Resume

Experience

BAYMEC Community Foundation

2020

Queer Silicon Valley Content Team

Freelance project developing  an online exhibit of Silicon Valley LGBTQ+ history and culture.

Key responsibilities:

  • Document management via Google Drive, text editing, editing HTML, category and tag taxonomy
  • Project coordination via Asana and email, creating fundraising collateral

Search Strategy Solutions

2018-2018

Project Lead/Search Editor

Contracted to support short-term client projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • Adobe Stock: Led comparative image search assessment, performed data analysis, and authored deliverables.
  • eBay: Contributed “query design” judgments for product categories.

Yahoo! Inc.

2008-2016

Content Project Manager/Senior Search Editor

At Yahoo, I was known for quick turnaround, high-quality execution, and creating effective user experiences. I served as a project manager, strategist, and product expert for a proprietary content management platform used to launch hundreds of new search features globally, as well as possessing deep knowledge of internal analytics tools and query understanding efforts.

Launch highlights:

  • TV Knowledge Graph with enhancements to better target demonstrated user needs.
  • 2016 US primary election-related experiences, including content sourcing, UX, and prototyping.
  • Tumblr experiments with text and image posts in web search.
  • News headlines migration into CMS platform for key markets, including algorithmic triggering and UI tweaks.
  • Yahoo media content, such as editorial slideshows and premium video content, embedded in search results.
  • 2012 Summer Olympics search features for 12 key markets; served as global team lead.

Key responsibilities:

  • Consulted and collaborated cross-departmentally on search feature requirements, A/B tests, and launches.
  • Provided inventories of our features to support platform initiatives and documentation of editorial processes.
  • Reported and triaged search problems and tool bugs; fixed search features within CMS platform.
  • Wrote documentation and trained a global editorial team, including travel to Singapore and Bangalore, India.

Education

San Jose State University

2019-2021

Master of Library & Information Science

Coursework in information technology tools, instructional design, reference services, interaction design, and research methods.

University of Washington

2000-2004

Bachelor of Arts

Double major in Psychology and Journalism.

Skills

  • HTML/CSS
  • Working knowledge of Agile/SCRUM, data analysis/statistics, WordPress
  • Collaborative editing (Twiki, Jive)
  • Courses in web development, MySQL, R, and Python
  • Proficient with Excel, Word, and Google Suite
  • Survey design, research, usability analysis and evaluation