Web Developer, Educator, Writer, Speaker

I’ve had many job titles over the years: Web Designer, Interface Developer, Software Engineer, Front-end Developer. Basically, I write HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript / jQuery, Sass / Less and a sprinkle of PHP. I’ve also worked with frameworks such as WordPress, Bootstrap and Jekyll.

I’ve worked with brands such as Holt Renfrew, Home Depot, Globe & Mail, KFC and Bell at top digital agencies, Teehan+Lax and Razorfish (formerly Nurun). The projects ranged from creating front-end templates, mobile prototypes and web apps. 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.

Over the past four years, I’ve taught more than 900+ students in the Web Design & Interactive Media program at Humber College Institute of Technology, private workshops, corporate trainings, various Ladies Learning Code workshops, chapter launches and courses, and in the HackerYou full-time and part-time courses.

These days you can catch me at Ladies Learning Code as the Director of Curriculum. I also offer technical consulting services such as workshops, corporate training and coaching for developers.

I also write and speak about code, technology and diversity.

Fun fact: I teach BODYPUMPTM at Goodlife Fitness, a full-body weight training class, to offset sitting in front of a computer all day.

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 Web Design Program caught my eye. I decided to take the money I had been saving for a car and enrolled in the program. And as they say, the rest is history.

Oh yeah, I still don’t have a car.