Rachel Bennett

Hi there! I am a full stack developer with a passion for “greater good” projects and progressive web application design.

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About Rachel

Rachel is a wellness professional and content writer turned software developer. She has an education in organizational psychology and a background loaded with both analytical and creative projects, centered around collaborative efforts to enhance quality of life and the human experience. 

In 2016, after working a for a large financial company, Rachel decided to restructure her life to incorporate her life-long passions for tech and wellness. She began to pursue wellness instruction and coaching full-time, while teaching herself to program the basics of web development.

In 2018, after some time in self-study, Rachel enrolled in Thinkful’s Fullstack Web Development Mentorship. During the year-long, intensive mentorship she created several capstone projects that demonstrate her skills in both front-end and back-end web design. She has also collaborated on several volunteer programming projects for Code for Social Good.

She is most enthusiastic when integrating her passion for wellness and sustainability with her passion for analytical design to create solutions that help people live healthier lives.


 

Tech Stack

Education

Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Colorado State
2015-2016

Psychology, B.S.
University of Florida
Magna Cum Laude Honors

Fullstack Web Development Bootcamp
Thinkful.com
2018-2019

Programming Skills & Languages

 
  • Responsive design

  • Media queries

  • Git/GitHub

  • Heroku

  • jQuery

  • Bootstrap

  • Postman

  • Mongo DB

  • HTML/CSS

  • JavaScript

  • Node.js

  • ReactJS

  • API integration

  • Ajax

  • Express.Js

Other Experience

Freelance Content Writer
Verblio.com
2016-Present

Certified Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor
Currently: Swamp Fitness/UF Health
2011-Present

Yoga Retreat Coordinator
Old Reef Farm
2015-2018

Licensed Liability/Bodily Injury Adjuster
Nationwide Insurance
2014-2016

Fitness Counselor/Instructor
Gainesville Health and Fitness
2012-2014

Research Assistant
University of Central Florida - Media and Migration Lab
2009-2011

Teaching Assistant/Tutor
University of Central Florida - Statistics and Research Methods for Social Science
2009-2011

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Projects


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MSuncast —a forecast APP for people with Multiple Sclerosis

A forecast app that encourages individuals with MS to get sunshine for adequate Vitamin D synthesis depending on their line of latitude and makes suggestions for nearby outdoor spaces using the user’s geolocation. Using Geolocation, Google Places API and DarkSky API.

Tech stack: HTML 5, responsive design, JavaScript, JQuery, API integration

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Shopping List App

Simple JavaScript app created for wellness clients to help them shop for foods that fight inflammation.

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