April/May 2022: I hit the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee for a week at the Appalachian Trail Institute; trail name: Fireball. Then I earned my Wilderness First Responder certification on Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and am currently earning my Digital Equity Professional Fellowship through NTEN, a technology nonprofit. I continue to serve as a Leadership Coach for the nonprofit Braven, as part of my own commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. I also went on some long haul trains and hosted workshops on social accessible media.
July 2017 – March 2022: Most recently leading social media for the disaster relief and humanitarian nonprofit Americares…
From long-form writing…
To staying alive and alert…
With a spin of a wheel…
Making cat friends…
Hello Oliver and Lacey! 😎 And yes this is a real message from real humans! Our digital team currently does not have any cats… at the moment.— Americares (@Americares) January 3, 2022
Currently we’re a global team of about 600+ folks focused on health for all = https://t.co/MYYm6bO1AZ!
While evangelizing accessibility… it was an honor to serve.
November 2021: Hackathon for Inclusion – Most Socially Conscious Award
Our two-person team offered sustainable solutions to existing tech to ensure more access and accessibility before a product launch; presentation included policy, funding source and redesigning Airbnb with three modes “More Help” (below on far right), “Visual Focus” and “Direct Access”.
December 2020: Digital Marketing Hackathon – 2nd Place
Our team created an inclusive campaign for the nonprofit Road to Artdom, I was lead presenter and we were told by the judges we had the most engaging presentation. One of the judges was Together Digital’s Chief Executive Officer Amy Vaughan.
January 2020: #AmtrakAccessNow
When I read National Public Radio’s Amtrak Asks 2 People Who Use Wheelchairs To Pay $25,000 For A Ride, I was livid. And one thing you should never do is piss of a social media manager. So I started #AmtrakAccessNow, which ultimately contributed testimony for The Department of Justice case for Amtrak’s violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act—resulting in Amtrak paying over $2 million to more than 1,500 individuals who experienced disability discrimination and a commitment by Amtrak to expand accessibility infrastructure in the next 9 years.
May 2019: Reeves App – The City University of New York’s TechWorks User Experience Design Certification
Guaranteed handicap accessible parking with my app, Reeves, developed on Adobe XD and user-tested with disabled folx and folx with disabilities; shared with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation digital team in February 2020.