AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

I’m an aspiring cloud engineer gaining proficiency at scripting and automating workflows. I'm also a technology enthusiast and a returning-to-work mom!

AWS Community Builder (2022)
  • Evangelising the AWS (serverless) technology in the technical developer community


Deployed, a serverless profile website on AWS (2021):
  • Launched a S3-hosted serverless static website with integrated CI/ CD pipeline for front & back-end code
  • Automated back-end infrastructure by defining and deploying SAM templates
  • PEvangelised my experience with 1500+ members in the Cloud Resume Challenge Discord community
  • Technologies Used: AWS S3, Route53, Certificates Manager, CloudFront, API Gateway, Lambda, DynamoDB, AWS SAM, CloudFormation, git, GitHub, GitHub Actions, Python (Boto3), HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Co-published a global COVID-19 tracker within the first 2 months of the pandemic (2020):
  • Solved a pressing informational need by launching a website that furnished daily statistics/ info on Covid-19
  • Led a phased country coverage expansion from 30 to 190 countries. Incorporated user feedback to add SEO and support for 100+ languages Google Translate API - led to 74% increase in DAU
Published Muslim Companion, an award-winning App Action for Google Assistant - Muslim Companion (2018):
  • Voice-based app providing users with local, up-to-date Muslim prayer and fasting times all over the world; won runner-up award in the Actions on Google 'Build-it 2018' contest (4.6/5.0 CSAT rating)
  • Analysed the fast-growing Google Assistant 'voice apps' space (2.5X YoY) for opportunities across segments
  • Implemented the backend on GCP to retrieve data from an API and process responses using Cloud Functions
  • Technologies Used: Conversation design, DialogFlow, Google Cloud Functions, Node.js

Skills & Proficiency







Problem Solving



Nanodegree - Android Developer

Udacity (Remote Degree)
  • Udacity nanodegree program in partnership with Google for students with intermediate programming skills who want to become professional Android developers. View Certificate

MS in Computer Science

2013 - 2015
Information Technology University (ITU); Lahore, Pakistan
  • Dean's List: Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude for Masters Degree
  • Designed a mobile app to measure speed of sound on phones using complex pattern recognition techniques

BS in Electrical Engineering (Focus: Telecommunication)

2008 - 2012
National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences; Lahore, Pakistan
  • Dean's List: Spring 2011, Fall 2011
  • Prototyped an educational netbook with Mathematics / English learning modules for children 4-8 years old
  • Technologies Used: Pic18F4550 Microcontroller unit, JHD12864e Graphical LCD, Embedded C


Assistant Program Manager

Jul '14 - Oct '15
Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB); Lahore Pakistan
  • Formulated various gov. healthcare and irrigation programs for Tier 1-3 cities of the Punjab province of PK
  • Co-led a team of 3 (UX, Eng, QA) to develop a child immunization monitoring mobile app launched across 36 cities. This helped increase vaccinator attendance from 21% to 91%, and coverage by +18% within a year
  • Co-influenced Chief Minister Office to sanction a $XM budget from PPMR Program funded by World Bank
  • Authored training playbooks for application training conducted by the Ops team for 6,000+ field personnel
  • Collaborated with Nielsen teams to conduct on-ground audit on immunization progress

Research Assistant, Innovation for Poverty Alleviation Lab (IPAL)

Jul '13 - Jun '14
Information Technology University (ITU); Lahore, Pakistan
  • Prototyped a machine to curb wastage of clean drinking water at purification facilities across the province
  • Influenced the university dept. for a PKR 100K grant to conduct a study on the efficacy of irrigation project
  • Tested project UI/UX with 250 users across SEC B/C; proposed recommendations led to 36% increase in CSAT

Other Interests

  • Cooking (Indian, Indo-Chinese & Mediterranean cuisines), Reading (Fiction & Biographies), Social Good (Raised $25,000 to furnish 400,000+ meals for 1,100+ families - 2019)