Citibank Technology | Front-End Engineer
I am currently an Angular Front-End Engineer at Citibank in Dallas, TX. I received my B.S. in Computer Science, as well as a certificate in New Media Studies, from the University of Georgia.
I've been a puzzle-solver since the moment I was old enough to not choke on the pieces. That's why I love the field I've chosen - with programming, I'm able to challenge myself everyday to solve dilemmas and work toward solutions.
As I move forward in my career, I'm excited to take on new opporunities where I can continue to solve puzzles and work with other innovative creators who want to do the same.
Real-time Event Processing
STEM Education Promotion
Health + Fitness
Honors and Awards: Honors Program Member, Zell Miller Scholar, Charter Scholar
My career at Citi began as an Angular developer on the UI Common Components team, where I worked closely with designers to build and maintain a library of reusable Angular components. This library was consumed by all CBOL teams and greatly reduced the time and resources needed to complete tasks. I then went on to lead UI development for Citi's Customer Graph initiative within the Data & Analytics department. In this role, I've overseen the evolution of the Customer Graph UI as it transitioned from POC to production-ready, and worked closely with the product owner to determine which technologies best optimized the application's real-time event processing capabilities. Ultimately, my team's work earned Citi Digital's first "Go for Gold" award in process automation, optimization and CI/CD excellence.
I started at this B2B contact data provider in June 2016 as a full-time intern and continued to perform tasks remotely as a student until January 2017. My accomplishments included a successful companywide transition to SharePoint as a file storage platform, coordination with other developers to maintain a large database and corresponding interface using the Agile methodology, and the completion of daily data analysis projects using Python scripting, SQL querying and Excel manipulation.
The past few years have blessed me with all sorts of opportunities to share my affinity for and knowledge of different areas of computing, this time with a much different age group. As a Teaching Assitant within UGA's Computer Science department, I facilitated undergraduate lab sessions anc coached students through the basics of the Microsoft Office Suite, web markup languages and working with the command line interface.
I've also dabbled in the realm of nonprofits, a field that I'd love to return to given the opportunity. My first internship with Be the Match exercised my event planning and organizational skills as I helped to coordinate the organization's annual fundraiser, compiled information packets and revamped the office's file system.
In an effort to plant the STEM seed early on, Citi's Women in I.T. initiative partners with local school districts to teach young girls about technical careers and the many fields they can contribute to with a STEM degree. As a volunteer, I visit schools and run workshops educating students on the basics of programming. I've also had the opporunity to participate in STEM expos around the country promoting gender equality in the workforce, a subject I am very passionate about.
In order to promote program involvement within both our corporate and local Dallas communities, I oversee the Professional, Social and Volunteer sub-committees to ensure the successful execution of 4 quarterly events. In this role, I've had the opportunity to interface with company leadership, local non-profits and other program members to coordinate happy hours, volunteer opportunities and speaker series events. Upon joining Citi, these events were crucial in my acclimatization to the company culture and community, and I'm glad to be able to support new hires in the same way.
In 2015, I was fortunate to represent my sorority as the Panhellenic Delegate to the Council, which required weekly attendance to Council meetings and regular facilitation of chapter relations within the Greek community by creating incentives for on-campus involvement among members. Later, I served as the chapter's first Sustainability Chair and implemented an in-house recycling program to reduce paper waste by at least 25%.
While serving on the aforementioned Panhellenic Council, I took on additional duties as the Panhellenic Director of Scholarship. During this time, my committee and I planned and executed the university's first Faculty Appreciation Week, distrubted 5 academic scholarships to deserving Greek women, monitored chapter academic performance to maintain our high GPA standard (0.11 above the school-wide average) and awarded top performers.
UGA Club Volleyball gave me the chance to continue to play the sport that I love at a competitive level, an opportunity I thought I'd never have again following an ACL injury years ago. As a team member, I committed to weekly practices, monthly tournaments and annual trips to Nationals to compete against teams from around the country. In addition, I served for a year as the team's fundraising chair and set up percentage nights at local establishments in an effort to fund a portion of our travel expenses.
As life expectancy goes up, the urgency of making sure dependent seniors are well taken care of becomes more pressing. Through Citi I've been able to get more involved with this organization, taking on regular routes with my friends and co-workers.
This awesome non-profit organization is dedicated to inspiring young girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that integrates running. As a member of Gamma Phi Beta, a large contributor to the local Athens, GA chapter of GOTR, I volunteered with the organization through crafting tutus for girls to wear during the bi-annual 5K run, supporting runners during these races, and participating in fundraising events.
With a mission to help people prevent or better manage chronic disease through "Comprehensive Nutrition Care," OpenHand aims to improve the quality of life of those in need via home-delivered meals and nutrition education. When in Atlanta, I regularly volunteer as a cook, meal packager, and deliverer.
EM offers mission trips for youth, college students, families and adults. Through this organization I've been able to aid in relieving Gary, WV, New Orleans, LA, Joplin, MO, and Del Muerto, AZ from recent disasters or general scarcity. EM has also allowed me to take 3 annual trips to Roatan, Honduras in order to build and repair houses.