shawna huang

hi! I'm shawna huang.

I'm a senior at Brown University concentrating in Applied Math - Computer Science, with a passion for front-end development and product design. I'm interested in pursuing both software engineering and product management roles.

This summer, I worked as a software engineer intern at Stripe in Seattle, WA, working on Radar, Stripe's ML transaction fraud detection product.

Fun fact: I studied abroad last spring at Trinity College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland! ☘️

I am:

education

Brown University
Providence, RI
Sc.B., Applied Math - Computer Science
2016 - 2020

Relevant Coursework:

  • Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction
  • Introduction to Computer Systems
  • User Interfaces and User Experience
  • Introduction to Computer Systems Security
  • Introduction to Discrete Structures and Probability
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics
  • Statistical Inference
  • Computational Linear Algebra
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Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
Study Abroad
Spring 2019

Spending a semester abroad studying artificial intelligence, partial differential equations, and Markov models, as well as linguistics and history.

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experience

Stripe
Seattle, WA
Software Engineering Intern
May - Aug. 2019
  • Implemented a system to normalize shipping and billing addresses to improve machine learning models for Radar, Stripe's transaction fraud detection product.
  • Reduced feature extraction latency by 81% by designing a sharded MongoDB collection and asynchronous Kafka event processor to avoid expensive service calls.
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Airbnb
San Francisco, CA
Software Engineering Intern
May - Aug. 2018
  • Built tools to augment and streamline the Airbnb Plus host onboarding funnel for hosts, Airbnb partners, and internal operations teams as part of the Plus Conversion team.
  • Built an end-to-end feature allowing hosts applying to Airbnb Plus to request certain shots in their home photo shoot, giving them more control over their listing presentation.
  • Developed a RESTful API in Ruby on Rails and a user interface in React/Redux in collaboration with 16 engineers, product managers, designers, and content strategists.
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Brown Space Engineering
Providence, RI
Ground Software Team Member and Inclusion Counselor
Aug. 2017 - Oct. 2018
  • Collaborated with a team of 5 students to build a web app that allows users to track and analyze data transmitted from EQUiSat, our student-built satellite.
  • Spearheaded assessment and improvement of diversity and inclusion efforts alongside team leaders, working towards a goal of making space engineering more accessible for all.
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teaching

I'm heavily involved with the Teaching Assistant program in Brown's Computer Science department, having served three different roles across four semesters.

Meta Teaching Assistant
Oct. 2018 - present
  • Coordinate hiring and training of 600 teaching assistants each year across 50 computer science courses as one of three undergraduate student leaders for the TA program.
  • Provide technical and logistical support for course staffs and act as liasion between TAs and department faculty, working closely with Tom Doeppner, Director of Undergraudate Studies.
  • Spearhead the development of new systems for room/resource allocation and communication across TA staffs in the department.
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Head Teaching Assistant
March - Dec. 2018
Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction (CSCI 0170)
  • Collaborated with Philip Klein as one of four Head Teaching Assistants to develop and maintain Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction (CSCI 0170) for over 180 students.
  • Rewrote course policies and documentation and held meet-and-greet events to encourage collaboration and foster community among introductory computer science students.
  • Updated assignment handouts, solutions, and rubrics for four large projects, including ELIZA (a pattern-matching based psychotherapist), a Racket interpreter, and a console-based Connect Four, complete with an AI using minimax.
  • Recruited, hired, and mentored 23 Undergraduate Teaching Assistants in developing course materials, assisting students in weekely labs and office hours, and grading student work.
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Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Aug. 2017 - May 2018
Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction (CSCI 0170 / CSCI 0180)
  • Collaborated with John Hughes (CSCI 0170) and Tim Nelson / Kathi Fisler (CSCI 0180) to teach and maintain Computer Science: An Integrated Introduction for over 120 students.
  • Answered questions and reviewed concepts in functional programming and analysis (CSCI 0170) and data structures, algorithms, and object-oriented and imperative programming (CSCI 0180) online and in weekly office hours.
  • Developed new lab assignments, updated test suites, facilitated weekly labs, wrote scripts for internal course staff use, and graded student work alongside 25 Undergraduate Teaching Assistants.
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projects