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An insomniac Staff Engineer for Spotify in New York City, founder of the San Francisco Chapter of PyLadies, former vice chair and board member of the Python Software Foundation, and member of the Django Software Foundation.

I have a business degree in finance and economics, but fell in love with programming in 2011. More on my journey about how I became a software engineer can be found in this post.

I like to speak. A lot. I particularly talk on the Python community, as well as the technical work that I’ve done. Email me if you would like to make my talks list longer.

My projects can be found on GitHub.

Writings and thoughts on this site are my own.


I’m not paid for the time that goes into writing these articles, conference talks, PyLadies & diversity work, and contributions to open source (outside of Spotify’s projects).

If you’ve found anything I’ve written, talked about, or done that was particularly helpful, I would greatly appreciate any monetary expression of gratitude: Ko-Fi (no account creation needed), PayPal or Venmo. If you’d rather fuel my creative outlets, my Amazon wishlist can be found here.


Need some hands-on help? Want some guidance? Many people have helped me get to where I am now, and I’d like to offer the same. I am available for hire for mentorship, Python tutoring, or technical interview prep.

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This site is hosted at Variomedia (thank you, Hynek!!) and uses Cloudflare for SSL.