I'm a student at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and a full stack, freelance web developer. I work hard, learn fast, and always dedicate myself to the task at hand.
In high school, I maintained a 4.79 weighted GPA, led Mayo Honor Society, volunteered with our chapter of Spanish Honor Society, competed in Science Olympiad and Knowledge Bowl, and helped captain debate club. Outside of school, I help to teach web development at the Southern Minnesota Chapter of Black Data Processing Associates, engage with the local and state Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, and volunteer on political campaigns. My main interests include government and politics, technology, statistics, and Spanish language.
I worked as a cashier for Target, providing quality customer service through friendly customer interaction and developing sales experience through handling products and managing money.
Throughout my experience at Leo Alfred Web Design, I honed my design skills through developing web page graphics and layouts, editing photos, and creating themes and font pairings, and I worked to develop quality websites, writing detailed frontend and backend code. On the server side of things, I managed servers, files, databases, and domain registrations and transfers to create a quality customer experience for my clients.
During my time as an independent contractor for Good Human Digital, I worked as a frontend developer, researcher, and content tester to provide quality web services to four separate clients. I also gained experience researching pertinent and useful web development technologies to be used in websites developed at Good Human Digital.
Throughout my high school experience, I've always loved to challenge myself with difficult classes, while still pursuing my personal interests to the best of my ability. I'm in the top 4% of my class, maintaining a 4.76 weighted GPA and a 4.0 unweighted GPA. Some of my most recent classes include AP Physics 2, Multivariable and Vector Calculus Honors, AP United States Government and Politics, Humanities: Search Honors, and Spanish 4 Honors.
As a member of Mayo's Science Olympiad club, I practice with the team and learn advanced aspects of a diverse range of scientific disciplines. In meets, I compete across the state with a partner in the events of Chemistry Lab, Thermodynamics, and Fermi Questions.
As a member of my school's chapter of Knowledge Bowl, I hone my competition skills in team practices and develop a well-rounded understanding of language, literature, culture, history, politics, science, and mathematics. When the time comes to compete, I do so with my peers against teams from other schools around the state.
As a volunteer for Tina Liebling's campaign for governor, I talk with voters about important issues facing our government and society and inform them about Tina Liebling and the progressive issues that she stands for. I also work with event and voter data to help maximize voter outreach.
As President of Mayo Honor Society, I organize society committees, meetings, and volunteering activities. In order to boost productivity, efficiency, and fundraising potential, I instituted a sub-committee system to provide greater structure within committees. I also volunteer in the community for charity fundraisers for organizations such as March of Dimes. Outside of set community outreach events, I enjoy tutoring students to increase their understanding of the material at hand and to help them to achieve their full academic potentials, as well as mentoring and leading incoming students in specialized tours around Mayo tailored to their interests.
I enjoy volunteering as a member of Mayo High School's chapter of Spanish Honor Society to help coach students in the Spanish language, leading to increased fluency and engagement in language learning.
As a student in the local Southern Minnesota Chapter of Black Data Processing Associates, I learned complex frontend and backend web development languages and strategies. Now, as a student teacher, I compose curriculum for and teach classes of up to 50 students and engage individually with struggling students to improve their understanding of the material and encourage deeper learning.
Outside of debating in tournaments, I organized meetings, drafted papers, researched topics, and compiled arguments for the team to use in classic debate tournaments. During the tournaments themselves, I debated opponents from across the state. During the 2015 debate season, I helped the team to win the state debate tournament. I also helped the team to place third in 2016 and climb to second place in 2017.
Throughout my experience in the Page Program, I learned about the legislative process through individual meetings with legislators, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, lobbyists, and members of the media. I was honored to be able to spend time on the House floor assisting legislators during the legislative session. When off the floor, I enjoyed participating in mock committee sessions with my fellow pages to help further develop leadership and critical thinking skills.
As a swimmer on the Mayo Boys Swim and Dive Team, I swam in the top of Junior Varsity and the bottom of Varsity in dual meets and competitions across the state, specializing in the 100 meter butterfly and the 200 meter individual medley.
With a deep interest in politics and policymaking, coupled with a passion for progressive values, it was only natural for me to volunteer for my local DFL office. During my time volunteering, I knocked on doors to educate voters on local, state, and national elections, where candidates stand on issues, and where to vote. When talking to voters, I also gathered voter data for use in future endeavors to increase voter engagement in the political process. I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to encourage voter turnout and political engagement.
After competing and placing highly on the web development team as a backend developer for the previous two years, I was excited to lead the team as the project manager to develop a strategy for and compete in the national Black Data Processing Associates High School Computer Competition. Throughout the summer, I coordinated with my team's mentors to develop practice schedules and plan practice materials and worked with the team for over 20 hours each week to learn new web development skills and practice offline web development.