I know, I know, every 20-something claims to be a nerd these days, but I think I’m justified. By sixth grade, I’d checked out the same book on HTML so many times the librarians were rolling their eyes at me. I got my first copy of Photoshop when I was 12, and I promptly edited a picture of myself so I was leaping over red-hot lava.
From digital photography and graphic design to blogging and social media, I’ve been practicing my “nerdy” skills for years. I’m particularly passionate about design and human relationships–both online and off.
In my professional work, I’ve set up a stylish new website for a study abroad program, written and organized a 12-day email marketing campaign, and built an employee training manual. I’ve designed digital and print materials to promote a professional and consistent brand identity, and curated daily social media streams.
These days, I work one-on-one with students at Whitman College to help them find technological solutions that help them overcome their academic challenges. I’m also working to redesign and streamline my office’s website. I’m currently in the process of applying to graduate school programs in mental health counseling, to pursue my goal of becoming a counselor.
When left to my own devices, I’ve been known to blog, draw, design manuals for party games, geek out about design (of all different stripes), and play video games.
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