Elena Horton


Technical Program Manager

Seattle, WA

Elena N. Horton
513-768-2463 | elhorton@microsoft.com | linkedin.com/in/elenahorton
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH GPA: 3.94/4.00 June 2018 B.A. Computer Science, Economics

Relevant courses:

• Computer Science: Senior Honors Research Thesis: Balancing patient control and practical access policy for electronic health records via blockchain technology, Operating Systems, Cryptography, Combinatorial Optimizations, Algorithms, Discrete Mathematics, Software Design and Implementation

• Economics: Business Strategy and Management, Financial Markets and Intermediaries, Econometrics, The Price System, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, International Trade, International Politics

Honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Rufus Choate Scholar (Top 5% GPA), Dartmouth Economics Research Scholar


Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA February 2019 – Present

Program Manager, Energy Efficiency Team

Worked closely with developers to redesign the Windows sleep architecture for better diagnostics and understanding of sleep-specific issues; aligned this transition across stakeholders and the broader ecosystem
Unblocked adoption of Modern Standby by working with external partners to address the performance vs. power tradeoff of dGPU support on desktops and defining new design guidance for the ecosystem
Improving the relationships and ideation between management and Early-in-Career employees (EiCs) by starting a new EiC panel series and leading the “Base PM Squad” initiative
Identified and triaged gaps in the team’s coverage of hardware certification tests and feature documentation

Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA

June 2017 – Sept 2017

Program Manager Intern, Server Security Assurance Team

Designed and developed a client application enabling enterprise admins to control both typical virtual machines and isolated encrypted workloads on a single device; deployed the solution for customers on-site
Informed internal business analytic initiatives by conducting user research interviews and synthesizing a competitive analysis of Microsoft’s “privileged access workstation” solution

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

March – June 2017

CS50: Software Design and Implementation, Teaching Assistant

• Led weekly sessions to solidify software design concepts and aid students in developing large-scale projects • Graded student projects, offered feedback, and worked with the CS department to improve the class structure

Applied Predictive Technologies, Washington, D.C.

January – March 2017

Business Consultant Intern

Identified key data inconsistencies and iterated upon different analytic strategies to outline the best-practice process for a client’s continued use of APT’s ‘Test & Learn’ software
Collaborated with lead executives to create personalized, measurable market tests and communicated how APT’s analytic methodology would drive persistent value for their company
Contributed to the data analysis of clients’ business initiatives; synthesized findings into client-facing business impact presentations


The Sideline Perspective, Content Advisor

August 2018 – Present

Advise, sponsor, and create content for The Sideline Perspective, a platform for ex-athletes to find community
Expanding outreach through a new podcast series, social media initiatives, and fundraising events

DREAM Mentoring Program, Co-Chair

Fall 2015 – June 2018
Coordinated logistics and planned weekly activities for our program, which pairs college mentors with

underprivileged youth in long-term, one-on-one relationships
Expanded our communication platform with local families and introduced community outreach events
Recruited younger student mentors and engaged with community parents to expand our program


Technical Skills: C#, PowerShell, Python, Java, C, STATA
Other Activities: Harborview Hospital Volunteer, Dartmouth Varsity Women’s Ice Hockey, Women in the Wilderness General Interests: Ski Mountaineering, Leadership Theory, Traveling, Endurance Racing, Improvisational Comedy

  • Updated 3 years ago

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