Jobs, Experiences, and Projects

Links to some of my fun projects with demos:

Links to my other project repositories:

Over the year and change I have spent at Microsoft, I have found my groove in cloud development working on Azure Compute. I am mainly maintaining, improving, and building upon fabric controller and AzSM which is in charge of the majority of virtual machine CRUD operations for the Azure Cloud Platform. Systems have to be available, reliable, fast, and built rock solid as at our scale even the smallest bug could mean many hours lost mitigating livesite incidents.

In the beginning of 2021, I moved out to Seattle, WA to join Microsoft as a Software Engineer to help build out Azure Compute, where I constantly pull on my past experiences and learn new things to help develop a robust and easy to use cloud platform.

In the Fall of 2019 after graduation, I joined Deloitte as a Software Developer out of it's Consulting business. During my year and half at Deloitte, I was able to assist a few projects in various roles ranging from a full stack developer using .NET (C#), SQL, and Angular on a small team making enhancements to an existing website to a lead developer of an API for an AWS and ServiceNow based HR system that involved working closely with business partners and clients to ensure data was being passed back and forth and processed properly. It was the latter role that threw me into the deep end of the cloud and opened my eyes to the very different problems you encounter as a developer when your infrastructure has the ability to scale massively.

In my senior year from Fall 2018 to Spring of 2019, I focused on helping out my peers at UCF. As president of the UCF Collegiate Mathematical Society and Director of SIGAI (now AI@UCF), I was able to host workshops and meetings that enabled others to learn new technologies and come together to embrace each other's inner nerd. In my role as a Strong Mentor, I assisted three undergraduate transfer students in their first year at UCF where I was meeting with each of them weekly to help them navigate UCF and ensure their success going forward.

In the Spring of 2018, my team for COMAP's Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) received an honorable mention for modeling the extinction of languages (Problem B). By incorporating existing language competition models and my knowledge of patch-based disease models, we made a patch-based language competition model for the top 20 languages that converted languages speakers based on the GDP of countries with the chosen languages as their official language. Link to Github Repository

In the Summer of 2018 I had the amazing chance to research at Harvard Forest as part of its REU in Ecology at the Thompson Lab, where I modeled human response to fire across Northern California using LANDIS-II. Using the Land Use Plus extension, I implemented dynamic human response to fire in R. This consisted of minimizing connected fuels across the landscape, post fire salvage logging, and reducing fuels around developed areas hit by fire. Link to Github Repository

In the Spring of 2017, I started research in soundscape ecology under Jonathan Beever. In my work under Dr. Beever, I oversaw data analysis and visualization. I also started work on a project about sampling methodology in soundscape ecology. Link to Github Repository

My first internship was at Ellucian in the Summer of 2017 where I was tasked with writing a Java program to collect and analyze historical project data to determine a standard time frame for the completion of certain developments and integrations. In addition to this analysis, I also assisted in designing an ETL and data migration process for upgrading client databases to be compatible with the company's software.

One of the first and coolest experiences I was able to have at UCF, was not at UCF. During the Fall of 2016, I participated in UCF's Mathematics exchange program with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), where I was able to spend six months living in Melbourne, Australia and experiencing different cultures and lifestyles all the while studying math concepts such as Optimization, Modeling, Numerical Methods, and Analysis.

When I took Mathematical Biology II at UCF in the Spring of 2016, each student completed a PIC Math project in which the goal was to model an aspect of cholera dynamics in Haiti. In my project, I devised a socioeconomic class-structured model that captured some interesting dynamics of how better access to sanitation reduced the total infected populations. Link to Github Repository

Hosting an R Workshop for the Actuarial Science Club