Kristin Brooks
Contact Info
1931 N Tucker Drive, Tucson, AZ 85716

Hello! I know I'm still early in my journey, but here is some of the stuff I've learned so far. This shows I have the capacity and aptitude to be a great programmer, and I would like the opportunity to grow into an entry level position with the proper support.

  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Java
  • React
  • Django
  • Svelte
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Tailwind
  • Git
  • Heroku
  • Netlify
  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • Rust
  • SQL
  • MongoDB
  • jQuery
Soft Skills:
  • Teamwork
  • Organiz-ation
  • Analytical
Memberships & Awards
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Historical Society Internship,
    Summer 2009:
    • Interview and Profile of Dress Restoration on PBS show, Arizona Illustrated, November 2009;
    • Article about Project in MAA (Museum Association of Arizona) Gallery, Spring 2010 Issue
  • Best in Show, May 2009
    Pima Community College Spring Fashion Show
Joy of Coding Academy
An online bootcamp style program headed by Dr. Emily Hill. It begins with classwork covering the programming fundamentals, followed by a team internship project.
'Off Road Fun Finder' Internship
Joined team in June 2022
Backend Lead since August 2022
The team is building an app for a client that is designed to find motocross tracks in the user's area and allow them to participate in challenges. I built the majority of the base functionality (Django and React) for the admin interface to be used by the client. Now, as the backend lead, in addition to my own tickets, I help other team members learn how to add their features' functionality to the backend. When backend tickets are completed I test the branches in our staging environment and merge them in if they are working. If they work in staging I send them to be merged into production. If either of those steps fail, I send them back to their developer for revisions.
Employee, June 2022
I host two Zoom Q&A sessions a week and give feedback on the students' Python assignments.
Code in Place
Stanford hosted a worldwide version of their introductory Python class online for people to learn new skills at the start of the pandemic. It was a six week class with 10,000 students and 800 volunteers to lead weekly discussion sessions. I made an 8-bit Avatar maker as my final project.
Arizona State University
Took two online introductory java programming classes.
Prior Education Experience
  • Associate of Applied Arts
    Pima Community College Tucson, AZ
    Apparel Design (AAA), Engineering, and Computer Aided Design
  • University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
    Mathematics and Engineering
  • Portland State University Portland, OR
    Fine Arts and Mathematics
  • University of Wisconsin Madison, WI
    & Menomonie, WI
    Fine Arts, Apparel Design, and Japanese
Emily Hill 201.317.3554
Mentor and Employer, Joy of Coding Academy
Chad Woolley 520.861.1183
Mentor, senior engineer at GitLab
Sherri Starkey 480.528.8350
Internship partner at the Arizona Historical Society
Prior Work Experience
Embroiderer, Mr.Tee's
Ran one and six head embroidery machines for shirts, hats, and custom items.
Library Assistant,
Secrist Middle School
Ran the library, including: managing book class sets for staff, creating displays for events and holidays, planning and running student focused activities; re-coded the Scholastic Guided Reading Library in the library computer system to ease use for teachers.
Math Tutor,
Pima Community College
Tutored basic math through multivariable calculus and differential equations.
Embroiderer, Aztec Embroidery
and Screenprinting
Ran one head through eight head embroidery machines for shirts, hats, and custom items.
Intern, Arizona Historical Society
Collaborated with a partner to restore and pattern an 1883 Antique Wedding Dress from a founding Tucson family for a museum exhibit.