About Me

I am a driven problem solver fascinated by technology. I am currently a junior at Vanderbilt University, working toward double majors in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science along with a minor in Business.

Although my strongest skill sets lie in STEM fields, I have thrived with Vanderbilt's College of Arts and Science as my home school. Engaging in classes that require significant written and verbal skills has enhanced my ability to communicate complex programming concepts in a team setting.

At Vanderbilt, I've had the privilege to join several unique and talented groups, and I've been able to use my skills to contribute meaningfully to these teams. Immediately after arriving on campus, I joined the Vanderbilt Men's Club Volleyball team as an outside hitter. Last year, we won an NCVF national title and I have assumed the role as President of the team.

As a sophomore, I began using my programming knowledge to teach a weekly introductory Python course to students at Rose Park middle school. Shortly thereafter, I signed on as a Control Systems Engineer for the Vanderbilt Fusion Project. I am currently working with this group to become a part of the first entirely undergraduate team to successfully build a nuclear fusion reactor.

Last summer I worked as Software Engineer Intern for Connexity in Santa Monica, CA. I primarily focused on creating APIs and backend services for shopyourlikes.com, gaining significant experience using SQL for data management and Java Spring Boot to build applications. I also used Node.js to design a frontend proof-of-concept for a new ShopYourLikes user homepage and had the opportunity to present this work to a team of 50 Connexity engineers.

I am currently seeking a software engineering internship position for Summer 2024. I would love to work on a team with a highly collaborative culture in environment where I can continue to develop new skills.

Thanks for taking the time to read about me!

- Duncan Paul Grimes


(310) 488-2359




Fusion Project