I'm a person who has a hard time filling out bios.
Over the past seven years in San Diego, I've studied cognitive science at UCSD, worked as a web developer (albeit back when jQuery actually got you somewhere), produced events for designers, produced music festivals, organized for the poly community, and spent lots of time asking myself what it was all about.
Lately, I've begun to find passion and purpose in expressing my growing activism through organizing, and working within the tech industry I've been so ambivalently circling most of my life as an agent of positive social change.
I'm queer, trans-feminine, and white, and I try to use those intersections for positive benefit whenever possible.
I currently co-admin the inclusive Slack community WeAllJS, manage the politically-motivated harassment documentation project Why We're Afraid, and am beginning the work of starting a local WeAllJS meetup as as a way to pull together the QTPOC technologists in our city. I still run poly discussion groups and socials, and am working with other organizers to grow it into an umbrella organization. I've also started giving talks about unconscious bias and diversity in tech, and am aspiring to grow it into a consulting opportunity.
And eating burritos, probably.
AlterConf was a traveling conference series that provided safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries.