Narissa Hajratalli

Software Engineer

About Me

After initially realizing Chemical Engineering wasn't the profession for me, I changed my major in college to Neuroscience on the pre-medical track. Even though I never truly had dreams of becoming a doctor, I have a desire to help others in profound ways. What did stick with me from my experience at NYU was my interest in social impact and finding solutions to real-world problems. This is what lead me to Software Engineering.

As a pre-medical student turned Software Engineer, I strive to code with the purpose to make other’s lives better. My “patient-first” perspective has seamlessly translated into a “user-first” approach when creating products that are geared towards societal impact. An ambitious problem-solver by nature, I always aim high to find solutions to systemic problems with detail-oriented, thoughtful code. At my core, I am a leader that diagnoses problems efficiently and tackles them with a growth mindset. I'm currently applying the skills I gained from General Assembly's Software Engineering Immersive bootcamp and learning new skills at my internship with Medial Health, where I am helping create the provider facing platform for our healthcare technology web application.

In my free time, I create watercolor paintings, ceramic pieces, and interior design mood boards on Pinterest.


  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Typescript
  • Ruby
  • Python
  • Vue.js
  • jQuery
  • React
  • Node.js
  • Express.js
  • Bootstrap
  • Material UI
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Django
  • MongoDB
  • Mongoose
  • Mongo Atlas
  • PostgreSQL
Additional Tools & Skills
  • Version Control (Git and GitHub)
  • Heroku
  • Netlify
  • Object-oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Algorithms
  • Data Structures
  • REST API Development
  • Responsive Design



Tracking user meat consumption for sustainability

Tech Stack: Python, Django, PostgreSQL, Vue.js


Organize activities from all your favorite travel destinations

Tech stack: Ruby, Ruby on Rails, PostgreSQL, Vue.js

The Color of Care

For patients to report racial bias

Tech stack: jQuery, Express.js, MongoDB

Portfolio V1

Personal website to display portfolio (version 1)

Tech stack: jQuery, HTML5, CSS


Software Engineering Intern

Internship | Medial Health (Nov 2020 - Present)
Medial Health allows you to manage your health and that of your loved ones. It allows you to keep track of vitals, symptoms, allergies and much more, in a centralized location.
Tech stack: GraphQL, Node.js, MongoDB, React, TypeScript, Material UI, Jest, Github pipeline, Webpack
  • Design and implement a health provider onboarding flow
  • Build email verification (for signup) and authentication (for login) system using JWTs
  • Research and design provider and facility data model with scale in mind and consider the many to many relationship between them
  • Create a reusable form using Material UI to capture the provider’s basic information to MongoDB and images uploaded to Google Cloud

Software Engineering Fellow

Full-time | General Assembly (June 2020 - Sept 2020)
Full-time fellow in the Software Engineering Immersive program that included 500+ hrs of instruction over 12 weeks. With a hands-on, career-oriented approach, I was given the skills to transition into the tech industry.
  • Languages:
    HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Ruby, Python
  • Tools & Skills:
    Version Control (Git and Github), Heroku, Netlify, Object-oriented Programming (OOP), Algorithms, Data Structures, REST API
  • Frameworks:
    Node.js, Express.js, Vue.js, jQuery, Bootstrap4, Ruby on Rails, Django
  • Databases:
    MongoDB, Mongoose, Mongo Atlas, PostgreSQL

Hackathon Participant

MIT Hacking Medicine (Oct 2020)
The mission was to infect, energize, and empower a diverse, global community in healthcare entrepreneurship and innovation to scale medicine to attack and solve healthcare problems.
  • Problem: Accessing Healthcare During COVID-19 -
    The ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus causing COVID-19 has transformed the healthcare world, highlighting the need for improved methods to deliver healthcare services.
  • Solution: CureThru is an end to end integrated drive-thru primary care service allowing people to go to their primary care appointments in a quick, efficient, and safe way.

