University of Pennsylvania (Class of 2019)

Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology

  • GPA: 3.9 / 4.0
  • B.S.E, School of Engineering, Systems Engineering
  • B.S., The Wharton School, Operations, Information, Decisions
  • Minors in Mathematics, Computer Science

Experience

Microsoft Corporation, Software Engineering Intern (Summer 2017, Summer 2018)

  • Wrote specs and built tools that enable customers to query data on Service Fabric more effectively than they have ever been able to; built simple python APl usable by non-developers, and built infrastructure to make queries ~100 times faster than they were previously possible (github.com/amenarde/reliable-collections-cli)
  • Built highly reliable and scalable online multiplayer game as an externally-facing sample application for Service Fabric, it is capable of scaling to thousands of concurrent users and failover seamlessly

Gridless Power, Product Development Intern (Summer 2016)

  • Built software and hardware solution that vastly simplified and sped up major bottleneck in manufacturing for the company (sped up manufacturing time / unit ~ 5%)
  • Prototyped and tested embedded solutions for power management

University of Pennsylvania, Teaching Assistant: ESE 111, ESE 190 (2016 - Present)

  • Lecture, write labs, grade, host office hours
  • Guide freshman through their first experiences with programming, microcontrollers, hardware; help them solve challenging bugs in hardware and embedded software on their own

Penn Aerospace Club, Director, formerly Balloon Team Lead (2015 – Present)

  • Direct operations and growth of 70 person club with 3 build teams (aircraft, rocket, balloon) and an operations team; organize conferences and meetings with leads; navigate school politics
  • Implement sustainable processes that have increased engagement and retention across teams; influence team leads to make their engineering, recruitment, and meetings more data-driven; work to create a friendly, open, and inclusive culture

School Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pennsylvania (2015 – 2018)

  • Visited an elementary school every Thursday to mentor children raised in or living in unfavorable conditions; activities included playing sports, giving homework help, or just hanging out