Term Address:

362 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 225-7141

Permanent Address:

15891 NW Rondos Drive

Portland, OR 97229

(503) 860-0207



To obtain a challenging summer position providing skill development and practical experience in computer science while leveraging interactive media & aesthetics design skills. 



Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Cambridge, MA

Candidate for S.B. in Computer Science & Electrical Engineering with Minor in Economics, June 2004.



MIT Media Laboratory Aesthetics & Computation GroupCambridge, MA

Researcher, 9/02 - present

·   Rendering interpretive computational weather illustrations and developing various image handling processes in Java and Python for the virtual MIT International School of Design (ISD).

·   Creating dynamically updated illustrations based on current weather information queried from online meteorological databases.

·   Designing and implementing Piquant Chat, a virtual café and interactive chat environment where user dynamics shape the aesthetics of the café, using Python, CGI, JavaScript, and MySQL.


Technology-Based Entrepreneurship for Engineering & Management Students Cambridge, MA

Participant, 1/03 - present

·   Developing knowledge of entrepreneurial business organization and strategy, business plans, productive innovation process, entrepreneurial markets, product marketing, and customer needs analysis.

·   Attended intensive business seminars held by the MIT Entrepreneurship Center with MIT Sloan Business School MBAs and executives in the MIT Executive Development Program.


Merrill Lynch & Co.New York, NY

Summer Analyst, 5/02 - 9/02

·   Analyzed design flow for Merrill’s global portfolio trading order management system.

·   Improved a server side Java process for setting trade dates within the trading system.

·   Developed Perl parsing scripts for Financial Information Exchange protocol messages.

·   Cooperated on a team research project to recommend a technology enterprise infrastructure and developed a search API specification for a geographic reference data search system.


CDU Associates, Inc.Cambridge, MA

Research Engineer, 2/02 - 5/02

·   Collaborated with founder in designing a technical strategy to launch a new wireless product.

·   Worked with startup team in exploring potential funding opportunities.

·   Assisted in writing a business plan entered into the MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition.


MIT Undergraduate Practices Opportunities ProgramCambridge, MA

Participant, Student Advisory Committee Member, & Staff; 1/02 - present

·   Participated in an intensive pre-professional training program with mentorship from faculty at the MIT School of Engineering, MIT Sloan School of Management, and industry professionals.

·   Actively contributed to the team recognized by the program for consistent, outstanding work.



Computer Proficiencies:  Java, Perl, Python, Visual Basic, Scheme, MATLAB, MAPLE, Unix, Linux,

     HTML, JavaScript, CGI, MySQL, MS SQL 2000, Sybase, AutoCAD, Macromedia & Adobe suites

Lab Skills:  operation of oscilloscopes, multimeters, function generators, stroboscopes, high speed video

     systems; PCB board construction, soldering

Languages:  English, Chinese (Mandarin)



UROP Mentorship Program, MIT $50K Entrepreneurship Competition, Reachout Volunteer Program, Society of Women Engineers, Science & Engineering Business Club, Spring Weekend Hospitality Chair



NASA Aerospace Internship Competition: 2nd Place, Space Station Division, NW Science Exposition: 3rd Place, National Merit Scholarship Finalist, National AP Scholar with Distinction, National Dean’s List Award, Beaverton School District Recognition of Achievement in Student Science Research