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I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and taught myself front-end development and visual design early on. However, my favorite focus turned out to be all things user experience and thinking about how people interact with systems.

Previously, I designed at OkCupid Labs, Idealist.org, and Upworthy. I’ve also written pieces for Model View Culture and The Pastry Box and spoken at a few events.

Lately, I’ve been exploring community organizing, social impact work, and ways to boost up underrepresented folks in the tech industry. I created (and run) Affect Conf, am currently the board president of Stumptown Syndicate, and have become a frequent editor for writer friends.

Outside of work, I like to sing (I’ve participated in a karaoke contest, tried out for The Voice twice, and attempted to compose songs with poor results) and pet all the furry animals.

If you’re into Twitter, you can say hi @elea. Offline, you’re most likely to find me around coffee shops in Portland, Oregon.