Paola Garcia Cardenas


Paola Garcia Cardenas

December 2014
Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038
M.S. Computer Science

December 2012
Saint Thomas Aquinas College, 125 Route 340, Sparkill, NY 10976
B.S. Computer Science, Information Usage and Management

May 2010
Rockland Community College, 145 College Rd. Suffern, NY 10901
A.S. Computer Information Systems

Professional Experience

August 2017 – Present
Web Developer, On-Net Surveillance Systems (OnSSI).

September 2017 – Present
Computer Science Adjunct, St. Thomas Aquinas College.
– Teaching undergraduate students in the field of computer science
– Syllabus and course planning and development for online, on-site and hybrid courses using Moodlerooms LMS, and ensuring that the syllabus meets department standards
– Planning and creating lectures, assignments and quizzes
– Staying updated on innovations and any changes related to the computer science field

January 2015 – Present
Computer Studies Adjunct, Rockland Community College.
– Teaching undergraduate students in the field of computer studies
– Syllabus and course planning and development for online, on-site and hybrid courses using Blackboard LMS, and ensuring that the syllabus meets department standards
– Planning and creating lectures, assignments and quizzes
– Staying updated on innovations and any changes related to the computer studies field

January 2016 – August 2016.
Webmaster, Datadog, Inc.
– Maintained and optimized the performance of Datadog’s public-facing web properties
– Analyzed web traffic to identify hot spots and enhancement opportunities
– Configured and continuously updated Datadog’s web servers, CDN, and other website infrastructure
– Audited and assessed on-page SEO configuration
– Experimented with and optimized on-page elements and site navigation

December 2014 – January 2016.
Web/Social Interactive Developer, RNN News, LLC.
– Perform development, documentation and testing for website/interactive/digital projects
– Proactively assist in identifying and recommending new development initiatives
– Ensure all completed work has been thoroughly tested and follows best practices (security, performance, SEO, responsive design, etc.)
– Maintain acceptable uptime/performance levels for website (proactive and reactive)
– Communicate project status for both technical and non-technical audiences

May 2014 – November 2014.
Developer, LiveTechnology Holdings, Inc.
– Designed, developed, documented, analyzed, created, tested and/or modified computer systems or programs, including prototypes, based on and related to user or system design specifications, and/or such other duties as the company may assign from time to time
– Programmed design layouts and creative assets into LivePlatform, using LiveObject and LiveExplorer

January 2011 – Present
Webmaster, Centro Educativo Prof. Saúl Cárdenas Cubillo. Costa Rica.
– In charged of requesting an educational Second Level Domain name ( in Costa Rica
– Administration of their domain, hosting, SQL databases including backups, and emailing system
– Coordination and management of the school’s website content including all related Social Media sites
– Proactive SEO analysis and technical recommendations for improvement of the school website and other social media outlets

January 2013 – May 2014
Web Operations & New Media Coordinator, Madoro USA, Inc.
– Managed the company’s domains, including web design and content organization, as well as reviewed and maintained website back-up and data archiving activities
– Promoted Bel Frantoio’s brand development, web site traffic growth, website UI and advertising revenue as part of an ongoing eCommerce project
– Partnered with company’s professionals to create, develop and manage content
– Maintained a proactive approach and abreast of all software and technical upgrades as needed

January 2012 – January 2013
Web Developer/Designer & Digital Marketing, North Shore Advisory, Inc.
– Designed, developed, and implemented web architectures for the company’s site
– Played the main role in the migration of all of the domains and the web sites hosting
– Laid out and executed online projects, updating and revisiting existing online assets, and created a new site with CMS technology.
– Analyzed the company’s SEO proactively, including any technical recommendations for improvements of multiple websites
– Managed all of the company’s domains, hosting and SQL databases, and implemented their backup procedures

May 2011 – June 2012
Data Visualization Intern for Blue Waters Project, Shodor
– Implemented a PC-Cluster in a 25-PC Lab using a Bootable Cluster CD (BCCD)
– Developing of an application in C programming language for visualization of large amount of data
– Linux scripting, programmed in parallel using Messaging Passing Interface (MPI)

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

– 2014 CRA-W Graduate Cohort Scholarship Recipient
– Recipient of ACM, NSF and Google Scholarships
– 2013 Pace University Graduate Merit Scholarship Recipient
– Silver Key Service Awardee during the St. Thomas Aquinas College graduation ceremony
– Dean’s List at both SUNY Rockland Community College and St. Thomas Aquinas Community College (multiple semesters
– SUNY Chancellor’s Award in Student Excellence and All NY-Academic Team
– Hispanic Heritage Leadership Student Award
– Outstanding Student Service Award
– 3rd Place at First Annual Pace University Programming Competition for Community Colleges
– NJCAA Division III Distinguished Academic All-American
– Scholar Athlete – Region XV Academic Team and Mid-Hudson Conference Academic Team NJCAA Division III

Knowledge and Skills

– Fluent in Spanish and English
– Programming languages: Java, C, C++,, Assembly language (8086 family), Javascript, HTML5, XHTML, XML, CSS3, MPI, SQL
– Experience using MS Office tools (Project, Visio, Word, Excel, Power Point)
– Graphics design programs: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, and InDesign
– Audio and video editing
– Basic experience with the Selenium IDE automation tool
– Google Analytics, AdWords, Facebook Ads, Social Media Marketing
– Content Management Systems Platforms: Joomla!, WordPress, Concrete5
– Human-Computer Interaction software: Prototyper Pro, Balsamiq Mockups


January, 2018
Ocularis 5 Certification
On-Net Surveillance Systems, Inc., 1 Blue Hill Plaza, Pearl River, NY 10965

August, 2015
Project Management Certificate Program
Ramapo College of New Jersey, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd, NJ 07430

August 30, 2013
HTML5 Mobile App Development
Ramapo College of New Jersey, 505 Ramapo Valley Rd, NJ 07430

Volunteer Activities
March 2018 – Present
Committee Member, Airmont, NY Preservation and Open Space Committee.
– TThe purpose of the Preservation & Open Space Committee is to provide recommendations to the Board of Trustees that will keep the Village of Airmont, NY a safe and beautiful place to live and play.

May 2013 – January 2018
Committee Member, Airmont, NY Technical Committee.
– To identify instructional and administrative technology goals and objectives for the Village of Airmont, NY and align those goals to the greatest benefit of all Airmont residents. To encourage the use of the latest technology to bridge communications with all Village residents.
– Creation of tutorials to educate senior citizens with the latest technologies.

October 2012 – April 2016
LiC Web Assistant, Latinas in Computing.
– General website management and updates.
– Running of scripts to generate data from a membership request form.

September 2010 – December 2010
Database Developer, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County, NY.
– 42-hour Service Learning Project collaborating with the development and implementation of a database of non-profit organizations in Rockland County.