Eucalyptus

Apr 2020 - Present
Junior Full-Stack Engineer

GROW

Oct 2019 - Mar 2020
Frontend Engineer

I worked on GROW's superannuation administration platform TINA, B2B software built on distributed ledger technology (blockchain).

Here I co-authored several key features within the TINA UI, aligning components with GROW's design system and business/product requirements, while addressing technical debt, and finding and fixing bugs.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all employees were made redundant in late March 2020.

  • Key features I worked on include Member Insurance, Audit Log and Case Management
  • Researched, documented and submitted proposals for new third-party integrations
  • Implemented a system for error tracking across the frontend codebase
  • Demonstrated strong verbal communication skills, collaborating across teams spanning design, product, backend and testing
  • Helped new engineers find their feet
  • Maintained their existing superannuation fund platform and its member accounts
  • Tech stack: Vue.js, Vuex, HTML, CSS/SCSS, Tailwind CSS, Koa, Node.js, Jest, Cypress

HealthBank

Aug 2019
Intern Frontend Engineer

Over the 4-week period I interned at HealthBank, a healthtech/telehealth startup, I helped polish key parts of their UI and made it easier for their users to connect with allied health professionals.

  • Wrote a custom, dynamic search bar for locating health practitioners based on their profession and specialty
  • Implemented a system that allows users to filter practitioners by date/time of availability and appointment type
  • Collaborated with backend and product/design to flesh out requirements and deliver frontend solutions
  • Revamped UI for practitioner listings and profile cards
  • Tech stack: JavaScript, Stimulus.js, HTML, CSS/SCSS

Coder Academy

Feb 2019 - Aug 2019
Diploma of IT

After years of pursuing science research, I decided to change careers and upskill as a full-stack software engineer. ✨

Here I learnt a lot about building software from ideation to deployment, and discovered a passion and talent for frontend engineering.

  • Built two full-stack apps, a portfolio site and a terminal app, acting as tech/team lead for all group projects
  • Wrote a lot of code, broke a lot of things, fixed a lot of bugs
  • Graduated with a High Distinction average
  • Tech stack: JavaScript MERN stack (React.js, Redux, Express.js, Node.js, MongoDB), HTML, CSS/SCSS, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Jest, Cypress, AWS, Heroku

Mostro Coffee

2018
Barista

Grinding beans and pouring lattes at a small speciality coffee joint inside Oxford's first and only independent record store.

University of Oxford

2013 - 2017
Doctor of Philosophy, deferred completion

Working within the Division of Structural Biology, I researched the structure and function of cell-surface proteins implicated in cancer metastasis.

  • One of 6 recipients awarded a Cancer Research UK-Nuffield Department of Medicine Prize Studentship, a fully-funded 4-year scholarship
  • Volunteered as a Call-Taker & Trainer at Oxford Nightline (2015 - 2017), a student-led supportive listening service
  • As President of the Middle Common Room, Magdalen College (2015) I managed a committee of 25 to serve and represent the graduate student body in all aspects of college life (social, welfare, academic)

University of Sydney

2012 - 2013
Master of Science (Chemistry)

I developed novel molecular switches that undergo structural and magnetic changes in response to environmental stimuli e.g. changes in temperature, pressure and exposure to light.

2012
Postgraduate Teaching Fellow

A part-time academic appointment within the School of Chemistry. Here I taught the Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A & 1B (CHEM1001/2) courses, a stream designed for first-year university students with no prior chemistry knowledge.

  • Held 4 interactive problem-based classes a week, each with 20 - 30 students, and marked examinations at semester end
  • Received consistently positive feedback from anonymous student surveys after each module, with reported strengths being my enthusiastic and engaging teaching style, and my ability to make difficult concepts easy to understand
2008 - 2011
Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours)

I majored in biochemistry and chemistry, and completed my Honours research year in inorganic materials chemistry and X-ray crystallography.

  • Graduated with First Class Honours and the University Medal
  • Ranked 1st in chemistry cohort, awarded final mark of 95
  • Admitted to the Talented Student Program by the Dean of Faculty of Science for duration of degree