Recipient of a competitive award to complete a summer experience/internship that is unpaid.
Career Development Center Award
SEE Beyond Award
Recipient of a competitive award aim to support a student to conduct a experience/internship in their major to further enhance their experiences.
I helped to organize and lead a whole summer event in Estonia with the Association of Disabled Women Of Estonia called Sail for Inclusion.
Career Development Center Award
SEE Beyond Award
Recipient of a competitive award to support me in taking on a summer internship that is unpaid.
I conducted an internship with a start-up company called kBonsai Inc.
Awarded a scholarship to attend UWC school in Singapore and obtain my IB diploma.
Skidmore College grant
I was offered a Skidmore College grant to obtain my degree in Computer Science and Sociology at Skidmore College.
Award given to all UWC students who are going to attend a Davis partner school.
I was raised in a small town in Estonia. I learned from an early age to be curious and explore new possibilities. Answers like, "this is impossible" or "don't bother, it is too much" didn't satisfy my need to understand. I felt an even bigger rush of motivation to prove everyone wrong. Yes, I am that kind of person. I have learned to move on if it is truly impossible. Like does P= NP? Perhaps... I am still working on it from time to time.
However... Developing new solutions for problems we encounter in our everyday life is a pursuit that I find deep passion in. I love using code to implement a solution; however, designing a solution using my knowledge of sociology as well as technology, offers me challenges that I appreciate beyond my professional career. I'm curious. That's what you should know.
Designed and implemented a Daily Newsletter python project.
Curated personal content for myself in order to practice web scraping and connecting to various python API libraries.
I am currently designing and implementing a personal budgeting app with .NET 7 and Angular frameworks. I serve the whole project using nginx that I run on my raspberry pi. The dashboard gives me an insight on how my budgeted vs actual spending compares and if I need to take action on limiting my habits.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Cloud DevOps Engineer
2023 - Present
Developed an A.I neural-speech model from a starter code to allow users to listen to articles on our website.
Migrated a on-premise application to cloud by designing a reliable and fault tolerant infrastructure.
Managed, configured, optimized, and developed cloud solutions.
Discover and implement possible automation opportunities.
Backend Cloud Engineer
2022 September - 2022 December
Continuing my internship from summer, I began working on back-end, quickly learning new systems and frameworks to be able to offer value to the project. I was heavily relied on and took on responsibilities like designing complex systems, which helped me grow professionally.
Developed CRUD operations for data persistence using cloud functions for scalable serverless back-end structure using Google Cloud Platform and Firebase.
Built a data pipeline with pub/sub to BigQuery in the GCP platform to ensure data availability with SQL querying.
Managed and organized the legacy codebase whilst adding documentation.
Obtained medical and Wilderness survival training.
2022 May - 2022 August
After creating an opportunity to work with an alumnus, I asked to begin working on a project as a front-end developer in order to have more multi-faceted background before I begin working following my graduation.
Developed responsive and accessible web page with extensive documentation. Utilized frameworks like Lit Elements and TailWind CSS to increase modularity of the code space.
Supported and managed a team of six. I oversaw work and managed the kanban board in Jira.
Created backlogs, managed sprints, and adapted to agile development.
Executive Board Member
UWC Estonia National Committee
2019 - Present
As an alumn of United World College South East Asia, I stepped up and took on a role as an executive board member. This opportunity allows me to show my gratitude for the life-changing 2 years at UWCSEA and offers a unique opportunity to change someone else's life.
Planning and coordinating the selection process for a new candidate.
Interfacing communication between various UWC schools and current Estonian scholars.
Coordinate communication between international UWC office and Estonian National Committee board.
Learned to cope with high-stress and pressure whilst maintaining high performance.
Squad leader/ Marksman in Elite Infantry Battalion
July 2018 - May 2019
In Estonia, every man above the age of 18 is required to serve a year of National Service in the military. I completed my service year right after graduation from UWCSEA and prior to my enrollment at Skidmore College.
This experience offered me a unique skill set to handle stress and make difficult decisions under immense pressure. I learned how to perform under high demand.
Commanded a squad of 10 during tactical trainings.
Managed the equipment, weaponry, and well-being of my squad.
Took on a role of a spokesman for a whole A-Coy Unit between soldiers and highest commanders.
Create CI/CD pipelines, manage changes, and increase reliability of infrastructure systems.
Estonian Association of Disabled Women
May 2021 - August 2021
This summer internship offered me a unique opportunity to see first-hand what kind of inclusion work is needed to be done in my home country. I had the privilege to meet a lot of incredible people with special needs and connect with them on a personal level.
I reflected on the various privilege I have and how I can best use them. This summer experience inspired my research thesis on computer science by pointing at the connection point between my passion and skillsets.
Developed and fostered communication with Estonian Government officials to raise awareness on inclusion.
Organized and coordinated events for the project "Sailing For Inclusion"
Optimized the querying speed roughly by 2% by implementing indexing in Firebase.
Created automated testing of the cloud functions to ensure the sustainability of the endpoint.
2019 - 2023
Obtaining an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Sociology.
My extra-curricular activities are as follows:
Events Coordinator for DiscMore club, Vice president of Eastern European Club, a Trained leader in Outing Club, Peer Academic Coach in Computer Science, and a Peer Leader in Pre-orientation program SCOOP.
Currently, I am working towards writing my thesis on the topic of Algorithms of Oppression. I am working with Athletics Department to develop an app to run the statistical analysis for sports teams.
High School in Singapore
United World College SEA
2016 - 2018
I was awarded a scholarship for 2 years to study in UWCSEA in the IB system in Singapore.
My course selection: HL Physics, HL Theater, HL English Literature, SL Estonian (Self-taught), SL Psychology, and SL Maths
Extra-Curricular: Varsity Rugby, Varsity Volleyball, Boxing. IFP Cambodia, and Boarding Buddy program.
High School in Estonia
Nyo Elite Science School
2014 - 2016
Estonian Elite Science School: Physics focus class with an elective course in programming and Microsoft Office.
Leadership roles: Head Of Public Relations in Student Government, Vice President of Events Committee, Student representative on Board of Trustees.
Athletic interests: Volleyball, floorball, basketball, and boxing.