I have been intrigued by computers since my mom lent me her Macintosh Classic in 1983. At the time, I was also fascinated by history, and I took that path initially, completing a PhD in History at Harvard University. I worked for years as a historian, but recently I decided to take the other path:  I just completed Lighthouse Labs Web Development Bootcamp, and I am now excited to start my new career as a web developer. I am a very hard worker, adept at learning new skills, and eager to work in a variety of web development roles.

Lighthouse Labs
Aug. 2020 - Nov. 2020
Full-Stack Web Development 2020
Harvard University
Sept. 1993 - Aug. 2001
PhD History 2001
AM History 1995
University of Alberta
Sept. 1984 - June 1982
BA History 1988
MA History 1993
Canada Revenue AgencyCollections Contact Officer
Victoria, BC, Canada
July 2018 - Nov. 2019

Worked with tax payers who were late in their tax payments. From this work experience, I acquired advanced customer service skills, often helping tax payers to set up a plan to get their finances back on track and, as a result, to worry less.

Koc UniversityAssistant Professor
Istanbul, Turkey
Sept. 2009 - Aug. 2017

Taught undergraduate and graduate students east European history, researched, wrote, and published papers on eastern European history, and worked as chair of the history department.

California State University, BakersfieldAssociate Professor
Bakersfield, CA, USA
Sept. 2002 - Aug. 2009

Taught CSUB undergraduate and graduate students east European history, researched, wrote, and published papers and one book on east European history, and carried out various administrative duties. In addition, I created and maintained the history department's website.

Computer Languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, SQL, GIT
Frameworks: React, jQuery, Node JS, Express, Bootstrap, AJAX, EJS, Rails
Human Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, French, German, Turkish, Tatar
Test Suites: JEST, Storybook, Cypress
See O2
Oct. 2020 - Nov. 2020

The site maps and tracks air quality sensors built by the three-member team, using an arduino module and aq sensor. We link these sensors to a server, which then renders them on a map. Users can click on the sensor markers to get more info and sign up for alerts whenever that sensor detects bad air quality. Users can also build/buy their own sensors and add them to the network. Stack: node, express,, react frontend with google maps apis.

Oct. 2020 - Oct. 2020

This scheduler is a react project that helps students to book, edit and delete appoints with interviewers. They can choose a time, enter their names, choose an interviewer and save. There is also some error handling.

Sept. 2020 - Sept. 2020

The midterm project for LL Web Development Bootcamp. Users can take quizzes made by other users, create their own quizzes, delete their own quizzes,  and share their quizzes and quiz results with others via links.

Sept. 2020 - Sept. 2020

Tweeter is a single-page Twitter clone. It has a button to open the form to compose a tweet. It checks to see that the tweet is 140 characters or less, but not empty; it adds tweets in real time.