A highly motivated and hardworking individual working towards a Bachelor of Science degree.
I am currently seeking an internship opportunity with a business professional
to build upon my career as a Computer Scientist in the field of cybersecurity.
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My career goal is to become a fully qualified and experienced IT professional utilizing my skill sets of programming, cybersecurity, risk analysis, and project management. With my knowledge and skills, I want to be able to take what I am learning in the classroom and apply it to the workforce.
Currently, I am a Sophomore in the College of Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University. I am pursuing a degree in Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations with an application focus in Geopolitics. On top of this, I am also minoring in both Information Sciences and Technology (application and software development), and Security and Risk Analysis (SRA).
Since high school, I have been working as a web interface designer primarily with a background in CSS3, Bootstrap, and HTML5 to help create a clean and elegant styling for web interfaces. I started to construct and design websites as a way to help the local community, showcase my skills, and make a difference.
Since going to university, I have been active in clubs and extracurricular activities to help further my education. I am the current Webmaster of the Information Sciences and Technology Special Living Option (IST SLO), and a mentor to for the New Jersey STEM Girls- a department of FIRST Inspires that inspires young girls to be involved with STEM.
Working towards a Bachelor's degree in Cybersecurity/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism.
Recognizes exemplary college-level achievement, for obtaining an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of three or higher on four or more exams. May 2017 Exams
Completed high school with honors. Was the Co-Vice President of the Wayne Hills Computer Club, ran Tech Help Day, was a Peer Minister for three years, and did countless projects for the school and community.
As part of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) I am part of a group of high-achieving scholars with a drive to succeed, and a desire to change their world for the better. NSHSS is proud to be an inclusive organization, drawing from a broad, diverse pool of students. They are committed to supporting our members by connecting them with opportunities to learn, lead and change the world.
Attended spring break trip with 7 other freshmen to San Francisco, CA. Networked and attended information sessions with Reddit, Juniper Networks, Weebly, PwC, drive.ai and Cloudera.
This program introduces students to opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Throughout the program participants are introduced to students and faculty who have applied for, and earned prestigious awards. It is designed to give students the opportunity to assess their strengths, develop their critical thinking and technical writing, envision their future, and create a plan to help them along their envisioned path and become a competitive candidate for major fellowships.
As webmaster, I have completely redone the IST SLO website, making it easier for users to navigate and join the SLO. With this, I have given the SLO more exposure to new members, whether they are incoming freshmen, or they are upperclassmen that already live on campus, and want to get involved with a student organization.
My role is to continuously improve the team's operating model, designated capability areas (communicate with the Programmers), and provide backup support to other capability areas (communicate with the Outreach Captain, Coaches, Mentors, and Treasurer). I also relay any information that I get from the Captain, and to work with him on making decisions on behalf of the team. For Outreach, I help get in contact with professionals to give us some helpful tips with how to improve our robot, create Team Spirit Activities, liase with other teams, and create a promotional video for the season.
I put together a team, where we created an application that won The Third Annual Congressional App Challenge. The application called Book Browser was designed to, benefit schools by allowing them to donate old used textbooks to underprivileged schools and communities. This application will be displayed with other winners of the competition on the House of Representatives webpage. Congress has scheduled a formal presentation ceremony on Capitol Hill on April 4, 2017.
As a member of NJ STEM Girls, I identify ways to encourage young girls to join the STEM community, teach them about programming, and understand what STEM is. As part of the Steering Committee, I help plan events for future STEM Girls events, and arrange outreach events.
I have been working non stop to redesign the local community's club websites. The Packanack Lake BBQ Club site is one that not only gathers community members together, but also remembers the death of one of the most beloved members of the Packanack Lake community.
To continue to stay active in the church, and be able to spread my faith to others, whether they are younger or older than myself. Also allows for me to help out plan youth activities.
Was a member of the marching band where I not only played the flute, but I was also a Color Gaurd member. Through this, I learned about the importance of team work and dedication to one another.
Worked in a group to redesign a movie rental company database using various design techniques and Microsoft SQL Server. This class brought databases to life with a unique approach that focuses not only on constructing databases and using database tools, but also the implications of data uses and issues.
This program introduces students to computer systems literacy and teaches fundamental skills and understanding. With this course I learned how to recognize computer components, install multiple operating systems, configure operating system security features, install and configure software, connect systems together across a network, and configure some server operating system components to manage security features.
The course was focused on application development foundations including: fundamental programming concepts, basic data types and data structures, problem solving using programming, basic testing and debugging, basic computer organization and architecture, and fundamentals of operating systems. It was a hands-on course designed to help students learn to program a practical application using modern, high-level languages.
With this class students learn how to identify vulnerabilities in government agencies and business organizations.