GrammieGram is a technology startup creating communication technology optimized for the elderly.
Web app V2 online, iOS and Android native apps coming "soon."
Computer Science, class of 2020
West Des Moines Community Schools, Class of 2016
Software Development Intern, May 2018-August 2018
Productionized a Python library to automate the generation of portfolio commentary files to save analysts four days of work per quarter, integrated with Spring Boot API and Angular web-based portfolio management tools. Refactored and merged two multi- thousand-line Python 2.7 libraries into one Python 3.6 library, reducing complexity in production application. Created a Java library for converting CSV and TXT files into ORC files to save 70% on storage costs on AWS Redshift.
Data Scientist/Software Developer, Oct 2017-May 2018
Implemented automated build and release scripts for Microsoft TFS using Python, R, and PowerShell. Decreased build time by 10% and implemented automated lint reporting for python code. Developed statistical models using Python.
Various Positions, Aug 2016-Present
Tutor. Instruct students in Calculus and Statistics. Work individually with students to enhance computational skills and conceptual understanding.
Features Editor, Student Newspaper. Pitch and write articles, design, edit, and publish section.
Phonathon Caller. Contact alumni and parents to develop community and raise funds.
Crew Member, May 2016-Aug 2017
Senate Page, Jan 2016-April 2016
Bakery Clerk, April 2015-Dec 2015
From January 2005 until August 2016, I studied TaeKwonDo at Farrell's US Martial Arts. In college, I met a Russian boxer and together we started Grinnell Fight Club, a martial arts club that hosts biweekly workouts and safe, supervised sparring sessions. Martial arts have been a major positive influence in my life, instilling confidence and discipline and introducing me to dozens of amazing people.
Portfolio Manager, Aug 2016-Present
Pioneer Capital Investments, Grinnell College's student endowment investment group, offers students the rare opportunity to manage real money. The group invests a six-figure portfolio in a variety of United States equities. The group holds weekly meetings to educate members on financial topics. Through the club, I was part of a group of 20 students invited to Omaha to meet Warren Buffett in October 2016.
Experiemental College gives students an opportunity to teach a short, not-for-credit class outside the scope of the Grinnell curriculum. In Fall 2017, I taught a class entitled "Personal Wealth Maximization" about personal finance. In the spring, I look forward to partnering with a friend to teach a class on digital communication.
Created during the spring 2017 HackISU, TriMap is an online Dungeons and Dragons map creator in an isometric perspective. Add tiles, doors, and levels in an elegent 3D perspective; then place your characters on the map and explore. Use TriMap to keep track of players, NPCs, and other objects to free your mind to focus on what's important: the adventure.
This program, when given one of over 1,000 unique words, returns a line of iambic pentameter that rhymes with the given word or creates a full sonnet. The program uses all 152 of Shakespeare's complete sonnets to generate these lines, as sonnets have a strict meter and rhyme scheme.
Finding typing boring? This online text editor changes background color with every keystroke to make typing even the most boring report exciting. Note that the flashing is very distracting and there is no way to format or save the text, making this pretty useless, but it's easier to quit than vim!