Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island;
Pursuing a Dual B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. in English
GPA (Cumulative): 3.5 | Computer Science: 3.66 | English: 4.0
Expected Date of Graduation, May 2000


The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan;
Attended September 1995 to December 1996
College of Engineering, GPA: 3.1

Adlai Stevenson High School, Livonia Michigan;
Recieved Diploma Summa Cum Laude, June 1995
SAT: Math 740 | Verbal 610 | ACT: 31 (Composite)


   

Who's Who Among American High School Students (1994, 1995)
Phi Beta Kappa (1995)
National Science Merit Award Winner (1995)
A.P. Scholar with Distinction (1995)
P.T.A. Outstanding Youth Award Winner (1995)
Western Lakes Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Award (1992-1995)




Assistant to the Editor
Brown News Bureau
Providence, Rhode Island
Brown University 
September 1997 - present

  Assistant to the editor in the compilation of press releases sent to students hometown newspapers regarding special achievements. Use advanced Microsoft Word and FileMaker Pro applications including: layout, Print Merges, and templates. I am also responsible for the writing of the text of the releases.

Summer Intern
Rosen Advertizing

New York, New York
Summer 1997

   
Worked on AT&T, Metorola, and MetroCall accounts, keeping contacts with customers to assure quality and up to dateness of services. Worked independantly in the field, gaining a strong sense of motivation and work ethic. Strengenthend my ability to work in a team environment.

Research Assistant
New School For Social Research

New York, New York
Summer 1997

   
Research Assistant Assistant for a linguistics professor conducting language and speech experiments in conjunction with graduate students. Coded data using statistical programs and gained an ability to thouroughly analyze and interpret data. Learned a variety of research skills including summation of documents.

Lifeguard
Burton Hollow Swim Club

Livonia, Michigan
Summer 1994, 1995, 1996

   
Lifeguard at a local swin club where I gained experience in many areas including managerial and teaching skills. Honed secretarial skills in duties as front desk clerk, and financial skills in duties at the snack bar. Learned teaching skills in the instruction of swim lessons. Held occasional position of manager in charge of entier swim club.



   

Staff Writer, Out and About Providence, Student Published Guide to Providence (1997)
Features and Layout Staffs, College Hill Independent, Brown/RISD Newspaper (1997)
Fiction and Layout Staffs, Clerestory, Brown/RISD Literary Magazine (1997)
Staff Writer, The Critical Review, Student Critiques of Brown Courses (1997)
Member of News, Sports, and Promotions Staffs, WBRU 95.5 FM (1997)
Volunteer, The City Year Sponsored Serve-a-thon in Boston (1997)
Editor, The Spotlight, Stevenson High School's Newspaper (1994-1995)
Editor, Spectrum, Stevenson High School's Literary Magazine (1994-1995)
President, The Stevenson Spirit Club (1994-1995)
Secretary, Senior Class Council (1994-1995)
Treasurer, Students Environmentally Active (1993-1995)
Volunteer,The NAMES project AIDS Memorial Quilt (1995)
Member, Students Against Driving Drunk (1993-1995)
Member, National Honor Society (1994-1995)





Programming Languages: BASIC, C, Java, HTML, Object Oriented Programming Techniques
Systems: UNIX (Solaris) on Suns and HPs, Windows NT/95, MacOS
Additional Computer Skills: Advanced Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Aldus PageMaker, Adobe Photoshop, Extensive FileMaker Pro, Storyspace, Maple, Matlab, Mathematica, Telnet, Netscape, Microsoft Internet Explorer, BBedit, HyperCard, Claris Draw.
Other Skills: Certified Lifeguard trained in CPR and First Aid, typing: 40 w.p.m., Conversational French and Spanish skills.











English 159
American Writing Before 1800

Spring 1998
J. Egan
  This course will survey some of hte major texts--including but limited to Native American tales, colonial poetry, and slave narratives--and issues in pre-Revolutionary American Literature. We will trace the changing meaning and significance of the concept "American," especially as it is aligned with notions of colinization, race, gender, and sexuality.

English 35
African American Literature Survey: I

Fall 1997
D. English
  In surveying African-American writing from the beginnings to the Harlem Renaissance, we will read both poetry and prose (primarily slave narratives, speeches, essays, and fiction). We will be concerned with how African-American authors have shaped a literature out of available cultural and aesthetic resources.

