A bit about me
Tech product manager and graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering. a concentration in Information Science, and a minor in Music. Currently working as a PM at LinkedIn, leading the strategy and development of creator tools including content analytics, publishing tools, creator guidelines, and document formats.
Previous domains include product management for consumer search products at LinkedIn as well as design + product work at Gawker/Fusion Media Group building Kinja, the platform which has supported some of the web’s most beloved media brands, including Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Deadspin, Jezebel, Jalopnik, The Onion, The AV Club, FUSION.net, The Root, and Cickhole
In my spare time, I moonlight as a musician, dancer, actor, cotton candy confectioner, and storyteller. Most notably, these passions have resulted in an annual dance production project, Octothorp Productions, a cotton candy pop-up business, Not Your Average Cotton, and acting + musical performances.
My interest in technology began from a young age, as I was fortunate enough to be exposed to communities and programs that promoted female participation in the sciences. From the moment I starting building a mini Mars Rover with Techbridge, a program designed to encourage middle school girls to pursue STEM careers, I knew that I wanted to be an engineer. However, I later discovered that I was equally interested in the human factor of technology and how technological developments can impact our lives. Through my minor and extracurricular activities at Cornell University, I realized my interests fell more in line with user experience design and product strategy.
Aside from my technology-driven pursuits, I have always had a deep passion for the performance arts. Throughout my life I have trained in vocals (classical, jazz, R&B, and pop), flute (classical, jazz) and dance (hip hop, modern). Later, while studying at the university where "any person can find instruction in any study", I was able to explore all of my interests further by becoming an active member of the CallbaXX A Cappella, BreakFree Hip Hop Dance Crew, and the Cornell Formula SAE project team.
I have always had an extremely multifaceted set of interests, and I believe that finding ways to combine them can lead to innovative discoveries and outcomes. Within the tech world, it is becoming increasingly important to integrate and promote sustainable design, usability, and compassion into new technology. It is my goal to promote that thinking in all of the work that I do.