Mothercoder

I'm a content-creator by nature. I'm working on websites, coding-related projects, and my blog now, but I've also written three screenplays, three pilots, and I'm finishing up a memoir. I'm all about getting creative.

I'm a mom to four young kids, and I've spent ten years of my life adjuncting in various university English departments. I'm practically doing a 180 here learning to code, so I'm sharing my failures, successes, and everything that falls in between.

I graduated from Flatiron School Software Engineering program, where I learned Ruby, Sinatra, Rails, JavaScript, React, and Redux. I've spent most of the last year working with React, learning how to dive into existing codebases, refactor code, use hooks, write tests, use Storybook, and well a lot more. Let's just say I learned a ton from 2019-2020.

One of my favorite parts of coding is the ability to use code for social good. I'm particularly interested in creating access to education, finding solutions to community and medical challenges, and building supportive communities, which brings me to my other favorite part of coding: being a part of the community.

As part of the tech community, I am active on Twitter and in slack groups, speak on podcasts, and participate in organizations that promote coding. In August, I spoke at Mid-Atlantic Developers Conference on Community and Gatekeepers.