“ Hi! I’m 𝒜bby. ”
I love to research, write, design, and code.
I spent a lot of time as a science researcher in the field of neuroscience at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After two years as a PhD student, I realized that research was not a good fit for me. I spent one semester getting my Master’s degree in Biological Psychology, and am now headed in a new direction.
From my research background, I have learned how to quickly and creatively problem solve, how to find and distill in-depth knowledge about specific topics, and how to teach myself new skills. I also combined research and writing to become a strong technical writer. I know how to clearly and concisely explain complex ideas in an engaging way. My skills in art and design have proved useful in ways I never expected, from designing graphs and graphics in scientific publications, to designing logos, flyers and websites for labs I have worked in and organizations I have been a part of. I am now running my own blog and am trying to use my writing and design skills to pursue jobs in journalism.
I also love coding. I have been managing a personal website since I was 10 years old. I am an expert in HTML and CSS, and have an advanced proficiency with PHP. I learned MATLAB as part of my graduate education, because I needed to use it to analyze very large sets of data, and therefore have an intermediate competency in that language as well. To me, coding is like a puzzle that you have to both design and solve. You have to design the structure of your code first, and then solve the issue of how to best code each part of that structure. Coding is one of the only things that I can do for hours without getting bored or tired. I am hoping to put my coding skills to use by creating and managing websites for small businesses.
My goal is to work in places and on projects that incorporate all of these interests and skills.
Have a job for me? Don’t hesitate to contact me, or reach out on social media.