process to the applicant tracking system. I developed the full stack, from server to front-end. Collaborated with James Matheson.
I was tech lead on the Trext platform. Trext lets users build SMS conversation workflows that area ideal for surveys, quizzes, event follow-ups and more. Collaborated with James Matheson.
A system for Hampshire College students to find room-mates. Over 33% of students used this system in under a month. Users ask and answer public questions. Based on their answers and their ranking of questions' importance, users are matches with one-another.
Collaborated with Seth Toles.
Winner of the 2012 Health Literacy Hackathon. I was tech lead on the project. We build a tool to help smokers leverage social support to quit smoking. Quitters ask their family members to go to the website and record messages of support. These messages are either "carrots" (loving support), or "sticks" (harsh truths about smoking). When the quitter needs support they call the CarrotStick phone number and choose carrot or stick. Then they hear a random message.
I built this matrix of scatterplots on data from the periodic table. It has every periodic variable plotted against every other. It is interactive; users can select points and see the elements they've selected on the periodic table as well as on other scatterplots. This is built on D3.js & Chemdoodle Web Frameworks.
Click here to play with it!
(2013) "Researchers, Hire Hackers" published in The Scientist
(2013) Bachelors of the Arts, Hampshire College
I studied Computer Science and molecular biology. I TAed 6 science courses and taught 2 computer science courses outright.
(2012) NSF Four Colleges Biomathematics Fellowship. 4 College Bio-Mathmatics Consortium.
(2012) Miller Molecular Biology Award. Hampshire College.
(2011) Ingenuity Award. Hampshire College.
(2009) Non Statis Scire Scholarship: academic excellence and activism. Hampshire College.
(2009) Anne Ford & Allegra Ford National Scholarship. National Center for Learning Disabilities.
(2014) Adjunct Professor, Hampshire College
I will be teaching Web Development 1 at Hampshire College this Spring.
(2013) CTO, Trext, Inc
I co-founded Trext after successfully winning a second place prize at the 2012 MIT/MGH H@cking Medicine event. Trext was initially intended to be a tool to help medical professionals make field decisions by SMS in low-resource settings. It quickly morphed into a startup.
(2012) Member, Hampshire College Computational Intelligence Research Group
Worked with Lee Spector and his research group. My focus was connecting the group to chemistry research at the college. I also implemented several web based solutions that the group had never focused on before.
(2012) Intern, Center For Resuscitation Science, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Assisted in clinical research of cardiac arrest, sepsis, traumatic brain injury and more. Helped enroll critically ill patients from the Emergency Department or ICU. Participated in research group meetings.
(2011) Intern, Zovein Lab, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Investigated the role of placental vascular development on fetal outcome. Explored the causes of tamoxifen-induced pathology in mouse pregnancy. Assisted lab members with scientific and technological tasks.
(2010) Intern, Medical Informatics Team, Partners in Health
(2010) Senior Member, EMT-B, Hampshire College EMS
Responding to all levels of medical emergencies on campus. Senior member, "A-Pack," on call between 24 - 36 hours per week. Member of quality assurance committee assessing all calls' compliance with MA protocols and HCEMS policies. Developed medical informatics software for the squad to track calls.