Coding is a lifelong passion of mine. I've always enjoyed creating cool things that help make the world a better place. Currently, as I am working as the Chief Technology Officer of CrowdMed, enabling me to do that more than ever.
Being a transgender woman has often presented many challenges, though I feel lucky to have written for the New York Times about my experiences. I also love creative writing, and I hope to publish novels in the future.
Additionally I am obsessed with cats, corgis, LGBTQ+ & leftist activism, Zen, philosphy, video games, and, most of all, my beautiful girlfriend.
OpEd about my frustrations using Twitter as a transgender person, and how moderation of social media often harms and isolates marginalized groups.
My thoughts on the terrifying nature of Trump's erosion of transgender rights, which is my most viewed article on Medium.
An examination of the concept of a "right" and how they function as a self-replicating idea that makes the world more just.
History repeats itself: first as a tragedy, then as a farce. But that isn't always a bad thing. Embrace the farce!
Many software engineers are capable of building powerful software, but they aren't able to make it inuitive and fun to use. I've spent a lot of time mastering UX and learning what kinds of small changes can make a big impact on user happiness and success.
Far too many tech industry folks fail in one simple category: communication. I'm as comfortable writing documentation as I am writing code, though my true passions lie in creative, not technical writing.
I've lead teams of various sizes from different points in the ladder. I've been just one of many team leads in the organization focusing on one small sliver of the company, and I've run entire technology departments. No matter the scope or the size, I believe in treating everyone with respect and do what I can to enable their success.
Leading the technology initiatives at an innovative healthcare-focused tech startup that solves difficult medical cases.
Spearheaded the initiative to build out new tools and explore new marketplace integrations for an e-commerce company.
Built out new features for a big data mapping company that serves government and enterprise clients. Did full-stack work on both the .NET backend and the Knockout frontend.