Patient Experience Associate

Full-time | Force Therapeutics (Sept 2019 - Jan 2020)
  • I provided account-based patient support for healthcare organizations including successful onboarding and continuous technology support primarily via phone and email
  • I taught patient's how to log in and navigate the Force platform by providing additional support through tech support calls
  • I supported account managers by analyzing patient-focused data and worked on projects as needed
  • I was involved in product development meetings to provide patient feedback to our engineering and product teams
  • I would problem-solve and troubleshoot our technology to consistently improve the patient-facing platform

Recovery Room Volunteer

Volunteer | Planned Parenthood of Greater NY (June 2018 - May 2019)
  • I served as an emotional support system for patients in the recovery room after they have had procedures
  • I provided physical support by getting patients food, beverages, blankets, and heating pads
  • I assisted in disinfecting the recovery room and preparing, stocking, and organizing all necessary supplies
  • I managed the company customer service inbox by taking registrations, cancelations, and CME-related requests
  • I became the liaison between the clinical staff and the patient to communicate the patient's needs in real-time

Clinical Research Assistant

Part-time | Mount Sinai (Jan 2018 - Sept 2019)
  • I worked in Dr. Malaspina's lab in the Psychiatry department, researching psychosis and mental illnesses with psychotic features
  • I administered a pre-screening assessment and the Diagnostic Interview for Psychosis and Affective Disorders (DI-PAD) to individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
  • I am experienced in handling patient data, electronic medical records on EPIC, and DI-PAD information
  • I recruited controls and subjects for the study by email, phone, and approaching potential participants in person
  • I am certified in phlebotomy and trained in taking and handling blood samples


Per-diem | Global Medical Education (Feb 2017 - Nov 2019)
  • I worked at on-site Continuing Medical Education (CME) meetings across the country by making sure the event runs smoothly
  • I registered walk-in participants, handled the Q&A session for our speakers, and aided in set-up and clean-up of the event space during our live events
  • I assisted Dr. Prakash Masand, M.D., in editing PowerPoints to be presented at upcoming psychiatric CME meetings
  • I managed the company customer service inbox by taking registrations, cancelations, and CME-related requests
  • I provided superior customer service to participants and faculty members at our live conferences while representing the GME brand

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Volunteer | NYU Neuroscience Institute (Sept 2016 - Sept 2017)
  • I helped as a research assistant in the Basu Lab where the research focus was on the learning and memory circuity between the hippocampus and the entorhinal cortex
  • I am proficient in vibratome sectioning, slide preparation of brain tissue from transgenic mice, and analysis via confocal microscopy
  • I executed immunostaining on fixed tissue using prolong gold to identify certain proteins in subsets of neurons
  • I managed the company customer service inbox by taking registrations, cancelations, and CME-related requests
  • I performed neuronal reconstruction via Neurolucida Neuron Tracing Software to help map the brain circuitry

New York University

Bachelors of Science (2019)
Major: Neuroscience / pre-medicine
Minor: Chemistry

Resource Center Assistant

NYU Office of Residential Life (March 2017 - May 2019)
Full-time peer leadership role to engage the residential community at Alumni and 7th St Residence Halls
  • I partnered with university administrative staff in running the day to day operations of the residence hall
  • I assisted in the distribution of keys, packages, and other resource services to students
  • I oversaw and trained a staff of 8 – 13 Resident Assistants during both the summer and academic year
  • I collaborated on creating a website via Google Sites to facilitate training and all operations in the resource center
  • I coordinated quarterly building turnaround, including housekeeping, student check-in, and student check-out

Volunteer Tutor

The Petey Greene Program (Sept 2018 - Dec 2018)
The Petey Greene Program supports the academic goals of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people through high-quality volunteer tutoring programs, while educating volunteers on the injustice manifest in our carceral system.
  • I taught legally-involved middle school and high school girls in Algebra, Chemistry, and Biology

Understanding the quality, effectiveness and attributes of top-rated smartphone health apps

British Medical Journal (2019) | Volume 22, Issue 1


Let's change the world.