2017 - Present. My responsibilities include research, design, programming, and testing software modules that are used by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) faculty and students for biological research and hypothesis generation. I serve as team lead alongside biologists, mathematicians, and other computer scientists to create simulations of biological systems with NETLOGO and other software environments. My team was successful in designing a program to simulate how a viral outbreak proliferates through a population of people. I now train professors and pre-service teachers how to code using this program with the goal of introducing computational thinking into the campus curriculum.
1993 - 2011 (18 yrs.). Thomas P. Gohagan & Company. As the Marketing Communications Coordinator and Lead Graphic Designer for production of direct mail brochures, web content and sales material, I coordinated design and expedited workflow to a design team consisting of other designers, product writers and production assistants. As a focused team player, I worked closely with the sales force to assemble materials for presentations and for trade show marketing, meeting deadlines and accomplishing last-minute promotions. Directly communicated with vendors like hotels, cruise companies and tourism boards. My organization skills allowed me to effectively gather information for our travel products. Successfully designed and launched the company website which boosted sales. Performed weekly maintenance and updates to content. I also designed peripheral contents for clients’ websites, e-mail campaigns and web-based promotions. As the sole administrator for the company’s electronic commerce, I handled multiple tasks accurately and in a timely manner.
2014 - present. Northeastern Illinois University. My Responsibilities include: oversight of the Department of Linguistics office; Contract review and revisions; policies and procedural materials; report and document preparation; spreadsheet and database creation. bookeeping and payroll, meeting and events planning, inventory management, expense reduction, daily website maintenance through Drupal. Reference: Dr. Shahrzad Mahootian, Department Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
CS5, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Acrobat, Wordpress, Weebly, Drupal.
XServe Administration, XServe RAID System, Workgroup Manager, Retrospect, DHCP:DNS, FTP, POP : SMTP. SCRUM and Agile procedures.
Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook Entourage (mac), Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, Microsoft Visual Studio 2015.
2013 - 2017. University Honors Scholar with a major in computer science and a minor in philosophy. Courses completed include: Programming I & II; Discrete Mathematics; Client Side Web Development; Server Side Programming; Design Algorithms; Software Engineering; Open Source Systems; Cyberlaw; Operating Systems; Computer Organization; Data Structures; Event-Driven Programming; Mobile Applications Development; Human/Computer Interaction; Computer Ethics.