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Monica Villegas Medrano, MBA


Previous positions

  • Software Engineer at Mirum Agency
  • Software Engineer II – (Contractor) at ACTIVE Network


The University of Texas at El Paso, MBA, Finance




Experienced Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in Analytical Skills, PHP, Databases, Mobile Applications, Third Party integrations and Management. Strong engineering professional with a MBA focused in Finance from The University of Texas at El Paso.


  • Senior Software Engineer

    Medrano Digital Consulting

    January 2018 – Present(1 year 9 months)Greater San Diego Area

  • Software Engineer

    Mirum Agency

    December 2013 – April 2018(4 years 4 months)Greater San Diego Area

    – Led a team through a responsive redesign and development of enterprise level website. Integrated and worked with 3rd party REST & SOAP Api’s. – Created endpoint services (including authentication using OAuth) and API’s for iOS app development. – Integrated Stripe payment using their API. – Wrote migration script to migrate content from ExpressionEngine to Drupal. – Improved site performance through cache optimizations. – Supported the business analyst team by creating process, workflow and business requirement documents for clients.

  • Software Engineer II – (Contractor)

    ACTIVE Network

    September 2013 – December 2013(3 months)Greater San Diego Area

    4 month contract – Designed and developed a php/sql/filemaker/adbook integrated system to track and monitor credits given and applied to clients of Active Network. Developed solutions to existing bugs in system.

  • Software Engineer

    SkinIt Inc.

    August 2012 – May 2013(9 months)San Diego, California

    • Integrated current gift card redemption with Wal-Mart gift card authorization and redeeming system. • Participated in code reviews, daily stand-up meetings and managed all projects in JIRA. • Expanded and developed different areas of and back-end tools for management.

  • Software Engineer

    Socorro Independent School District

    September 2009 – June 2012(2 years 9 months)El Paso, Texas Area

    • Administered and developed the student At-Risk Mentoring System (ARMS) Software that was a key factor in qualifying school district for the national Broad Prize Award. • Design, developed and created software for teachers to create, share and edit lesson plans according to state standards. This system replaced an antiquated system that was costing the district $500,000/year. • Created software that allowed all schools and the district to create an improvement plan with budgeted state and federal money in order to meet auditor requirements. • Responsible for backing up and administering all state and federal databases. • Provided training to 200+ teachers at a time • Provided support on district software for 3000 teachers, 45 schools, 100 administrators

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  • Software Engineer

    El Paso Forklift Services

    December 2007 – September 2009(1 year 9 months)El Paso, Texas Area

    • Created website and online customer portal. Customers were able to view maintenance schedules and all work completed on their forklifts and docks. • Managed the work schedule for 5 technicians. • Worked directly with vendors and negotiated service agreements and rate contracts. • Installed, setup and managed QuickBooks Accounting software for the entire company.

  • Enterprise Applications Developer

    The University of Texas at El Paso

    June 2006 – August 2007(1 year 2 months)El Paso, Texas Area

    • Designed and developed financial aid portlet for school and book loans in student portal. • Administered and supported applications to 30,000+ students and 3,000+ employees. • Worked with compliance department to monitor online state mandated compliance training. • Wrote SQL stored procedures.

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  • Web Developer

    County of El Paso

    May 2005 – May 2006(1 year)El Paso, Texas Area

    • Implemented Commissioners Court online video stream. • Designed and developed the new wrote all CSS templates and html that are still currently being used. • Supported website applications to 500+ employees and constituents. • Assisted in live online forums with County Court Commissioners.

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  • Applications Specialist

    Upper Rio Grande Workforce Development Board

    July 2002 – January 2005(2 years 6 months)El Paso, Texas Area

    • Supported Oracle Financials system and processes. Including Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Purchasing, and Fixed Assets. • Design and implement custom financial reports for internal and client use. • Evaluated and reviewed Vendor Proposals and gave recommendations. • Maintained and worked on the development of Several Oracle Enterprise Databases and application servers (8i version). These machines ran all the financials for the local Texas Workforce Commission branches, including all contractors and grant administrators. • Project managed upgrade for both Oracle services in conjunction along with consultants.


  • The University of Texas at El Paso

    MBA, Finance

    2010 – 2012

    Capital Budgeting – Economic Project Analysis International Finance

    Activities and Societies

    Kappa Delta Chi

  • Fundacion Ortega-Maranon (Madrid, Spain)

    (Studies Abroad) Current Issues in Finance, International Finance

    2011 – 2011

    Meetings & Guest Lectures at: La Bolsa – (Spanish Stock Exchange) Treasury of Spain Santander Telefonica Guest Lecture from Spain’s Minister of Labor – Mr. Celestino Corbacho Chaves

  • The University of Texas at El Paso

    BS, Major in Biology Minor in Chemistry

    2006 – 2009

  • The University of Texas at El Paso

    BBA, Management

    1999 – 2005


  • Spanish

Skills & Expertise

  • Business Strategy
  • Training
  • Integration
  • Analysis
  • Drupal
  • JavaScript
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mobile Applications
  • Project Management
  • Databases
  • Public Speaking
  • Web Development
  • jQuery
  • Customer Service
  • Research
  • Management
  • Linux
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Process Improvement
  • Project Planning
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • HTML
  • Social Media
  • Oracle Financials
  • Ext JS
  • Software Development
  • SQL


  • Preventing Workplace Harassment

    Emtrain, License
  • Drupal 8 Developer

    Acquia, License


The University of Texas at El Paso

  • International Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Capital Budgeting – Economic Investment Analysis

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Board Member

    Boys and Girls Club

    December 2010 – August 2012(1 year 8 months)Children

Causes Monica Villegas cares about:

  • Children
  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Human Rights