Executive Director, Cofounder Double Union
Double Union is a 501(c)(3) non-profit in San Francisco with a mission of providing a feminist community workshop space where women can work on projects in a comfortable, welcoming environment. Fast Company did a "Most Creative People" profile about my work cofounding Double Union. I chaired the board of directors and served as Executive Director for two years.
Publisher, Cofounder Open Review Quarterly
The Open Review Quarterly is a collaboratively edited literary journal on modern culture. Imagine shaking off some layers of self, going outside to look at a plant or otherwise finding brief clarity, then extracting some pearl of resonating personal truth to share. The ORQ brought together over 50 authors who produced over 100 new pieces of writing over the course of five years of publishing.
Co-CEO, Cofounder Model View Culture
I cofounded Model View Culture, a publication focused on the intersection of technology, culture and diversity that Fast Company called "a new tech publication the internet actually needs". I designed and coded the app that ran the publication; designed editorial processes; orchestrated media events and did the design and shipping operations for the print Quarterly.
Designer, Data Scientist FutureAdvisor
I helped build FutureAdvisor a digital investment management startup that provided unbiased advice and automated portfolio management (now a part of BlackRock). I split my time between analysis of large data sets (using python, pandas, numpy, scipy, and matplotlib), creating interactive data visualizations with d3.js, a/b testing, and front end UX/UI design. My work for FutureAdvisor was featured on CNN Money, WSJ's MoneyWatch, and Lifehacker.
Product Manager, UX/UI Designer Habit Labs
Habit Labs was a startup focused on building behavior change web apps. I worked on product design for Budge, a mobile health app that helped people start new habits, such as pushups or flossing. My role was project manager, where I set short-term and long-term development goals, informed by analysis of user behavior and user interviews. I was also responsible for UX/UI design of the product.
Master's in Public Health University of Washington
For my MS, I designed and implemented computer simulations focusing on risk analysis in human populations. My thesis research was a differential equations model of chemical transport through human skin.
Electrical Engineering & Studio Art Vanderbilt University
I have a BE in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt, where I developed a rigorous analytical and problem solving background and gained programming experience. My coursework focused on image processing, optoelectronics, mathematics and product design.
My studio art minor focused on printmaking and photography. I developed a strong design aesthetic, learned to take an idea and create a polished implementation, and developed the ability and vocabulary to articulate and critique visual ideas.
Biodiesel Production Research ENGAGE Fellow
I researched and produced an environmental impact assessment of on-campus biodiesel production processes and alternative fuel use, including supply chain analysis.
Interference Lithography Weiss Lab at Vanderbilt
I designed and ran experiments to develop a method for creating nanoscale optical gratings on silicon for biosensing applications using interference lithography. I also designed the test apparatus in CAD and fabricated it with a CNC machine.
Wind Turbine Modeling German Academic Exchange
As a DAAD RISE scholar, I developed wind turbine simulation for modeling alternative energy grid integration. My fellowship was sponsored by Christian-Albrechts-Universitat Zu Kiel.