I am a web developer and product manager living in the Seattle area. My specialities include UX design and strategy, Drupal web development (front-end and back-end), accessibility, and information design. I'm adept at managing client expectations, herding web committees, and keeping development teams on task.
I currently manage a content management framework for departments in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington. The initial offering served humanities departments. It was successful enough that we expanded the service to the other three divisions: arts, natural sciences, and social sciences. Our small team now supports 30 sites and over 190 editors. I have the opportunity to work with cross-functional teams that include developers, marketing specialists, content owners, and graphic designers.
Previously I was employed as a web developer and adaptive technology consultant at UCLA, where I developed websites in Drupal, Plone, and WordPress and advised about accessibility and adaptive software. I completed a Ph.D. in English literature at UCLA in 2008, writing a dissertation on 18th- and 19th-century British gothic drama. During graduate school I taught literature and composition courses, served as an instructional technology consultant for faculty, and designed websites for many centers and student organizations.