Technical Skills

Development Languages – Git, Unix, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, SASS, JavaScript, jQuery
Writing – technical writing, content strategy, communications strategy, grant writing
Tools – Docker, Git, Coda/Sublime, WordPress/CMS, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator

I’ve got expert knowledge of web standards and browser compatibility, and I’m willing and able to learn new coding languages. In fact, I’m learning all the time!

Speaking Gigs

  • Codecademy, “Technically Speaking: How to Improve YourCode with Technical Writing”, September 2015
  • Fusion RiseUp, “NASA Creates Community (And You Can Too)”, November 2014


Documentation Editor (August 2016 – Present)

Joyent, remote, Brooklyn, NY

  • Write tutorials and blog posts for how to use Joyent products
  • Update and maintain documentation surrounding Triton, Manta, Node.js, and other Joyent products

Web Developer (August 2014 – July 2016)

WNET, New York, NY

  • Develop object-oriented WordPress themes and plugins for WNET internal clients and PBS programming
  • Manage developer blog to create comprehensive documentation of our work for stakeholders as well as highlight what we’re doing differently than other WordPress shops

Digital Marketing Manager (November 2013 – August 2014)

Digital Marketing Associate (February 2012 – October 2013)

JCC Association, New York, NY

  • Managed nine WordPress sites, developing custom branded themes and populating content, to best reach JCC Association’s stake holders
  • Project manage JCC Association’s extranet, including writing comprehensive documentation, providing internal and external technical support, and maintaining blog content
  • Lead webinar training with JCC professionals across North America about web development, marketing and social media, and on-boarding to the extranet
  • Manage and design all marketing email campaigns via MailChimp, growing open rates from around 18% to around 35%
  • Established and compiled a monthly digital reach report that assessed each website, social media account, email marketing campaign, and other digital property based on growth of listeners and engagement

Freelance Front-End Developer (January 2011 – Present)

  • Design and develop websites meeting each client’s needs including parallax WordPress blogs, mobile content, and interactive JavaScript
  • Provide documentation, empowering companies to update websites without developer assistance

Social Media Intern (May 2011 – December 2011)

TechSmith Corporation, Okemos, MI

  • Engaged and monitored the online community across ten English language Twitter handles, four Facebook fan pages, YouTube, Google+, and Get Satisfaction
  • Assisted customers with technical support and directed them to multiple resources for further help
  • Analyzed the effectiveness of TechSmith’s social presence using multiple analytics reports and resources
  • Successfully wrote and pitched Facebook landing page and Twitter background re-design strategies to the Project Marketing Manager
  • Produced instructional documentation using Snagit and Jing screen capture software
  • Developed several blog series including individual pieces on TechSmith’s “20 Educators to Watch,” a view of TechSmith employees in “Meet TechSmith,” and various other posts about social media
  • Edited and produced video interviews and projects using Camtasia for Mac and Camtasia Studio 7

Peer Writing Consultant and Social Media Coordinator (November 2010 – December 2011)

Writing Center at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

  • Designed and executed a social media marketing plan
  • Created and managed a staff development workshop on social media
  • Wrote a variety of blog posts related to social media and writing, as well as my experience with peer consultations.
  • Consulted students of various cultural backgrounds in composing and revising a wide range of genres and documents including research papers, resumes, and creative work in person and online using Second Life
  • Led workshops on topics ranging from writing essays to using digital media

Communications Management Intern (August 2010 – December 2010)

Writing, Rhetoric, & American Cultures Department, East Lansing, MI

  • Co-developed and implemented a new communications strategy to create a cohesive identity for a newly merged department with three distinct programs (first year writing, undergraduate Professional Writing, and graduate studies Rhetoric & Writing)
  • Designed and executed a social media marketing plan
  • Wrote an official department style guide for web content
  • Developed and published content for their website, including blog posts and portfolio pieces, about departmental events, awards, and projects produced by students and faculty

Social Media Manager and Videographer (April 2010 – August 2010)

Swagger, New York, NY

  • Edited and produced videos using Final Cut Pro, including the featured “About Us” video for the launch of the street-style fashion blog
  • Co-created and implemented a social media marketing plan for Twitter and Facebook
  • Conceptualized and created wireframes for the Facebook landing page

Community Involvement


B.A. with Honor from Michigan State University, December 2011
Professional Writing (major); Emphasis in Digital/Technical Writing
Theater (minor); Digital Humanities (specialization)


Outstanding Senior Award, Senior Class Council at Michigan State University, Fall 2011
Dean’s List, Fall 2008 – Fall 2011
Excellence in Social Media Scholarship, WRAC Department, Fall 2010