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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.

 
CONTACT ME

Katrina Siegfried

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER / PROGRAMMER

 

Email:

katrina.siegfried@gmail.com

    © 2018 Katrina Siegfried