Liz Lorena Berberena

Developer ✩ Designer ✩ Blogger

About Me

Hello! My name is Liz Lorena Berberena. (Hint: my middle name and surname rhyme.) I'm a Cuban-American aspiring front end developer and indie game developer graduating soon with a BA in Information Technology and Informatics and a minor in DCIM from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. I am a detail-oriented person who values transparency, frankness, resourcefulness, and simplicity. I may be introverted and soft-spoken, but I have passionate feelings about many things and always rise to a challenge. I love animals (particularly the small ones), and when not blogging or coding I'm probably drawing for fun, watching anime, dancing, playing computer games, reading about true crime, or coming up with new story ideas. I speak fluent Spanish and English and some French and German. I run a blog and YouTube channel about art, programming, and working on the Web. I have plans for a WordPress theme store and a game I'm working on right now. You can see my projects on Github and see my art or whatever else I'm up to on Twitter! See all my active profiles here.

Projects
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This is my DCIM minor capstone project, a website guide all about cyber harassment and how to survive it.

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HTML Website

DCIM Portfolio Website

April 2019

This is my DCIM minor capstone portfolio website adapted from my main portfolio website into one page.

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HTML Website

ByLiz.org: Current Portfolio and Blog

Fall 2018 - Present

This is my current portfolio website and blog at ByLiz.org. It was originally a WordPress child theme of the Savona theme, but I recreated the entire website from scratch into a static website that uses Jekyll.

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HTML Website

My Fourth Portfolio

Summer 2018

My fourth portfolio is an original design made with HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, and some Javascript.

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Unity 3D Game

Phony Reality 3D Game

May 2018

This is my second game made in the Unity game engine. It's a 3D walking simulator with simple fetch quests.

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Unity 2D Game

Metalloid 2D Game

March 2018

This is my first game made in the Unity game engine with a classmate. It's a 2D platformer shooter.

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HTML Website

My Third Portfolio

Spring 2018

My third portfolio was an original multi-page design made with HTML and CSS and uses Jekyll.

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HTML Website

JoboGraphic Web Application

December 2017

This is a web application I made with 4 teammates. With it you can find jobs and companies near your area and directions to them. It uses 4 APIs, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX, and PHP.

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HTML Website

WriteKnight Website

December 2017

This is the website I made for my Management in Tech Org team's course project, a tax mobile app for freelancers.

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HTML Website

My Second Portfolio

Fall 2017

My second portfolio was an original multi-page design made with HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, and jQuery.

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HTML Website

My First Portfolio

Summer 2017

My first portfolio was a one-page design made with HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, and Javascript.

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WordPress Website

Church-Based Mental Health Services Website

March - June 2017

I designed this WordPress website with a partner as a pro-bono project for a non-profit.

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This is my second game made in Java, and it is a text-adventure.

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Java Game

Blackjack Text Game

December 2015

This is my first game made in Java.

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Scratch Game

Wheel of Fortune Game

January 2015

This is my second completed game made with MIT's Scratch game-design tool.

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Visual Basic Game

Tic Tac Toe Game

January 2014

This is my first completed game made in Visual Basic.

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Education & Honors

Education

  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    BA in Information Technology & Informatics
    Minor in DCIM
    Sep. 2015 - May 2019
    GPA: 3.81/4.00
  • Sayreville War Memorial High
    Sep. 2011 - Jun. 2015
    GPA: 4.34 (weighted)

Honors

  • Dean's List (5 semesters)
    Dec. 2018 • Rutgers University
  • ITI Showcase Pitch & Poster Competition Winners (Student Choice)
    Dec. 2017 • Rutgers University SC&I
  • ESA Foundation Scholarship
    Sep. 2015 • Entertainment Software Association Foundation
  • Aspirations in Computing Affiliate Award
    Feb. 2015 • NCWIT

Organizations

  • Gamma Nu Eta Information Technology Honor Society
    Apr. 2018 - Present
  • School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program
    Sep. 2015 - Present
  • French National Honor Society
    Jun. 2013 - Jun. 2015 • Head of Graphic Design/Advertising

Contact Me

To contact me for business inquiries, feedback, hiring, or general questions, please use the form or email displayed below. You can also comment directly on posts or contact me on my Twitter @LizLorenadotcom. For art commissions and custom website themes, please use the Google forms in their respective pages linked under "Services".

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