• Technologically literate; comfortable operating in Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows
  • Highly driven autodidact; self-taught C++ and LaTeX, experience in html and php
  • Active member in a variety of local grassroot communities
  • Fluent in English and Bulgarian; basic comprehension of French and Russian


Bachelor of Mathematics, Honours Combinatorics and Optimization, Joint Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Sept. 2008 - Aug. 2014

Employment Experience

Undergrad Research Assistant, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo Faculty of Mathematics, Waterloo, ON, April 2013 - Aug. 2014

  • Analyzed the complexity of quantum circuit placement, providing explanations and intuition for the challenges arising in finding efficient algorithmic solutions. Supervisor: Michele Mosca
  • Designed and coded an algorithm that solved a discrete optimization problem that arose in quantum optics, resulting in a published paper. Supervisor: Agata Branczyk
  • Independently worked on problems posed during weekly meetings, following through with strategies and suggestions offered by coworkers and supervisors
  • Presented results and conclusions of research in comprehensible language during meetings, providing necessary background education when needed

Tester and Programmer, Acronym Software, Waterloo, ON, Sept. 2009 - Dec. 2009

  • Improved code efficiency by developing unit library in C++ to automatically handle unit conversions, reduction, and analysis
  • Performed a comparison analysis between US and UK load equations, allowing for code reusability when porting from US to UK standards

Private Math Tutor, September 2008 - Present

  • Experience with ages ranging from elementary to university, primarily high school
  • Employ a variety of proven-effective educational techniques, such as "guided discovery" used by JUMP Math, and others discussed in Polya's "How to Solve It"

Residence Technician, St. Jerome's University Residence, Waterloo, ON, Jan. 2009 - April 2010

  • Provided troubleshooting for network and viral issues for students living in residence
  • Ensured a secure environment before adding computers to network

Usher and Concessions Server, UW Theatre Centre, Waterloo, ON, May 2009 - Aug. 2014

  • Calculated tallies mentally due to lack of electronic till
  • Regularly balanced till accurately as a concessions server
  • Handled lines quickly and politely under stress during high volume influxes

Volunteer Experience

Mentor, Ometz, Montréal, QC, Oct. 2015 - Present

  • Mentoring and tutoring disadvantaged and at-risk youth twice weekly with the Jr. MYP (Maximizing Youth Potential) program

Volunteer, Yellow Door, Montréal, QC, July 2015 - Present

  • Act as liason between Rabbit Hole Cafe, Spontaneous Space, and Coffee House events taking place consecutively at Yellow Door on Fridays
  • Provide assistance setting up and taking down for Coffee House

Volunteer, People's Potato, Montréal, QC, July 2015 - Present

  • Cut and prepare food; serve students; dishwashing and cleaning kitchen surfaces

Volunteer, Santropol Roulant, Montréal, QC, July 2015 - Present

  • Deliver "Meals on Wheels" by bike or on foot to the homes of elderly and disabled
  • Make preserves of fruits and vegetables

Corporate Secretary, Board of Directors, Waterloo Co-operative Residence Inc., Waterloo, ON, Oct. 2012 - Feb. 2013

  • Prepared packages for monthly open session Board Meetings; took minutes during meetings
  • Attended educational conferences about the co-operative movement

Activities & Interests

References upon request.