Skills

Versatile and detail-oriented programmer skilled in advanced statistical analysis utilizing a variety of technologies and methods. Highly skilled in assessment, research design, implementation, interpretation, and reporting results. Proven background in leadership, teaching, and collaborative problem-solving with high-performing teams.

Professional Skills


Information Retrieval & Data Wrangling | Survey Development | Descriptive & Predictive Statistics |  Software Development | Data Visualization | Technical Writing | Communication | Analytical Thinking | Advanced Statistical Analysis | Multilevel Modeling | Algorithmic Design

Languages


R | C ++ | Rust | Python | Java | C# | CSS | HTML | JavaScript

Presentations & Proceedings


GDG Springfield Organizer. May 11, 2020. Hosted by Google Developers, sharing best practices on increasing diversity and engagement in local tech scene. Sunnyvale, California.

GOCAPS Girls of Tech Luncheon


Panelist, Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Professional Studies. March 11, 2020. Will participate in panel for Girls in Computer Science Program, presented by Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Springfield, Missouri.

International Women’s Day Celebration/Google Developer Group CodeLab


Teaching Assistant/Organizer, Springfield Women in Tech/Women Techmakers Springfield. Date TBD. Workshop in machine learning with Tensorflow. Event sponsored by GDG Springfield.

Code Jam to I/O to Google I/O for Women 2020


Participant, February 15, 2020. Single-round coding competition involving algorithmic challenges.

SGF Devs 2020 METHOD Conference


Speaker, Data Science talk, content TBA. March 5, 2020. Springfield, Missouri.

Google Developer Group Springfield Firebase Study Jam


Organizer/Presenter, Date TBD. Springfield, Missouri. Full day tech workshop covering Google’s Machine Learning technologies using TensorFlow, resulting in a Google Cloud Badge upon completion.

SGF Devs 2020 METHOD Conference


Speaker, Unlock your potential with data strategy, . March 5, 2020. Springfield, Missouri.

Annual Meeting of Psychonomic Society


Social Media Correspondent, November 14-17, 2019. Montreal, Canada. Acted as “Twitternome”, tweeting live summaries of talks throughout conference and contributing to news updates on Psychonomic Society website.

Annual Meeting Society for Computing in Psychology  (SCiP)


Participant, November 14, 2019. Montreal, Canada. Conference theme is “The Fluid Mind” emphasizing the importance of latest methodologies exploring change, such as dynamics, learning, and memory formation.

Women Techmakers Ambassadors Summit


Women Techmakers Ambassador, October 11-12, 2019. Educational tech event hosted by Google Developers. Austin, Texas.

Google Developer Group (GDG) Springfield DevFest 2019


Organizer, September 20, 2019. Springfield, Missouri. Community-building tech event featuring talks from speakers from Google, Nike, T4G, Bitovi, and more. Springfield, Missouri.

Victim Center Breakfast of Hope Fundraiser


Representative, Victim Center. Event raising funds to support individuals in local community impacted by crimes. April 25, 2019. Springfield, Missouri.

Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Annual Meeting


Moderator, Registration Official, Administrative AssistantApril 11-12, 2019. “Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Factors Related to Well-Being” oral session. Chicago, Illinois.

North America GDG Summit


 GDG Springfield Community Organizer. March 28-March 30, 2019. Hosted by Google Developers, sharing best practices on increasing diversity and engagement in local tech scene. Miami, Florida.

International Women’s Day Celebration/CodeLab


Teaching Assistant/Co-Organizer, Springfield Women in Tech/Women Techmakers Springfield. March 15, 2019. Assisted during workshop in building actions for Google Assistant using DialogFlow. Event sponsored by GDG Springfield.

Cloud Study Jam: The Internet of Things


Facilitator/Co-Organizer, Google Developer Group Springfield. March 11, 2019. Led attendees in IoT Google Cloud Qwiklab activities during community event. Springfield, Missouri.

GDG Springfield DevFest 2018


Participant. December 5, 2018. Took part in activities related to Augmented Reality, FireBase & Android Development, Google Cloud Platform, Machine Learning with TensorFlow, iOS and Android UI development with Flutter. Springfield, Missouri.

Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting


Twitternome. November 16-November 18, 2018. Represented latest methods, results, and conclusions with Twitter summaries, contributed to “Breaking Science” coverage on the Psychonomic Society website. New Orleans, Louisiana.


Statistician/Presenter, DOOM Lab. November 16-November 18, 2018. Using the Semantic Priming Project to understand variability in priming. Poster session. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Society for Computers in Psychology (SCiP)


Programmer/presenter, DOOM Lab. November 15, 2018. Creating Tools for Word Space Visualization. Oral session presented at annual meeting for SCiP. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Hack 4 Good Springfield Annual Community Project Competition


Volunteer Programmer/Contestant, Asynchrony Labs team. November 2, 2018. Received third place for development and demonstration of suicide prevention application in support of local organization Borrow My Angel, designed in iOS Swift Native. Springfield, Missouri.

Quarterly Hack Night 


Volunteer Programmer, Hack 4 Good. October 18, 2018. Ongoing project developing and testing  Life Strengths application for at-risk teens in collaboration with I Pour Life, designed in iOS Native. Springfield, Missouri.

The International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS) Annual Meeting


Presenter, MSU Eye/Heart Lab. June 30 – July 3, 2018. Mitchell, D. W., Gillenwaters, and A. M., Van Nuland. Habituation reliability and stability revisited: Differences as a function of fixation and habituation criterion definitions. Poster session. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Missouri State University Interdisciplinary Forum


Researcher/Presenter. May 5, 2018. Mitchell, Gillenwaters, Van Nuland, Willis, Francis, & Davis. The effects of goal setting and BAS-BIS motivation on recognition memory. Poster session. May 5, 2018. Springfield, Missouri.


Programmer/Presenter. May 5, 2018Buchanan, Gillenwaters, Padfield, Wikowsky, & Van Nuland. Magnitude of the Effect: An Online App for Effect Size Calculation for Research and Statistics Classes. Oral session. Springfield, Missouri.

Missouri State University College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) Student Research Symposium 


Presenter, DOOM Lab. April 27, 2018. Buchanan, Padfield, Wikowsky, Van Nuland, & Gillenwaters Magnitude of the Effect: An Online App for Effect Size Calculation for Research and Statistics Classes. Poster session.

Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA)


Researcher/Presenter, Eye/Heart Lab. April 13, 2018. Mitchell, Gillenwaters, Van Nuland, Willis, Francis, & Davis. The effects of goal setting and BAS-BIS motivation on recognition memory. Poster session. Chicago, Illinois.


Presenter, DOOM Lab. April 12, 2018. Buchanan, Gillenwaters, Padfield, Wikowsky, & Van Nuland. Measuring Effects: An Online App for Effect Size Calculation for Research and Statistics Classes. Poster session. Chicago, Illinois.

Stop the Violence Conference


Representative, Victim Center. February 25, 2018. Answering questions and providing educational materials to attendees. Presented by the Family Violence Task Force and Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ Violence Free Families Coalition. Springfield, Missouri.

Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Professional Studies (GO CAPS)


Panelist, GOCAPS. January 25, 2018. Spoke at annual 2018 Greene County Girls in Computer Science Program, presented by Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce. Springfield, Missouri.

Education

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Degree in Progress: Dual Master of Science Degrees

Experimental Psychology with Statistics and Research Design Certificate, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, Present. Expected graduation date in August 2020.

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Degree: Bachelor of Science

Psychology and Sociology Dual Major, Drury University, Springfield, Missouri, December 2013. Graduated with Departmental Distinction in both fields.

Campus Activities and Leadership: Member of Living Learning Community, Summit Park Leadership Community, Behavioral Sciences Club, Pre-Health Professions Club, Medical Journal Club, College Bound, and Drury Volunteer Corps.

Clinical Experience

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Youth Specialist II, State of Missouri: Department of Social Services, Division of Youth Services

Springfield, Missouri. November 2014 – August 2017

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Duties included: Providing trauma-informed care in a community-based group home and accredited alternative school, developing comprehensive individualized rehabilitative treatment plans primarily for young male criminal offenders, advocating for youth, acting as a substitute teacher and teacher’s aide in compliance of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, overseeing youth employed by the Missouri Jobs Program.

