carissa tang

about me

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LIFELONG LEARNER

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."
- Maya Angelou

I strive to approach life with kindness, integrity, and a growth mindset. Growth to me means continuously reflecting on my actions and intentions, and actively seek ways to improve. It means taking risks and staying open-minded to all perspectives and opportunities. I know that success is not a destination, but rather a life-long process.

Hello 👋! I'm

My favourite thing to do by far is to CREATE! From making music and performing dance, to building web applications and designing media content…I love finding new ways to integrate my creativity into projects I am working on. I also love to LEARN! You can always find me reading about recent tech advancements or picking up a new coding language.


Education

  • Incoming Computer Science Student at the University of Waterloo (2021-2026)
  • IBDP Graduate at St. Robert Catholic High School (2017-2021)
  • portfolio

    Coding Projects

    • Scheduling Web Application: User-friendly tool to schedule events and invite guests to sign up at convenient times. Built with Figma, Sketch, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Express, and MongoDB.
    • Symptom Checker Website: Preliminary self-diagnosis tool with an account database system to access previous quiz results. Built with Figma, HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

    Media Content

    Communications Intern @Qoom. Social Media Coordinator @St. Robert’s Art Council. Marketing Executive @Project Bawaajigan.

    I create visual posts, newsletters, blogs, and videos using Markdown/HTML/CSS, Canva, and iMovie. Creating media content has allowed me to combine my interests in design and marketing. Seeing how to make effective and appealing designs for a target audience has brought me insight on UI design for my web projects.

    passions

    Creative Arts

    Since I was 3, I have been immersed in the arts. Training in ballet the last 12 years of my life has taught me how to be perseverant, a good team member, and to be confident. I have also picked up the piano, flute and violin over the years, and love having spontaneous guitar jam sessions. Being able to nurture my creativity and have an expressive outlet has enhanced my thinking and communication abilities today.

    Check out my cover of Memories by Maroon 5!

    Social Initiatives

    • Co-Founder of Project Bawaajigan (Oct 2020 - present): an Indigenous non-profit organization that aims to educate the public and empower the native community. Leading weekly meetings and overseeing all department operations has helped me develop my leadership, communication and delegatory skills.
    • Co-Founder of Tsuki Designs (Jun - Dec 2020): a handmade jewellery charity in support of underrepresented females. This passion project taught me how to effectively partner with others in a professional setting, how to set the foundations of a business, and challenged me to conceptualize unique jewellery designs.
    • Community Fundraisers (2018, 2019): by selling unique sustainable plant pots and repurposed goods from the community, I raised over $550. These funds helped support SickKids' Child Life department and created care packages for the local homeless.

    Teaching

    Teaching is one of my greatest passions! As an avid learner, I strive to share my knowledge in mathematics and languages with others. From working with children in summer camps and community programs to privately tutoring students, I love seeing my students grow not only academically but also personally. Teaching has also taught me how to be patient, attentive, and a leader—skills which have enabled me to become a leader to my own peers within school projects and social initiatives.

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