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

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EDUCATION
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
WORK EXPERIENCE
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
SELECTED PROJECTS
“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
LEADERSHIP
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
SKILLS
• 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)