Experience

Where I've Worked, What I've Done

Santa Clara University

Jan 2017 - Present

Student Software Developer

Project with Professor

  • Work with PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XAMPP, and PhpMyAdmin to implement an educational website for underrepresented students learning to code.
  • Design graphics and implement UI for entire website.
  • Working with a professor to develop a native Android Application using Java.

Girls Who Code

Sep 2016 - Present

Club Facilitator

  • Volunteer 3-4 hours a week facilitating a computer science education club for high school and elementary school girls.

Walmart Global eCommerce

Jun - Aug 2016

Software Engineering Intern

  • Worked on Android team along with personalization and analytics teams to leverage Walmart's physical and digital presence by implementing personalized geo-notifications for mobile users.
  • Was one of the first 4 developers on the project and at end of internship presented a working end-to-end to SVP and Director of Engineering who approved it for production.
  • Implemented RESTful API using PHP, MySQL, and JSON for testing.
  • Used GitHub for source control and JIRA and scrum/agile for task management.
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Art By Aleisha

Jun 2014 - Present

Owner

  • Design and create customized art products and logos for individuals, sororities, universities, and small organizations.
  • Implemented company website artbyaleisha.com to eliminate third party expenses and increase profit.
  • Manage various social media accounts and company finances and was able to increase sales by 300% during the past 12 months.
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StuffDOT Inc.

Jun 2014 - Apr 2015

Social Media Marketing Intern & Campus Ambassador

  • Designed brochures and images for company Facebook page using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to increase average number of likes on posts and number of people reached by 50%.
  • Monitored Facebook analytics and collaborated with co-workers to determine which types of posts would be most successful in the future.
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Education


Santa Clara University

B.S. Expected June 2017
M.S. Expected June 2018

M.S./B.S. Program

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Minor in communication
    • University Honors Program

  • M.S. in Software Engineering

University of Cape Town

Jun - Nov 2015

Study Abroad Program

  • Lived in a suburb of Cape Town for 5 months while taking 4 classes at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

  • Volunteered at a township offering childcare to families in need.

Honors, Awards, and Workshops


University Honors Program

Selected from a highly competitive applicant pool to be a member of Santa Clara University's Honors Program.

GeoSpatial Data Workshop

Attended Stamen Design's workshop on geo-spatial data and how to implement data visualizations using geoJSON, D3, and other technologies.

GHC Scholarship Recipient

Chosen by Santa Clara University's Computer Science Department to receive a scholarship to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration in Fall 2016.

Career Prep Bootcamp

Chosen from competitive applicant pool to attend career prep course and prepare for internships and job opportunities early in college career.