front end engineer empowering teams with thoughtful design systems while specializing in accessibility
I am a software developer who enjoys harmonizing engineering and design. I specialize in design systems with a focus on accessibility. I love helping small businesses grow and found a way to do that throughout my entire tech career.
I started my path in engineering as an independent Squarespace developer, moved to a creative agency that focuses on social good companies, and continued supporting small businesses as I found my way to Mailchimp where I'm currently the Engineering Tech Lead of our design system. I'm also a proud alum of General Assembly.
An amateur knitter (Michelle Obama retweeted my baby's onesie!), traveler (30+ countries but who's counting), and embarking on my most exciting adventure yet – being someone's mama. Currently based in Atlanta.
Engineering Lead - Design Systems
Scaling the Mailchimp design system with React components, design tokens, accessibility, and design guidelines. Working to soften the friction between engineering and design collaboration. I support product teams by onboarding them into our new design system and advise engineers during implementation. I have facilitated the onboarding of an accessibility platform to the company to test our system components and featured projects to remediate critical issues.
Created and maintained end-to-end web application development using Angular and Drupal for non-profits, businesses, and government entities. Clients included the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Helping small businesses and entrepreneurs has been a passion of mine. I crafted brands and websites exclusively on Squarespace for a number of clients. As an independent front-end developer, I was also a Squarespace Circle Member growing my web design practice. I was featured on a Squarespace member story sharing my journey from accounting to web development. I've worked with them as a 2017 Portfolio Consultant during the A3C Conference and hosted Squarespace courses at General Assembly.