Jason D. Kiesling

Waltham, MA

jason@jasondkiesling.com | 781-366-0091



Education

B.S. Computer Science, Minors in Business & Mathematical Sciences | Anticipated May 2021
University of Massachusetts - Lowell; Member of Commonwealth Honors College

Technical Skills

C, JavaScript, MongoDB, Mongoose, Express, Node, Linux, Server Management, CircleCI, Microsoft Office, Mailchimp Email Marketing, Team Management, Communication

Publications

MYR: A Web-Based Platform for Teaching Coding Using VR | C. Berns, G. Chin, J. Savitz, J. Kiesling, F. Martin | February 2019 | SIGCSE 2019

Work Experience

Developer | Engaging Computing Group, University of Massachusetts - Lowell | Lowell, MA | May 2018 – Present

  • Creates tools and lesson plans to advance K-12 computer science education in a research laboratory setting.
  • Develops back-end tools for LearnMYR.org using MongoDB, Express, Node, and Mongoose.
  • Develops front-end tools for LearnMYR.org using React, AFrame, and other tools.
  • Maintains legacy projects including iSENSEProject.org and PhysicsTracker.iSENSEProject.org.
  • Interacts with students to further their knowledge in computer science.

Lifeguard | Boston Sports Clubs | Lexington, MA | May – August 2018

  • Ensured the safety of all swimmers in the outdoor swim center and indoor pool through direct supervision and facility safety checks.
  • Inspected pool chemicals every two hours to ensure proper levels.
  • Supported maintenance repair personnel by correcting common mechanical malfunctions.

Trailblazer Director | T.L. Storer Scout Reservation | Barnstead, NH | May – August 2017

  • Served as an area director for a five-week summer camp operated through the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Created lesson plans for first year campers and supervised a team of paid and volunteer staff in their execution.
  • Assisted camp management with program administration, management of employee records, coordination of office functions and supervision of the camp trading post.

Aquatics Instructor & Lifeguard | T.L. Storer Scout Reservation | Barnstead, NH | May – August 2016

  • Served as an camp counselor for a five-week summer camp operated through the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Executed lesson plans while teaching a variety of merit badge classes.
  • Served as a lifeguard and ensured the safety of the facility.

Counter Associate | Bruegger's Bagels | Weston, MA | June 2014 - September 2015

  • Provided strong customer service in a bakery.
  • Prepared foods to order following standard procedures.
  • Operated the Point of Sale system on both the front end and back end to collect payments and process orders.

Volunteer Experience

Web Operations Lead | Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America | April 2014 - Present

  • Leads a team of volunteers with the daily operations of a website serving a youth organization of over 150,000 members.

Awards and Honors

  • Eagle Scout | Boy Scouts of America | March 2017
  • Vigil Honor Member | Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America | October 2016
  • Senior Staff of the Year | T.L. Storer Scout Reservation | Summer 2018

Certifications

  • Basic Life Support for Healthcare Professionals | American Red Cross | June 2016 – September 2020
  • First Aid | American Red Cross | May 2018 – May 2020
  • Lifeguard | Boy Scouts of America | June 2016 - August 2019
  • IS-5.A, IS-100.C, IS-700.B, & IS-800.B Certifications | FEMA | September 2018
  • 51A Mandated Reporter | Middlesex County, MA | September 2018