I discovered coding when I was searching for a career change that was more in line with my abilities as a disabled person. I have been teaching myself to code since 2017, and have a particular interest in improving user experiences, creating great user-level documentation, and web development. I especially enjoy contributing to projects which aim to benefit marginalized people in some way. Technology only makes the world a better place when it’s accessible to all.
creations and contributions:
- Python 3, a 5-course specialization by the University of Michigan and Coursera (designed to follow the Python for Everybody specialization)
- Responsive Web Design certification, via Free Code Camp
- Web Design for Everybody (Basics of Web Development and Coding) Specialization, a 5-course specialization by the University of Michigan and Coursera
- Web Applications for Everybody: 4-course specialization by University of Michigan and Coursera
- Python for Everybody: 5-course specialization by University of Michigan and Coursera
- Cybersecurity for Business: 4-course specialization by the University of Colorado and Coursera
- Internet History, Technology, and Security: by University of Michigan and Coursera
- Data Management and Visualization: by Wesleyan University and Coursera
- Google IT Support Professional Certificate, a 5-course specialization by Google and Coursera
- b.s., chemistry
- b.s., forensic science
- small business owner
- licensed private investigator
- chemist for a pharmaceutical company
- emergency medical technician in rural New England
if you would like to support my education or portfolio projects, thank you! You can buy me a coffee and I’d be mighty grateful, but you can also passively help me by using these affiliate links to buy things you were planning to buy anyway. It costs you nothing extra, and it’s private: I’ll never know who bought what.
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- If you don’t want to support me directly but you want to support people like me, consider donating to your local Center for Independent Living or science museum.