Hi, I am Karisa
a Software Engineer living in sunny AZ

Hey there, thanks for taking the time to check out my site. I am Software engineer living in sunny Arizona. In May of 2020, I received a Bachelor's of Computer Science with a focus in Cybersecurity and now I work for USAA as a Software Engineer III with a group of really fantastic people.

I enjoy a variety of hobbies alongside my passion for programming including but not limited to: writing, rollerblading, painting, hiking, camping, and story analysis. I love to talk for hours on a good story.


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  • 2013

    Associates of Arts & Sciences

    Graduated at Paradise Valley Community College for graphic and web design taking classes for drawing, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Web Development.

  • 2013 - 2015

    Web Designer

    Hired by Anton Sport to create and manage their website AntonSport.com. From there I began design work for their sister company, Design A Shirt.

  • 2015 - Jan 2020

    Frontend Web Developer

    Moved into a development position where I managed the frontend of several websites including DesignAShirt.com, AntonUniforms.com, AntonSport.com, NextCareSrubs.com, CCDAZGear.com, and others. Job duties include management and updates of products, landing pages, design templates, blog posts, website matenance and more.

  • 2017 - May 2020

    Bachelor's of Computer Science

    After completing all available courses at GCC I transferred to ASU as a Computer Science major. I completed several development projects in Python, Java and C++ for my courses and learned what it takes to be both a lifelong learner and how to be an effective programmer.

  • 2019 - May 2020

    ASU Research Assistant

    I worked with faculty on a project involving the creation of an attribute based access control for home based IOT devices.

  • May 2020 - July 2020

    USAA Software Engineer Intern

    I worked with a team of engineers and other interns to improve and create a react application and database for a full stack experience. I worked on improving the pipeline, enjoyed pair programming and put into practice agile development methods while working in a positive team environment.

  • June 2021 - Present

    USAA Software Engineer III

    Worked within a team to develop software for backend api development. I utilized softwares including Kafka, Grafana, Postman, and coded in Java

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