Julia Proft / CV

Below is my curriculum vitae, which lists my educational experience, work experience, graduate coursework, and volunteering experience. If you find this Proft professional profile to be deficient in detail, please see my LinkedIn account.


Cornell University

  • Ph.D., Computer Science
  • August 2016 - present

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Connecticut College

  • B.A., Computer Science
  • August 2012 - May 2016
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Honors Study and Distinction in Computer Science
  • Minored in Mathematics, Linguistics, and Latin
  • Cumulative GPA: 4.00/4.00

Honors & Awards

  • Designated Winthrop Scholar, Connecticut College's highest academic honor
  • Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences in the United States
  • Conferred an Arts and Technology Certificate from the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology
  • Received the Bridget Baird Award, the Computer Science Award, and the John R. MacKinnon Prize


Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

  • Technical Infrastructure Coordinator
  • Jan. 2016 - present
  • Spearhead migration and major version upgrade of legacy Systers software
  • Install and configure software for ABI projects on AWS virtual machines
  • Refactor Systers wikis and implement improved security measures
  • Write installation documentation for Systers open source projects
  • Troubleshoot and provide support for ABI and Systers infrastructure
  • Technical Infrastructure Intern
  • July 2014 - Dec. 2016
  • Implemented and maintained open source projects on AWS virtual servers
  • Provided support for Mailman email software and Systers infrastructure
  • Facilitated ABI communities' presence at the Grace Hopper Celebration

Department of Computer Science, Connecticut College

  • Head Teaching Assistant
  • May 2015 - May 2016
  • Coordinated other teaching assistants to ensure adequate coverage of all tutoring sessions
  • Served as a liaison between the Computer Science Department and the Academic Resource Center
  • Continued doing all duties held before promotion (see description below)
  • Teaching Assistant and Peer Tutor
  • Sept. 2013 - May 2016
  • Provided individual and group tutoring for students in various computer science courses
  • Established rapport with peers to determine how to best teach challenging concepts
  • Guided students during lab sessions and checked their progress throughout
  • Evaluated student programming projects and homework assignments

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University

  • Undergraduate Researcher
  • June 2015 - August 2015
  • Conducted research in machine learning for the NSF-funded REU site Computing for Disasters
  • Created an application to flag anomalies in imagery taken with unmanned aerial vehicles
  • Received first place in the 2015 Summer Institute on Flooding poster competition