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Hi, I'm Ashni.

software engineer
@ Royal Circuits Solutions

passionate about empowering people through technology

searching for full-time software engineering opportunities so let me know if you are hiring!

pronouns: she/her
born and raised in Nairobi Kenya
living in San Jose, CA United States

graduated from Boston University in May 2020
with a B.A. in Computer Science and minor in Business Administration & Management.

English, French, Kiswahili

Career Interests
full-stack + front-end development, fintech, online privacy and cryptography, education tech

reading, tennis, running, painting (acrylic & watercolour)
hiked Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Acatenango Volcano (Guatemala)



Languages: Python, Java, SQL, GraphQL, C, JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, CSS
Frameworks: Angular, Ionic, Express, Flask, React, Node.js

Notable Experiences

Royal Circuits Solutions Hollister, CA | August 2020 - Present
Software Engineer

Software & Application Innovation Lab (SAIL) @ BU Hariri Institute of Computing Boston, MA | May 2019 - May 2020
Software Engineer Intern

Contributed to JIFF, a JavaScript framework that supports secure multi-party computation (MPC) and enables web developers to build secure applications.
Co-engineered front-end mobile application, Game-Plan helping people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) plan and navigate their day-to-day lives.

Boston University Boston, MA | January 2020 - May 2020
Directed Research Study

Designed a secure multi-party computation (MPC) algorithm for a privacy-preserving machine learning model, to predict public opinion election polling results using web browsing histories, while protecting parties’ inputs.

Fire Tech Camp London, UK | July 2018 - August 2018
Python Tutor

Instructed beginner and advanced “Teen Coding with Python” courses with challenge-based learning and examples tailored to students’ interests to empower them to use technology to approach and solve problems.
Awarded Star Tutor of the Week.

Business & Technology Club (BizTech) @ Boston University Boston, MA | September 2018 - December 2019
Director of Operations - E-Board

Organized “Tech for Society” conference for ~150 students to give participants insight into the future of technology. Specifically, managed logistical and operational functions and planned the “Cybersecurity and Privacy” panel.
Led Python workshop initiative to help students improve their technical skills and gain technical project experience.