Resume

My experience combines a broad range of technical and communications skills with deep expertise in data visualization, web development, and information management.

Specialties: Data visualization (D3, processing, Protovis, Flare), JavaScript (jQuery, Backbone, Node.js), front-end web development (HTML5/CSS3), information for disaster response, content management systems (Ruby on Rails, Drupal, Django, Plone), visualization, SQL, Python, Ruby.

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley Aug 2007 – May 2009
Master of Information Management & Systems, 2009

Amherst College, Amherst, MA
 Sept 1996 – May 2000
Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, May 2000 Major: English

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ClearStory Data, Palo Alto, CA
SENIOR VISUALIZATION DEVELOPER June 2012 – present

  • Led the development of the product’s visualization-based analysis interface, taking it from concept to prototype to customer-ready product.
  • Designed and built flexible, innovative web-based data visualizations, working with D3.js and other JavaScript technologies

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, New York, NY
CONSULTANT October 2011 – June 2012

  • Led the Common Cluster Data Initiative, a project to streamline OCHA’s information requests to partners in the field and coordinate internal information processes.
  • Worked with a wide range of stakeholders to develop a project plan outlining a dataset specification, technical tools and guidance, a set of new information systems, and a management structure to support an improved information-gathering process.

Women’s Funding Network, San Francisco, CA
TECHNICAL PROJECT CONSULTANT June 2010 – October 2011

  • Led requirements gathering and user research to define the scope of an ambitious, multi-year project to share data and information between WFN member organizations
  • Created mockups and technical prototypes for data management and visualization interfaces
  • Worked with WFN member organizations on a series of pilot projects focused on data visualization and analysis

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, New York, NY
CONSULTANT July – October 2009

  • Helped to establish inter-agency standards for compiling and issuing humanitarian situation reports
  • Analyzed OCHA’s portfolio of core information products to improve internal coordination

MAPLight.org, Berkeley, CA
CONTRACT WEB DEVELOPER June – August 2008

  • Designed and implemented a map-based visualization of national campaign contributions using Flex and Flare
  • Developed a semi-automated Drupal workflow for identifying and merging duplicates in 2M-row SQL database

CARE USA, Atlanta, GA
WEB EDITOR December 2005 – July 2007

  • Wrote, edited, and maintained all content for the CARE USA website (www.care.org), including feature stories, multimedia content, and marketing campaigns, adhering rigorously to AP style and established brand guidelines
  • Managed communications for 130,000-member email list, working closely with vendors and internal teams to define a complex messaging schedule and create compelling emails to raise funds and influence policymakers

Oxfam America, Boston, MA
INTERNET MANAGER November 2004 – October 2005

  • Defined strategies for maintaining and expanding agency’s websites and email communications
  • Hired, trained, and managed a three-person team to implement agency internet strategies
  • Oversaw online support for December 2004 tsunami response, which raised over $14M online
  • Led the launch of Spanish-language version of Oxfam America website
  • Developed strategy and website for new 501(c)(4) organization Oxfam America Advocacy Fund

WEB CONTENT COORDINATOR April 2003 – November 2004

  • Led the relaunch of the Oxfam America website (www.oxfamamerica.org), working with vendors and internal teams to create a well-branded, usable site with new content, structure, design, and content management system
  • Maintained and expanded public website, adding new sections in collaboration with teams throughout the agency
  • Proposed and developed internet projects including HungerBanquet.org and a digital photo archive

Freelance Web Developer September 2002 – Present

  • Independently designed and developed sites for professional and academic clients
  • Worked with design firm CMN to implement sites for clients including MIT and Cubist Pharmaceuticals

LeapFrog, Emeryville, CA
CONTRACT ASSOCIATE PRODUCER April 2002 – March 2003

  • Wrote and edited interactive content for multiple LeapPad books aimed at ages 5-10
  • Researched and integrated K-4 curricula for subjects including Science, Reading, and Grammar
  • Designed and scripted fun, educational games in LeapFrog’s proprietary PAMLA language

JP Kids, San Francisco, CA
WEBMASTER and CONTRACTOR Jan 2001 – March 2002

  • Proposed, planned, and implemented redesign of react.com, then one of the top 10 teen sites on the web
  • Developed new site architecture, look and feel, user interface, administrative tools, and ASP/MS SQL backend
  • Wrote and edited fun, audience-appropriate content for the site

Amherst College, Amherst, MA
PRIMARY WEBSITE DEVELOPER June 2000 – Sept 2000

  • Designed and developed comprehensive, competitive website for the college (www.amherst.edu)
  • Created award-winning online campus tour and adapted online version of the college viewbook

Corey McPherson Nash
INTERN, INTERACTIVE TEAM June – Aug 1997, 1998, 1999

SELECTED ACADEMIC PROJECTS

  • The Sitrep Project, a research initiative with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs to improve information-sharing in disaster response
  • TimeMap, an Open Source JavaScript library integrating maps and timelines (timemap.googlecode.com)
  • CharityVis, an interactive Flex visualization of the non-profit sector (groups.ischool.berkeley.edu/charityvis)

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Technologies: HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Python, PHP, SQL, XML, processing, ActionScript 3
  • Applications: Drupal, Django, Plone, jQuery, jsUnit, Firebug, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Flex, Subversion, ArcGIS, Protovis, D3.js
  • Also familiar with: Java, Ruby, Perl, VBScript, Apache, Interwoven TeamSite

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Fluent in French, proficient in Wolof

References available upon request.