Self-directed, studio-based curriculum focused in animation and educational game design; Elective coursework in Python Game Development and Reasoning & Critical Thinking; Internship in open source web development.
Fine arts major with a focus in printmaking; Transferred after sophomore year for more flexibility in fine arts curriculum in order to pursue interest in games and digital media.
Develop web platform and provide instruction around digital literacy for a membership network empowering formerly-incarcerated people with financial empowerment and mentorship opportunities.
Facilitate weekly meetings of the Core CSS team, devise and oversee and contribute code to long term projects improving the health and maintainability of the WordPress Core CSS code-base.
Participate in the core organizing group and mentorship program of the local Pittsburgh chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice. Co-organized and led group session focused on racial justice in tech.
Compelling presentation of CSS algorithms research and educational topics at industry conferences.
Active member of local software development communities, volunteering time to mentor and tutor people entering the tech industry.
Development, ongoing maintenance, and technical advising for the C4AA on their WordPress website and donation platform.
Independent research into what is a programming language vs. what developers think is a programming language. Invented the concept of CSS algorithms to teach the declarative paradigm and to encourage an inclusive understanding of programming among industry developers.
Conceived of and implemented a UI system, suite of build tools, and standards to speed up front-end development, reduce technical debt, and to deploy shared modules across a network of sites. Implemented the concept of CSS algorithms.
Full stack web engineering for high-traffic, enterprise WordPress websites on a product and engineering team of about 80 people. Successfully led and deployed re-platform and upgrade initiatives across a network of 25 sites. Advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in team culture, hiring, and compensation.
Developed curriculum and instructed web development in the forms of one-on-one tutoring, independently organized courses, and workshops for a variety of institutions.
Contract front-end and WordPress development and training for startups and small to large businesses and web development agencies.
Support for the development of game-like curricular materials in the Mission Lab at Quest to Learn, a NYC public middle and high school that focuses on systems thinking and game-like learning. Collaborate with team of game designers and educators to produce digital and non-digital game cv/assets.