Macall McQueen

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Previous positions

  • Programmer and Student Representative at Committee on Curricular Policy Preregistration Subcommittee
  • Computer Science Teaching Assistant at Department of Computer Science

Education

Vassar College, Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science

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Background

Experience

  • Software Engineer

    ViaSat Inc.

    July 2017 – Present(2 years 3 months)Greater San Diego Area

  • + Represented fellow college students on a committee to improve the course pre-registration system. Discussed ways to make the course allocation algorithm more logical and fair. + Collaborated with another student to implement the changes agreed upon by the committee by re-writing the existing code.

  • Computer Science Teaching Assistant

    Department of Computer Science

    January 2016 – May 2017(1 year 4 months)Vassar College

    + Helped fellow college students develop competence in computer science by explaining difficult concepts and providing guidance on assignments. + Coached students one-on-one during weekly laboratory sessions and held regular office hours to help students work through homework problems and prepare for exams.

  • + Collaborated in a team of three people to develop a full-stack, open source mobile health monitoring platform. It consists of a low-energy sensor that continuously measures heart rate, counts steps, and sends data to a mobile app. + Personally responsible for programming the wearable device. This included configuring the ECG sensor, implementing a peak-detection algorithm to calculate beats per minute, using the device’s accelerometer to count steps, packaging and sending the data to the mobile app using a custom Bluetooth protocol, and enabling disconnected operation by handling memory management on the device’s external flash chip. + Presented poster entitled “Interoperability Framework for Wearable Sensing Devices” at the IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research and Technology Conference in November 2016.

  • Lead Copy & Style Editor

    The Vassar Chronicle

    2014 – May 2016Vassar College

    + Oversaw copy editing for The Vassar Chronicle, a bimonthly political journal. + Led the copy editing team and managed deadlines.

  • Communications Intern

    Office of the Staten Island Borough President

    May 2015 – July 2015(2 months)Staten Island, NY

    + Wrote and edited press releases and press advisories and wrote articles for StatenIslandUSA.com. + Edited “Explore Staten Island” segment for the New York Daily News.

  • Copy Editor

    The Miscellaney News

    2013 – 2015Vassar College

    Copy edited for The Miscellany News, a weekly campus newspaper.

  • Senior Counselor

    Tom Sawyer Camps, Inc

    June 2014 – August 2014(2 months)La Canada, CA

    + Led groups of preschool-age children in creative and engaging outdoor activities. + Represented camp values and built trust when communicating with camp parents. + Responsible for safety of children, including administering medication, driving to and from camp activities, and monitoring health and wellness. + Managed team of assistant and junior counselors and delegated tasks.

  • Assistant Counselor

    Tom Sawyer Camps, Inc

    June 2012 – July 2013(1 year 1 month)La Canada, CA

    + Helped lead groups of pre-school age children in outdoor activities at a day camp. + Taught swimming and horseback riding lessons.

Education

  • Vassar College

    Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science

    2013 – 2017

    Graduated Phi Beta Kappa with departmental honors in Computer Science and with general honors. Won the Janet Holdeen-adams Prize for excellence in computer science. GPA: 3.87/4.00 overall, 4.00/4.00 in major.

    Activities and Societies

    The Committee on Curricular Policy Preregistration Subcommittee, The Vassar Chronicle, Vassar College Quidditch.

  • La Cañada High School

    High School

    2009 – 2013

    Commended Student in the National Merit Program, Honor Roll, AP Scholar, Student of the Quarter for Science, California Scholarship Federation. GPA: 4.39/4.00 weighted, 3.97/4.00 un-weighted.

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Spanish

    Limited working proficiency

Projects

  • Staff Recruitment Handbook for Tom Sawyer Camps After School Camp

    January 2015

    Created a handbook for recruiting new staff to Tom Sawyer Camps’ After School Camp program.

    Team Members (1):
    • Macall McQueen
  • Emergency Procedures Handbook for Tom Sawyer Camps After School Camp

    January 2015

    Edited and adapted the summer camp emergency procedures manual for after school camp.

    Team Members (1):
    • Macall McQueen
  • Tom Sawyer Camp Handbook for Parents and Campers

    2013

    Edited and restructured the parent handbook for Tom Sawyer Camps.

    Team Members (1):
    • Macall McQueen
  • Girl Scout Gold Award Project

    2012

    — Led a group of children at a foster home in a flower crown making activity and taught them about the Scandinavian holiday Midsummer. — Created holiday supply boxes for the foster home that included craft supplies, detailed instructions with samples and photos, decorations, recipes, and coloring pages for major holidays. — Created a picture book about each of the holidays to donate to the foster home’s children’s library.

    Team Members (1):
    • Macall McQueen

Skills & Expertise

  • Event Planning
  • Functional Programming
  • Leadership
  • Youth Development
  • AP Style
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Python
  • Microsoft Office
  • Swim Instruction
  • Editing
  • Photoshop
  • Haskell
  • C
  • Organization
  • Social Media
  • Scheme
  • Java
  • Software Development
  • Writing

Certifications

  • Life Guard

    American Red Cross, License 0X9J7R

    August 2015 – August 2017

Courses

Vassar College

  • Foundations of Computer Science(CMPU145)
  • Data Structures and Algorithms(CMPU102)
  • Problem Solving and Abstraction(CMPU101)
  • Analysis of Algorithms(CMPU241)
  • Language Theory and Computation(CMPU 240)
  • Probability Models(MATH241)
  • Artificial Intelligence(CMPU 365)
  • Computer Architecture(CMPU 324)
  • Operating Systems(CMPU334)
  • Declarative Programming Models(CMPU245)
  • Computational Linguistics(CMPU366)
  • Computer Organization(CMPU224)
  • Compilers(CMPU 331)
  • Software Design and Implementation(CMPU203)

Honors & Awards

  • Janet Holdeen-adams Prize for excellence in computer science

    Vassar College Department of Computer Science

    Established in 1998 by the gift of Janet Holdeen-adams, a long time supporter of computer science at Vassar, this prize is awarded for excellence in the study of computer science and for outstanding participation in the activities of the department.

Organizations

  • IEEE

    Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Tutor/Mentor

    Vassar College Urban Education Initiative: Exploring College Program

    September 2014 – May 2015(8 months)Education

    + Mentored low-income high school students by providing advice and emotional support. + Assisted students in SAT preparation, helped with homework, edited college application essays, and gave college admissions advice.

  • Junior Counselor

    Tom Sawyer Camps

    June 2010 – July 2011(1 year 1 month)

    + Helped lead groups of pre-school age children in outdoor activities at a day camp. + Taught swimming and horseback riding lessons.