Hello, world! No, seriously.

Hi, and thanks for visiting! Here’s the lowdown on what you can expect to find here.

New Website

After four years of neglecting my personal website, I finally took the time to give it a much needed upgrade. I prided myself in coding my original website from scratch, thanks to Girl Develop It, but decided I needed something a little more professional-looking…so I pored over a few WordPress tutorials so that I could make the necessary tweaks I needed to the default theme.

Please, please let me know if you see any bugs. I used the inspector in Chrome to get a sense for how the site looks on phones and tablets, but I haven’t yet had the chance to test it out in the wild, other than on my laptop and phone. So if something looks weird, I’d appreciate a heads-up!

New Blog

In addition to revamping my site, I’ve decided to re-up my blog. For a while, I maintained a regular presence on Tumblr, and I’ve written a few posts on Medium, but I’d like to get back into writing for myself. As you have probably seen, in my professional work, I write on business and technology, but outside of that, I enjoy reading and discussing things related to race, culture, media, music, entertainment, and the arts. I’m especially interested in topics of race and business. (Note: Ellen McGirt‘s raceAhead newsletter for Fortune, which covers this topic, is a great read!) So those are the sorts of topics you’ll find on this blog, in addition to my professional bread and butter.

For now, I’ve turned off comments, because I believe a good comment section requires extensive moderation and engagement, and I admittedly don’t have quite enough bandwidth for that right now. I also have zero tolerance for trolls or inanities. But if you’d like to get in touch with me on a post—or just in general!—please do drop me a line, and provided you don’t fall into the categories above, I’ll get back to you.

New Career Tricks

Lastly, I’m excited to share that I’ve been chosen to participate in the ProPublica Data Institute next month! It’s a two-week program focusing on data journalism, design, and programming. All are skill areas that I’ve wanted to strengthen, so I am so grateful the opportunity to attend. My goal is that I’ll be able to apply them in order to report and write more thorough and engaging stories.