Career Summary

A creative and motivated web developer and Masters of Computer Science candidate at Brandeis University. Works well in a team or independently and able to establish coordination between professionals of all levels. Extremely organized and punctual with an insatiable desire to learn more.

Key Competencies

  • Devising innovative ideas for solving problems.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • A keen learner in multiple subjects.
  • Adaptable and self-sufficient regarding learning new technologies and tools.
  • Creative and global-scale thinker.

Academic Qualifications

2013 - 2014

Brandeis University, Waltham MA

M.A. Candidate, Computer Science

Expected Dec 2014

2008 - 2012

Wellesley College, Wellesley MA

Bachelor of Arts, Geoscience

Dec 2012
GPA: 3.7 magna cum laude
Focus in Computer Science

Employment and Internships

Sept 2013 - present

Brandeis University

Waltham, MA

Web Developer

  • Develop sites for various divisions of the University.
  • Assist with administration of the Cascade Server web content management system and myBrandeis campus portal.

Sep 2008 - Dec 2012

Wellesley College

Office of the Provost and Dean of the College, Wellesley, MA

Office Assistant

  • Provided administrative support including research and management of spreadsheet and database records support using MS Excel.
  • Used Adobe Photoshop to design invitations, exam signs, and other related publications.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Pasadena, CA

Research Intern

  • Planetary Geology and Geophysics Undergraduate Research Program.
  • Worked with NASA-JPL Geophysics Scientist Suzanne Smrekar analyzing gravity data from the Magellan orbiter around Venus to interpret subsurface magma bodies in recently volcanic regions.
  • Developed a Matlab program which converts spherical harmonic coefficients into topography, measured gravity, geoid, and Bouguer gravity maps as well as determining the geoid topography ratio (GTR) for various volcanically active regions on Venus.

May 2010 – Aug 2010
May 2009 – Aug 2009

Wellesley College

Science Center, Wellesley, MA

Research Intern

  • Wellesley College Science Center Summer Research Program.
  • Collaborated closely with my research advisor and other research assistants.
  • Developed, organized, and set up a geoscience research lab.
  • Sampled rock from Acadia National Park, Maine, extracted zircons and performed petrological and geochemical analyses.
  • Presented a poster at the 2009 GSA conference in Portland, OR entitled "Extending the Magmatic History of a Subvolcanic Igneous Intrusion."

Jul 2004 – Jun 2007

LendingTree Loans

Irvine, CA

Mortgage Underwriter II

  • Responsible for underwriting residential loans to meet qualifications.
  • Worked in a fast-paced deadline organized environment.

Knowledge Of

  • Website Design
  • Front end coding
  • Database solutions
  • 3D Design
  • Java Applications
  • Matlab GUI Design
  • Problem Solving
  • Troubleshooting

Skills

  • Java
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Matlab
  • MapReduce
  • XML
  • XSLT
  • Python
  • MS Excel
  • MS Word
  • MS PowerPoint
  • Blender
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Cascade Server CMS
  • Hadoop
  • ArcGIS
  • Windows (XP, 7)
  • Mac OSX
  • Linux (RHEL 5, Fedora 19)
  • Android
  • Administration
  • Data Analysis
  • Research
  • Web Design

Leadership

Sep 2008 – Dec 2012

Academic Review Board Member, Wellesley College

Aug 2010 – Dec 2012

Cofounder and Treasurer, Club Rocks, Wellesley College

Jul 2010 – May 2012

Resident Manager, Cedar Lodge, Wellesley College

Feb 2010 – May 2010

VP, Davis Scholar House Council, Wellesley College

Awards

2013

Wellesley College Scholar magna cum laude

2012

NASA Planetary Geology & Geophysics Undergraduate Research Grant

2009, 2010

Wellesley College Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant

Feb 2006

LendingTree Loans Employee of the Month

Hobbies and Interests

  • Technology
  • Coding
  • 3D Design
  • Geology
  • Astronomy
  • Hiking
  • Traveling
  • Reading
  • Video Games
  • Cooking

References

Available on request.

Contact Details

Noranda Brown
111 Mansfield St, Framingham, MA 01702
noranda@norandabrown.com