“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

-Steve Jobs


"I like to think I have the power to influence others, through the world programming and software development!"

I am a Senior at The University of Arizona, where I am majoring in Computer Science, and also minoring in French and Spanish. Last summer, I was a Software Developer Engineer (SDE) Intern at Microsoft where I worked in the Windows Phone Browser team. More specifically, I got to write code in C++ for a Windows Phone Internet Explorer feature that will most likely ship with the next release of Windows Phone! In the past, I've also worked at Scholarship Universe as a .NET Web Developer, at Microsoft (again) as an Explorer Intern, and at IBM for two semesters as a part-time intern.

When I am not busy with school or work, you can find me participating in hackathons, attending events held by the Startup Tucson community, learning new web development frameworks, or reading Hacker News and TechCrunch to keep updated with the exciting world of startups.

Most recently, I've been dedicating much of my time to starting up a technology solutions company called Teran Tech. We are always looking for new projects to work on, so if you know of anyone looking for tech solutions, let them know they can contact us! Even though I already have a job lined up with Microsoft upon graduating in May, I'll still have the entire summer free before starting work in August, so I'm planning to dedicate my entire summer time to growing the company I helped create. That will give me chance to leave the company in a state where my co-founders can run it without much of my involvement needed.

In the midst of all this, I also manage to stay an active member of our school's Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) chapter. My Junior year of college, I acted as SHPE UA's webmaster, where I not only got to design and run http://shpeua.org, but also got to volunteer at events that helped reach out to members of the Tucson community. A couple of these outreach events included motivating middle school & high school students to pursue careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields.


Here's a video I enjoy watching, so I thought I'd share it!


"I have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long short (college) career."



Web Development

Ruby on Rails


I've worked at amazing places, and met the most amazing people.
Teran Technology Solutions Co-founder/CEO January 2014 - Present
Teran Tech is a company I helped launch in January of 2014. It was an idea that both my co-founders and myself had been wanting to do for quite some time, so we figured it was either now or never. My role in this company has been of all sorts, I do most of the customer acquisition, web design, coding, keeping track of company finances, and so much more! While I'm no expert at many of these things, I attempt to do them to the best of my ability, because I truly want to see this company succeed.
Microsoft Corporation SDE Intern May 2013 - August 2013
This was my second internship at Microsoft, where I worked in the Windows Phone Browser team and got to work with a Program Manager FTE to develop a feature that was ready to be coded as soon as I began my summer internship. I Effectively coded, unit tested, and checked in code for a small feature that will be included in the next release of Internet Explorer for Windows Phone. This project involved hands on experience with Visual Studio, Source Depot, WinDBG, XML Parsing, and C++ as well as Agile Development methodologies and the like.
Scholarship Universe Web Developer August 2012 - May 2013
At ScholarshipUniverse I work with another student developer and a lead developer to continue building and maintaining a live web application that reaches out to 40,000+ students at the University of Arizona. I also work as part of a project development team to coordinate website & database development to determine project scope and limitations. The tools I use are Visual Studio, Telerik, SQL, ASP.Net, and C#.
Microsoft Corporation Explorer Intern May 2012 - August 2012
While at Microsoft, I had the good fortune of working with amazing people. I interned in the Windows Phone Division where I worked in a team of three interns the entire summer to design, develop, and test a tool for internal use by the WP Business Intelligence team. This included hands on experience with telemetry data mining, SQL databases, SQL Server Analysis Services Cube creation, and Excel data reporting. Among the tools used were C#, Visual Basic, SQL, and SSAS Cubes.
International Business Machines Systems Verification Tester August 2011 - May 2012
At IBM, I tested for a software called Tivoli Storage Manager. I executed tests to validate program code met the design specs. I worked with development software engineers to review functional designs, ran automated test cases, and worked with other development tasks as assigned. This Co-op included hands on experience with various operating systems, software products, and storage devices such as disk, tape, optical, TCP/IP, LAN, WAN, and leading edge SAN evironments.
U of A Scholarships OfficeOffice Assistant August 2010 - December 2011
My first job. Ever. It was during my first semester of college when I was hired to start working for the University of Arizona's very own Scholarships Office. Most of my work involved filing and organizing scholarship documents, working with excel spreadsheets, updating students' records, and communicateing effectively with local scholarship foundations. I also got to do some front desk customer service for a while, which I greatly enjoyed!