Yingyun_(Aurora)_Zhang Resume
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Location: Ithaca, NY, USA
School: Cornell University
Field of study: Information Science, Sociology, Business

Yingyun_(Aurora)_Zhang Resume

YingYun (Aurora) Zhang

Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, Ithaca, New York Expected May 2022
Candidate for Bachelor of Arts, Degree in Information Science / Sociology
• GPA: 3.6
• Relevant Coursework: Introduction to Python, Object-Oriented Programming in Java, Intermediate Web Design, Visual Imaging in Electronic Age, Ethics and Regulations in Technology, Sociology of Law
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Design and Environmental Analysis Department June 2019 — Dec. 2019
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Successfully Conducted 32 two-hour experiments using EEG, fMRI scan and electrode cap
• Analyzed brain signals with RStudio to visualize the effect of background noise on individual emotional regulation
• Created and distributed pre-experiment and follow-up questionnaires to participants in order to understand influencing factors for experiment results and incorporated into research design reflection report to facilitate experiment quality
Social Media Editor/Office Assistant, Cornell China Center Nov. 2019 — May 2020
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Assisted large and small on-campus events in cooperation with Chinese institutions and Cornell Global Learning Office, including receptions, speeches and conferences
• Generated weekly WeChat posts targeted to Chinese-speaking student parents and scholars, with contents including translation of university announcements during Covid-19 and Cornell-China events and academic initiatives
• Contributed to content with photography, brochures, logo creation, and other graphic designs;
• Increased Account followers to 5000+ in 5 months, by copywriting, proofreading and editing in over 20 pos¬ts
“Framed Reality”: Unreal Engine Project, Designer and Developer, VR Development Nov. 2019
• Modelled and rendered 3D models in Unity
• Developed and built a VR environment with 4 levels of scenes with Blueprints using open source assets
• Implemented interactive features tailored for hand activated controls, including collapsing scenes, floating first-person pawn movement, and seamless level transitions
• Improved compatibility after multidimensional user tastings in keyboard-control, Oculus and Valve headset
• Conducted environmental analysis and redesign on scaling, interaction and lighting of VR rendering
Dance-Utopia: A Dance Digital Catalog, Full-stack, Website Development Mar. 2020
• Conducted user experience research in forms of Qualtrics questionnaires, in-person interviews and phone calls;
• Extracted users’ needs and wants and incorporated qualitative and qualitative data into design journey
• Implemented a catalog with features of add and remove dance, add and remove rag, search by name, choreographers, dancers, dancing styles and tags with HTML5, CSS, PHP and SQL
• Designed user interactive features to facilitate utilization of the catalog, especially the tags
Outdoor Odyssey Guide, Cornell Outdoor Education Nov. 2018 — Present
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Completed training for Wilderness First Aid and CPR certificate
• Guide annual backpacking trips on Finger Lake Trail for teams of 5-8 freshmen as part of college orientation program
President, Amber Dance Troupe May 2019 — Present
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
• Arranged and instructed weekly practice and workshop for over 50 members
• Raise funding for costumes and performance from campus student activities office and outside sponsors
• Plan and coordinate dance performances and culture advancement events on-campus and in Ithaca community
• Programming: Python, Java, HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, RStudio¬, React, Bootstrap
• Work Software: Microsoft Suits, Photoshop, Lightroom, Unity, DS
• Languages: Mandarin (Native speaker), English (Proficient)