It is my aspiration to achieve a meaningful and productive career in the field of computer engineering and software design. I hope to apply the many technical skills I have acquired during my tenure with Iowa State University to the design and execution of powerful software systems that not only accomplish unique tasks well but also empower people to do their best work. Accomplishing this alone will not be easy which is why I aim to use my proficiencies in communication, organization, project coordination, and leadership to work with and inspire others so that we can attain these goals together.
Workiva - Software Research and Development Engineering Intern
MODUS Engineering - In-House Software Engineering Intern
During the summer of 2015 I had the incredible opportunity of participating in an internship position with MODUS Engineering out of Des Moines, Iowa. I served as a low-voltage design team member but spent a majority of my time developing new and exciting in-house technologies for the company. Over the course of the summer I worked on a number of different projects including:
- A Revit Architecture plug-in which helped automate the low-voltage design process used for door access and security hardware saving the design team a great deal of time. This software took in configuration information from designers and then automatically generated schematics and design details, work that used to be done entirely by hand.
- A project database system which adopted the company's project history data going back many decades, included support for all projects moving forward, and supported complex searches of all of that data empowering engineers, support staff, and management alike to make data driven decisions.
- A software solution for intuitive team evaluations designed to spark constructive conversations about project outcomes, help individuals receive private and applied feedback from their project managers, and provide management with a simple employee performance evaluation tool.
For more information about these and other projects checkout my projects page. I also had opportunities to explore the field of consultant engineering both through project design work as well as a number of site visits and even a business trip for a client specification meeting and design mockup. That experience was just as rewarding as the programming knowledge I gained as it taught me a great deal about the consultant and design engineering industries.
The Merrill Company - General Office Intern
After three years of work in The Merrill Company’s warehouse I was given the opportunity to intern in their office working on various accounting and IT projects. These included organizing and managing payment accounts for our stock distributers as well as the installation of network infrastructure in a number of buildings and the management a virtual server environment on which I configured the Nagios Core network monitoring environment for my administrator. This early internship taught me a great deal about hardware virtualization and unix operations as well as helped shaped my characteristics of professionalism and leadership. I had the opportunity to work with talented individuals and the effective teams they had put together. That experience I experience priceless today as it has shaped my trajectory towards a professional career.
MODUS Business Trip - Summer 2015
While working at MODUS Engineering I was requested on a design specification and mockup business trip in Davenport Iowa. Our work included design lighting for the exterior of the building and thus required absolute darkness which meant working almost exclusively at night. The entire trip was an incredibly surreal experience.
Market One Solar Array - Summer 2015
One of the best luxuries of working for MODUS was the incredible building they had just designed. Market ONE, formally a tractor repair factory, is now completely renovated with the latest in green technologies including the largest solar panel array in the state of Iowa as well as an additional array on their roof garden pictured here.