I’m a Software Engineer, working in PHP and MySQL. In addition to adding functionality and fixing problems in our current software platform, I am helping to rebuild the platform in Laravel. I have also rebuilt and continue to maintain and refine our trade-in website in WordPress.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Digital Media and Web Technologies, with an emphasis on web development. Classes included PHP, MySQL, Python, HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. In these courses, I designed a website for a fictitious dog play-date matching service, built a cryptogram puzzle, and created a database-supported web application to track a grant’s future spending plans.

I have over 15 years of professional experience. Before becoming a web developer, I most recently led a team of 20 to implement projects that improved laboratory biosafety and biosecurity practices in high containment labs across the globe. In 2014, the team received a 70% increase in funding, due in large part to our continued focus on serving the client and the in-country partners we worked with.

I also have a number of hobbies, including writing, knitting, and crochet. Most importantly, I have the cutest dog on the planet. [Needs citation]

Education and Training


BS in Digital Media and Web Technologies
University of Maryland University College
  • Coursework included instruction in design principles, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP/MySQL, Python, and VB.Net.
  • GPA: 3.9


BA in Russian Language and Literature
Brigham Young University
  • Minor in physics
  • Completed audit while treasurer of medieval history re-enactment club
  • Courses in Welsh and Mandarin Chinese
  • Lived in Russian and Mandarin foreign language housing
  • GPA: 3.65
Training Courses
  • Intro to iOS programming
  • Project management
  • Microsoft Project
  • Web usability and design
  • Accessible web design
Web Development Experience
  • Converting PHP/MySQL platform into Laravel.
  • Rebuilt trade-in website using WordPress.
  • Maintain existing code base, including adding new functionality as well as bug fixes.
  • Developed a PHP/MySQL module for a CMS using an MVC pattern to improve collaboration and manage project schedules across multiple organizations.
  • Converted a ColdFusion website into PHP/MySQL.
  • Worked with web design firms on the redesign of a website, including laying out the technical and content requirements and ensuring client satisfaction with the final product.
  • Assisted friends in customizing and troubleshooting WordPress installations.
  • Ran a Harry Potter fan website, including developing a custom theme for the Simple Machines Forum and developing a Sorting Hat quiz and a House Cup addition.
Other Experience, Accomplishments, and Honors
  • Managed multiple projects throughout the project life-cycle, ensuring the projects met the client’s expectations, were on time, and were under budget.
  • Trained new hires, including four that were promoted to management positions.
  • Grew program from its start to a budget of $14 million.
  • Received CRDF Global Special Achievement Award five times.
  • Developed systems to track program activities and budgets and to report on multiple programs quarterly, using information from multiple internal systems.
Work History

Sep. 2015 - Present

Software Engineer
NextWorth Solutions, Inc.

Aug. 2012 - May 2015

Senior Program Manager/Associate Director
CRDF Global, Arlington VA

Jan. 2009 - Aug. 2012

Program Manager
CRDF Global, Arlington VA

Jan. 2007 - Jan. 2009

Project Manager
CRDF Global, Arlington VA

Sept. 2004 - Jan. 2007

Information Specialist
CRDF Global, Arlington VA

Apr. 2003 - Sept. 2004

Program Assistant
CRDF Global, Arlington VA

Mar. 2002 - Apr. 2003

Administrative Assistant
Applied Ordnance Technology, Waldorf MD

Mar. 2001 - Mar. 2002

Adoption Assistant
Cradle of Hope Adoption Center, Silver Spring MD


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