JORGE MARTIN JOVEN

JORGE MARTIN JOVEN

Software Engineer

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ABOUT

I am currently studying for a B.S. in Information Technology - 2nd Degree at the University of Massachusetts. I am looking to join a creative and innovative team in the Boston area where I can contribute to the development of products while continuing to learn and grow. I also hold a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Evolution and Biodiversity from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), in Spain. My goal is to combine both expertise in the field of bioinformatics.

My interest in coding started when I bumped into Discovering Statistics Using R, by Andy Fields. This book was so mind changing that I enrolled in the Startup Institute coding bootcamp with the purpose of redirecting my professional career towards programming. There, I learned HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and Ruby on Rails and developed the skills and mindset to be an asset to an innovative employer by working on real projects re-designing and improving clients’ websites. I worked as part of a team for several organizations including Operation L.I.P.S.T.I.C.K. and Colibri Boston. Since then, I’ve been expanding my knowledge by creating deliverables using JS (Jason, React), and RoR.

As a biologist, I spent two years doing research in the Animal Physiology Department at UAM. I studied the function of leucokinin, a neuro-peptide produced in the brain of Drosophila melanogaster implied in chemoreception and behavior.

In the following years, I participated on several archaeological sites in Spain and Jordan. This experience led me to join the Foundation for Research into Prehistory and Human Evolution (Spanish acronym, FIPEH) in 2012. Since then, I’ve taken on a wide variety of roles and responsibilities to support FIPEH’s work, from translator and interpreter of Spanish-English to laboratory manager and research assistant for this institution, which is located in Spain. My most recent contributions to FIPEH consisted of creating their first website, starting and maintaining a yearly online advertising campaign to recruit students to the field school, and establishing a partnership with the Institute for Field Research (a non-profit organization that offers field schools programs in archaeology all over the world). As a result, US students will have the opportunity to work on Spanish archaeological sites with no equivalent in America, such as sites dating back from 100,000 to 300,000 years ago, and FIPEH will expand its international recognition and increase its revenues.

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