Curriculum Vitae


  • University of Maryland, University College, Master of Science in Information Sciences with a specialization in Informatics, 2012-2015
  • O’Reilly Institute of Technology and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Continuing Education Certification Programs for Modern Client-side web browser programming techniques and PHP-SQL series, 2008-2009
  • Bachelor Degree in Biology, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1992-1997

Professional Experience

  • Senior Programmer, National Foreign Language Center, Department of Arts & Humanities, University of Maryland at College Park, 2015 – 2016
  • Web Services Developer, National Foreign Language Center, Department of Arts & Humanities, University of Maryland at College Park, 2014 – 2015
  • Staff Programmer, National Foreign Language Center, Department of Arts & Humanities, University of Maryland at College Park, 2009 – 2014
  • Information Systems Analyst, Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, California, 2000 – 2008

Technical Skills

  • Extensive knowledge and current use of UNIX/LINUX operating systems: process management, deployment, automation, shell-scripting, Vi and similar editors
  • Extensive knowledge and current use of open-source programming in JavaScript, Python, BASH, pSQL, Xquery
  • Extensive knowledge of data structure languages such as HTML, JSON, YAML, XML, as well as XML-related languages including XPath, XSLT, XSL-FO
  • Working knowledge of Perl, C and C++
  • Extensive knowledge and current use of open-source relational databases including PostgreSQL and MySQL
  • Extensive knowledge and current use of eXist-db, an XML binary document database that supports Xquery
  • Deep understanding of Representational State Transfer (REST) concepts and how it is used to design REST Application Programming Interfaces (API)
  • Working knowledge of REST capable API frameworks such as Flask and Strongloop
  • Extensive knowledge of Client Side Web Application development with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Working knowledge of AngularJS for client-side web application development
  • Extensive knowledge of Vagrant and Oracle VirtualBox for virtualized development system deployment
  • Working knowledge of Ansible for Systems Development Operations Orchestration
  • Working knowledge of VSphere Virtual Systems for in-house VM deployment
  • Working knowledge of multi-VM systems and network design
  • Working experience in Agile sprints using Scrum or Kanban methodologies, including leading daily sprint stand-up meetings, using Atlassian Jira as an Agile management system to track tasks and relate to source code managed in Atlassian Bitbucket repositories
  • Deep understanding of Software Development Life Cycle from a Systems Analysis context
  • Extensive experience writing design and end-user documents including Concept Operations (CONOPS), Software Design Document (SDD), Database Design Documents all that include technical schemas such as Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD) and Concepts illustrated using Unified Modeling Tool (UML)
  • Working experience with Tableau Desktop/Server for data visualization and reporting purposes

Hobbies and Other Interests

  • Mathematics and computer science, particularly the mechanics of pattern evolution in data and information structures, with respect to operations management and machine learning oriented research.
  • Cooking, particularly South East Asian, Italian, Chinese and Modern American cuisines
  • Fine arts, particularly cartooning
  • Music, particularly a variety of modern 20th century music that use electric bass and guitars