by Liz Lorena

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

Name:Liz Lorena Berberena
Birthplace:Santa Clara, Cuba
Citizenship:United States
Residence:New Jersey, United States
Fluent Languages:English and Spanish
Email:

Work Experience

Mar 2020 - Present,
Jul 2019 - Mar 2020
Full-time Web Producer @ The Lynx Group
Formerly Full-time Junior Web Producer
• Assists in the transfer of articles and other media from print publications to websites
• Handles email marketing system and creates responsive templates using HTML and CSS for associated brands
• Implements web designs and maintains websites using Joomla and WordPress
• Tracks email and website ad metrics for clients
• Provides some website support for users
• Helps update and maintain apps
Jul 2016 - Jun 2019 Freelance Beta Tester @ UserTesting
Aug 2018 Freelance Transcriptionist and Captioner @ Rev.com
Aug 2018 Part-time Social Media Evaluator @ Appen
Jul - Aug 2017,
Jun - Sep 2016,
Jul - Dec 2015
Part-time Cashier @ Shoppers World - East Brunswick, NJ
• Trained three new cashiers
• Interpreted for customers who only understood Spanish
• Assisted customers in person and on the phone
• Kept the store neat and orderly
• Handled transactions according to store policy

Education

Sep 2015 - Mar 2019 Bachelor of Arts Joint SAS and SC&I @ Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ
Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) with Game Specialization
Minor in Digital Communication, Information, and Media (DCIM)
GPA: 3.81/4.00
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015 High School Diploma @ Sayreville War Memorial High (SWMHS) - Parlin, NJ
GPA: 4.34/4.50 (weighted), ≈3.86/4.00 (unweighted)

Relevant University Courses

Web Design DCIM Capstone
Advanced Web Design Tech
Web Design
Programming Game Design
Leadership in Digital Contexts
Object-Oriented Programming
Data Structures
Intro to Computer Science
Game Design Theory Social Impacts of Video Games
Game Design Methodology
Topics in IT: Game Production
Startups ITI Capstone
Management of Tech Organizations
Digital Media Self and Society in Virtual Contexts
Strategic Presentation
Structure of Info
Social Informatics
Intro to ITI
Digital Communication Virtual Team Dynamics
Retrieving and Evaluating Electronic Info
Math Intro Linear Algebra
Calc 2 for Math and Physical Sciences
Other IT Database Tech
Information Security
Networking and Internet Tech
Internet and the Info Environment

Other Education

Jul 2018 Learning Path: Become a Junior WordPress Developer @ Lynda.com

Volunteer Experience

Nov 2018 Application Reviewer for Aspirations in Computing Award @ National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) - Remote
Mar - Jun 2018 Web Developer @ Church Based Mental Health Services - Remote
• Utilized WordPress CMS to design website with partner for non-profit under Human Experience Systems LLC
• Progress shown at https://lizlorena.com/projects/cbmhs
Apr 2015 Beach Sweeper @ Clean Ocean Action - South Amboy, NJ
• Volunteered 3 hours with others to pick litter (plastics, bags, glass, etc.) and debris off the beach and ground at South Amboy Waterfront Park
Oct 2013 - Aug 2014 Helper @ Helmetta Regional Animal Shelter - Helmetta, NJ
• Did 100 hours of service cleaning and setting up cages, feeding animals, rationing dog food, storing donations
• Interpreted for Spanish speaking visitors
• Cleaned and prepared parakeet cage on my own

Awards and Recognitions

May 2019 Graduated Magna Cum Laude @ Rutgers University
Dec 2016 - May 2019 Dean's List (6 semesters) @ Rutgers University
Dec 2017 ITI Showcase Pitch and Poster Competition Winners (Student Choice) @ Rutgers University SC&I
Sep 2015 ESA Foundation Scholarship @ Entertainment Software Association Foundation
Sep 2015 - Jan 2019 Rutgers Scarlet Scholarship @ Rutgers University
Sep 2015 - Jan 2019 The Dean's Scholarship @ Rutgers University
Jun 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award for Placing in the Top 10 (5/420) @ SWMHS
Jun 2015 Outstanding Senior in French and Le Grand Concours Laureat @ AATF
Jun 2015 Board of Education Awards (Excellence in English and World Languages) @ SWMHS
Jun 2015 Eisenhower School PTO Award (Outstanding Student Pursuing Higher Education) @ Eisenhower Parent/Teacher Organization
Feb 2015 Aspirations in Computing Affiliate Award @ NCWIT
Feb 2015 WordWright Challenge (formely WordMasters) Certificate of Recognition (Grades 9, 10, 11, 12) and Bronze Medal (Grade 10) @ WordWright

Memberships

Apr 2018 Gamma Nu Eta Information Technology Honor Society @ Rutgers University
For Information Technology students who have completed three semesters of study with a minimum 3.5 GPA and are in the top 15% of their class.
Sep 2015 School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program @ Rutgers University
For students maintaining a minimum 3.25 semester GPA during their first year and a 3.5 semester GPA every semester thereafter.
Jun 2013 - Jun 2015 French National Honor Society @ SWMHS
Held position of Head of Graphic Design/Advertising. For students who have demonstrated excellence in at least two years of study of the French language.
2013 - Jun 2015 Computer Club @ SWMHS
Hour of Code Instuctor
2013 - Jun 2015 IT Girls Club @ SWMHS
Runway Model at Charity Event
2013 - Jun 2015 IMAGES Literary Magazine @ SWMHS
Art Contributor

Skills and Tools

••• = Extensive skill
•• = Some skill
• = Little skill

Coding Languages and Frameworks HTML •••
CSS •••
Bootstrap •••
jQuery •••
Visual Basic •••
JavaScript ••
Java ••
PHP •
C# •
SQL •
Game Engines Unity ••
Ren'Py ••
GameMaker: Studio
IDEs Sublime Text •••
AWS Cloud9 •••
Eclipse ••
Adobe Dreamweaver
Productivity Software Microsoft Office Suite •••
G Suite •••
SmartSheet ••
2D Graphics FireAlpaca •••
Adobe Photoshop (Elements 5.0 and CS2) ••
3D Graphics Blender
Site Generators Jekyll •••
WordPress ••
Joomla
Video Windows Live Movie Maker •••
Wondershare Filmora •••
Audio Audacity •••
Operating Systems Windows •••
Mac ••
Foreign Languages English •••
Spanish •••
French ••
German •
Japanese •
Other Bronto

Test Scores

May 2015 AP Calculus AB: 4/5
May 2015 AP English Literature and Composition: 4/5
Jun 2014 SAT 1: 2100/2400
• Verbal: 740/800
• Writing: 720/800
• Math: 640/800
May 2014 AP English Language and Composition: 4/5

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