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As a front-end web developer, I am driven to find elegant solutions to thorny problems. My previous work as a college instructor and writer has given me a foundation in critical thinking, creative problem-solving and effective communication. I'm passionate about creating websites with excellent UX, clean layouts, well-organized stylesheets, and fastidiously DRY code.

General Assembly
Santa Monica campus, full-stack web development, 2016
University of Southern California
Master of Professional Writing, emphasis in nonfiction, 2008
UC Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts in anthropology, 2000
Technical Skills
Current Expertise
  • JavaScript, React.js, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3
  • UX, responsive design
  • Sass, Less, Foundation, Bootstrap
  • npm and Node ecosystems
  • Git and Github
  • SCRUM, agile workflow, Kanban, Trello
Other Experience
  • PHP5, Laravel, WordPress
  • Ruby, Ruby on Rails
  •, Ajax
  • Angular, Express, Redux, Node.js, Loopback.js
  • PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • SEO, writing, editing, public speaking
Professional Experience
Front-end Developer (August 2016-present): Gigmor
  • Implemented product designs using React.js, Foundation and Sass, including creating many UI components from scratch
  • Created intuitive UX flows and utilized principles of responsive design
  • Worked closely within a small development team to review code, give feedback, and document development processes
Freelance Instructor: (2014-2016): POPP@ARTC, Gnomon and Tripeppi Smith & Associates
  • Taught social studies and targeted writing courses to secondary and postsecondary students seeking careers in law enforcement
  • Conducted a Penn in the Classroom fellowship that culminated with students producing a book of their own writing
  • Taught professional writing workshops to engineers at the Port of Long Beach
  • Helped a postsecondary school change their accreditor and scheduled extension and program courses
  • Organized career-focused events for a diverse and highly technical student body
Adjunct Instructor (2006-2010): USC
  • Progressed from holding a fully funded teaching fellowship to becoming a full-time lecturer in the Writing Department
  • Led discussion sections, oversaw a group of junior instructors and ran workshops on teaching standards
Freelance writer (2005-2016)
  • Built an audience by contributing personal essays and stories to a variety of websites and publications, including Reader's Digest, Salon, the Rumpus and the front page of Huffington Post
  • Provided ghost writing and copy editing services for a number of clients, including popular business book agency Business Ghost and a New York Times-bestselling author
  • Published a book of essays in two countries and as an audiobook