technology software architecture stem diversity computer science cloud software engineering web mobile connected tv agile consultant
Accomplished technical leader and polyglot software engineer/architect passionate about diversity and technology, best practices, clean code, UI and UX, STEM education, and making the world a better place with code. Mentored and encouraged women to pursue careers in software development as a former Director for Women Who Code DC. Volunteered as a mentor/teacher/speaker for organizations such as Girls Who Code, Rails Girls, DC Web Women, and FabFems. Awarded "Powerful Women Programmers/Engineers" in 2015, 2016, and 2017 by DCFemTech. Received the "Trending 40: The New Power Women of DC Tech" award in 2017 by DCA Live. Significant roles on projects for NASA JPL, Sesame Street, Conservation International, Microsoft, Capital One, Sports Illustrated Play, Discovery Communications, and many more as a consultant through InfernoRed Technology.
February 2013 - present
As a consultant in agile software engineering, I fill the roles of a technical lead/architect/senior software engineer (who can also double as a lead UI/UX designer/developer) for my clients when working on a variety of Cloud, Web, Mobile, and Connected TV projects.
I've had significant roles with over 20 clients on 30+ projects including those for NASA JPL, Sesame Street, Conservation International, Microsoft, Capital One, Sports Illustrated Play, and Discovery Communications.
Director of Technology for DC Network
Women Who Code
December 2015 - May 2018
As a Director, I helped manage and support the growth of the DC Network's volunteer leads (30+) and community members (7,000+).
As the Director focused on Technology, I select the technology stacks and write the tools that help our local branch scale to meet our growing membership. I embrace all platforms, languages, and OSes - it’s about the right tool for the right job. I encourage our membership to adopt open source tools and the latest technologies and platforms in order to grow the collective skill-sets of our membership!
Co-Founder and CTO
Real Life Industries, LLC (dissolved)
May 2012 - March 2013
Health-care startup focused on clinical trial research. Responsible for the software architecture, development, & design, database design and administration, systems administration, project management, and HIPAA compliance.
OurBond, Inc. (dissolved)
July 2011 - June 2012
Early hire by Social Networking/E-commerce startup as a full-stack developer primarily focused on UI/UX. Engineered various modules for a social networking platform and integrated component for an e-commerce SaaS platform.
Software Engineer II
EMC (now "Dell EMC")
June 2008 - July 2011
R&D engineer for ApplicationXtender - a suite of Enterprise Content Management solutions including document management, bpm, and reports management software. Fulfilled various software engineering roles as a developer, ux designer, project leader, and build/deployment manager.
Lead Developer and Systems Administrator
WRUR 88.5 FM
October 2004 - January 2008
Designed/developed front and back end of a homegrown CMS in PHP. Maintained Linux web and email servers for wrur.org members.
June 2020 - present
University of Rochester
Minor in Psychology
Certificate in Management Studies
University of Denver
Information and Communications Technology