Masters of Engineering in Computer Science, 2016
Outstanding Project of the Year Award
Bachelors in Physics, Minors in Education & CS, 2015
Dean's List, six semesters
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Study Abroad, Madrid Spain
Senior Software Engineer, Harvard University — 2018 to Present
Collaborates with teaching teams and course designers at Harvard's Division of Continuing Education to design
and build instructional technology tools and scale existing edtech. Projects include algorithms to identify
students at risk, analytics dashboards for faculty, swipe-in automated attendance, and tools for Zoom. Each
semester, Abrams' educational tools are used by hundreds of Harvard courses: ~100 Harvard courses in Fall 2020, ~550 in Spring 2021, ~700 in Summer 2021, and still climbing.
Recipient of Dean's Award for Excellence in Innovation, 2020
Above and Beyond Award (awarded nine times), 2019
Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee, 2019 to Present
Remote Work Committee, 2020
EdTech Consultant, Berkman Klein Center — 2021 to Present
Provides insight and audits the code and design of Threads,
a custom pseudonymous chat platform for classes.
Specifically focuses on scalability,
usability for faculty and students,
and thinking of new ways the platform could be used to improve
Instructional Technology Fellow, Harvard University — 2016 to 2018
Worked directly with faculty and teaching teams, developed a suite of instructional technology tools, built
authentication and authorization frameworks for Harvard's JupyterHub and Virtual Desktop environments, and
created Inclass - the Harvard EdTech App Store.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2016 to 2018
Edtech Developer & Consultant, Cornell University — 2015 to 2019
Built a drag-and-drop robot programming platform allowing students to program Baxter, an industry-grade educational
robot. Created curriculum for a middle-school summer program that taught students programming and robotics through
hands-on projects that utilized the programming platform. Co-taught three iterations of the summer program with Prof.
Ross Knepper at Cornell University through the NY 4-H organization. Actively worked at Cornell through Fall 2015,
collaborated and led summer programs each following summer.
Guest Lecturer, Harvard University — 2020
Led classes for DGMD S-61 (Working with Educational Technologies), a new EdTech course at the Harvard Division
of Continuing Education. Guest lectures included background on EdTech, LTI, SCORM, and information on developing
Canvas-integrated EdTech. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the course was also offered online, so part of my
work also included video content creation, editing, and production.
Summer Program Instructor, Cornell University — 2015 to 2019
Taught a robotics summer program for middle and highschool students from schools that lacked resources for
technical courses. Led the program in 2018 and co-taught in 2015, 2016, 2017, and since 2018. Collaborated with
the New York 4-H foundation, who offered the program through their residential summer college course list.
Program Coordinator, Hawaii Leadership Academy — 2007 to 2015
Coordinated sixteen week-long leadership programs teaching interpersonal skills to foster children and victims
of physical or substance abuse. Designed itinerary and curriculum for up to 120 students per program and
facilitated academic, team building, and goal setting workshops.
Instructor, University of Hawaii — 2015
Designed and taught Exploring Physics through Game Design (ENR4500), a summer course where students
learned different physics concepts while developing seven educational computer games. Created the educational
technology and curriculum for lectures, coding projects, and physics labs.
Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor, Cornell University — 2012 to 2015
Led seven semesters of recitation sessions, physics labs, exam preparation workshops for multiple different
introductory physics courses and labs while also doing one-on-one tutoring for undergraduate physics students.
Recipient of Cornell's Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2014
After School Program Coordinator, Ithaca City School District — 2014
Created and co-taught two ten-week after school programs: one helping students publish their own novels in the
school library and one promoting engineering and science skills through hands-on projects, a program done in
conjunction with Odyssey of the Mind. Taught sessions and managed funding and curriculum in a team of four.
Pandemic Problem-solving: Showcasing Tech Solutions to Teaching Challenges,
VPAL Summit 2021
How Our LTI App Store Made the COVID Online Transition a Snap,
An LTI App Store: How we Designed, Built, and Deployed it to AWS,
Harvard IT Summit 2020
Effortlessly Build LTI Apps with CACCL, DCE’s Canvas Library,
HUIT Tech Talk Series 2020
Building Suites of Education-focused LTIs,
Florida International University 2019
Making Peer Learning Accessible,
Harvard Initiative for Teaching & Learning 2019
Learning Engineering: Evidence-Based Strategies for Continuous Learning Outcome Improvement
A Harvard LTI Tool Suite: new grading tools, swipe-in attendance & facilitated collaboration
Harvard Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Committee — 2020 to 2021
Harvard Remote Work Committee — 2020 to 2021
Harvard Diversity & Inclusion Committee — 2016 to 2017
Media and Production:
Final Cut Pro
Teaching in Action
Gabe teaching students to program Baxter the robot how to stack colored blocks.
Students getting Baxter to stack nine blocks.
Building houses out of blocks with Baxter.