Education
CUNY New York City College of Technology (City Tech)
Dec. 2021
B.Tech - Bachelor of Technology in Emerging Media Technology: Game Design and Interactive Media
Coursework: Physical Computing Skills Lab (Arduino), Media Computation Skills Lab (Git/Github/Shell/JavaScript)
Programs: America Needs You Fellow, Rewriting the Code Fellow, WiTNY Career Readiness Fellow, Out in Tech U Mentee, NSBE Member
CUNY LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC)
June 2019
A.A.S. - Associates in Applied Science in New Media Technology: Game Development
Coursework: Introduction to Computer Science (C++), Advanced C++ Programming, Introduction to Web Development (JavaScript), VR/AR and Immersive Media (Unity), Principles of Multimedia and Web Design (UX/UI Design), Internet Game Design (Unreal), Web Animation
Skills
Languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Shell Scripting (Bash), C++, Python, SQL
Software: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Pencil Project, Unreal Engine, Unity Game Engine, Blender, Arduino, Anaconda
Additional: Git, Github, Canva, InVision, Visual Studio, MailChimp, Trello, Web Design, 3D Modeling, Wireframing, Prototyping
Experience
New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)Data Analyst Intern
Manhattan, NY
Oct. 2019 - Present

  • Develop a program to auto-convert GEOJSON files to CSV using Python and JSON
  • Web scrape and store Weekend Traffic Advisory report data in CSV files using Python's BeautifulSoup library
  • Create new SQL queries to analyze Traffic Report database system
  • Assist the Acting Deputy Director of Regional & Strategic Planning's Special Projects unit to further the development of policies, research, and reports that'll improve the city's urban mobility

B-Bullard LLCWeb Developer Intern
Brooklyn, NY
July 2019 - Aug. 2019

  • Designed and implemented responsive websites from scratch with Canva, inVision, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, and JavaScript (jQuery)
  • Collaborated across a team of 7 to utilize New Media to inspire others of the cultural impact and legacies of the first Black congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm (http://shirleychisholminstitute.org)

LGBTQIA+ Safe Zone Hub and Women's CenterVolunteer
Long Island City, NY
Oct. 2018 - July 2019

  • Improved the performance of future extracurricular events by analyzing and calculating weekly survey data
  • Conducted research on women-centric and LGBTQIA+ subjects to create diverse and inclusive resources for the community

Projects
Ment. For Girls (RUHackHers)
Feb. 2019

  • Utilized prototyping techniques using Pixlr and InVision with a teammate for a mentor matching app for college women to decrease the gender gap in Computer Science

  • Created a mock login page using HTML/CSS (https://github.com/shanicesmith98/ment-for-girls)

Everything Steven Universe
Dec. 2018

  • Assembled a static, responsive website surrounding the television show, Steven Universe, using HTML/CSS, Bootstrap, and JavaScript (jQuery) (https://github.com/shanicesmith98/StevenUniverse-FinalWebDevProj)

Team Zillow (Girls Develop It Hacktober Hackathon)
Oct. 2018

  • Designed front-end celebrity realtor's professional website using HTML/CSS integrated with Zillow APIs by my team (https://github.com/shanicesmith98/teamzillow)

Leadership and Organizations
Tech ScholarsScholar

  • Chosen out of 40+ applicants for the first cohort of LAGCC’s pre-employment training and professional skills development program
  • Developed a text parser to check the instances of different keywords from an external text file with C++

Women in Technology ClubPresident

  • Awarded Academic Club certificate by the Student Advisory Council for outstanding achievement in the Spring 2019 semester

  • Won Hack It Together Hackathon's AMC Challenge alongside WIT club officers team by designing a chatbox feature

  • Managed $1,000 Spring 2019 budget to lead and organize 5+ events for LAGCC’s club to empower women in exploring STEAM

  • Composed weekly MailChimp newsletters of internships, career workshops, and networking opportunities for 70+ subscribers

  • Updated the ePortfolio website and Slack channels biweekly to continuously encourage participation within the NYC tech community