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: in 2020, I completed Lighthouse Labs Web Development Bootcamp; in July 2022, I completed Datacamp's Data Analyst Certification, and in September 2022, I completed Datacamp's Data Scientist Certification. I am now seeking work as a data analyst, while also using my web development skills. I am a very hard worker, adept at learning new skills, and eager to work in a variety of data science and web development roles.
June 2022 to Sept. 2022
Oct. 2021 to July 2022
Apr. 2021 to July 2021
Aug. 2020 to Nov. 2020
Sept. 1993 to Aug. 2001
|University of Alberta||
Sept. 1984 to June 1982
|Canada Revenue Agency||
Victoria, BC, Canada
|Collections Contact Officer||
July 2018 to Current
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.
Sept. 2009 to 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, Bakersfield||
Bakersfield, CA, USA
Sept. 2002 to 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.
Dec. 2021 to Mar. 2022
I became obsessed with Wordle last December; I wrote a python script to solve it more quickly. Then I built this React web app to make the solver accessible to anyone. I am still working to improve it, but for most days, it solves the Wordle in less than 6 guesses.
|Spelling Bee Helper||
July 2021 to Oct. 2021
I wrote the script initially in Python to help me solve the NYTimes Spelling Bee Puzzle. I then transformed the script to React and created a small web app with a user interface to make it available to anyone wanting a little help to become a "genius" on the NYTimes puzzle section.
Oct. 2020 to 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, sockets.io, react frontend with google maps apis.
Oct. 2020 to 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 to 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 to 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.