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Kristen Kanekuni

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Previous positions

  • Instructor at Digital Media Academy
  • Web Development Intern at Jasmin Santanen


Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Game Design and Development




  • Software Developer

    Cre8tive Technology and Design

    August 2017 – Present(2 years 2 months)Greater San Diego Area

    2018 Employee of the 3rd quarter Lead software developer for Cre8tive’s ERP Aerospace & Defense Module Organizes data solutions through C# and SQL queries Communicates/manages customer expectations using agile development Develops UI customizations including business activity queries & dashboards

  • Instructor

    Digital Media Academy

    June 2017 – August 2017(2 months)UCI, UCSD

    Instructor of: Game Design with Unity, Computer Science with Java, iOS App Development & Game Design, VR Game Programming, Java Programming in Minecraft Instructed students ages 9-18 C#, Java, and Swift at UC Irvine, UCLA, and UCSD Coordinated open houses by having students prepare projects to present to family Assisted other instructors in animation/3d modeling courses in Maya

  • Web Development Intern

    Jasmin Santanen

    May 2016 – August 2016(3 months)Paris Area, France

    Designed and developed a prototype website for Santanen’s lifestyle concept Photoshopped images for film package

  • Instructor

    Digital Media Academy

    2015 – August 2015UCI, UCLA, UCSD

    Instructor: App Development: Iphone & Ipad, Mobile Game Programming: C# & Unity, Introduction to Programming with JavaTeacher’s Assistant: Maya/Animation

  • Assistant Headmaster Scholarship Worker

    ‘Iolani School

    August 2009 – June 2013(3 years 10 months)

  • Keynote, Powerpoint, Excel, Word, Photoshop,


  • Rochester Institute of Technology

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Game Design and Development

    2013 – 2017

    Programming – C#, Processing, C++, Swift 2D/3D Animation – Photoshop, Maya, Unity Website Design – HTML5, CSS, JavascriptPsychology – Cognitive, Behavioral, Abnormal, Biopsychology Math for graphical simulation French Language/Linguistics

    Activities and Societies

    International House

  • ‘Iolani School

    2006 – 2013

    Activities and Societies

    Interact Club (President), Iolani Dramatic Players (Sets & Props), Varsity Judo, Junior Varsity Tennis, French Club


  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • French

    Elementary proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • C#
  • Maya
  • Processing
  • C++(In progress)
  • After Effects
  • Photoshop
  • HTML5
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Java
  • Xcode
  • Unity
  • Swift


Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Biopsychology(PSYC.222)
  • Casual Game Development(IGME.450)
  • Data Structures and Algorithmic Games & Simulations II(IGME.309.02)
  • Intermediate French(MLFR.301)
  • Undergraduate Seminar in IGM(IGME.590)
  • Special Topics French (Communications)(MLFR.449)
  • Intermediate French II(MLFR.302)
  • Rich Media Web App Dev 1(IGME.330)
  • Abnormal Psychology(PSYC.221)
  • 2D & 3D Animation & Asset Production(IGME.119)
  • Web Design and Implementation(IGME.230)
  • Beginning French II(MLFR.202)
  • Cognitive Psychology(PSYC.223)
  • College Physics I(PHYS.111)
  • Game Development & Algorithmic Problem Solving II(IGME.106)
  • Advanced Animation & Asset Production(IGME.219)
  • Data Structures and Algorithmic Games & Simulations(IGME.209)
  • Interact, Immersion & Media Interface(IGME.236)
  • Game Design and Development II(IGME.320)
  • Math Graphical Simulation I(MATH)
  • Interactive Media Development(IGME.202)
  • Math Graphical Simulation II(MATH.186)
  • Game Design and Development(IGME.220)
  • Special Topics in French (Linguistics)(MLFR.449)
  • Introduction to Visual Arts(FNRT.100)
  • Game Development & Algorithmic Problem Solving I(IGME.105)
  • Introduction to Interactive Media(IGME.110)
  • Discrete Mathematics(MATH.131)
  • Learning and Behavior(PSYC.235)

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Livestock/Medical Volunteer

    San Diego Humane Society

    December 2017 – Present(1 year 10 months)Animal Welfare

    2018 November Volunteer of the Month Conducts livestock routine (grooming, feeding, cleaning) Aid to medical staff (medications, stocking, cleaning)

  • President

    Interact Club

    August 2012 – June 2013(10 months)

    Volunteer/Community service club. Participates in animal welfare, environment, social services, etc.

  • Summer Volunteer

    Hawaiian Humane Society

    PresentAnimal Welfare

    Participated in Teens4Animals program

Causes Kristen cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science and Technology