After graduating from Illinois Wesleyan in 2010, I started working as a freelance web developer with a primary focus on small businesses and nonprofits in the Bloomington/Normal community. Since then, I’ve worked with the Hispanic Families Work Group, Milestones Early Learning Center, the Community Health Care Clinic, and Life is a Blank Canvas, to name a few. I’ve also been honored as one of McLean County’s 25 Under 25.

Throughout this past summer, I’ve spent my mornings working as a contractor for the ITS staff at Illinois Wesleyan, helping transition the campus to use Google Apps for email and other collaborative applications, developing web-based tools and solutions for internal and external use, and engaging in conversations to help the university enhance its online presence. It is clear that the people I have been working with have a deep appreciation and respect for my unique perspective.

In the past several weeks, a position opened up in the IT department that very directly correlates with my expertise as a developer and a collaborator. Given my experience working with the team this summer, I knew it was what I wanted to do, and I am excited to announce today that I have formally accepted the position of Project Analyst in Web Services at Illinois Wesleyan University, effective Monday morning.

In the weeks and months to come, I do plan to continue working with a limited number of freelance clients as time allows, primarily on nights and weekends. In anticipation of this new chapter in my life, I have been restructuring my schedule with Illinois Wesleyan for the last few weeks to make sure that all of my ongoing work will still be completed according to schedule. If you have any questions or concerns about my transition into full-time employment with Illinois Wesleyan, or to get in touch about web development work you are looking to have done, please do not hesitate to contact me.