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Resumé

Currently living in

Los Angeles, California, US

Work Preferences

In-PersonHybridRemote

Open to roles

InternshipCo-opLong Term EmployeeShort Term Contract

About Me

MakerHomeLabberPolyglotActuallyAutisticIntersectionalityBuild relationshipsScienceTechnologyEngeeringMathematicsAmbivertAsk CultureMindsetAspiring-EntrepreneurMusicianGamifierLife-HackerLively Team SpiritActuallyHaveADHDTransgenderCustomerServiceOpenSourceLinuxDailyUserCommunityService

I've got a cheerful, pleasant demeanor. I do best regardless of the tech stack or type of software being developed, as long as it's with the right team at the right company. I believe that leadership and culture create one another. So to me, I'd be comfortable in any position, even more junior, as long as it's with the right troupe. I have an ambiverted personality style. When I can balance my efforts, I easily contribute at my best to drive our team goals forward. Outside work, I play music, do outdoor activities, learn the languages of the world, attend open mic performances, travel, self-educate, make robots, tinker with electronics, and do daytime social activities with friends. I've got a service mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and an attitude of gratitude. One day, I aspire to speak at a TED talk or similar in order to inspire others.

Ideal Workplace Values

Clear and consistent work expectations with opportunity for initiative and/or variation. People-first workplace culture, team-oriented environment, woman-led or enby-led, queer-allied, respectful, compassionate, work-life balance, mission-driven, transparent, education-focused, collaborative, pro-growth.


My Badges

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

My neurodivergence gives me the advantage of helping others think outside of the circle; not simply outside the box. For a visual aid, please consider searching for a "Circumcircle of a Square." My unique blend of neurodivergence is perpetually making active use of both hemispheres of the brain (creative and logical). I am grateful for this, and that's why I continuously build skills and habits for applying it. In practice, the style of my work is atypically conventional yet collaboratively flexible. My neurodivergence allows me to have a natural ability to easily learn how to translate, given reasonable time and information for the context. This includes translations among humans (cultures, linguistics, etc.), among machines (compilers, ETL, etc.), and between humans and machines (forward and reverse engineering). Other applications of my way of thinking help with my natural ability to strategize and design big-picture changes towards high-impact growth. I challenge historical practices, and I prefer solution-oriented implementations that suitably leverage open source ecosystems and frameworks and that prioritize future-proofing and maintainability. I prefer to augment the S.T.E.M. acronym to include Collaboration, Entrepreneurship, and Art (T.E.A.M.S.). I believe that achieving greatness in the field of S.T.E.M. requires great T.E.A.M.S. I think that as a T.E.A.M.S.-mate with my background, skills, and neurodiversity, I tend to notice the T.E.A.M.S.'s geometry. Since many projects follow a cyclical pattern of problem-solving, it is common for newhires onto legacy projects to fall into "box"-thinking after onboarding, sometimes becoming more senior and breaking out of the box without considering the outer-nested "circles" and how they might have changed over time. However, once we achieve thinking outside this box, we still need to break through its circle and construct a better box for us to make novel progress. My neurodivergence alongside my individual style helps me notice the geometry more easily and show/translate this model to the T.E.A.M.S.-mates.

Top 5 Soft Skills

CollaborationAdaptabilityConsistencyCreativityCritical Thinking

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Closed CaptioningSend Questions in AdvanceFrequent Interview BreaksInterviewer Experienced with NeurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesExtra TimeAlternate Interview FormatWritten interview instructionsSupport PersonEmail / Calendar OrganizationTask ManagementEmail Writing HelpConcise InstructionsWritten ChecklistsReceiving Information in AdvanceExtra Time to Process New InformationChunking Large Amounts of ContentFlexible ScheduleExtra Time Off for AppointmentsShorter MeetingsUninterrupted Work TimeSupport Group for StressEmployee Resource GroupSupport with Self-AdvocacyJob Coaching or Counseling Quiet room (for in-person work only)Ergonomic seating (for in-person work only)Drawer / compartment for storing my sensory tools (for in-person work only)

Environments I'm comfortable with

Working with animals
Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

When working remotely, allowance of working from a WeWork or similar workspace.

Education and Credentials

Attended for 4 years from 2013 to 2017

California State University Northridge

Bachelor's degree - Computer Science