• I moved to London.
  • Started calling myself a writer once I started getting paid for blogging: Jezebel, Everything Will Be Noble.
  • Worked for BrewDog at their bar in Shoreditch and bottle shop in King’s Cross. Handled social media, events, and revived their email newsletter.
  • Passed the Certified Cicerone examination. I’m literally certified to be a beer snob.


  • I turned 30. I visited the seventh continent.
  • I did copywriting and editing for an advertising agency, working primarily for clients in the healthcare sector: Indiana University Health, Roche Diagnostics, Blue Cross Blue Shield.
  • Mentored teens in web development at the Adler Planetarium’s Web-Making Workshop for Civic Action.


  • I edited Distance, a quarterly publication of long-form writing about design and technology.
  • Finally made it to the very top of Half Dome in Yosemite, after making my first attempt 15 years earlier.


  • I edited the second edition of Cadence and Slang, a book about interaction design by Nick Disabato.
  • Took an epic 4-week trip through the South Pacific, with stops in Australia, New Zealand, and French Polynesia. Died of happiness a little bit whilst hugging a koala, and probably smelled very bad by the time I finished backpacking along the Milford Track.
  • Finished a Certificate in Medical Writing and Editing at the University of Chicago’s Graham School.


  • I planned a Pinterest-perfect wedding, handling all the visual design myself. Yeah, never doing that again.


  • From 2010 to 2015, I worked for the University of Chicago’s Center for Health and Social Sciences. I replaced their old fixed-width framed site with a responsive layout, and created updated templates for their Adobe Contribute CMS. I updated the visual design of all marketing materials and created a series of Annual Reports] which were distributed widely to funding agencies and collaborators.
  • I moved from San Diego to Chicago. Learned the meaning of “winter.” Yikes.
  • From 2007 to 2010, I was the Assistant Librarian for the San Diego Zoo. In 2010 we published our research on zoo libraries.
  • I hiked the Inca Trail in Peru. It was pretty great.


  • Finished a Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.
  • Taught SAT prep courses for Kaplan in the evenings and on weekends.


  • Worked as a Library Assistant at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego from 2006 to 2007.
  • Taught SAT prep courses for Kaplan in the evenings and on weekends.
  • Volunteered for the San Diego Public Library and the San Diego Zoo library.


  • Graduated with a BA in Literatures of the World from the University of California, San Diego.


  • Studied Fine Art and Photography at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


  • Graduated high school at age 16. Perfected my outstanding embarrassed teen face.