WORK Experience


Computer Science

Molecular Biology

Software Development Engineer
Microsoft | PARC

I am a software developer on the PARC team in Office. PARC stands for Publishing, Authoring, Reading, and Collaborating and the team ships two products - Microsoft Office Word and Microsoft Office Publisher. For my first two years I worked on improving the picture features in Publisher. Since March 2012 I’ve worked on Word, refactoring the build system and adding a new application model, among other things.

Software Development Engineer Intern
Microsoft | Microsoft Office Publisher

Worked on fixing an existing feature and adding a brand new feature to Publisher over the course of a 3 month internship.

Software Development Engineer Intern | Search Experience

Created the infrastructure to reconcile site usage patterns with psychological theories by transforming clickstream datasets into easily understandable and fully customizable graphs. Used Perl, Oracle, and MySQL to transform large datasets into relevant metrics, and Perl, CGI, and XML to customize and graph data onto a dynamic web interface.

University of Wisconsin | Wisconsin Singers

Designed and maintained a dynamic, template-driven website for the Wisconsin Singers.

Computer Science Teaching Assistant
University of Wisconsin | Wisconsin Emerging Scholars Program

Led weekly 2-hour discussions for 8-10 students enrolled in an introductory programming class to review and expand on topics learned during lecture. Also worked with other team leaders to develop relevant coursework.

Computer Science Consultant
University of Wisconsin | New Student Orientation and Registration

Advised new students on their ideal computer science course load. Authorized students to take specialized classes.

Epigenetics and Double-Strand Break Research

Purdue Biochemistry | Kirchmaier Laboratory


Studying epigenetic modifications as a result of double-stranded breaks on the DNA of various human and mouse cell tissue lines. Daily activities included tissue culture, cell fixation, cell synchronization in G1 phase, bacterial transformations, southern blotting, western blotting, plasmid preparation, and copious amounts of DNA amplification.

Breast Cancer Research

McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research | Mertz Laboratory


Researched the effects of co-activators such as GRIP-1, AIB-1, and PGC1-[alpha] on the activation and repression of Estrogen Related Receptor-[alpha], a hormone nuclear receptor and the protagonist of an agressive form of breast cancer. Daily activities included tissue culture, transient transfections, western blotting, DNA amplification, and plasmid preparation. The university has a patent on some of my work on developing a 96-well transfection assay individually developed in 2007.