About

I'm a designer with 14 years of experience shipping products and projects in a variety of industries. At the moment I manage product and design at education technology startup Leeruniek. I couldn't wish for better colleagues if I wanted to.

Outside of work I create resonant queer spaces. I'm on the leadership team of Vine & Fig, an international organization for queer Catholics. Every last Sunday of the month I host Queer Salon in Amsterdam.

You may find me on the Amsterdam East side tending to the home and garden I share with Anja. I enjoy making music, learning the love language of cooking, and exploring the worlds of theology, sociolinguistics, and psychology. I'm a fan of Barbra Streisand, garbage television, and mediocre cinema.

Life is quite good.

My work

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Serving teachers

I build tools that help people solve problems at work. At Leeruniek, we cultivate collaborative skills in learning analytics in Dutch primary schools.

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Strategy and management

My team and I work to gain a deep understanding of users, and align with business and technology to define our biggest challenges. I turn big dreams into snackable chunks.

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DesignOps and facilitation

I give designers and researchers methods and tools to collaborate well across the company, so that they can focus on what they do best: make an impact.

My volunteering

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Cultivating communities

I bring people together on the Internet and in Amsterdam to create intersectional communities that help people connect, recharge, and learn from one another.

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Facilitating gatherings

I host Reading Clubs, prayer sessions, panel discussions, holiday marathons, and conversations that thrive on lived experiences, vulnerability, and generous assumptions.

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Writing and speaking

I write Scripture reflections, poetry, and essays, produce podcasts series, and speak about what it means to be a queer Afropean Catholic embracing the uncomfortable.

Now

I maintain a short list of things I'm focused on right now. If there's any topic that interests you, feel free to reach out and tell me about it.

  • Working at Spaces and enjoying it
  • Growing the team at Vine & Fig
  • Experimenting with RICE scoring at work
  • Listening to The Discomfort of Evening, which seems a much easier task than reading it

Last updated on November 26, 2021