Hi, I'm Jessica,
a software engineer
& artist based
in Georgia

About Me

An image of me sitting at my computer desk

Hi There!

My name is Jess. My interest in web development started back in 2017 and one of my goals is to build accessible applications for everyone!

Previously a graphic design major, I switched over to web development to understand the technical intricacies underneath the hood of web/software applications. It was my curiosity that became part of my self-motivation. Whether I'm finding creative solutions to multifaceted challenges or boosting team communication, morale, and efficiency, I thrive on making a difference and leaving things better than I found them.

Recently, I've been working with: React, Redux, Java, Spring, JavaScript


Do What Works Front-End Developer
May 2022 - February 2023
  • Developed and executed a seamless transition plan, migrating the client's WordPress website to Hubspot using advanced Hubspot development tools, JavaScript, and API integration. Implemented a customized solution for displaying blog posts, enhancing the overall user experience and driving increased engagement
  • Conducted monthly performance audits using Lighthouse Speed Test and Screaming Frog to optimize website speed and enhance user experience. Achieved a 5% increase in site speed and improved search engine rankings
  • Created and presented engaging technical demos and features to clients, effectively showcasing the capabilities and benefits of Do What Works' web development solutions
Mentoring Software Engineer
August 2018 - 2021
  • Built web applications with React, JavaScript and API integration while being mentored by Corey Prak
  • Created a stunning weather application and integrated Twilio API, which sends you text messages about the weather for the week
  • Had daily check-ins to discuss about current pain points, suggestions and code review
Personal Projects Software Engineer
August 2018 - Present
  • You can click /Here to see what I've been up to!
Web Developer Course: Zero to Mastery
2018 - 2019
  • Udemy course created and lectured by Andrei Neagoie, current senior developer and instructor. Learned the more recent tools and technologies such as: HTML5, CSS3, React.js, JavaScript, Express.js, Node.js, APIs, Database and Product Deployment.
  • Built very first application with React and node.js. Also built a face-recognition app with React and a bit of Machine Learning API


Professional and Personal Projects

Featured Project


Transitioned a client's WordPress website over to a brand new site hosted on Hubspot, utilizing Hubspot, listed technologies and API integration for rendering blog posts. Worked closely with designer and client to help streamline design process for wireframes then produced with code. Conducted unit testing and reviews for features and web pages

  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • Hubspot
  • API
uson homepage
Featured Project

Koffee Kult

An e-commerce website that offers a curated collection of coffee, loose-leaf tea and gift bundles. Offers a seamless and secure shopping experience, with Stripe as the trusted payment gateway for checkout

  • Stripe API
  • Firebase
  • Redux
  • React
koffee kult homepage

Slice of Life Blog

Blog platform containing blog posts from several categories about technology, cooking, art and productivity. React-Quill is used to create this rich-text editor and express.js is used to route the backend and bring forth data. I am still deciding whether I want to implement Node or Java for backend.

  • React
  • Node or Java?
  • MySQL
slice of life blog


Current Technologies

  • Frontend Development

    HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript(ES8), React(Hooks/Router), Redux, Bootstrap 4, RESTful APIs

  • Backend Development

    Java, Spring, Spring Boot, Node/Express, Ruby, MongoDB

  • Testing, Graphic Design, Other Tools

    Data Structures and Algorithms, Hubspot, Jest, JUnit, Firebase, Git, Github, Shell, NPM/Yarn, Adobe Creative Suite(InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, XD), Screaming Frog, Google Lighthouse

/Last updated January 2024


Inspired by the now movement(credits to Derek Silver). The purpose of this page is to share my current focus.


  • Project Odyssey: Currently, I am working remote while building projects on the side. One of them is a kanban + productivity app for work purposes. We have a separate project management platform we use to keep track of tasks but I want to build my own for specific use-cases. I think it would be easier for me to drag and drop my own set of tasks for the day. I'm currently outlining the backend for Java and building the frontend with React. Thinking of mySQL for database to store key/values. This app will eventually contain more than a kanban board and work more like an all-in-one productivity tool.
  • java outline

  • Slice of Life Blog: I have been blogging on HashNode but figured on migrating future blogs to my own built platform. This is currently being built with React, Node, and mySQL. Growing up, I enjoyed creative writing and poetry. I figured I can be able to express myself creatively and freely here.
  • Other: In my spare time, I have been playing guitar, reading different non-fiction books and playing Baldurs Gate 3. I also have been cooking more meals at home and have been investing myself at becoming a better "home chef"