Software developer and journalist based in Berlin, Germany
(und ja ich lerne deutsch 🍻)
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👩🏼💻 Technical Experience
Software Engineer @ Meeshkan (Oct 2019 - Present)
Early-stage startup focused on automated API testing and NLP.
- Building the website and the web app that visualizes the test reports
- Maintaining unmock-js, an open-source fuzz testing library
- Ownership of documentation and the blog
- Technologies used: TypeScript, React, Gatsby, Chakra, Next.js, Node.js, GraphQL, REST, Jest, CircleCI, Python.
- Selected open-source work:
Frontend Developer @ Blacklane (Mar 2018 - Sep 2019)
Professional chauffeur service available in over 300 cities worldwide.
- Worked in a cross-functional, agile team to rebuild and rebrand the B2C booking experience
- Led an accessibility initiative resulting in the website passing WCAG 2.0 requirements
- Extended and maintained a company-wide design system
Technical Writer @ Contentful (Sep 2017 - Feb 2018)
API-first infrastructure to create, manage and distribute content.
🗞 Recent Journalism Experience
Freelance Writing @ 🌐 (Mar 2020 - Present)
Articles in Curve Magazine and DZone. Currently sending pitches.
Contributing Editor @ FLURT Magazine (Mar 2016 - Sep 2018)
Magazine for socially conscious young people who want to create their own media.
- Wrote over 20 articles for print and web focused on technology and activism
- Edited and curated online-exclusive content
- Selected articles:
Tech Speaker @ Mozilla (Nov 2018 - Present)
A program bringing together contributors who are already speaking to technical audiences.
Workshop Lead @ New Devs on the Block (Jul 2019 - Present)
Creating and executing free two-day web development workshops.
🌐 On The Side
Web Development Instructor @ ReDI School of Digital Integration (Aug 2017 - Present)
Non-profit digital school for tech-interested newcomers applying for asylum in Germany.
- Built and continuously developed the course curriculum with a team of four instructors
- Led classes to improve student comprehension of React, HTML, CSS and general web design principles
- Mentored students through presentations and job search
- Note: Took a break from teaching in 2019
Co-Organizer @ QueerJS (Jun 2019 - Present)
🏳️🌈 A meetup for everyone where queer speakers take the stage.
- Selecting speakers and scheduling events
- Fostering an inclusive community and enforcing the code of conduct
- 🐻 Previously co-organized BerlinJS from May 2018 - May 2020
Speakers Bureau Member @ RAINN (Oct 2015 - Present)
A network of sexual violence survivors who volunteer to share their stories.
🏆 Other Accomplishments
Won Best Project @ Geek Girl Carrots Berlin Hackathon (Oct 2017)
Created Qarma, an online platform to report and retrieve lost & found objects for travelers abroad.
SPICED Academy - Berlin, Germany (Apr 2017 - Jun 2017)
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies
Beloit College - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA (2011 - 2015)
Washington Semester Program for Journalism and New Media
American University - Washington DC, USA (Fall 2014)
International Exchange studying Political Science
Yeditepe Üniversitesi - Istanbul, Turkey (Spring 2013)