I’ve been interested in computers and technology since my family got its first Apple computer in the 90s. I spent my time creating LiveJournal themes in HTML, and being in awe of the Space Jam website (it was a very different time).
Moov just made Built In’s list of the top 50 fully remote startups to work for in the U.S. and Purpose Job’s Best Remote Places to Work in 2023, and while everyone here is thrilled that our workplace culture has received recognition for the second year in a row, it got me thinking.
My design career started at the age of six when I got my first Polaroid camera. I was obsessed with taking photos, and I started out by taking a photo of every family member, friend, or stranger who would let me, as well as many portraits of the family dog dressed up in my clothes.
Chaucer was right; life is a lot like the Canterbury Tales. If you haven’t read the stories, the takeaway is that life is more than just a pilgrimage; it’s about the people you meet along your journey.
Growing up, I was unable to talk. Speaking was difficult for me because of a severe stutter. Imagine being excited to share something with your friends, family, or bullies, but then your throat collapses in and completely locks.
Life has a funny way of trying to fit people into similar molds.
The human brain makes sense of the world through order, so when square peg people don’t fit into the round holes of society, things get uncomfortable.
Not many people can say that the Scholastic book catalog set their entire career in motion.
While other fourth-graders chose books like Animorphs and Goosebumps, I decided to purchase an HTML book for kids.
A few years ago, a fintech company came to me with a formidable task.
“We’d like you to build a new product in four months,” they said, straight-faced and so matter-of-factly that the engineer in me felt an exciting adrenaline rush followed by a pragmatic gag reflex.
My path to working at an embedded payments startup isn’t as straightforward as I would’ve hoped. In college, I studied finance and computer science with the singular goal of joining a big hedge fund as a programmer.
Edtech. Fintech. B2B consulting. I’ve dabbled in several different industries, but I’ve always found ways to incorporate writing into my previous roles, from customer success to UX research and analytics.