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I'm a multidisciplinary embedded software engineer trained in mechanical engineering, computer science, and biomechanics/physiology. I'm a tinkerer and compulsive problem solver. My educational background focuses on the integration of human anatomy and physiology with mechanical and electronic interfaces. In my personal life I love to tinker and have built several fun projects using Raspberry Pi, microcontrollers, and various sensors. Outside of tech, I have a passion for skiing, cycling, and the outdoors!

Hello! I'm Katrina!

Katrina Siegfried

SOFTWARE ENGINEER
COMPUTER SCIENTIST
MECHANICAL ENGINEER
BIOMECHANIST
TINKERER
COMPULSIVE PROBLEM SOLVER
LOVER OF CRAFTS AND TECH

 

Email:

katrina.siegfried@gmail.com

 

EDUCATION
 
2007-2013

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER

  • Concentration in biomaterials and biomechanics

  • Graduated pre-med with a minor in biology

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.12

  • One-year capstone project in biomedical engineering in partnership between the university and CaridianBCT (now Terumo BCT) redesigning and modeling the tubing in a blood collection centrifuge

  • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Certified (FE) NCEES ID: 12-648-92

2007-2013

Certificate in Biomedical Engineering

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER

  • completed as part of B.S.

2013-2014

M.S. Integrative Physiology, Biomechanics

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER

  • Research focus in computer programming, biomechanics, and science education

  • Extensive coursework in bioengineering

  • Cumulative GPA 3.61

2018-Present

M.S. Candidate, Computer Science

Quality Systems for Product and Process Engineering Graduate Certificate

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO, BOULDER

  • Focus on embedded systems

  • Leveraging physiological knowledge to improve computer and hardware based applications for medical devices

  • C++, C, Julia, Python

  • Cumulative GPA 4.0

EXPERIENCE
 
2019-Present

TerumoBCT

ASSOCIATE EMBEDDED SOFTWARE ENGINEER

  • Designing and implementing embedded application software for class III medical devices to meet requirements as defined by the customer

  • Working with stakeholders to design and implement medical device protocols which adhere to FDA safety and regulatory requirements

  • Test driven development and use of automated testing strategies including unit testing, integration testing, and system level manual on-device testing

  • C, C++, python, xml, git, github, ALM, TFS, Agile SCRUM

  • Graduate software engineering intern for 6 months in 2019

2018-2018

Active Innovations Laboratory

CONTRACT RESEARCH SCIENTIST

  • Designing and manufacturing novel testing equipment, including circuit layouts, physical structures, programming of microcontrollers, automation

  • Meeting with research team and directly with customer to outline deliverables and testing parameters

  • Management of design and budget, promoting safety and efficacy

2017-2018

Silicon STEM Academy

SENIOR ENGINEERING INSTRUCTOR

  • Creating a novel curriculum for a capstone project-based course for most advanced students

  • Oversight of 10 high-school-age students and delivering engineering content concentrated in circuits,
    soldering, and microcontroller programming; maintenance of 48 Linux computer systems

  • Development and oversight of 10 different microcontroller-based projects, all delivered on-time and
    under-budget

  • 3.5 Class hours per week with additional 3-12 planning and preparation hours per week

2013-2014

University of Colorado at Boulder

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT

  • IPHY 3415 Human Anatomy Laboratory and IPHY 4540 Human Biomechanics

  • Work within given course guidelines to develop and execute lesson plans

  • Convey passion for subject material to garner interest in the subject material and the field

  • Evaluate students through graded examinations and practical evaluations

  • Meet with students outside of class hours to aid in understanding of subject material

2010-2012

University of Colorado at Boulder

STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT

  • Extensive work in experimental design and methods design

  • Developed novel methods for the study of the tendon-bone interface

  • Worked with various bio-material fixing and testing techniques

  • Strong sense of self-motivation required to meet research goals with minimal oversight from lead researchers

 
PROJECTS

Check out my blog to see the progress I have made on my latest projects!

SKILLS
 

C/C++

Solidworks 3D CAD Modeling

Python and Julia

XML/UML

Human Anatomy/Physiology

Test Driven Development

Leadership and Teamwork

Hardware-Software Interfacing

EXPERTISE
 
SOFTWARE & DATA ANALYSIS

2+ years experience working with physiological and bio-data, and 3+ years in embedded software development. With my training and experience in software I can debug, build, and improve software projects, especially where they relate to medical devices and biosignals. Additionally, my experience and education in data science, I can analyze, investigate, and model unique relationships within large sets of biological data

TEAMWORK

Through my experience in my graduate research, as an educator, and as a member of a software engineering team, I have learned to work well within interdisciplinary teams and am comfortable explaining complex anatomical and technical concepts. I firmly believe a diverse set of skills on a team is critical to resolving the best solutions.

APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY

With a strong understanding of mechanical principles and human anatomy and physiology, I am intimately familiar with the mechanics of the human body. This understanding provides context within which I can develop effective software solutions. Areas of knowledge include but are not limited to biomechanics, biotissue mechanics, fluid dynamics, and how to mechanically test and validate bio tissue properties.