What I Do
I joined the Computing Sciences (CS) Communication team in 2010 as a public affairs specialist, primarily serving the National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Division. Since 2011, I've been the web coordinator leading the strategy, development, and content coordination for all CS websites (cs.lbl.gov, es.net, www.nersc.gov, and crd.lbl.gov). I also write and edit and produce multimedia content, including photography, web, video, and an email newsletter. I manage and train staff to use SiteImprove, our chosen website quality assurance tool, and manage Google Analytics for the CS Area and its divisions. I'm also the publications (reporting) manager for the CS Area. If you need help with any of these areas, you can put in a ticket at our help portal, cscommshelp.freshdesk.com.
More About Me
I was previously a journalist, most recently for the Newhouse News Service, where I served as the National Correspondent for Science and Technology. Prior to that, I was an assistant business editor for technology at the San Jose Mercury News and an editor at CNET's News.com, one of the first web-only news operations. Between my journalism career and the lab, I spent several years at a San Francisco marketing agency, working primarily with high-tech clients.
In the heady early days of digital media and the Internet (back when it still had to be explained), I had great fun appearing in broadcast television coverage of email privacy on CBS 60 Minutes and Internet privacy in a PBS Frontline documentary, as well as putting in semi-regular appearances on Silicon Spin, a program produced by the dearly departed TechTV cable channel. Although my days of on-camera work are well behind me, I still enjoy producing media-rich content of all kinds from the other side of the lens and microphone.