I grew up in Northern California (in the San Francisco Bay Area) and moved to Portland, Oregon in 2013.
Previously, I was a user experience designer and worked at OkCupid Labs, Idealist.org, and Upworthy.
These days, I do a lot of community organizing and push for disability justice and accessibility. I created (and ran) Affect Conf from 2015-2018. At the moment, things I’m a part of include being board president of Stumptown Syndicate, a member of the Collins Foundation Advisory Committee, and Donut.js’s Code of Conduct responder.
In late 2017, I started learning brush lettering. If that’s your thing, I’m also available for commissions and can letter quotes, create chalkboard signage, address gift bags, and more.
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 various coffee shops.