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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, my work tends to center around around disability justice. I created (and ran) Affect Conf from 2015-2018 and my current main project is Disabled And Here. I am also currently part of the Collins Foundation Advisory Committee.

In late 2017, I started learning brush lettering. If that’s your thing, I’m available for commissions, whether digital, on (watercolor) paper, or chalkboards. Plus, I now have a tiny collection of letterpress cards for undercelebrated occasions like gender transitioning, divorce / being single, and cat adopting.

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.