Education

B.S. Computer Science, Concentration in Asian American Studies

Harvey Mudd College

Senior Capstone Project: Dynamic Website Updating, sponsored by GoDaddy, Inc.

  • Dean's List
  • Outstanding Computer Science Clinic Team
August 2013 - May 2017
Claremont, CA

Research

MyCS: Middle-Years Computer Science

Harvey Mudd College
Advisor: Zachary Dodds
  • Designed a CS curriculum in fundamentals such as algorithms and programs for elementary and middle school students
  • Area: CS pedagogy and outreach; focused on Arduino curriculum and CS fundamentals
  • Outreached and held workshops for various school teachers in Waimea, HI and Pomona, CA
May 2015 - September 2015
Waimea, HI & Claremont, CA

Publications

MyCS at 5: Assessing a Middle-years CS Curriculum

B. Castro, T. Diaz, M. Gee, R. Justice, D. Kwan, P. Seshadri, Z. Dodds

This paper shares the five-year development and deployment of MyCS, a CS curriculum for “middle-years students,” roughly in US grades 4-10. By tracing MyCS's assessment and evolution, this work highlights how two districts used a middle-years CS foothold from which to establish deeper, district-wide changes in identity.

  • Accepted at SIGSCE 2016
March 2016

CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS

Twitch Developer Day

Invited Attendee
October 2018
San Jose, CA

Connect.Tech Engineering Conference

Attendee
October 2018
Atlanta, GA

Special Interest Group for Computer Science Education

Presenter

Talk: MyCS at 5: Assessing a Middle-years CS Curriculum

March 2016
Memphis, TN

2015 MyCS Workshop

Co-Facilitator

A week-long professional-development workshop for 32 middle-years teachers from the Pomona Unified School District and surrounding areas.

July 2015
Pomona, CA

2015 MyCS Workshop

Co-Facilitator

A week-long professional-development workshop for 12 middle- and elementary-school teachers largely from the Kauai Unified School District; some were also from private schools on that island.

June 2015
Waimea, HI

Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing

Attendee
February 2015
Boston, MA

Experience

Software Engineer II

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  • Develop iOS, Android, and UWP mobile applications in C# using Xamarin, focusing on full-stack
  • Lead UI-heavy feature development and technical debt / refactoring initiatives
  • Give talks on technical work, act as team’s scrum master, mentor jr. members, conduct interviews
  • Led project to revamp app UI to conform to platform/industry standards, review team UX decisions
  • Created three training modules to train new developers on UI development for our three mobile platforms
December 2017 - Present

Graphic Designer and Web Developer

The Hive Center for Creative Collaborativity
  • Facilitate design thinking workshops, outlets, and resources; inspired by Stanford's d. School
  • Create publications, prints, logos, and other designs for outreach and advertisement
  • Promote design/creativity institutions through various projects, such as motion graphics
September 2016 - May 2017

Software Developer, GoDaddy Team

Harvey Mudd Computer Science Clinic
  • Built a full-stack web application for GoDaddy, Inc's website building tool
  • Engaged in all stages of software development cycle, from mockups to implementation to testing
  • Prepared and presented talks to inform audiences about project status and challenges
  • Drafted and wrote various technical reports to sponsor for updating and institutional documentation purposes
  • Outstanding Computer Science Clinic Team 2017
August 2016 - May 2017

Tutor and Grader

Harvey Mudd College CS Department
  • Assist fellow students in introductory computer science courses and grade projects
  • Tutor kids K-12 with various math/science subjects
September 2014 - January 2017

Volunteering

Tech Lead and Advisor

Circle K International, CNH District Technology Committee
  • Architect and oversee major software and data science projects to be used as tools for a volunteer org
  • Projects include a mobile app (React Native), a web app (Angular/NodeJS), and a data heatmap
  • Implemented devops/QA processes such as CI/CD pipelines, bug triaging/test plans, containerizing
April 2019 - Present

Support Staff, Media and Technology

Lakas Filipino Mentorship Program
  • Upgrade and manage website stack and media content
  • Facilitate curriculum workshop sessions
August 2017 - Present

Club Advisor

Circle K International, Cal State Long Beach
  • Prepare and draft proposals and reports for funding and member demographics
  • Act as a resource for club officers to seek guidance
April 2019 - Present

Skills & Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer: App Builder
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Universal Windows Platform
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Web Applications

Languages

Python, C#, Java, C++, Javascript, Racket, Haskell

Mobile App

Xamarin, React Native, iOS, Android, UWP

Web

HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, React, Node, MongoDB, Express

UI/UX

myBalsamiq, Invision, Sketch, User Experience Testing

Adobe Creative Suite

Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects

Interpersonal

Leadership, Public Speaking, Management, Customer Service, Event Planning

Workflow

Agile, Scrum, Git, TFS/Azure Devops


Awards

  • Accepted Publication, SIGSCE 2016
  • Dean's List, Harvey Mudd College
  • Outstanding Computer Science Clinic Team, Harvey Mudd College
  • Presidential Volunteer Service Award (Bronze), Corporation for National & Community Service
  • Distinguished President, Circle K International
  • Distinguished Club Improvement, Circle K International
  • Membership Recognition Program (Platinum), Circle K International

Projects

Solstice

Tech Lead

React Native Firebase

A mobile app for service clubs to easily access event information.

Github

Luxanna

Developer

Node

A personal League of Legends Discord bot that uses the Riot API.

Github

Dynamic Website Updating

Front-End Developer & Designer

React MongoDB Node Express

An add-on for GoDaddy's website building tool that lets users schedule temporary website announcements and cross-post them to social media.

  • Outstanding Computer Science Clinic Team

Github

Lucid

Front-End Developer & Designer

Android

A dream diary app that helps patients suffering from nightmares.

Github


Leadership & Activities

  • President - Claremont Colleges, Circle K International
  • District Member Recognition Committee, Circle K International
  • District Membership Development and Education Committee, Circle K International
  • Autographs Department Manager, Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
  • Creative Director and Media Manager, Claremont Colleges Taiko Drumming Group
  • Vice President of External Affairs and Cultural Dance Choreographer, Claremont Colleges Filipinx Student Organization
  • Performing Member, Groove Nation Dance Crew