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.
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.