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Certified by ECSI in teaching fellow staff CPR, First Aid, and AED skills. Teaching physical education to youth, monitoring and testing youth fitness in accordance with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, and maintaining youth physical education records including individual and group progress.

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Developed educational materials based on the Five Domains Theory, which were approved by The Full-Frame Initiative in Boston, Massachusetts, and are now used regionally and statewide. Member of Graduation Committee. Selected for Advanced Group Facilitation and Coaching, completing a series of taped and critiqued group facilitation sessions, approved by the Missouri Juvenile Justice Advisory Group. Received specialized training experience in Assessing and Moving Groups, Group Dynamics, Systems Theory, Facilitating for Change, Sexual Abuse & Offender Phase 1 & 2, Suicide Prevention, Intervention, & Postvention, Physical Crisis Prevention & Intervention, Youth Advocacy, and Adventure-Based Counseling.

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Psychiatric Technician II, CoxHealth: Adult Inpatient Psychiatry

Springfield, Missouri, February 2014 – December 2016

Duties included: Assisting with behavioral evaluation, designing and facilitating group therapy and rehabilitation activities, providing direct patient care, including taking vital signs, and insuring safety and security in an acute psychiatric care unit. Received training in mental health evaluation, crisis intervention, and de-escalation techniques. Member of CoxHealth Young Professionals.

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Shift Supervisor/Behavioral Health Technician, The Arc of the Ozarks: Counterpoint/Autism Team

Springfield, Missouri. April 2010 – August 2012.

Duties included: Managing the home and staff of two young women with mental health issues associated with a dual diagnosis of severe developmental disability and mental illness, as well as autism. Developed and implemented a successful behavioral support plan under the supervision of a licensed behavioral analyst, including activity planning, nutritional planning, providing transportation, shopping with clients, assistance with personal hygiene, health assessment, coordinating doctor visits, medical administration, record keeping, accounting, as well as scheduling, training, and management of house staff.

Quantitative Experience

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Springfield, Missouri. August 2017 – present

Providing consultation and assisting students and faculty with research design and statistical testing using SPSS, JASP, R, and Qualtrics survey software under the supervision of Dr. D. Wayne Mitchell and Jessica Willis.

Research Assistant, Missouri State University: Eye/Heart Lab

Springfield, Missouri. August 2017 – present

Gained experience in conducting WAIS and TONI intelligence tests under the supervision of Dr. D. Wayne W. Mitchell, experimental program coordinator. Managed laboratory equipment and coordinated participants. Trained in physiological measures including GazePoint GP3 eye-tracking and heart-rate monitoring equipment.

Student Researcher, Missouri State University: Deciphering Outrageous Observations and Modeling (DOOM) Lab

Springfield, Missouri. February 2018 – present

Currently developing MOTE (Magnitude of the Effect) package in R in preparation for CRAN submission, designing website for MOTE using Blogdown, developed user-friendly SHINY application using MOTE calculations in R, performed advanced statistics including multi-level modeling and stepwise regression.

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Distribution Clerk/Refund Specialist, Greene County Collector’s Office

Springfield, Missouri, September 2012 – March 2014

Completed daily data entry, large dataset management, and accounting. Balanced accounts, maintained records, and calculated monthly distribution check amounts for county entities through the utilization of complex operations in Quickbooks and Excel macros. Evaluated real estate and personal property tax refund eligibility by conducting research and coordinating with taxpayers as well as local and state databases, in order to calculate tax and refund amounts for residents and businesses, and filed required documentation. Assisted taxpayers by using official record to determine tax responsibility for both personal property and real estate taxes, issuing personal property tax waivers, merchant licenses, and auctioneer licenses. Participated in regular county and state audits in compliance of Missouri state statute.

Volunteer Experience

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Volunteer Developer, Hack 4 Good SGF

Springfield, Missouri. October 2018 – present. Duties include: Fielding and correcting issues, writing code, general development of digital software related to community-building projects.

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Volunteer Victim Advocate, Victim Center

Springfield, Missouri. January 2018 – present. Duties include: Providing crisis intervention including emotional support to victims of crime by hotline or in person, potentially acting as a liaison between the hospital staff and victim to reduce the trauma of medical procedures, providing support to the victim during law enforcement intervention so the victim will have a better understanding of legal procedures, assisting in clerical/office support as needed.

