liz lorena berberena aka cozymaus

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

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

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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