Education

Nick is currently attending UMass Amherst, and expecting to graduate in May 2018. Studying Computer Science, he will be completing the Security & Privacy sub-track. The relevant courses that he has taken are:

  • Calculus (I/II/III/Multivariate)
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • CS187 – Programming with Data Structures
  • CS197C – Programming in C
  • CS197U – Introduction to Unix
  • CS197WP – Introduction to HTML/CSS
  • CS220 – Programming Methodology
  • CS230 – Computer Systems Principles
  • CS240 –  Reasoning Under Uncertainty
  • CS250 – Introduction to Computation
  • CS311 – Introduction to Algorithms
  • CS326 – Web Programming
  • CS377 – Operating Systems
  • CS391L – Computer Crime Law
  • CS453 – Computer Networks
  • CS460 – Introduction to Computer & Network Security
  • Independent Study – Embedded Security Capture the Flag (Hosted by MITRE)

At UMass, he joined the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. At Pike, he has assisted in planning socials, house projects, and community service events as well as participated in many of those events.

He graduated from Burlington High school in 2014. During his four years of high school, he kept busy by splitting my time between varsity athletics, challenging academics, volunteering and many clubs. He was the president of the Student Council’s Executive Board, the National Honors Society, the Italian club, and the Rotary Interact Club. He was also the student representative for the Burlington School Committee as well as the student representative on the Burlington school council. Nick was a part of the student help desk at BHS, where he assisted students and faculty with technological issues as well as contributed articles about trending technology to the Help Desk Blog. At BHS, he also took on the personal project of creating the Student Council Blog which hosts sporting events, club events, school events, and more in a centralized and easily accessible place. Students, faculty, and parents take advantage of this as there were 900+ unique visitors creating over 2,500 views just in 2014. The blog, which is now up kept by the current BHS student council president, also contained a master calendar of all of these events with corresponding posts which detailed each event. You can read more about this here. For this effort as well as a few other actions, he was awarded the “Red Devil” (our mascot) award when graduating.

Between his volunteer experience in Pike as well as at BHS, he have volunteered over 500 hours to the Burlington/Amherst communities.

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