Associate QA Engineer
I completed all four years of my university studies at Saint Louis University's Madrid Campus, graduating in seven semesters with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Spanish. When not studying, I earned money teaching English, both independently and at private academies.
Immediately after graduation, I was contracted by a Spanish advertising firm to work on a multi-page promotional feature about Tanzania. I lived and worked in Dar es Salaam for the duration of the project.
I returned to my native Texas in the summer of 2012 and put my teaching experience and fluency in Spanish to good use tutoring third graders struggling with English at two Title I elementary schools in East Austin.
I began working for an accounting firm in 2013 performing software QA.
I'll make art in any medium. Click the thumbnails below to see some examples of my work.
I have performed onstage countless times, including as Maria in Twelfth Night and Cookie in Rumors, but my real passion lies behind the scenes. Creating narrative fiction is my craft, and in my free time I am always practicing. While my work is far from perfect, I think I've gotten pretty good at this - and I'm not the only one. That's how I won Saint Louis University's Loyola Award for Creative Writing In English. My play The Millennials was also produced as Saint Louis University Madrid Campus's Spring 2011 production, making it the only production to date in the campus's 48-year-history to have been written by an alumni.
I always make time for fun with family, friends, and my fiancé Johnny. You can spot us having a blast at Fun Fun Fun Fest, catching live music downtown, and getting new high scores at Pinballz. Additionally, I have two adorable cats, Crissy and Frankie. (Johnny is adorable too.)
Purple Heron, watercolor on paper, Summer 2014
Johnny, sketched from life, Winter 2013
Memorial portrait of a friend's grandfather, Adobe Photoshop, Winter 2014
Portrait of classmate Kejan Haynes, Adobe Photoshop, Fall 2012
Watercolor on paper, Summer 2012
Microsoft Paint, Fall 2009