I credit the anime Sailor Moon with changing my life. At age nine, I became so obsessed with the show that I picked up a pencil and started to express my love for it through art. I then found a computer and started to design and code terrible Sailor Moon websites. While doing that, I found awesome communities of folks online through AOL and Livejournal (showing my age, here). I didn't understand what was happening back then, but my super nerdy obsession for Sailor Moon grew into a love of design, communication, and technology.
Currently, I am Head of Marketing and Communications for RvD IDEA and serve on the board of the Central New York chapter of Girls in Tech. Having founded a tech startup and also a design and branding startup, I counsel early-stage startups and communicate their stories to the Central New York community. I've been invited to speak at schools and conferences on topics such as social media and customer acquisition and retention as well as facilitate workshops on pitching, market and competitor analysis, design, and coding.