While I'd describe myself as a very online human, I'm learning to explore more hobbies offline. Online or off, what I'm up to can be broken down into four primary activities that align with my core values: connection with those around me, educating myself and others, elevating new voices, + questioning with the intention of learning more.
Here's a quick breakdown of where I'm spending my time.
Most of my professional day-to-day endeavors explore the world of community building and how we connect with one another, online and off.
I work full-time at Orbit as a Community Advocate. I empower community builders to build healthier, more sustainable communities through education, tools, and other resources and serve as an advocate for the community when it comes to product development.
I love exploring fandom, how fans are activated and engaged with in our world, and how niche fandoms spark movements that have impacts larger than themselves. Passionate people are changing the world — and fans are one way of expressing that passion.
In early 2021, I ran a cohort course with Rosieland + occasionally help out with other shenanigans there. For now — find words of mine specifically about community building on Rosie Sherry's Rosieland forum.
I believe that education (whether self-guided or more formally led) can have drastic impacts on one's life.
Exploring new ways of knowledge-sharing
I'm enjoying exploring new ways of sharing knowledge with others and learning together. Through note-taking at events, keeping a public reading log, or exploring new ways to connect with others, its important that we share things with others.
Partaking in activities that help me share knowledge
Knowledge sharing isn't something I can do alone — I actively seek and partake in activities that helps me share knowledge. From partnerships with Knowable, publishing on this site, and education work at Orbit, I seek opportunities that increase access to information.
Offline pursuits and activities
This year — I placed a larger emphasis on seeking out opportunities that took me offline to create a sense of balance (and sanity) in my very online world.
I started doing standup this year, and took a class at the PIT with Chris Griggs and now seek out opportunities to practice and perform.
I participate in a fairly-competitive trivia league in NYC. Our team made it to the playoffs in the winter 2021 season.
I've long been a fan of endurance sports, I swam competitively growing up + enjoy racing triathalons now. I'm currently training for the Brooklyn Half Marathon and Alcatrzaz Triathalon.
dig what I'm sharing? say thanks with a coffee.