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• MEAN stack • Javascript • PassportJS • Underscore.js
• MongoDB • jQuery • Angular Material • Gulp.js
• Express.js • PostgreSQL • Bootstrap • Mongoose

• AngularJS • Git • Heroku
• Node.js • GruntJS • HTML / CSS

Full-Stack Software Engineering Student September 2015 – January 2016
Prime Digital Academy
• Zeta cohort member creating full-stack applications that dynamically respond to real world
business problems.
• Learning and implementing dynamic programming methodologies to ensure a fundamental
understanding of the ways software is developed and how these skills are maintained.
• Interacting with fellow students as well as industry professionals towards better
understanding how to communicate effectively through technology and to work
• Personal Project: “Grace’s Kitchen”
• Designed and developed a MEAN stack, mobile-friendly web application in two
• This web application provides a solution for recipe storage with functionality to allow
users to search recipes, enter recipes, save recipes, and generate groceries lists.
• Technologies used:

• MongoDB • Angular Material
• Express.js • GruntJS
• AngularJS • Heroku
• Node.js • PassportJS

• Open Arms of Minnesota Meal Customization Ordering System – Group Project
• Client: Open Arms of Minnesota (OAM)
• OAM is the only nonprofit organization in Minnesota that cooks and delivers
free meals tailored to meet the nutrition needs of individuals living with
cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and ALS.
• Interacting with client to communicate solutions ideas and project scope
• Working with four fellow students to develop a full-stack web application with an
OAM client interface and an administration interface
• This project is an initial proof-of-concept solution that allows OAM clients to
customize meal orders and replace manual meal and menu management system
• Technologies used:

• PostgreSQL • GruntJS
• Express.js • PassportJS
• AngularJS • Underscore.js
• Node.js • Angular Material

Quality Engineer September 2014 – October 2015
Boston Scientific Urology and Pelvic Health
• Developed and piloted a novel quantitative risk management system in a cross-functional
• Recognized by upper management and project manager for perseverance throughout this
complicated project
• Recognized by management in the Incentive Program for Team Work
• Professional Development:
• Completed AAMI Quality System Regulation training
• Formerly American Medical Systems

Quality Engineer May 2014 – September 2014
American Medical Systems contracted through Ware Technology Services
• Solved product and process quality issues as the Quality Engineering representative in
cross-functional teams. Projects included product development projects, post-market non-
conformances, and field actions/recalls.

Research Assistant September 2011 – May 2014
University of Minnesota, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development
• Independently planned and executed experiments, and analyzed data to investigate the
roles of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in Drosophila epithelial stem cell maintenance and
• Co-authored two peer-reviewed scientific papers within two years of joining lab
• Presented research results at annual scientific seminars and meetings

Rotational Engineer June 2008 – October 2010
Zimmer Spine
• Developed technical, management, and leadership skills in 6-9 months rotations in R&D,
Quality Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering functions.
• Designed specialty instruments for posterior lumbar outerbody and interbody systems
• Self-learned Pro/E and SolidWorks and developed level of proficiency to complete
3D models and engineering drawings for manufacturing of the specialty spinal
• Professional Development:
• Completed Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD & T) training
• Completed AAMI Industrial Sterilization for Medical Devices course
• Completed AAMI Quality System Regulation training

Prime Digital Academy September 2015 – Present
Full Stack Software Engineer Certificate
Expected completion: January 15, 2016
• An 18-week accelerated learning program teaching foundational software engineering skills
through a full MEAN stack development curriculum.
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities September 2011 – June 2014
Master of Science
Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics
Thesis project: Roles of Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans in Drosophila epithelial stem cell
maintenance and replacement
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities September 2004 – May 2008
Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (with High Distinction)
Minor in Chemistry
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
• Vice President, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2007-2008)
• Vice President, Hong Kong and Macau Student Association (2006-2007)

1. Dejima, K., Kleinschmit, A., Takemura, M., Choi, P.Y., Kinoshita-Toyoda, A., Toyoda, H., and
Nakato, H. (2013) The role of Drosophila heparan sulfate 6-O endosulfatase in sulfation
compensation. J. Biol. Chem., 288, 6574-6582.
2. Kleinschmit, A. Takemura, M., Dejima, K., Choi, P.Y., and Nakato, H. (2013) Drosophila heparan
sulfate 6-O endosulfatase Sulf1 facilitates Wingless degradation. J. Biol. Chem., 288,

• Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society – Minnesota Alpha Chapter (2005 – Present)
• Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society (2005 – 2008)
• Dean’s List, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota (2004 – 2008)

• Tutor for Grade 7-12 students (October 2010 – September 2011)
Lighthouse Youth Program, Union Gospel Mission, St. Paul, MN
• Pantry Stocker (March 2011 – September 2011)
Food Program, VEAP, Bloomington, MN
• Drosophila developmental biology and genetics exhibit volunteer (November 2013)
Math & Science Family Fun Fair, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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