English 115
Unnatural Acts: Introduction to Gay and Lesbian Literature

Fall 1997
D. Savran
  This course offers an overview of the issues and methods of lesbian and gay studies, focusing on cultural and social theory as well as on literary, cinematic, and dramatic texts by authors ranging from Oscar Wilde and Radclyffe Hall to Marlon Riggs and Cherrie Moraga. Some previous work in literary or cultural theory is recommended.

English 111
Hypertext and Critical Theory

Fall 1997
G. Landow
  The course examines the convergence of contemporary critical theory and computing with particular reference to the implications of hypertext and hypermedia for conceptions of authorship, textuality, and narrative.

English 32
Survey of English Literature: II

Spring 1997
K. McLaughlan
  A historical survey including a variety of genres from the neoclassical period of the 18th century to the postcolonial era. Readings: Pope, Swift, Johnson, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Dickens, Tennyson, the Brownings, the Rossettis, Yeats, Joyce, Woolf, Eliot, Walcott, Soyinka, SaroWiwa, and Smith.

English 10
Intermediate Fiction Writing

Spring 1997
M. Keezing
  Topics often include stylistic matters related to tone and point of view, and structural matters such as controlling switches in time. May be repeated twice for credit. Enrollment limited to 17 per section. Written permission required.



English 223
Beginning Creative Writing

Fall 1997
I. Twiss
  Class work involves the discussion of the process of writing and the work of a few published authors. Students will do exercises meant to develop a sensitivity to language and a facility with evocative detail, voice, form, and so forth. A final portfolio of revised finished work of 35-50 manuscript pages is required.

English 239
What is Literature?

Spring 1996
T. Siebers
  This course, prerequisite to the major, is to introduce students to the chief terms and practice of English studies.






Computer Science 22
Intorduction to Discrete Mathematics

Fall 1997
J. Hughes
  The objective of the course is to place on solid foundations the most common structures of computer science, to illustrate proof techniques, and to provide the background for an introductory course in computational theory. This course develops basic concepts in areas of discrete mathematics relevant to computer science. It introduces Boolean algebras, logic, set theory, elements of algebraic structures, graph theory, and combinatorics. Important applications are digital circuits and finite-state automata.

Computer Science 16
Intro to Algorithms and Data Structures

Fall 1997
R. Tamassia
  This course teaches fundamental techniques for problem solving by computer that are relevant to most areas of computer science, both theoretical and applied. Algorithms and data structures for sorting, searching, graph problems and geometric problems are covered. Basic concepts of parallel computation are also introduced. Programming assignments conform with the object-oriented methodology introduced in CS 15. Computer graphics animations are extensively used to visualize algorithms and their performance.

Computer Science 15
Introduction to Programming and Computer Science

Fall 1997
A. van Dam
  This course is designed both for those without prior programming experience and those familiar with traditional procedural programming in such languages as BASIC and Pascal. It emphasizes object-oriented programming and design, an effective modern technique for producing modular, reusable programs. The course also introduces the basics of interactive computer graphics and user interface design in Java and some fundamental data structures and algorithms that are generally useful in computer science. Thus the course is meant to serve as a serious introduction to the field for those who intend to major.



Engineering 104
Personal Computing and C

Winter 1996
B. Carnahan
  This course provided a learinig of the C programming language from a procedural approach. Topics covered included: recursion, sorting and searching, data structures, pointers, and parsing. Other topics covered included: the UNIX environment, www applications, and Microsoft Excel.







  • Modern Cultures and the Media 33: Introduction to Cultural Studies (N. Lazarus)
  • Comparative Literature 142: Visionary Fictions (E. Ahearn)




  • Mathematics 216: Introduction to Differential Equations (J. Goldberg)
  • Residential College 360: The Existetential Quest in the Modern Novel (F. Peters)



  • Chemistry 215: Structure and Reactivity of Organic Compounds II (R. Lawton)
  • Chemistry 216: Synthetic Characterization of Organic Compounds (M. Korreda)
  • Physics 140: General Physics I (J. Allen)
  • Physics 141: Introductory Physics Lab (J. Allen)
  • French 101: Elementary French (K. Dumbleton)
  • Mathematics 215: Calculus III (L. Nicalescu)



  • Chemistry 210: Structure and Reactivity of Organic Compunds I (G. Glick)
  • Chemistry 211: Investigations in Organic Chemistry (S. Ege)
  • Great Books 191: Honors Great Books (R. Williams)
  • Mathematics 186: Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus II (R. Spatzier)





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