Alston Godbolt

Alston Godbolt
Developer and Freelancer
Southeastern Wisconsin

I am an experienced web developer,  proven change manager, and leader. I am Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate, and Developer – Associate. I have professional experience in MongoDB, Express, React, and Node.js (MERN).

Certifications
Amazon Web Services
4/2018 – 4/2020
Certified Solutions Architect – Associate

License: 6HCMHBB1LM4Q17GC

Amazon Web Services
3/2018 – 3/2020
Certified Developer – Associate

License: LB5EW64CJEQ118KC

Education
Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR
2015-2017
Bachelor's of Science, Computer Science

GPA: 3.04

Courses completed include:

  • Web Development
  • Assembly Language
  • Intro to Parallel Programming 
  • Data Structures
  • Into to Usability Engineering
Keller Graduate School of Management – Chicago, IL
2009-2012
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

GPA: 3.45

Courses completed include:

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managing Conflict in the Workplace
  • Managing Organizational Change
  • Managerial Finance
Marian University – Fond du Lac, WI
2002-2006
Bachelor of Arts, Communication

General Communication

Courses complete include:

  • Writing for Media
  • Public Speaking
  • Introduction to Graphic Design
  • Theories of Communication 
Experience
Ametek Powervar – Waukegan, IL
11/2017 – Present
Full Stack Web Developer
  • MERN Stack (Mongo, Express, React, Node)
  • Develop web applications for internal and external use
  • Develop feature that sends automated email using AWS and Mern
  • Use the following AWS Services: EC2, SES, DynamoDB
Concordia University Wisconsin – Kenosha, WI
9/2014 – 11/2017
Adjunct Instructor

Taught the following courses:

  • Student Success Strategies
  • Organizational Management Principles

Courses approved to teach:

  • Critical Thinking and Creativity
  • Computer Communication
  • Philosophy of Values and Ethics
Concordia University Wisconsin – Kenosha, WI
12/2012 – 11/2017
Center Director
  • Recruit, train, supervise, and develop support staff and 40+ Center adjunct faculty
  • Recruit and advise new and current students
  • Maintain Center facility and budget
  • Coordinate events both inside and outside of the university
  • Promotes Center programs using public presentations using various types of media
  • Increase positive reputation within the region
  • Cultivate and promote marketing ideas
  • Source and Hire vendors and contractors as needed
Concordia University Wisconsin – Kenosha, WI
09/2011 – 11/2012
Admissions Counselor
  • Advise new and current students with scheduling options
  • Attend college fairs, and visit local businesses
  • Initiate local marketing partnerships
  • Conduct individual and group interviews to qualify potential students
  • Develop recruitment plans aligned with university goals
  • Work closely with other school officials to ensure a smooth transition for new students
  • Maintain positive relations with faculty, students, and staff
DeVry University – Gurnee, IL
5/2009 – 9/2011
Admissions Advisor
  • Complete certification process and associated training to develop broad admissions knowledge
  • Network and develop professional relationships to generate personally-developed inquiries
  • Provide excellent customer service to students through application and enrollment process
  • Conduct personal interviews to qualify candidates and to explain academic programs
  • Handle appointments, interviews, and applications in a professional and timely manner
DeVry University – Lincolnshire, IL
8/2008 – 5/2009
Operations Support Coordinator
  • Supports the new student recruitment and registration process at the location
  • Supports the continuing student and academic area at the DVUC
  • Responds to student questions and/or requests
  • Fields student complaints and resolves, if able
  • Escalates concerns as necessary
  • Supports the Center Director in the operations of the location
Skills
JavaScript
Node.js
React.js
MongoDB
AWS Services