Kimberly Merrill

BA at Pomona College

Computer Science, 2014

Bio

Kim dedicates her time to building a more engaged and welcoming technical community on campus. She co-founded the Semiannual 5C Hackathon at the Claremont Colleges and serves as chair of the Claremont Colleges ACM-W chapter, through which she works closely with the Pomona and Harvey Mudd CS departments in supporting women in CS.

Work History

May 2013 Aug 2013
Microsoft Software Development Engineer in Test Intern

Prototyped and built a data latency and data quality tool for monitoring services across Xbox LIVE. Researched system infrastructure to evaluate tradeoffs between performance and data granularity.

Aug 2012 Dec 2012
Harvey Mudd College Research Assistant

Applied image processing principles to evaluate color reproduction in cell phone cameras. Authored library of Matlab scripts to calibrate and assess RGB to CIE XYZ color transforms.

May 2012 Aug 2012
Google Engineering Practicum Intern

Implemented and tested a new feature for the Google Wallet peer-to-peer payments release. Developed and applied knowledge of dependency injection, GWT MVP, and unit testing.

Sep 2011 May 2013
Pomona College Teaching Assistant

Served as a resource in a weekly lab session by illustrating fundamental concepts in Java. Provided feedback about style and efficiency on completed programming assignments.

Education

Sep 2010 May 2014
BA
GPA: 3.92

Fields of Study

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics

Skills

  • .NET
  • C#
  • CSS
  • Eclipse
  • Git
  • HTML
  • Java
  • SQL
  • Unix
  • Visual Studio

Honors, Awards and Achievements

  • Anita Borg Finalist, Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, April 2013
  • GHC Scholar, LinkedIn, July 2013
  • GHC Scholar, Teradata, July 2012