This page breaks down my education, full-time work experience, and general skillset. See my freelance work page for what I've done as a freelancer.


If you want, you may also download PDFs of my Europass CV and my one-page resume.


Formal


University of Pittsburgh GPA: 3.554 Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  BSBA Finance & BS Mathematics Graduated April 2013

Continued Education


Online classes, language programs, and general reading plus a lot of self-teaching. This is section more about my interests (and drive to learn) than my credentials.
  • Coursera (with certificates)
    • Data Science (Intro, At Scale, Fundamentals, ML in Python)
  • Coursera (no certificates)
    • Google's Basics of Networks
    • Cryptography I
  • Language Programs
    • 3-week intensive Korean course (Korea)
    • 10 weeks (3x/week) Russian classes (Ukraine)
  • Self-taught
    • VBA programming, starting at BNY Mellon
    • Python, used in data science courses and personally
    • Some Linux and basic server concepts (for my personal home server - it's a Pi!)
Chief Editor Malta February 2019 - Present
  CityFALCON Fintech
  • Writing, reviewing, and approving all public-facing content: user text and educational, technical, legal, and government documents
  • Product and design (UI and UX) review and ideation
  • Business, finance, and project strategy development and planning
  • Operations: equity fundraising, contract review, accounting, government liaising, and sales
Independent Freelancer US-Based March 2016- Present
Writing, Software
  Technical and Financial Writing (80%)
  • Researching and writing articles and textbook chapters
  • Mostly finance and technology topics, highly autonomous in style, structure, and content
  • Often to educate, but also to bolster marketing, drive sales, and improve SEO rankings
  Software Development and Automation (10%)
  • Entirely independent ideation, algorithm development, debugging, and interface design
  • Projects have required data extraction, restructuring, cleansing, and manipulation; web interaction; user option implementation; complete process automation; and client interface design
  • User documentation
  Financial Work (10%)
  • Calculating Australian Defined Benefit Pension projections
English Instructor Kawasaki, Japan January 2017 - January 2019
  Gaba Corporation Education
  • Taught adults in highly customizable, 40-minute, one-to-one lessons based on predeveloped curriculum
  • Provided per-lesson feedback, with vocabulary and phrasing directly related to that particular lesson
  • Built a client base (students booked lessons and instructors on demand)
English Teacher Bucheon, Korea March 2015 - May 2016
  Chungdahm April Institute Education
  • Managed classes of six to thirteen students, ages 5 to 13, generally 80-90 per semester
  • Graded and provided feedback on daily quizzes and weekly speaking and writing homework
Derivatives Operations Specialist II Pittsburgh, USA July 2013 - December 2014
  Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) Finance
  • Worked with Client Services and Derivatives Operations to ensure timely and accurate execution of trades
  • Automated some workflows for the PComm platform and BNY’s mainframe
  • Engaged various systems to enter, verify, and, if required, correct trade instructions and data

Technical


  • Advanced
    • VBA and spreadsheet design
    • Research and writing
  • Intermediate
    • Data analysis and visualization
    • Python, SQL
  • Basic
    • Networking, Linux, Server Admin (to set up my home server)
    • HTML, CSS (to build this site)

Other


  • Languages: German (B2), Korean/French (A2)
  • Managing clients, teaching, very high autonomy
  • Cleanly integrating SEO and marketing language