Over the years, I’ve worked at top digital agencies, Teehan+Lax and Razorfish (formerly Nurun). As the lead front-end developer at software company, Field ID, I overhauled the in-house web app’s front-end architecture and created a customized framework.
I’ve also taught more than 900+ students at Humber College Institute of Technology, HackerYou, Ladies Learning Code as well as workshops and corporate trainings. As the former Director of Curriculum for Ladies Learning Code, I developed and managed the course content for the adult programs. I also provided training for all instructors across all the Canadian chapters, where I focused on teaching techniques for creating an inclusive and engaging learning environment.
These days, I’m working independently to offer services such as workshops and online courses to support new and current developers bridge the gap between leaving school and entering the workforce. I also offer consulting and training services for tech companies to help support their development teams and tech educators. I occasionally write and speak about code, technology and diversity.
Fun fact: I teach BODYPUMPTM, a full-body weight training class, at Goodlife Fitness.
How did I get my start?
After getting my degree in Communications and Psychology from York University, I didn’t know what to do. I was flipping through a Seneca College brochure and the 14-week Web Design Program caught my eye. I decided to take the money I had been saving for a car and enrolled in the program instead.
And as they say, the rest is history.