I'm a front-end developer with significant back-end experience. I'm trained in the NEAP (Node, Express, Angular, PostgreSQL) stack and have been teaching myself Java and Python in my spare time. My interests include accessibility, mobile-first development, user interface design, security, and privacy.
Teamwork and diversity in tech are really important to me. I thrive on having coworkers to bounce ideas off of, pair-programming, and collaboration. My ideal work environment is one in which everyone values communication.
My journey to becoming a software developer started in 1998, when I started building websites with Geocities. After that, I taught myself how to edit CSS so I could jazz up my Livejournal layout. Throughout most of high school, I handwrote my notes in HTML. In 2015 I started teaching myself jQuery. Seven months later, I started the web development immersive course at Galvanize Seattle. After graduating in July, I've been working as a freelance web developer.