I am a storyteller, a creative coder, and a front-end web developer. I have my masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where I developed a programming toolkit for amplifying the meaning of digital text. I am passionate about developing and facilitating transformative interactions and safe spaces. Before studying computer science my background was in education and public health. I was the Director of Adolescent Health Education for Lutheran Family Health Centers, one of the largest Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) networks in the nation. I am also a poet, which greatly influences my approach to development. I was a member of the UC Santa Cruz Poetry SLAM team that won the National Collegiate Poetry Slam Championship, and I was voted Best Overall Poet at the event. I was also the 2011 Bowery Poetry Club Grand Slam Champion, and I represented New York City at the 2011 National Poetry Slam Championships. I am particularly interested in words. And in how we can use them to transform the world.
I am a systems thinker and am passionate about creating inclusive, safe spaces and systems for getting things done.