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Hunger Hero, Ozark Food Harvest

Springfield, Missouri. November 2014 – August 2017. Duties included: Supervising small groups in sorting and packaging donated items.

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Youth Volunteer Supervisor, Equi-Librium Equine Therapy Center

Springfield, Missouri. November 2014 – August 2017. Duties included: Supervising small groups in cleaning stalls, moving hay, walking alongside riders with physical and/or developmental disability, and other tasks related to care and upkeep of therapy horses in accordance with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.

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Teacher’s Aide, Habitat for Humanity Youth Programs

Springfield, Missouri, May 2016 – August 2017. Duties included: Assisting instructors and insuring safety for youth practicing construction skills enrolled in Carpentry Tools course at Ozark Technical College, building homes for families in need and otherwise assisting with community projects.

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House Worker, Ronald McDonald House

Springfield, Missouri. May 2007 – May 2008. Duties included: Maintaining the building, cleaning, planning activities, clerical work, fundraising, and preparing meals for guests.

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Student Mentor, CollegeBound Coaching

Springfield, Missouri. May 2006 – May 2007. Duties included: Teaching test preparation courses for ACT and SAT standardized tests, meeting with high school students for lunch and activities on a regular basis, allowing middle school and high school students to shadow individually for an extended time during a typical school day at Drury.

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Student Volunteer, Drury Volunteer Corps

Springfield, Missouri. August 2006 – 2009. Duties included: Participating in various activities in the community as needed, such as cleanup after severe weather, the organization of food drives, as well as working on community service projects with area organizations for different events, such as Habitat for Humanity Build Days, Relay for Life, and the Springfield Homeless Count.

Professional Affiliations

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Springfield R-Ladies – local chapter of a world-wide organization to promote gender diversity in the R community. Organizer of Springfield Missouri meetup group.

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Google Developers Group (GDG) – offers the community opportunities to learn about new technology and development tools, particularly educational content, and share ideas and network with others. Co-organizer of local chapter and meetup group with Jordan Mcadoo (Stitch Fix).

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Springfield Women in Tech – committed to expanding the number of women in tech in the Springfield area, facilitating connections and collaborations within the community, and providing learning opportunities across various technical subjects. Participated in coffee/code meetings and will facilitate D & D gaming meetups this spring.

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SGF Web Devs – Web technology enthusiast group providing demonstrations and learning opportunities in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, as well as PHP, Ruby, C# and server technologies.

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Mid-America Technology Alliance (MATA) – Local advocacy group for technology in education and in the community.

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Society for Improvement of Psychological Sciences – Organization devoted to the improvement of training and research practices, improving institutional policies and norms to incentivize better scientific practices, conducting empirical testing of scientific practices, with an emphasis on promoting broad, diverse, and inclusive communities. Will present oral session in July 2019 meeting in Rotterdam, the Netherlands as part of Dr. Erin Buchanan’s DOOM Lab.

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Society for Computers in Psychology – scholarly society founded in 1971 with the purpose of increasing and diffusing knowledge of the use of computers in psychological research, particularly the applications of computational techniques and methods in psychology. Presented oral session at annual meeting in 2018 in New Orleans with Dr. Erin Buchanan, new member of the SCiP steering committee.

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Psychonomic Society – fosters the science of cognition through the advancement and communication of basic research in experimental psychology and allied sciences. Presented research during poster session in November 2018 in New Orleans and acted as an official Twitternome on behalf of the group, live-tweeting oral sessions and making contributions to the Psychonomic Society website, under the supervision of Dr. John Dunlosky (Kent State University) and Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol).

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Midwestern Psychological Association –  the oldest regional psychological association, established in 1926, dedicated to psychological science. Presented research during poster session in 2018 in Chicago. Will act as moderator during an oral session in upcoming 2019 meeting in April.

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International Congress of Infant Studies – professional organization devoted to the promotion and dissemination of research on the development of infants. Presented research during poster session in Philadelphia in 2018.

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American Psychological Association – the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. Student affiliate.