about me

Tenacious Problem Solver

Philomath. Passion Driven. Eager to Help.

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my education

I hold a B.A. in Interactive Media Studies from Miami University of Ohio, which is an interdisciplinary major designed to complement traditional disciplinary-focused liberal education content. Two foundation tracks give students a deep understanding of two key foci — making and analyzing. I had the opportunity to study fields such as web development, design principles, animations, game development, web and social media analytics, social media management, communication, digital entrepreneurship and project management.

The program's interdisciplinary nature allowed me to discover my passion: Computer Programming as a tool for Problem Solving, and Analysis as a process to raise Awareness.

my job

In early September 2014 I started working as an IT Consultant for Ingage Partners, a wonderful company located in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am given the chance to work with a high-skilled team of developers that uses the Agile methodology for software development. I love my job and I love Ingage's company culture.

Ingage provides consulting services in a variety of areas including project management, business and process analysis, strategy and execution, and development using emerging technologies.

A certified B Corp, Ingage meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. B Corps are leading a global movement to redefine success in business so one day all companies do not just compete to be the best IN the world, but to be the best FOR the world.

my passion

By helping people understand technology and how it impacts our lives, I hope to induce more respect for our planet and its inhabitants (that includes animals). I need people to understand that powerful technologies come with a great amount of responsibility. If technology gives us powerful tools, then inevitably those tools will be used in good and bad ways. It's our mission to create a social norm that assures ethical patterns of technology use.