I have spent almost 20 years in the technology and software engineering space. From employee #2 of a successful tech startup to Director of Engineering for an international nonprofit, I have experienced many organization types, built diverse and high-performing teams, and architected reliable, performant, scalable software solutions. I love using technology to make people’s lives easier and automate away the mundane so people can focus on the extraordinary.
In addition to my passion for software engineering, I love exploring the intersection of technology and government, power dynamics, and citizen engagement. My doctoral dissertation looked at social media use in the context of deliberative democracy. I have peer-reviewed work on the power dynamics of technology-influenced civic engagement from quantitative and qualitative lenses. I came to work at Unify America, so I could move beyond theory and into the practice of leveraging technology to bring the promise of scaled deliberative democracy into the real world.