Skills

Computing
  • Programming languages: Perl 5, Perl 6, PHP, and SQL, with some additional knowledge of Python, FORTRAN 90, and Javascript.
  • Perl 6: Implemented multi-platform IO::Path in the Rakudo compiler. Authored several modules.
  • Perl 5: Familiar with Dancer, DBI, Imager, mod_perl, DBIx::Class.
  • Web standards: Developed sites in XHTML, HTML 5, and CSS 3.
  • Software: ArcGIS, SQLite, PostgreSQL, and Linux shell utilities.
  • Github site: https://github.com/labster
Weather Forecasting
As a meteorologist, I taught the lab section for the Weather Forecasting class at UC Davis.

Education

University of California, Davis, Davis, California, 2002-2008.
B.S. in Atmospheric Science, Dec. 2004; attended Ph.D. program in the same field through 2008.
Researched topics related to cloud formation and climate change.
Ventura College, Ventura, California, 1999-2002, 2009.
Completed coursework for GIS Proficiency Award, 2009.

Work Experience

Teaching Assistant, UC Davis, Davis, California, 2005-2007.
Led classes and discussion for various Atmospheric Science and Sociology courses.
Tutor, Ventura College, Ventura, California, 2001-2002.
Assisted students in physics, chemistry, astronomy, English, Earth sciences, and mathematics.

Nonprofit Activities

Board of Directors Chair, Wiki Spot, 2008-2010
A founding member of the board, I was responsible for securing 501(c)3 nonprofit status.
I also beta-tested our wiki software and handled concerns of the online community.
Wiki Spot received a $350,000 grant from the Knight News Foundation in June 2010.
Legislative Chair, National Association of Graduate and Professional Students, 2008.
Responsibilities included writing a legislative agenda and organizing two lobby trips to D.C.
External Chair, UC Davis Graduate Student Association, 2007-2008.
Advocacy for student issues both on and off campus.

Personal Interests

I enjoy playing designer board games and tabletop roleplaying games. I'm a fan of Japanese animation, and I write comedy fanfiction in my spare time. I'm currrently learning to play the ukulele.