My day job and current projects

I currently work as a cloud infrastructure specialist for Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Azure. I work with my clients on how to modernize or migrate their workloads and applications to the cloud, taking their requirements and constraints (both business and technical) into consideration. I previously worked as a technical specialist for IBM Cloud. I’m a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies, with a degree in Communication Systems,

I’m incredibly passionate about increasing diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. I wrote Women of Color in Tech, for publisher John Wiley & Sons in 2020. WoCIT aims to inspire and inform women of color of the many tech careers out there, how to get them and how to stay in them, given the unique challenges that we face. (info here). 

When possible, I volunteer my time to several organizations that seek to advance women and people of color into technical careers. I currently serve as Vice-Chair of the Advancing Tech Talent and Diversity Executive Council for CompTIA and as a coalition member for NPower’s Command Shift initiative.

I’m currently the host and a producer for Wiley’s “Diversity in Tech” webinar series. Our first webinar, Becoming Better Allies, kicked off on May 13, 2021. You can watch the full webinar here.

I’m a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies with a degree in Communication Systems. I currently reside in New York City with my better half 🙂

Fun fact

I ran both the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and the TCS New York City Marathon in 2011 and 2016, respectively, for brain tumor charities. Both were in honor of my wonderful mom. There will definitely not be a third marathon attempt. NY pretty much did me in 🙂

For fun

When not working or performing volunteer work, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful friends and family, casually playing video games (I love the Final Fantasy, Fallout, and Persona game series), reading comic books, and sleep 🙂

Please feel free to explore the rest of my site to learn more about me and what I’m currently working on. I’m also available for speaking and other collaboration opportunities, so please feel free to reach out – I’d love to hear from you!

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