Writing is the passion that led me to web development–I believe that storytelling is one of the most important tools that we have and that the inherent interactive qualities of the web should be harnessed to create more dynamic and captivating narratives.
Google Opportunity Fund Fellowship, General Assembly 2014
Senior Academic Award in Media Studies, The New School 2014
Jacob Burns Endowed Scholarship, Academic Excellence Committee The New School 2014
LaGuardia Presidential Scholarship, The New School 2010-2014
Academic Achievment Award, The New School 2010-2014
I was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where I attended a private Quaker school for 13 years. I moved to NYC upon graduating in 2010.
As an undergraduate at The New School, I majored in Culture & Media Studies and Journalism, graduating with honors in May 2014–earning two awards for academic excellence in addition to my previously held scholarships.
After graduating, I realized that I was interested in web development. I took General Assembly's Web Development Immersive program and was awarded one of Google's Opportunity Fund Fellowships for Women.
After ArtList, I joined the engineering team at Contently, where I've been able to merge my passions of journalism and web development. At Contently, I have been building new features on their Ruby on Rails and Backbone based platform.