Who I am
I'm a seasoned program manager, content strategist, and writer with degrees in Journalism and Foreign Languages. I started designing and building websites in 1998 and basically moved into a computer lab shortly afterward. Since then, I've worked in publishing, education, and tech, or combos of the three.
Prior to joining Google Cloud – where I was the first program manager for the Customer Engineering organization – I was a consultant for three years with startups in San Francisco and Chicago, advising on product roadmap, project management, business operations, and communications strategy.
I've worked with the Obama 2012 campaign, where I helmed 3 of the 5 Technology team’s Verticals for the organization's 13 million supporters; McGraw-Hill and World Book, where I was the first hire to build out digital curriculum products; and the Mozilla Foundation, where I managed the build and on-site activities for its collaboration with the City of Chicago on a educational badges program. I also taught a course on digital publishing at the University of Chicago in 2011 by invitation of the college.
Diversity and inclusion are one of my core focuses, and I've mentored people on how to find the right role, communicate effectively, and engage with purpose, and rewritten job descriptions for more inclusive language with highly positive results.
I've completed three 100-day projects, including writing a collection of poems in a unique 5-line, 19-syllable format I created and a collection of 100 life letters to my son. I love coffee, chocolate, beautiful paper goods, nice pens, and flour. I live in Chicago with my husband, Andrés, and our 2.5-year-old son, Domingo. Our first initials spell MAD but we're pretty happy about it.