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I am an engaged STEM professional who is passionate about education, community building, and gender issues. I am skilled in developing educational and training resources, web content strategy, and strategically thinking about knowledge management and communication. I strive to be an advocate and ally to all people and to create an inclusive culture. I am passionate about the impact of sexism and misogyny on people who identify as women, especially in the STEM fields.

I am Associate Director of Business and Technology Operations for External Relations at Harvard Business School. I also founded (ca. 2013) Harvard’s Women in Technology + Allies group (@HarvardWIT+) and have been organizing lectures and events since then to promote inclusivity at Harvard, to collaborate, and to discuss our experiences as marginalized genders in technology. In 2017, I founded the HarvardWIT+ Task Force on Diversity & Inclusivity, to promote diversity and inclusivity with specific efforts focused on recruitment, retention, and advancement, and in 2020 I won a CLIF grant to build a Map of Inclusive Symbols and Spaces at Harvard.

Prior to this, I was a Manager of Hybrid Technologies at Harvard Business School IT, and Manager of Training and Communications at Harvard Kennedy School and before that a web developer/applications programmer for the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. I created interactive mapping applications using javascript and ESRI ArcGIS. I was also the Managing Editor for Harvard Papers in Botany and the Web Manager for the Harvard University Herbaria. I started out as a botanist and worked for several years as a horticulturist, and then in a plant phylogenetic lab conducting seed germination studies and DNA sequencing experiments.