For the last 20 years, I have lived in the space between technology and learning. I have lead learning teams that focused on technology at Amazon, 2 start ups, and HomeAdvisor.com. Today, I am a Sr. Program Manager at Amazon working on building platforms and content for new employee on-boarding. I love my role in creating technology, thoughtful design, UX, and learning applications and I think it is awesome that I get to build for a company that honors my diverse perspective and allows me to express who I am without fear of silent retribution. I am fascinated by how we use machine learning and AI to optimize employee experience and manager engagement with new hires. I am passionate about promoting and enabling diverse audiences and seeing the tech community look and act more like the world around us.
In my personal time, I have been married for almost 8 years to my best friend. I am dad to the world’s most beautiful pug. I aspire to become her momager as she gains fame in entertainment and social media. I love to hike. I am too old to be so excited that Nintendo has launched a new gaming system. I still add two spaces after a period and I can’t stand semi-colons. I think I look great in rain gear and I get to the ocean every chance I get.
In the end, I can’t wait to get to collaborate with awesome, bright, and driven people to make cool things happen!