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About Me

Most of us would agree that good health and good education are powerful nourishment as we grow into our better selves. My better self is someone who can meld software engineering and data science to make good health and good education more accessible to everyone.

My latest milestone towards becoming that better self was graduating from Grace Hopper Academy, a coding bootcamp that specializes in full stack JavaScript. I'm currently looking for a junior developer role, preferably one that exposes me to data science and data visualization. But what matters most to me is fit. I will choose people over product any day of the week because, in my experience, harder-working teams with aligned values progress further than more talented teams with great ideas.

So what are my values? Assuming the best intentions, giving the best effort, wondering why, asking why not, figuring out how, changing my mind, lending a hand, losing with hope, laughing with heart, and riding my bike.

And french fries. I deeply appreciate french fries. 🍟

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About This Site

I initially built this site using Yahoo's Pure, but then decided it was more than I needed. So I built it again from scratch with HTML, CSS, and Vanilla JavaScript.

The first-choice fonts for this site are Work Sans for the splash text in the header, Oxygen Mono for the terminal window text, Roboto Slab for the paragraphs, and Poppins for everything else. The icons are from Font Awesome. The SVG images are either from The Noun Project or my hacky Illustrator skills. The terminal window was made with CSS and a sprinkle of SVG. The <main> color pairings were tweaked to pass WCAG 2.0 contrast ratio standards (props to Coolors and Lea Verou's Contrast Ratio tool). The colors themselves were inspired by a pair of my socks:

Not gonna lie...I do have good sock game. 😉