My core values are empowerment and empathy, and I thrive on helping teams building sustainable technical solutions that take into account the human element of software.

I love building collaborative teams, sharing my knowledge, and mentorship.

I’m also a nerd for content/email marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and bootstrapped startups.

I’m always interested in learning about new opportunities, and am also available for consulting.

If you’re curious about working together, please contact me.

I’m good at…

  • Designing
    • Test automation strategies
    • Scalable frontend architecture
    • Design systems and component libraries
    • Large scale frontend redesign or migration strategies
    • High-performance web applications
  • Teaching
    • Technical workshops on JavaScript/TypeScript, ReactJS, and NodeJS
    • Technical interview training for hiring managers
    • Public speaking
  • Team-building
    • Conducting technical assessments and interviews
    • Mentoring individual contributors and managers
  • Creating
    • Photography, video, and audio content
    • Blog content (optimized for SEO and social sharing)

I’d like to do more…

  • Open-source
  • Work on developer tools
  • Bootstrapping and indie startups
  • Supporting women and URMs
  • Coaching engineers at all levels of experience

My values & beliefs

  1. Empowerment – I believe the best results come from trusting people, equipping them with good information, and encouraging them to be creative.
  2. Empathy – The only way to build sustainable software is to empathize with your customers and your colleagues. Ask questions and be open to other points of view.
  3. Openness – Being open and interested to learn continuously is important, both for individuals and for organizations at large.
  4. Humility – I’m a strong believer in servant leadership. My job is not to be the superstar but to help other people learn, understand the “why” behind what they’re doing, and lift them up when they succeed.

About me

At my core, I’m a self-taught developer who cut her first lines of code before the age of 10. According to WebArchive, my first lines of JavaScript were born pre-Y2K and contained the kind of sass you’d expect from a developer in 3rd grade.

From there I supplemented my knowledge by minoring Computer Science (my major was Classical Studies and Latin!). Believe it or not, that combination of CS and Classics is what landed me a job in Germany, where I live today.

I’ve been working in software engineering for the last decade – both as an individual contributor and as a manager.

I’ve experienced both research and industry, and worked across a range of domains, such as cloud services, natural language processing (NLP), e-learning, and fintech.

My most recent challenge was my work at SumUp, an international FinTech company that I was with on its journey from 80 to more than 1,500 employees as its Frontend Lead during a 5-year period of hypergrowth. In that time I built a team of 15+ people, where I led both individual contributors and engineering managers.

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Contact me

If you’re curious about working together, please contact me.