Hello!

I'm a sophomore at Harvard studying computer science, incoming intern on Uber's autonomous vehicle team, partner at Dorm Room Fund, co-founder of Coding it Forward, and co-founder of CHOICE. I'm passionate about the intersections between technology, transportation, health care, and government. I'm currently helping Boston build its open data hub, co-leading the Harvard Open Data Project, helping to run SummerCamp, building a human-centered tech solution with the VA to make cemeteries for veterans more accessible, and setting up a Silicon Valley-esque internship at federal government agencies.

Previously, I changed my school system’s health policy from bottom third in the nation to “one of the very best,” presented research at an international NIH conference, and authored two papers in peer-reviewed clinical journals. I also worked at Booz Allen Hamilton and co-organized the largest student-run conference for women in computer science.

For fun, I compete on my school's curling team (we just competed at nationals in Utica, NY in March!), design swag for the 350+ students in my dorm, and think about trying stand-up comedy.

Resume (or here for PDF)


Education
Harvard University
2015 - 2019
BA, Computer Science
Cambridge, MA

River Hill High School
2011-2015
Class rank: 1/331
Clarksville, MD



Work Experience
Uber - Advanced Technologies Group
Summer 2017
Incoming Software Engineer Intern
  • Work on self-driving technologies, with an emphasis on mapping, safety, and autonomy.
Pittsburgh, PA
City of Boston
2017 - Present
Open Data Intern
  • Help build the City of Boston's open data hub front-end.
  • Write technical documentation for the data hub API and CKAN skin.
Boston, MA
Harvard University
2016
Course Assistant for Introduction to Computer Science (CS50)
  • Teach topics such as data structures/algorithms for Harvard’s second largest class (800+).
  • Hold office hours for CS50 and ES95r (Startup R&D) and walk students of various comfort levels through problem sets.
  • Create and teach seminar "Data Science with Python Pandas."
Cambridge, MA
Booz Allen Hamilton
Summer 2016
Junior Researcher (Data Science and Cybersecurity Intern)
  • Modeled magnetic field fluctuations in SCADA systems with Lempel-Ziv complexity analysis, bag of words clustering, detrended fluctuation analysis, and more.
  • Developed Android app and d3.js visualizations of data for research on proprietary intrusion detection system.
  • Applied machine learning to develop a predictive model to detect intrusion activity.
  • Led team to top four placement in nationwide competition of approximately sixty intern teams.
Annapolis Junction, MD


Additional Experience
2017 - Present
Investment Partner
  • Source companies, vote on pitches, and invest $750K provided by First Round Capital into student-run startups.
Boston, MA
2017 - Present
Co-Founder
  • Co-found "rebel alliance" of 500+ young people using technology for social good.
  • Create a technology and data science summer internship program in federal government agencies.
  • Crowd-source lists of job postings/mentors/project ideas, connect students for hackathon teams, and edit/write/interview for the Coding it Forward blog.
Cambridge, MA
2015 - Present
Co-Lead (informally, the "Greek Goddess of Open Data")
  • Co-lead four teams of undergraduates to build an interactive UI and applications of data for Harvard’s first open data portal with US's former deputy CTO.
  • Lead R&D team projects, including correctly predicting the outcome of Harvard's student government election using data.
Cambridge, MA
Co-Founder
  • Spearhead a 501(c)(3) non-profit to fight childhood obesity and promote community-centered healthier living.
  • Changed county wellness policy from bottom third in the US to "among the best in the nation" per Yale Rudd Center.
  • Created and organized 4 annual health fairs, with thousands of residents in attendance each.
  • Raised over $80,000 for health and wellness programs.
Clarksville, MD
Research Assistant
  • Presented research at international NIH conference (14K+ attendees).
  • Co-wrote $14 million Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) grant proposal.
  • Published two peer-reviewed clinical journal articles as primary author and co-secondary author:

Publications

The Contribution of Age and Weight to Blood Pressure Levels Among Blacks and Whites Receiving Care in Community Based Primary Care Practices
Kan AW, Hussain T, Carson KA, Purnell TS, Yeh HC, Albert M, Cooper LA.
Preventing Chronic Disease | PubMed | PDF

The Role of Care Management as a Population Health Intervention to Address Disparities and Control Hypertension: A Quasi-Experimental Observational Study
Hussain T, Franz W, Brown E, Kan A, Okoye M, Dietz K, Taylor K, Carson KA, Halbert J, Dalcin A, Anderson CAM, Boonyasai RT, Albert M, Marsteller JA, Cooper LA.
Ethnicity & Disease | PDF
Baltimore, MD


Technical Projects
2016
Flask, JavaScript

A full-stack web app that displays the top 10 Uber pickups and a heatmap of trip density for user-drawn boundaries.

Email Hunter
2016
React.js, Python

A full-stack web app that returns the best guess of any person's email address from given first and last names.

Python

Disproving NBA “hot hand” theory with regularized logistic regression models trained on data for the entire league.

JavaScript

A Google Chrome extension that allows automatic liking of Facebook posts, comments, and photos. 1.6K+ users.



For Fun
Harvard Curling Team
2015 - Present
Member of the Nationals Qualifying Team
Cambridge, MA

Quartermaster
  • Elected to design and coordinate sale of house spirit apparel for 350+ students.
Cambridge, MA
2017 - Present
Board Member

Cambridge, MA
Sponsorships Director, WECode Associate Outreach Director, Girls Who Code Mentor
Cambridge, MA
2015 - 2016
Illuminate Global Finance Chair
  • Manage sponsorships and finances for Harvard’s conference on innovation, with speakers such as founders of Masschallenge, Pandora, and Indiegogo.
  • Created external partnerships with companies such as General Catalyst, WeWork, and Charles River Ventures.
Cambridge, MA

Awards/Press
2017 Kairos Society Fellow

2016 KPCB Fellow Finalist

2016 Microsoft Grace Hopper Conference Scholar

Seventeen Magazine 2016 “Power Teen”

CosmoGIRL Magazine 2016 "Health Influencer"

2015 Coca-Cola Scholar

Maryland Governor’s Service Award

One of Business Insider’s “20 incredibly impressive kids graduating from high school.”