Experience

Jan. 2018 - present
Microsoft (CSE) - Software Engineer

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May 2017 - July 2017
Microsoft (WDG) - Software Engineer Intern

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  • Built automated data pipeline for Windows telemetry that was meaningful to the Localization team.
  • Implemented clustering workflow to group similar devices within a language population.
  • Created metric that determined how many devices each device represented based on the centrality of that device within their respective cluster, allowing team to predict approximate impact the feedback from those devices could have.

May 2016 - July 2016
Microsoft (WDG) - Software Engineer Intern

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  • Saved team time and money by eliminating need for manual scanning of customer feedbacks.
  • Worked alongside internal data science team and beta-tested the newest features of an internal NLP engine, discovering bugs and areas for improvement.
  • Finished project early, which allowed me to start laying the groundwork for automatically grouping semantically similar feedbacks and combining them under the same bug.
  • May 2015 - Aug. 2015
    FamilySearch - Software Development Intern

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    • Implemented a Java desktop application for a team of non-technical geographical researchers to perform bulk operations on massive dataset of places.
    • Application saved thousands of hours of manual entry.
    • Initial scope of project was to build a command-line tool to perform operations, but upon meeting the team and hearing their frustrations about using the command-line when they didn't have a technical background, I took it upon myself to add a GUI to the tool, also speeding up the time to learn the tool and use it.
    • Finished project 4 weeks ahead of schedule, which gave me the opportunity of participating in the planning, design and prototyping of a REST API to perform similar operations.

    Leadership

    May 2016 - Dec. 2017
    HackTheU - Co-Founder & Director of Technology

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    • Partnered with Johnny Le and a few friends to create what is now the largest hackathon in the state of Utah
    • In our first year, with only a few months of planning, we were able to raise over $17,000 in sponsorship and hosted over 180 participants from across the country
    • In our second year, we raised almost $25,000 and hosted over 260 participants
    • I was directly responsible for managing the hardware lab, coordinating volunteer and organizer schedules, recruiting tutors for various technologies, and organizing judging of hackathon submissions.

    Aug. 2016 - May 2017
    Microsoft - Intern Ambassador

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    • I coordinated with University officials to host Microsoft mini-events that would give students exposure to what it's like to work as an intern at Microsoft.
    • I was a resource for recruiters in helping discover top talent from the University of Utah, many of which have gone on to work for and be successful at Microsoft.

    Jan. 2016 - May 2017
    Microsoft - Student Partner

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    • I hosted monthly workshops for University students, focusing on Azure and Machine Learning topics, with one soft-skills workshop per semester.
    • I collaborated with other student partners across the country on projects and in meetings to discuss our progress.

    Nov. 2015 - May 2016
    CPU of U - Founder & President

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    • Founded organization for University of Utah students who wanted to build cool, relevant tools outside of class and learn to function like a real team in a software setting.
    • Hosted meetings and planning sessions, acting as scrum master for the team

    Education

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Utah

    • Honors at Entrance Full-Ride Scholarship
    • Everton Memorial Scholarship
    • Haglund Scholarship
    • 8-time Dean’s List student
    • 3.75 GPA on 4.0 scale