Apr 18, 2018

Heather Myers

  • Project Manager
  • Alameda, CA, USA
Entry level Environmental Homelessness LGBT Museums Libraries and Historical Sites Women causes

Personal Summary

I have a deep passion for helping people which first lead me to get an undergraduate degree in anthropology and sociology from Mills College where my thesis work was focused on the culture of technology and video gaming. Wanting to utilize the tools available in technology to advance social science, I went back to Mills College to get my Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Computer Science, which is nearly complete.

While at Mills I started two incredibly successful clubs: the ALPACA Anthropology Club, and the MICE Computer Science Club. Being the president of these clubs gave me introductory experience to fund raising, event planning, budgeting, networking, workshopping, community building, and of course leadership.

What makes me a unique candidate is my awareness of human needs and possibilities as well as a masterful grasp of technology. I am able to utilize today's greatest technologies, including Java, Python, JavaScript, Ruby, R, and databases both relational and non-relational to empower projects to help human needs. In all of my classroom projects, I was the first to volunteer in the role of project manager, product owner, scrum master, and all-around leader.

If you are looking for a unique and skilled manager, project manager, development officer, software engineer, web developer, research associate, research consultant or user researcher, feel free to contact me. I'm looking for an employer who can challenge me and present me with a project that I love and want to get behind.

Work Experience

Independent Research Consultant
Sep 2017 - Nov 2017 NASA DEVELOP

During the 10 week term I continued to develop the SAVETREE Google Earth Engine tool using Javascript by extending its UI, improving existing functionalities, and expanding new capabilities, worked on a team on a deliverables-based project, produced weekly deliverables, assisted in basic team organization.

Teaching Assistant
Aug 2014 - May 2017 Mills College

I have been the TA for Java, Discrete Math and Geospatial Big Data classes.

My responsibilities included: Java programming skills, Discrete Math skills, GIS skills, grading papers, assisting the head of the computer science department, answering math and CS questions, assisting with lab hours, running office hours, helping my peers.

Supervisor
Apr 2008 - May 2011 Borders Books, Inc.

Supervising over 10 employees and reported to General Manager Sarah Sparkman, opening and closing the store, cash reconciliation, cashiering, providing customer service, Truck-to-Floor (TTF) inventory, auditing incoming orders, breaking down pallets of product, maintaining alphabetization, organizing store-wide inventories, and filing inventory documentation.

Editorial Intern
Apr 2013 - Apr 2014 Left Coast Press

Book production, editing, researching reviewers, marketing, researching comparable books, filing, receiving and organizing contracts, assisting authors, running booths at conferences, transcribing.

Education

Interdisciplinary Computer Science Master of Arts
Jan 2014 - May 2018 Mills College
Anthropology and Sociology Bachelor of Arts
Jan 2012 - May 2014 Mills College