© 2019 by Catherine Ricafort

CATHERINE

RICAFORT

McCREARY

Software Engineer
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About Me

I graduated from the Software Engineering Immersive program at General Assembly NYC, and I previously earned my B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering from University of Southern California. I recently launched my own

software engineering blog, Confessions of a Bootcamp Grad. One of my first articles is on how to solve a binary search tree problem with Javascript πŸŒ²

 

While I have a strong technical background, I also have expertise in the performing arts and have been a professional Broadway actor in New York in numerous hit shows. My most recent appearance on stage was in SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway as the iconic villainess "Karen The Computer" (I'd say my computer science interests = character research πŸ€–)

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I am excited to use the breadth of my experience as both an engineer and artist to build creative, elegant, and efficient solutions!

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Experience

2019

Software Engineering Immersive graduate

@ General Assembly

I studied web development full-time, gaining a solid foundation in software engineering concepts as well as hands-on experience in the latest industry best practices. I worked closely with other students, often working in teams and as a pair-programmer to solve practical problems together.  I am now a full stack web developer skilled in Javascript, React, Express, Node, SQL, HTML, CSS, version control with Git/Github, agile development best practices, and deployment with Heroku.  

2015

Senior Shop Operations @ Homepolish

I helped build and launch the product department of Homepolish, a startup which is revolutionizing the interior design industry. I utilized both engineering and business skills by implementing the use of inventory management software, negotiating deals with furniture companies such as West Elm and CB2, and managing a team of product specialists.

2011 - 2019

Professional Broadway Actor

I have performed as a featured actress/singer/dancer in several shows on Broadway: SpongeBob SquarePants, Mamma Mia, Cinderella, Honeymoon in Vegas, Allegiance, Disaster, Holiday Inn, and Miss Saigon.  I have had the privilege of working with Tony-Award-winning directors, composers, choreographers, and writers, and collaborated with them to create moving experiences for audiences from all over the world.

B.S. Industrial & Systems Engineering

University of Southern California

I was a Presidential Scholar at USC's Viterbi School of Engineering, where I gained foundational skills in Industrial Engineering with a focus in Information & Operations Management. I worked as part of the interdisciplinary Merit Research Team under Dr. Najmedin Meshkati to analyze the factors leading to runway incursions.

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