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An aspriring software developer that takes initiative and is eager to be at the forefront of innovation

ABOUT

I was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida, where I went to Suncoast High School and gained interest in programming, graphic design, and game development. I'm now pursuing my passion through a Computer Science Bachelor's and Master's degree at the University of Central Florida. I'm currently a developer for the Techrangers, a team that does web/application development for UCF. Just recently, I also interned at NextEra Energy where I got to use Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing to automate processes and cut costs. Read more below!

When I'm not in front of a computer screen, I'm usually playing soccer, video games, or working on my photography skills.

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EDUCATION

University of Central Florida

M.S. Computer Science 2019 - 2022

University of Central Florida

B.S. Computer Science 2017 - 2021

Suncoast High School

Computer Science Magnet 2013-2017
Riviera Beach, Florida

SKILLS

Web

  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • React.js
  • Django
  • Flask

Software

  • Python
  • Java
  • C
  • C#
  • MySQL
  • Visual Basic
  • Haskell

Design

  • Unity3D
  • Photoshop
  • AutoCad
  • MasterCam
  • Blender

Tools

  • Git
  • Unix
  • Command Line
  • Tensorflow
  • Agile (Jira)

Learning

  • AWS
  • Assembly
  • Docker
  • Netlify

EXPERIENCE

University of Central Florida Center for Distributed Learning

Techranger (Web Applications Developer)

October 2017 - Present

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • ReactJS
  • VueJS
  • AWS
  • Python
  • Flask
  • PHP

The Techrangers® is a talented team of student developers at the Center for Distributed Learning, who provide web/application development for the University of Central Florida (UCF) and course development for faculty. Over 4 years and counting, I've grown from a beginner programmer to a full-stack web developer, contributing to numerous projects and gaining proficiency in the skills above. With my experience, I've also taken the responsibility to mentor new student developers as they join the Techranger team, passing on what I can offer to those that were in my shoes not long ago.

Nextera Energy Resources

Computer Science Intern

May 2019 - August 2019

  • Machine Learning with Google's Tensorflow
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Python
  • Visual Basic
  • Communication
  • Presentation

Nextera Energy, Inc. is a Fortune 200 energy company and the largest energy utility in North America, but more importantly, a Fortune top 25 in the world in innovation. First interning in the Power Generation Division, I was able to, among other projects, deploy a machine learning model to automate a process that could save an estimated 800 hours/year of manual labor. I recieved a return offer for the following summer, where I was able to deploy a serverless status page with AWS Lambda! Read more about this project and others below!

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Check out the blog post that I adapted from Part 1 of my Tech Talk on Machine Learning!

Links to the next 3 parts on Google Colab can be found at the bottom of the post!