Christian Bernier

CS + Physics Student at Northeastern University

Hello! I'm a third-year honors student at Northeastern University pursuing a degree in computer science and physics, with a minor in mathematics. Below, you can find more information about my educational background, personal projects I've made, and my professional experience. Please don't hesitate to reach out to say hi!

Please feel free to email me at You can also find me on GitHub and LinkedIn.


Northeastern University

September 2021 – present

Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Expected May 2025

Candidate for Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Physics

​Boston, MA


Honors College

Dean's List

Academic Excellence in Physics


Software Engineering

Object-Oriented Design

Theory of Computation

Algorithms and Design

Differential Equations and Linear Algebra

Logic and Computation

Advanced Technical Writing

Fundamentals of Computer Science I and II

Lexington High School

August 2017 – June 2021

​Lexington, MA


National Honor Society Vice President

Student Government Tech Board


AP Computer Science A

Advanced Computer Programming

AP Physics C

AP Calculus BC

AP Chemistry

AP Biology

AP U.S. History

AP U.S. Government and Politics


Graphical Image Processing and Enhancement Application

June 2022

Developed GUI application to manipulate and analyze image files using Java Swing for Object-Oriented Design class

Utilized model-view-controller design with kernel filtering and linear color transformation classes for easy editing

Explored object-oriented principles such as the Builder, Command, Adapter, Decorator, and Strategy design patterns

Physics Notes Generator

January 2022 – April 2022

Created a static site generator to parse my physics notes from Markdown/LaTeX into HTML using NodeJS

Boosted productivity of study sessions significantly by making notes easy to access and well-organized

Special Relativity

January 2022

Made an interactive spacetime diagram to visualize Lorentz transformations used in special relativity

Implemented various equations used in modern physics to provide an intuition behind the math of relativity

Gerrymander Me!

July 2020 – October 2020

Built a game in JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to demonstrate the effects of partisan gerrymandering

Delivered an engaging and interactive experience to over 100 students in AP U.S. Government classes

Lissajous Curves

February 2021

Developed an interactive tool to visualize complex harmonic motion found in physical systems

Provides users the ability to change parameters of the systems and observe how the resulting patterns are affected


March 2018 – August 2020

Created a reference website and iOS app to track trains and buses on Boston public transit network

Generated over 1,000 iOS app downloads and thousands of website pageviews with reliable and useful information

Learned HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and React to present third-party API data in a fast and organized way

3D Fractal Visualizer

April 2019 – June 2019

Developed an interactive program to visualize complex 3D fractals using for AP Computer Science class with a partner

Utilized distance estimator and ray-marching rendering methods in Java/C program with LWJGL library for graphics

Work Experience

Cisco Systems

January 2023 – August 2023

Software Engineering Co-op

​Boston, MA

Developed full-stack features used billions of times daily for a cloud security product in an agile scrum team

Designed and implemented extensible user interfaces and APIs in various large-scale Git codebases independently

Contributed to team discussions about software design and independently reviewed others’ code changes in GitHub

Khoury College of Computer Sciences

September 2023 – present

Teaching Assistant

​Boston, MA

Ensure a complete understanding of computer science lecture material by hosting 4 drop-in office hours per week

Mentor 40 students weekly in 100-minute lab periods by proctoring interactive activities and answering questions

Grade several homework and exam assignments per week through code reviews with meaningful feedback

Museum of Science

September 2018 – present

In – Gallery Learning Program Assistant

​Boston, MA

Engage thousands of visitors of all ages daily in drop-in engineering, computer science, and biology activities

Educate visitors about the engineering design process and encourage planning, testing, and redesigning

Manage and coordinate dozens of interns and volunteers to ensure a flawless visitor experience

Northeastern University

January 2022 – December 2022

Peer Tutor

​Boston, MA

Mentor students in multivariable calculus, fundamentals of computer science, and modern physics

Conduct up to 10 one-on-one meetings weekly, leading to higher student confidence and better in – class performance

Yumanity Therapeutics

February 2021 – August 2021

Chemistry Intern

​Boston, MA

Prepared dozens of compound samples for NMR analysis and refilled machines with liquid nitrogen weekly

Organized and weighed thousands of chemical samples to expedite drug discovery for neurodegenerative diseases

Grace Chapel

June 2019 – September 2019

Media Technology and IT Intern

​Lexington, MA

Upgraded software, storage, and memory in servers and end-user machines, which greatly increased productivity

Created deployment documentation for new and refurbished computers and other IT equipment

Troubleshot issues with AV equipment in front of thousands of church attendees