Founder and Director of Product

Candlewaster (2016 - present)

  • Co-founded Philadelphia tech startup using and producing exclusively free/open source software
  • Design and develop unique Django and Wagtail projects which put ethics at the forefront and contribute to improving our community
  • Responsible for bringing in new clients, managing customer relationships, and daily operations
  • Became familiar with Python, Pip, Linux command line, Vagrant, Virtualenv, Docker, and git
  • Gained experience in multiple development environments and a broad understanding of web dev tools
  • Experience working with CI/CD tools such as Travis CI and Jenkins

Tech Lead & Project Manager

Women's Human Rights Campaign (2019 - present)

  • Lead a team of volunteer international female engineers in developing software needs for the Women's Human Rights Campaign
  • Recruit and train new engineers on Django/Wagtail system
  • Create stories and assign tickets, manage backlog
  • PR review and accepting tickets

Software Engineer

Promptworks (2018 - 2019)

  • Collaborate with multi-billion and startup clients alike to create custom software to solve specific business needs
  • Works in an agile environment, providing regular deliverables for clients and responding to feedback along the way
  • Used Vue.js to develop responsive, accessible, and engaging interfaces for users
  • Wrote API documentation
  • Create React Native app for internal room booking
  • Gained experience working on a large Agile team with continuous integration tools, PR review practices, and collaborative work
  • Co-Founder, Managing Partner

Executive Director

Liberation Philadelphia (2014-2016)

  • Founded the organization and grew it from a small group of 5 members over 80 regular members and over 300 annual attendees
  • Recruited and managed the leadership team of about 15 including 5 separate committees and led team development and training
  • Applied for and managed multiple large grants as well as managed donor relations
  • Traveled and spoke on various topics related to activism and movement growth at national conferences
  • Managed organization social media, press relationships, and public partnerships and achieved national press recognition for our work in the Washington Post, Vice, (ex.) as well as regular local coverage
  • Developed and maintained organization website and outreach material such as fliers and brochures

External Relations Coordinator

YWCA Tri-County Area, Pottstown PA (2014-2016)

  • Developed and implemented new website and marketing strategy
  • Assisted Director of Fund Development in grant procurement
  • Served as the public face for the organization to the community
  • Executed new social media strategy and boosted followers by 400%
  • Organized first Take Back the Night rally in Pottstown in support of victims of sexual assault and domestic abuse

Office Manager

Advantage Insurance Group, Pottstown PA (2013-2015)

  • Implemented a new CRM improving efficiency, customer service, and reducing unnecessary paper use by 50%
  • Created promotional material including flyers, ads, and presentations
  • Oversaw daily operations of the office, client relationships, and managed office interns
  • Designed and managed new company website

Education Intern

Advocacy Center of Tomkins County, Ithaca NY (2012)

  • Developed educational materials about domestic violence, sexual assault, and available services
  • Assisted in coordinating major fundraisers and awareness events

Download: Resume