Alumni Tale: Katie DeAngelis ’11

What did you study at UNH?

Anthropology and Justice Studies, College of Liberal Arts (COLA)

What were you doing 1 year out of college?

Worked as a member of the Emergency Department Implementation team for MEDITECH MAGIC and CS platforms my primary responsibility was to provide service excellence to MEDITECH customers. I assisted customers by troubleshooting any problems that were reported, advising on system functionality and following issues through to completion. When appropriate I worked with programming staff, other specialists and/or management to ensure that issues were resolved in a timely manner. In addition to direct customer support, I conducted operational assessment visits, instructed during customer training or in-house seminars and assisted in other projects or duties as needed.

What were you doing 5 years out of college?

I worked as a Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) Analyst for Exeter Hospital. I oversaw the implementation of updates related to Meditech, Client Server OS, and other operational hardware, and software components of the LIS. I was responsible for builds, edits, and general maintenance of Meditech dictionaries, menus, and customer-defined screens as needed. I identified, documented, troubleshot, and monitored all application issues and/or modification requests using Meditech’s online issue tracking tools.

What were you doing 10 years out of college?

Seven years after graduating from UNH, as three months after giving birth to my daughter, I enrolled in the Coding Bootcamp for Full Stack Web Development that UNH Professional Development & Training offered. By this point in my career, I had a lot of experience in implementing, upgrading, maintaining, and supporting systems. In my existing roll, I kept seeing the gaps between engineers that were developing the system and the users’ functional needs. I realized that the only way to correct this was to become a developer. Many of the health information systems that we’re starting to see rolling out are full-stack web applications, so the Full Stack Development program was perfect. I received my certificate six months after beginning the program.

What are you doing now?

The week that I received my certificate, I began a new job at GYK Antler as a Junior Web Developer. I collaborate with team members in a fast-paced, agile environment. I work closely with UX & UI design, marketing, and outside consultants to achieve project goals and complete requirements. I create user flows, wireframes, design-to-code prototypes and final front-end code.

How do you feel your time at UNH has had an impact on where you are today?

UNH helped me to cultivate many of the skills that I use today, such as multi-tasking, prioritizing, working with others, and resourcefulness.

Why do you believe in UNH?

I think that UNH wants their students to succeed. Its evidenced by the quality and quantity of resources they provide.